Faisal Al Otaibi

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Riyadh, KSA

Faisal Alotaibi is an associate professor, director of neurosurgery training program and the director of movement disorders program at King Faisal Specialist & Research Centre and Alfaisal University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He obtained his neurosurgical training in stereotactic & functional neurosurgery and epilepsy surgery at the Western University in Canada. He first trained in epilepsy surgery with John Girvin during residency neurosurgery program and eventually he joined the epilepsy group at the London Health Sciences Centre at the Western University. He received his training in epilepsy surgery and stereotactic and functional neurosurgery at the Western University and the University of Toronto in Canada. He started his independent practice at King Faisal Specialist & Research Centre in Mid 2010 and subsequently worked as the director of neurosurgery and movement disorders programs.

Dr. Alotaibi is currently an active member of several local and international societies, committees, and executive boards. He currently the president of the Gulf League Against Epilepsy GLAE and member of the globalization committee at the international neuromodulation society, and elected as a board directors of the World Society of Stereotactic and Functional neurosurgery in 2017. He is currently the head of neurosurgery examination committee. He is an editor and reviewer in local and international journals. He is involved in several local and regional task force and committees to promote the field of epilepsy and functional neurosurgery in Saudi Arabia and the region. He joined the medical school at the Lebanese American University in Beirut as an adjunct assistant professor. His main field of practice is epilepsy surgery and stereotactic and functional neurosurgery and main research interests include clinical and basic studies on the treatment of epilepsy and movement disorders, in addition, to other disorders such as psychiatric and behavioral disorders.