Dr Abdullah Assiri MD FACP is an Adult Infectious Diseases Consultant, Assistant Deputy Minister Preventive Health, IHR National Focal Point in the Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia and Adjunct Associate Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University, USA.
He received his MBBS degree from King Saud University in 1994 and Fellowship in adult infectious diseases from Dalhousie University in 2003.
Dr Assiri has worked as an internist and adult infectious diseases consultant in the Department of Medicine, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia since 2007.
Currently he is in charge of infectious diseases surveillance programs including MERS-CoV.
He is an active member of the command and control center at the Ministry of Health. Dr Assiri is an editorial board member for Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health since July 2014, a member of WHO IHR Emergency Committee on MERS-CoV since May 2014, a member of the WHO IHR Emergency Committee on Ebola since July 2014, and a member of WHO Executive Board since 2014.