Saud Al Turki, MD, FRCS, ODTS-FACA
Consultant Vascular Surgery
Chief Executive Officer, Academy of Sciences
Chairman of National Office - ATLS Trauma Program
Saudi Arabia Chapter
Dr. Saud Al Turki is the Chief Executive Officer of Academy of Sciences in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is the current Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Chairman of Saudi Arabian Chapter. He did the proliferation of ATLS Program for doctors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Riyadh, Abha, Al Qassim, Dhahran, Jeddah, Medina, Taif, Hafer Al Batin, Gizan, Makkah, Al Baha, Tabuk, Qunfudah, Al Baha, Al Khobar, Hofuf, Wadi Al Dawasir, Najran), and in the Gulf States (Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait). The ATLS Program is now established in more than 30 sites within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States. ATLS program is now a mandatory course for all surgeons, emergency physicians, residents, and interns.
He is an active Medical Director for Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Program, and Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) Program. The course was initiated in Riyadh and has been spread out in at least 6 cities in the Kingdom. PHTLS program is now a mandatory training program for all paramedics, EMTs, and technicians. While, ATCN Program is a trauma course designed for Nurses. The course was initiated in Riyadh and had introduced to different cities in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait. So far, these programs are actively running in the Middle East.
A Regional Director and Principal Investigator for the Advanced Operative Management Course (ATOM) which has been designed for surgeons. He assisted Qatar and UAE at establishing the course in the country. The Regional Director is responsible for the quality assurance and content of the course in the region.
Currently he is the Chair, ACS-COT, International Injury Care Committee – The I2C2 Chair position is an executive committee appointment that would run for an initial 2-year term, concluding in 2021. Its major focus is in the strategic planning to the tremendous growth of the educational programs as well as, opportunities to support trauma system.
A dynamic member of American College of Surgeons, Committee On Trauma - the mission of the Committee On Trauma is to improve all phases of the management of the injured patient including pre-hospital care and transportation, hospital care, and rehabilitation; to prevent injuries in the home, in industry, on the highway, and during participation in sports; to establish and implement institutional and systems standards for care of the injured; to provide education to improve trauma care; and to cooperate with other national organizational with similar objectives.
As a Former Region Chief XVII (MENA), his passion for dissemination of trauma programs resonates as he participates in all related trauma courses activities accredited by the American College of Surgeons such as in-charge of the site visits, promulgation and initiation process until a center becomes fully independent. Has helped Middle East countries i.e. Lebanon, Iran, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Nigeria, Oman, in establishing trauma programs in their countries. Act as representative of the American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma; to represent their office to manage all trauma activities within the MENA Region.