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Aida I. Al Aqeel
Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, Armed Forces Hospital, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Al Aqeel is a Senior Consultant Pediatric Metabolist, Geneticist, and Endocrinologist at the Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital and Adjunct Senior Scientist at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (Saudi Arabia). She graduated from Kuwait University, Kuwait with MD in medicine and Surgery and BS in Biochemistry with honors. Dr. Al Aqeel completed her pediatric residency training, obtained the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the UK (1987), and obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physician of London and Edinburgh (1994). She is a member of several prestigious societies and received several awards including the Outstanding Investigation Award from the American Federation of Medical Research (2002) and the Out Standing Science Award from European Society of Human Genetics (2005). Dr. Al Aqeel is actively involved in research for diagnosis, treatment and application of molecular genetics and genomics, in prevention of genetics disorders including neurodegenerative disorders either by carrier testing, prenatal or preimplantation diagnosis. She published over 50 manuscripts on neurometabolic genetic disorders in peer-reviewed medical journals.