Dra. Ru’aa Alharithy M.B.B.S, MScCH,FRCPC,FAAD


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2013 Master of Science in Community Health, Health Professions Teacher Education

Dalla Lana Public school of Public Health, University of Toronto

2010 Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

University Of Toronto

2002 Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery:

King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


2022 Clinical Associate Professor, Princess Nourah mint Abdul Rahman University

2017- 2020 Head of Local committee of Dermatology Residency Program in Central

region- Saudi Board of Dermatology

2014- 2020 Dermatology Program Director, SFH, Riyadh- awarded best residency

program for 2016.

July 2013- Dec 2014 Consultant dermatology, Security Forces Hospital, Riyadh

Jan 2012- May 2013 Clinical Associate (consultant Dermatology),Sunnybrook Health

Science Centre, University of Toronto

Postgraduate Education:

September 2011-August 2012

Hair disorders, division of Dermatology, SunnyBrook Health science centre, University of Toronto:

Clinical Fellow

September 2010 August 2011

Laser and Cosmetic dermatology, Division of Dermatology, SunnyBrook Health

Science centre, University of Toronto:

Clinical fellow

January 2011 June 2013

Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto:

MScCH, Health Professions Teacher Education

July 2005-August 2010

Residency, Division of Dermatology, University of Toronto

2004- 2013

Postgraduate education scholarship, Ministry of Higher education, Saudi –


Undergraduate Education:

2002-2003 King Saud University, Saudi Arabia


King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree


Scholar experience:

Allergan Inspiration educator, participated in mentorship forum discussion, December 2021

General Director of Scientific Programs, The Middle East International Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine Association, Sept 2021 – date

Chairperson, Group for research and assessment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

(GRAPPA), approaching psoriasis by domain, virtual conference, June 2021

Chairperson, 1st Dermaconnect, April 2021

Author, National Saudi Guidelines for the management of Atopic dermatitis,

2021. supervised by Ministry of Health

Editor. international Journal of Dermatology 2020

Member, Atopic Dermatitis medical Advisory Board. AbbVie, May 2020

Editor, Updates in dermatology Journal, Sanofi 2020

Hidradenittis Suppurativa executive Steering committee. Saudi Arabia representative 2020-2021

Allergan medical Mentee and Trainer, 2019- date

Founder and head of Dermatology Patient Support Groups, Saudi Society of

Dermatology and Dermatologic surgery. 2019

Member of Scientific Council at Saudi FDA, 2019

Head Of Scientific Committee: SaudiDerm Conference. 2020,2021

Scientific Committee: SaudiDerm Conference, 2018, 2019

Scientific Committee: Middle East International Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine Conference(MEIDAM), 2020,2021,2022

Apremilast Advisory board, November 2017

Chairperson, Saudi society of Dermatology Meeting 2017

Head, Dermatology Residency Promotion exam 2017 – 2020

Editor, Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic surgery.

2017- Present

Founder of Dermatology Residents Research day. 2017

Head of scientific committee, Dermatology Resident Research day 2017-2020

Founder of Dermatology clinical Practice guidelines Day. 2018

Head of scientific committee, Dermatology Clinical Practice Guidelines


Dermatology Residency program director, Security Forces Hospital 2014 2020

Organizing committee: Canadian aesthetic Medicine Summit CAMS, May 2012

OSCE committee: participated as Examiner at CEHPEA,2011

OSCE committee: Participated in planning and conducting first university of

Toronto dermatology OSCE for residents in training February 2011

Senior Dermatology clinic, Womens College Hospital, Jul2010-Sep2010

Participated in teaching Dermatology to Undergraduate medical students in dermatology seminars. University of Toronto, 2007- 2008


HS: challenging cases, oral presentation, Saudi Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic surgery session at the Annual meeting of American Academy AAD. Boston, USA,

March 2022

Managing Atopic Dermatitis in Covid era. oral presentation. 1st MadinaDerm meeting ,

Madina monawara, February 2022

Tricoscopy for every dermatologist , oral presentation, SaudiDerm 2022

Cutaneous signs of internal medicine diseases. Department of internal medicine

meeting. SFC. December 2021

Updates in scarring Alopecias, oral presentation, EADV 2021

Approach to scarring Alopecias, oral presentation, MEIDAM Sept 2021

Presenter, consensus on atopic dermatitis management in ksa, April 2021

Combined fractional Co2 laser and tacrolimus ointment therapy in treatment of

resistant aural vitiligo. Poster presentation at Dermatology annual research day


Impact of Covid 19 pandemic on clinical practice, training and wellbeing of dermatology resdients. Poster presentation at Saudiderm 2021

Impact of Covid 19 pandemic on clinical practice, training and wellbeing of dermatology resdients.poster presentation at SIMEC 2022

Cosmoceuticals; what really works?.oral presentation, Bahrain Dermatology

Laser and Aesthetic conference. Dec,2020

Hidradenitis suppurativa: managing challenging cases. oral presentation, EADV

oct, 2020

Sharing best practice of saudi expert in Hidradenittis Suppurativa management.

oral presentation, virtual meeting May 2020

Psoriasis management and medical unmet needs, Annual meeting of Saudi

Pharamceutical Society, Jan 2020

Updates from the AAD meeting. Presentation. Derma Day. April 2019

Androgenetic alopecia, tips and pearls. Presentation. Riyadh dermatology forum.

