PROFILE

Dr. Farrukh R. Sheikh

Executive Director (AIMSpk)

Affiliations & Certifications:

  • Director, Adult Allergy & Immunology fellowship training program, Consultant, Allergy & Immunology.
  • Diplomat American Board of Internal Medicine 1995.
  • Diplomat American Board of Allergy & Immunology 1997.
  • Fellowship in Clinical & Laboratory Immunology.
  • FAAAAI (2006) Elected fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) 1988.

Contact Information:
Program Director & Consultant
Allergy & Immunology,
Department of Medicine,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre,
P O Box 3354, MBC 46,
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Email: fsheikhmd@gmail.com
fsheikh96@kfshrc.edu.sa

  • Program Director & Consultant, Adult Allergy & Immunology fellowship, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Established the first Allergy & Immunology fellowship program in the whole of Middle East.
  • Chairman of the Adult Allergy & Immunology training program committee, Saudi Council for Health Specialists, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Chairman of the Case presentation weekly education committee, Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Member of the Research Promotion committee,, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Voted America’s top physician, 2007, 2008.
  • Member of the Graduate Medical Education committee, Mayo Clinic Family Practice Residency program, St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA.
  • Member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, University of Minnesota Family Practice Residency Program, St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA.
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
  • Fellowship  in Allergy & Immunology, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
  • Fellowship in Clinical & Laboratory  Immunology, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
  • Faculty, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
  • Research Fellowship in Asthma Genetics, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK.

Dr. Sheikh is currently working as Consultant & Program Director, Adult Allergy & Immunology, and Department of Medicine. He has established the first Adult Allergy & Immunology fellowship program in the Middle East. He is actively involved in patient care, as well as teaching of medical students, Residents and fellows. His research interests include Anaphylaxis, Primary Immune deficiency, Hereditary Angioedema, Food Allergy and Urticaria. He has published the first paper from Saudi Arabia, systematically looking at the presentations of anaphylaxis. Dr. Sheikh has chaired many international symposia sessions. He is also invited as faculty for “meet the expert” sessions. He was recognized as the best mentor for Residents’ research by the Department of Medicine, at his hospital on its annual recognition day.  Dr. Sheikh regularly publishes in international peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Sheikh has also worked in the USA for about 10 -15 years. He was voted America’s top physicians on more than one occasion. He also won the prestigious American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology research grant in 1997.

Selected Publications:

Safiah Hussain Sumayli, Farrukh Sheikh Rand Arnaout  et al.Resolution of Hypersplenism and Pancytopenia in Common Variable Immune deficiency Patient after Partial Splenic Artery Embolization: A case Report and review of Literature.  J Hematol 2015, 4(2):174-177.

Farrukh Sheikh, Rashid Amin et al. First study of pattern of Anaphylaxis in a large tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia. Asia Pac Allergy. 2015 Oct; 5(4): 216-21.

Al-Mousa, Hamoud. Farrukh Sheikh et al. “Unbiased targeted next-generation sequencing molecular approach for primary immunodeficiency diseases.” Journal of Allergy an Clinical Immunology 137.6 (2016): 1780-1787.

Al-Mayouf, H. Naji, K. Alismail, A. Alazami, F. Sheikh, W. Conca, H. Almousa, Evolving spectrum of LRBA deficiency associated chronic arthritis: is there a causative role in juvenile idiopathic arthritis clinical and experimental Rheumatology, (accepted).

Latifa Al Shukaili, Safiah Sumayli, Sulaiman Al Gazlan, Farrukh Sheikh et al. Chronic Urticaria due to unusual site and trigger of Inflammation: A case report and review of literature. ARC journal of clinical case reports. Volume 2, issue 2, 2016, pp12-15.

Latifa Al Shekaili,  Anas Alazmi, Sulaiman Al Gazlan,  Safiah Al Sumayli, Farrukh Sheikh et al. Hereditary Angioedema Type I with normal complements. ARC journal of clinical case reports. Volume 2, issue 2, 2016, pp8-11.

Latifa Al Shekaili, Farrukh Sheikh et al. Novel mutation in DOCK8-HIES with severe phenotype and successful transplantation. Clinical Immunology (in press).