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Ahmed BaHammam

  • MD, FRCP
  • King Saud University
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I graduated from the College of Medicine, King Saud University (KSU) with honor on 1989. I did my residency training in King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center between 1989 and 1993. Then I joined the University of Manitoba, Canada on 1994 for residency and specialty training in Respiratory, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. I joined King Saud University as an assistant professor on 1998. On 2006, I was appointed as a Professor of Medicine in King Saud University. I started the Fundamental Critical Care Support Course in the Middle East in collaboration with the Critical Care Society (USA) on 1998. We established the first academic sleep disorders center in Saudi Arabia was established on 2001 in KSU. Then we established the first Sleep Medicine Fellowship program in the region in King Saud University on 2009. I am a founder member of the Saudi Thoracic Society on 2003 and the Saudi Sleep Medicine Group on 2007. Then I worked with my colleagues to create and establish the Annals of Thoracic Medicine Journal and acted as the associate editor of the journal. On 2009, the University Sleep Disorders Center was recognized as a research center of excellence in King Saud University. I was awarded the College of Medicine best researcher award on 2009. Additionally, I served as the Governor of the American College of Chest Physicians in Saudi Arabia for two terms (2000-2006) and served as the National Delegate of the European Respiratory Society in Saudi Arabia (2008-2011). I Chaired the IRB and a member of the Research Center in the College of Medicine (2009-2013). I am a member of the Deanship of Scientific Research at King Saud University, a member of the Scientific Council of King Saud University and a member of the International Consulting Council of King Saud University. I am a member of the editorial board of the Annals of Thoracic Medicine, Saudi Medical Journal and Frontiers of Sleep and Chronobiology. I published more than 120 articles in peer review journals, 16 chapters in medical books and presented more than 100 scientific abstracts in local and International scientific meetings. To educate the public about sleep disorders, he established the first Arabic website about sleep disorders on the net “Sleep in Health and Disease” on 2002 (


Sleep and vigilance

Editorial board member

2016 - Present

Frontiers in Sleep and Chronobiology

Associated Editor

2012 - Present

Recent publications

  • Dimensionality of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index: A systematic review

    • Manzar M
    • BaHammam A
    • Hameed U
    • et al.
  • Medieval Islamic scholarship and writings on sleep and dreams

    • BaHammam A
    • Almeneessier A
    • Pandi-Perumal S

Professional experience

King Saud University


St. Boniface Hospital Sleep Disorders Center

University of Manitoba

January 1997 - December 1997(a year)

Critical Care and Respiratory Medicine

University of Manitoba

January 1994 - December 1996(3 years)

Co-authors (374)

  • Seithikurippu R. Pandi-Perumal