The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center
(KFSH&RC) is a modern state-of-the-art 1,100+ bed (inclusive of
170 day beds) academic
medical facility located in Riyadh, the capital city of
KFSH&RC is the national referral center for
Oncology, Organ Transplantation, Cardiovascular Diseases,
Neurosciences, and Genetic Diseases. A full range of
tertiary, secondary and primary health care services are
provided. The hospital's postgraduate education programs
support both Residency and Fellowship training. The
focuses on basic and translational research primarily in
cancer, cardiovascular diseases, transplant immunology,
genetics, molecular diagnostics and proteomics.
In the Middle East, the KFSHRC has been a pioneer in kidney
and bone marrow transplantation, oncology, IVF, and
orthopedic and cardiovascular surgery.
The hospital performs
over 2,000 open-hearts and 6,500 cardiac catheterizations
per year. It offers chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and
bone marrow transplant, treating over 2,800 new adult
patients per year. Pediatric oncology/hematology patients
are treated at a 40 bed, state-of-the-art facility, the King
Fahad National Centre for Children's Cancer and Research
that opened in 1997.
Some transplant statistics (varying years, depending on availability):
* heart transplants: since its inception in 1989, there have been 413 heart transplants; in 2021, there were 26 adult heart transplants and 10 pediatric heart transplants.
* heart/lung transplant: 1 on 17-year-old (as of June 2018)
* lung transplants: since 2000, there have been 268 transplants; in 2021, there were 32 lung transplants
* liver transplants: in 2021, 185 adult liver transplants and 101 pediatric liver transplants were performed; there were 1,207 liver transplants performed between 2010-2019
* kidney transplants: between 1981 and 2021, a total of 6,025 kidney transplants were performed; in 2021, 542 were performed
* pancreas transplants: from 2004 to 2021, 56 transplants were performed
* intestinal/multi-visceral transplant program started in 2017, and between 2017-2019, 6 transplants were performed
* BMTs: 233 in 2015 (56% on adults, 44% on children)
* stem cell transplants: in 2021, 300 transplants were performed on adults and 179 on children
The hospital achieved Magnet status in 2019.
Housing for single women is on the hospital site, and for single men, is near the hospital.
Housing is located within walking distance of a large modern
supermarket, two pharmacies, McDonald's, Domino's Pizza,
Body Shop, and other shopping opportunities.
Housing for families is located either on the hospital
campus, or up to 20 minutes drive away.
The KFSHRC has a number of recreational facilities open to
staff, including swimming pools, tennis courts, a bowling
alley and amenities centre. In addition, the Employee Social
Club & Recreation Services offer a number of recreational
courses, exercise programs and trips and a variety of other
benefits to the employees.
The new King Abdullah Centre for Cancer and Liver Diseases (KACCLD) opened in October 2017.
Regarding cancer care, in 2021, the number of courses recorded include:
- 113,587 biological medicine therapy
- 112,948 traditional chemotherapy
- 85,846 radiotherapy
There is a real need for increased oncology services. The number of new cancer cases in Saudi Arabia has increased by more than 25% in the past 15 years, and is expected to rise considerably in the future. At 15% of the total number of cancers, breast cancer is the most common, followed by colorectal cancer at 10.4%.
And the new EMS Building opened in January 2018. It will ultimately have 100+ beds in three sections (adults, pediatrics, clinical decision/holding). As of June 2018, there are 53 beds open: 29 clinical decision/holding beds, 12 adult beds, 12 pediatric beds.
Nursing Staff: In June 2018, Nursing Recruitment reported that 27% of Nursing Staff are from the West (e.g., USA, Canada, Ireland, UK, New Zealand, Australia, etc.).
Medical Staff: Per statistics from August 2012, including Saudi Residents and Fellows, there are 703 medical staff, of whom 46% are expatriates (including 16% US/Canadian and 11% European) and 54% are Saudis.
Medical Departments & Subspecialties
- Department of Anesthesiology: subspecialties in Cardiac; Transplant & Cancer; Obstetrics & Outlying; Pediatric; Orthopedic & Plastic; Neuro; Pain Management
- Department of Critical Care Medicine: subspecialties in Adult ICU and PICU
- Department of Dentistry: subspecialties in Endodontics, General, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics
- Department of Dermatology
- Department of Emergency Medicine: subspecialties in Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Department of Family Medicine & Polyclinics
- Department of Heart Center: subspecialties in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Critical Care, Cardiac Surgery, and Pediatric Cardiology
- Department of Medical Genetics
- Department of Liver Transplantation & Hepatobiliary: subspecialties in Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Surgery, Transplant Hepatology
- Department of Medicine: subspecialties in Allergy/Immunology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Pulmonary Medicine, Rheumatology
- Department of Neurosciences: subspecialties in Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurology
- Department of Mental Health: subspecialties in Adult and Pediatric Psychiatry
- Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology: subspecialties in Gynecologic Oncology, Perinatology, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
- Department of Oncology: subspecialties in Adult Hematology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Medical Oncology, Palliative Care Medicine, Radiation Oncology
- Department of Orthopedic Surgery: subspecialties in Adult Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
- Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery: subspecialties in Head & Neck Surgery, and Otology & Communication Disorders
- Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine: subspecialties in Anatomic, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Blood Bank & Transfusion Services, Clinical Biochemistry, Cytogenetics/Molecular Genetics, Hematopathology, Immunopathology, Microbiology, Specimen Collection & Processing, Toxicology & Bioanalysis
- Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: subspecialties in Hematology, Leukemia/Lymphoma, Solid Tumors, Stem Cell Transplantation
- Department of Pediatrics: subspecialties in General Pediatrics, Neonatology, Pediatric Allergy/Immunology, Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Endocrinology/Diabetes, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Rheumatology
- Department of Radiology: subspecialties in Abdominal, Interventional, Musculoskeletal, Neuroradiology, Nuclear Medicine, Pediatric Radiology, Thoracic/Chest
- Department of Surgery: subspecialties in Breast & Endocrine, Colorectal, General & Minimally Invasive, Ophthalmology, Pediatric, Plastic, Thoracic, Vascular
- Department of Urology: subpecialties in Adult and Pediatric Urology
- Department of Organ Transplant Center