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 Dr. Raniah Alotibi

Assistant Professor
Dr. Raniah Alotibi is an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Department, College of Applied Medical Sciences at KSAU-HS. She obtained her Master's degree in Medical Genetics from the University of Glasgow in the UK.
Then a PhD degree in Cancer and Genetics from Cardiff University, UK. Dr. Alotibi serves as the research coordinator in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Department, and has actively participated in various research and community activities.
Birth Date



Ph.D. in Cancer and Genetics, Cardiff University, Country: United Kingdom 

M.Sc. in Medical Genetics, University of Glasgow Country: United Kingdom 

BSc in Medical Sciences, Umm Al Qura University, Saudi Arabia


  • Assistant Professor of Cytogenetics, Clinical laboratory Sciences Program, College of Applied Medical Sciences/ KSAU-hs (2016–Present)
  • Teaching Assistant, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK  (2012–2014)
  • Teaching Assistant, KSAU–HS (2008–2009)
  • Medical Laboratory Specialist, King Abdul-Aziz Specialist Hospital, Taif, KSA (2006–2007)


Research Coordinator, Clinical laboratory Sciences Program, College of Applied Medical Science/ KSAU-hs,  2019-2021.


Principal investigator of a Research Grant funded by King Salman Center for Disability Research, KSA. Research title: The relationship between CNVs and NDDs in children and adolescents in Saudi Arabia, 2023

Co-investigator of a Research Grant funded by Hevolution Foundation, KSA. Research titled towards sustainable research on the gut microbiome and aging in Saudi Arab, 2023.​

Research Interests / Collaborations




Raniah S. Alotibi, Eman Alharbi, Bushra Aljuhani, Bdoor Alamri, Mohieldin Elsayid, Naif M. Alhawiti, Fazal Hussain, Fahad Almohareb, Cherry Colcol, Noran Aboalela, Shoeb Qureshi. The Frequency and Spectrum of HBB Gene Mutation in β‑Thalassemia Patients in Saudi Arabia, Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine (JNSBM_62_18). 


Naif M. Alhawiti , Ibrahim W. Alanzan R. S, Abdulrahman A. Alharbi, Mohieldin Elsayid, Rania S. Alotaibi, Maaged A. Akiel, Hassan Alamari and Shoeb Qureshi. Comparative Study on Thromboembolic Events among Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus at King Abdulaziz Medical City in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Current Research (Vol. 10, Issue, 04 April 2018).


Mohieldin Elsayid, Abdulelah A. Alhussini, Yousef A. Al Harbi, Naif M. Alhawiti, Raniah S. Alotibi, Faisal Almajed, Shoeb Qureshi. Assessment of Bone Marrow Activity of Anemic Saudi patients Attending King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, International Journal of Public Health and Clinical Sciences (e-ISSN : 2289-7577. Vol. 5:No. 3 May/June 2018).


Ahmed Alfares, Lamia Alsubaie, Taghrid Aloraini, Aljoharah Alaskar, Azza Althagafi, Ahmed Alahmad, Mamoon Rashid, Abdulrahman Alswaid, Ali Alothaim,  Wafaa Eyaid, Faroug Ababneh, Mohammed Albalwi, Raniah Alotaibi, Mashael Almutairi, Nouf Altharawi, Alhanouf Alsamer, Marwa Abdelhakim, Senay Kafkas, Katsuhiko Mineta, Nicole Cheung, Abdallah Abdallah, Stine Büchmann-Møller, Yoshinori Fukasawa, Xiang Zhao, Issaac Rajan, Robert Hoehndorf, Fuad Al Mutairi, Takashi Gojobori and Majid Alfadhel, What is the right sequencing approach? Solo VS extended family analysis in consanguineous populations. BMC Medical Genomics. (2020) 13:103 DOI: 10.1186/s12920-020-00743-8.


Marwh Aldriwesh, Alsmail H, Alotibi R, Othman F, A Alajroush L, Alangari R, Alzaben S Almokali K, Freestone, Pretrospective analysis of peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis at a single-care children's hospital in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2021;32(3):735-743


Naif M. Alhawiti, Mohieldin Elsayid, Raniah S. Alotibi and Musaed M. Alshahrani, Evaluation Of Prevalence Of Thromboembolic Events In Patients With Sickle Cell Disease At King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, Psychology and Education Journal, PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION (2021) 58(2): 8689-8696.


Mohieldin Elsayid, Rasha Mohammad Al-ghamdi, Atheer Mubarak Al-ghamdi, Naif M. Alhawiti, Alotibi R, Ghadeer Nabeel Muglad, Amir Abushouk, Mohamed E. Ahmed, Naif S. Sannan, The Role of Iron Profile in the Differential Diagnosis of Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia in King Abdulaziz Medical City, International Journal of Current Research and Review, Int J Cur Res Rev | Vol 14 Issue 08 April 2022


Alotibi RS, Sannan NS, AlEissa M, Aldriwesh MG, Al Tuwaijri A, Akiel MA, Almutairi M, Alsamer A, Altharawi N, Aljawfan G, Alotiabi B, AlBlawi MA and Alfares A (2023) The diagnostic yield of CGH and WES in neurodevelopmental disorders. Front. Pediatr. 11:1133789.

Alqahtani AS, Alotibi RS, Aloraini T, Almsned F, Alassali Y, Alfares A, Alhaddad B and Al Eissa MM (2023), Prospect of genetic disorders in Saudi Arabia. Front. Genet. 14:1243518.


Al Eissa MM, Alotibi RS, Alhaddad B, Aloraini T, Samman MS, AlAsiri A, Abouelhoda M and AlQahtani AS (2023), Reclassifying variations of unknown significance in diseases affecting Saudi Arabia's population reveal new associations. Front. Genet. 14:1250317. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2023.1250317

o   العتيبي، رانية بنت سليم بن سالم، الخلية بين الشيخوخة والسرطان، رقم الإيداع 1444\4576​



Member of British Society for Genetic Medicine, UK 

Member of British Society of Cancer Genetics Group, UK 

Member of Saudi Society of Medical Genetics, KSA.



2023: 1st International MNGHA Genetics and Precision Medicine Conference, KASCH, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2023: Browsing the Genome: A Hands-on UCSC Genome Browser Workshop, KASCH, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

2021: Riyadh Global Summit for Medical Biotechnology, KAIMRC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

2021: SIMULATIONiQ software training session, COAMS, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

2020: COVID-19 basic course, NGHA, Riyadh, KSA.

2020: COVID-19 Advanced course NGHA, Riyadh, KSA.

2020: Virtual Problem based learning KSAU-HS, Riyadh, KSA. 

2020: Delivering lectures through flipped virtual classes, KSAU-HS, Riyadh, KSA.

2020: E Learning and online teaching KSAU-HS, Riyadh, KSA.

2020: E-Assessment in health professions Education, KSAU-HS, Riyadh, KSA.

2020: Student engagement in virtual teaching sessions, KSAU-HS, Riyadh, KSA.



Design and production of COVID-19 Vaccine Educational Brochure for public, 2020.

Design and production of Down Syndrome Booklet in the international Down Syndrome Day for public, 2020.

Participated in the awareness day for society and community institutions at King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2022.

Presented a talk to the public about the breast cancer and family history during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, AlQurayyat, Saudi Arabia, 2022.

Participated in the Career Day Activity at College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2022.

Medical information for public education (content writer), Saudi Society Manaa Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2022. 



Office location/number: COAMS-F, 1st floor, Room 500-01-114 

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