About Dr. Sami Al-Sogair
Dr. Sami started his academic education in Medical studies within Bagdad University, Iraq where he earned Bachelor’s degree in Dermatologic surgery in the year 1974. Dr. Sami continued his higher education in the University of Vienna, Austria and got a Higher diploma in 1980. Then, awarded the fellowship of American Medical Association of Dermatology and Venereology in Vienna, Austria, 1981.

In 1982 and in addition to his work at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals as Deputy Head of the Department, Dr. Sami joined the College of Medicine, King Faisal University in Dammam as a faculty member for the fifth year students.

By 1983, Dr. AL-Sogair was appointed as Director General of Health services of the Eastern Province of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. During the time he was also a visiting faculty member for King Faisal University, Dammam (1982 - 1984). Dr. Sogair received his Ph.D in 1992 from the Institute of Dermatology London, United Kingdom.

During his tenure Dr. AL-Sogair was appointed on very vital Governmental positions such as he was General Supervisor of the King Fahd Medical City, Supervisor-General for International Health, President of the Supreme Committee for the drugs, General Supervisor of the Medical Licensing Affairs and Pharmacy, General Supervisor of Missions of the International Health and the General supervisor for Forensic Medicine in the kingdom.

During his tenure Dr. Sami represented Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia in many conferences, Seminars & delegations. His significant participation as president of delegation were noticed in Ministerial Meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean World Health Organization in Alexandria 2-5/10/1994, Ministerial Meeting of the World Health Organization in Geneva 1/5/1995 & extraordinary session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Health (20) in Geneva 05/01/1995.

Dr. AL-Sogair also published more than ten Skin Researches in international scientific journals and delivered lectures in thirty two international scientific conferences. He also participated in writing two books on Skin Fungus.

Currently Dr. AL-Sogair is a member of the American Medical Association, the International Society for Mycology of human and animal (ISHAM), The British Association of Dermatologists & The European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.

Dr. AL-Sogair founded the Journal for the Saudi Society of Dermatology and remained as chief editor for period of five years. He also founded the scientific journal for the Association of Dermatologists Gulf Cooperation Council and led it for five years.

Dr. Sami is known to be one of the pioneer dermatologists in the kingdom.