Dr Al Qethamy is a senior cardiac surgeon at the Prince Sultan Cardiac Centre, Prince Sultan Medical Military City, Riyadh.
Her subspecialty is paediatric cardiac surgery, having trained at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, and now represents most of her very heavy work load. The Department of Cardiac Surgery carries out 1600 cardiac cases annually of which more than half are for children. Dr Qethamy has been recognised nationally and internationally. Since 1988 Dr Al Qethamy has supported a transplant programme for adult and paediatric patients, and she participates in the management of her patients while in intensive care in which she has considerable experience. She is currently the chairperson of the scientific committee for the Saudi Board in Cardiac Surgery for the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.