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Saleh Altayyar

  • Assistant Professor of Biomechanics
  • Foot Biomechanics Consultant
  • King Saud University Diabetes Center
  • 0ReadersNumber of instances of Saleh's publications in Mendeley libraries. Updated daily.
  • 10PublicationsNumber of items in Saleh's My Publications folder on Mendeley.

Research interests

Footwear SciencePlantar Pressure AssessmentDiabetic Foot BiomechanicsFoot Biomechanics


An energetic, motivated, and senior executive with academic, managerial, strategic, and extensive experience and proven success in development and leadership skills. A motivated, dynamic, and result oriented professional. I had the pleasure to during the period (Feb 2004 – Sep 2010) to establish a state of the art medical devices regulatory system in Saudi Arabia that achieved the respect and recognition of the international regulatory arena. I was also a member of the executive team that established the Saudi Food and Drug Authority in Saudi Arabia. I chaired many organizations and committees, among which are the Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP), an organization of more than 23 member economies working toward harmonization of medical devices in Asia, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America for three years, the Asian Regulatory Professional Association (ARPA) for three years, the Medical Devices Committee at Saudi Arabia Standards Organization, Al-Riyadh Biomedical Engineering Club, and the Medical & Clinical Engineering Chapter at the Saudi Council of Engineers. I served as a board member in government and private organizations both locally and internationally. Among the boards that he served in nationally are: the Board of Saudi Standard, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), the Scientific Board for Applied Medical Sciences (SBAMS), Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, the National Authority for the Implementation of Chemical and Biological Weapons Agreements, the Scientific Association for Quality Performance and Risk Management in Health Care Sector, the Board of Trustee of AL-Farabi College, the Advisory Board of the College of Engineering at King Faisal University, AL-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia, , the Advisory Board College of Biomedical Sciences at Satam University, AL-Kharj, Saudi Arabia. On the international level he served as member of the board in many organizations among which is the Board of International Medical Devices Regulators Forum (IMDRF) (Australia, Brazil, Canada, European Union, Japan, and Russia, AHWP, AND WHO). I am a foot Biomechanics Consultant at the university Diabetes Center at King Saud University Diabetes Center, and a Biomedical Engineering Consultant at King Fahad Medical City, Ministry of Health, Riyadh - Saudi Arabia. I refereed and co-authored books on innovation in healthcare, Diabetic foot , and clinical engineering management. He organized and chaired many conferences. I have over thirty years of experience in health care institutions, he is a very active participants in conferences and symposiums, and has many publications.


Journal of Analytical & Pharmaceutical Research

Member of the Editorial Board

2016 - Present

Publications (5)

  • Impact of Physical Activities (Walking) on the Plantar Pressure of Diabetic and Non Diabetic Subjects


  • Medical Device Regulation in Saudi Arabia

    • Saleh S. Altayyar
  • The impact of Custom Made Insoles on the Plantar Pressure of Di

  • النفايات الطبية


Professional experience

Foot Biomechanics Consultant

King Saud University Diabetes Center

January 2004 - Present

Assistant Professor of Biomechanics at the Department of Biomedical Technology

King Saud University

January 1998 - Present


Healthcare Technology Department at King Fahad Medical City

January 1995 - Present

Education history


Mississippi State University

June 1993 - August 1996(3 years)


New Orleans - University of New Orleans

January 1987 - August 1988(2 years)


Tulane University

January 1979 - December 1983(5 years)