March 2019

Androgenetic alopecia, tips and pearls. oral Presentation. Sharm derma conference, May 2019.

Womens Experiences Regarding Isotretinoin Risk Reduction Counseling in

Riyadh, Poster presentation, SaudiDerm 2019

Cosmeceutical: Truth vs Myth, oral presentation. SaudiDerm, Jeddah February


Psoriasis in Saudi, SHAPE Holistic treatment goals, oral presentation, Cairo November 2017

Hidradentitis Suppurativa, oral presentation, King Fahad Specialized Hospital,

Dammam June 2017

Scarring Alopecias, diagnosis and management. Derma symposium. Riyadh December 2016

Approach to scarring alopecias. Dubai derm.April 2016

The unwanted patient!. Kadina symposium.April 2016

Cutaneous signs of internal medicine diseases. Department of internal medicine

meeting. SFC. Novemebr 2015

Androgenetic alopecia, whats new in 2014?. Derma symposium, Riyadh September 2014

Doc, My childs hair is different!. Approach to hair shaft disorders. Jeddahderm

March 2014.

Trichoscopy. Derma symposium. Riyadh February 2014

Frontal Fibrosing alopecia: experience from 47 patients. Canadian Dermatology

Annual meeting 2013

Application of Kolbs experiential learning theory to teaching dermatologist procedural skills, Dalla Lana School of public health, U of T, April 2012

Diet and Acne: Myth or truth? Poster presentation, Canadian Dermatology association, Edminton. July 2011

Medical education 100 years after the Flexner report, Dalla lana school, U of

T, Feb 2011

Adolescents Acne: scarring inside out, presentation at University of Toronto,

Dec 2010

Understanding acantholytic disorders. Presentation at basic science

rounds, Sunny Brook Hospital, Oct 2009

Is there a gap in the standard of care of patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma?

A retrospective chart review from phototherapy education and research center.

Quality Assurance research, Presented at dermatology resident research day, university of Toronto. June 2009

Successful Treatment of Hailey-Hailey Disease with Intravenous immunoglobulins. Case presentation at resident research day, University of Toronto. June 2008

Cutaneous and Systemic Mastocytosis. Presentation at pediatric dermatology

rounds, hospital of sick children. December 2008

Collagen: facts and disorders, basic science rounds, sunny brook hospital, Oct


Steroid pathway and related disorders. Basic science rounds, sunny brook hospital, Sep 2007

Melanocytic lesions:When to worry. Family medicine half day, WCH, 2007

Dermatological clues to respiratory diseases. Saint Michael hospital respirology

rounds, June 2007

Dermatological manifestation of endocrinology diseases. University health network endocrinology rounds. April 2007

Blastomycosis; whats new? A case report and literature review. Toronto general

hospital infectious diseases rounds. April 2006

CNS lupus; clinical manifestation and treatment, Toronto western hospital

Rheumatology rounds, October 2005


Impact of Covid 19 pandemic on clinical practice, training and wellbeing of dermatology resdients. Journal of Nature and Science of Medicine, 2022;5:65-8.

Pachydermodactyly: Case report. J Dermatol Dermatol Surg 2021;25:42-3. DOI:


Alopecia areata and tofacitinib: a prospective multicenter study from a Saudi population. International Journal Of Dermatology 2021, doi: 10.1111/ijd.15917

the influence of Modern Social Media on Dermatologist Selection by Patients.

Cureus, Dec,2020. DOI: 10.7759/cureus.11822

Ocular manifestation of Dermatological diseases Part I: infectious and inflammatory disorders. Review paper. International Journal Of Dermatology. August 15,

2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijd.15101

Ocular manifestation of Dermatological diseases Part II: Genodermatosis. September 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijd.15173

Womens Experiences Regarding Isotretinoin Risk Reduction Counseling in

Riyadh, Journal of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery , 2019;23:13-5. DOI:


Pimented Fungiform papillae of the tongue in a Saudi woman. J Dermatol Dermatol Surg 2018;22:39-40

Pemphigoid nodularis, case report.Journal of Cutneous Medicine and Surgery,


Lasers and scars, review article, current dermatology reports. Volume 1, number 2

(2012), 69-75.

Acquired angioedema, emedicine, medscape article, Jan 2012 http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1048887

Adolescent Acne: scarring inside out! Journal of the Saudi society of dermatology

and dermatologic surgery. Volume 15, issue 2. July 2011. 43-46

Membership in professional societies:

– Royal College of physician and surgeons of Ontario, 2005 – present

– American academy of dermatology, 2007 – present

– Canadian dermatologic association, 2007- present

– American Society for Dermatologic Surgery 2007- present

– Saudi Society of Dermatology and Dematologic surgery, 2003- present