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 Dr. Marwh Aldriwesh

Associate​ Professor​
Dr. Marwh Aldriwesh is an Associate Professor in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program, College of Applied Medical Sciences at KSAU-HS. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences from King Saud University. Subsequently, she pursued and achieved a Master of Science degree in Molecular Genetics, as well as a PhD in Medical Microbiology, both from the University of Leicester in the UK. Additionally, Dr. Aldriwesh serves as a reviewer at the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity, MAWHEBA, in KSA.
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Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology, University Leicester, United Kingdom

MSc in Molecular Genetics, University Leicester, United Kingdom

B.Sc. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia



Associate Professor, Clinical laboratory Sciences Program, College of Applied Medical Sciences/ KSAU-HS, 

2023 - Present

Assistant professor, Clinical laboratory Sciences Program, College of Applied Medical Sciences/ KSAU-HS, 

​2017- 2023

Teaching assistant, Clinical laboratory Sciences Program, College of Applied Medical Sciences/ KSAU-HS, 

2009- 2017



Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, College of Applied Medical Sciences/ KSAU-HS, 2019-2022



  • 2020 First Place, Outstanding Faculty Member, President's Award for Excellency, KSAU–HS.
  • 2018 Best Faculty Award, College of Applied Medical Sciences, KSAU-HS.
  • 2015 Excellency in Academic Performance Awards 
  • 2008 Scientific Excellence Award, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University.​

Research Interests / Collaborations




Aldriwesh, M. G*., Alnodley, A., Almutairi, N., Algarni, M., Alqarni, A., Albdah, B., & Mashraqi, M. (2023). Prevalence, Microbiological Profile, and Risk Factors of Surgical Site Infections in Saudi Patients with Colorectal Cancer. Saudi Journal of Medicine & Medical Sciences11(3), 208.

Aldriwesh MG*, Al-Mutairi AM, Alharbi AS, Aljohani HY, Alzahrani NA, Ajina R, Alanazi AM. Paediatric Asthma and the Microbiome: A Systematic Review. Microorganisms. 2023 Apr 3;11(4):939.

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.

Hafiz, T. A., Aldawood, E., Albloshi, A., Alghamdi, S. S., Mubaraki, M. A., Alyami, A. S., & Aldriwesh, M. G. (2022). Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Epidemiology, Resistance Characteristics, and Clinical Outcomes: Understanding of the Recent Three Years’ Trends. Microorganisms10(12), 2506.

Alanazi AM, Almutairi AM, Aldhahi MI, Alotaibi TF, AbuNurah HY, Olayan LH, Aljuhani TK, Alanazi AA, Aldriwesh MG, Alamri HS, Alsayari MA. The Intersection of Health Rehabilitation Services with Quality of Life in Saudi Arabia: Current Status and Future Needs. InHealthcare 2023 Jan (Vol. 11, No. 3, p. 389). Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute.

Aldriwesh MG*, Alaqeel RA, Mashraqi AM, Mashraqi MM, Albdah BA, Alharbi AS. Coinfection of pulmonary tuberculosis with other lower respiratory tract infections: A retrospective cross-sectional study. Annals of Thoracic Medicine. 2022 Oct 1;17(4):229.

Aldriwesh M*, Albass H, Alzaben S, Alangari R, Alajroush L, Almutairi M, Almokali K. Tuberculous Peritonitis in a Peritoneal Dialysis Paediatric Patient: A Case Report. Clinical Medicine Insights: Case Reports. 2022 Mar;15:11795476221087056.

Aldriwesh MG*, Alyousif SM, Alharbi NS. Undergraduate-level teaching and learning approaches for interprofessional education in the health professions: a systematic review. BMC medical education. 2022 Dec;22(1):1-4.

Alanezi G, Almulhem A, Aldriwesh M, Bawazeer M. A triple antimicrobial regimen for multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumonia in a neonatal intensive care unit outbreak: A case series. Journal of Infection and Public Health. 2022 Jan 1;15(1):138-41.

Aldriwesh M*, Alajroush L, Alangari R, Alzaben S, Alsmail H, Almokali K, Alotibi R, Othman F, Freestone P. A Retrospective Analysis of Peritoneal Dialysis-associated Peritonitis at a Single-care Children's Hospital in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation. 2021 May 1;32(3):735.

Almokali K, Alyami A, Ajeebi A, Almutairi T, Aldriwesh M*. The Frequency of Genetic Mutations in Pediatric Patients Diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome: A Single-Center Retrospective Study in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation. 2021 May 1;32(3):798.

Akiel MA, Mohamud MS, Aldriwesh MG, Alamri HS, Alhawiti NM, Alfhili MA. Translation and cross-cultural validation of the non-invasive prenatal testing questionnaire in Arabic. Saudi Medical Journal. 2020;41(9):999.

Aldriwesh M, Al-Dayan N, Barratt J, Freestone P. The iron biology status of peritoneal dialysis patients may be a risk factor for the development of infe​ctious peritonitis. Peritoneal Dialysis International. 2019 Jul;39(4):362-74.

Sandrini S, Aldriwesh M, Alruways M, Freestone P. Microbial endocrinology: host–bacteria communication within the gut microbiome. Journal of Endocrinology. 2015 May 1;225(2):R21-34.



Member of the Impact and Influence Committee at Microbiology Society, London, UK 

Member of the Intellectual Awareness Unit at KSAUHS

Member of Infectious Diseases Surveillance Advisory committee, MNGHA, KSA.​


  • 2023 1st International Conference of Fundamentals on Pediatric Infectious Diseases, KFSHRC, 
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • 2023 5th Annual Saudi International Vaccination Forum, MNGHA, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2022 Infectious Diseases Week, MNGHA, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2022 Phage Webinar, KAIMRC, Riyadh, KSA.
  • 2022 Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence Workshop–KASCT, Riyadh, KSA.
  • 2022 2nd Annual Precision Oncology Conference, Al Faisal University (Oral Presentation).
  • 2022 Bioethics Ecosystem in the Kingdom, Saudi NIH–Online EditionRiyadh, KSA.
  • 2022 Advances in Metagenomics and its Applications, King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST), KSA (Poster Presentation).
  • 2021 Science and Innovation Day, KAIMRC, Riyadh, KSA (Oral Presentation).
  • 2021 New Concepts and Approaches in Microbiology–Virtual ConferenceEuropean Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), UK.
  • 2020 Microbiome Meeting, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), New York, USA.
  • 2020 International Association for Medical Education 2020Virtual Conference, Dundee, UK.
  • 2020 The Barcelona Debates on the Human Microbiome–Online EditionBarcelona, Spain.
  • 2020 International Microbiome and Urobiome Meeting, Centre for Microbiome Innovation, University of California, San Diego, USA.
  • 2019 InBio Microbiome Workshop, CSHL, New York, USA.
  • 2019 Oxford Nanopore Technologies Workshop, CSHL, New York, USA.
  • 2019 Microbiome Meeting, CSHL, New York, USA.
  • 2018 Exploring Human Genetic Variation Course, EMBL-EBI, Cambridge, UK



Contact information

Office location/number: College of Applied Medical Sciences – Female Building, Office 8

Phone: +96611429999 Ext: 99634