Dr. Alaa Althubaiti (MSc, Ph.D)

Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine-Jeddah

Official Email: thubaitia@ksau-hs.edu.sa

Extension: 45772

Major: Statistics  & Probability

Specialization: Dependent Berkson Errors in Linear and Nonlinear Models


  • Co-Chair of Research Unit (Since 2020)
  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics(Since 2017)
  • Coordinator of Medical Research Block I & II (Since 2011)


  • Ph.D, of  Statistics and Probability
  • MSc, in Statistics
  • BSc, in Statistics and Computer Science


  • Measurement Errors, Experiment Designs, Statistical quality control and performance monitoring, Medical education, Multivariate data analysis, Analysis of laboratory-based data, Dose-response modelling


  1. Member of The Royal Statistical Society (RSS)


Invited Reviewer

  • Final Technical Report, 21 Nov, King Abdulaziz city for Science and Technology (KACST), Riyadh
  • Health Professionals Conferences, KSAU-HSRiyadhKSA
  • Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education
  • Journal of Multidisciplinary Health Care
  • Annuals of Saudi Medicine


  • The Arab Journal for Forensic Sciences and Forensic Medicine (AJFSFM), 2014-2015


  1. Althubaiti Attitudes of Medical Students Toward Statistics in Medical Research: Evidence from Saudi Arabia. Journal of Statistics and Data Science Education. 2021; 29(1). doi: 10.1080/10691898.2020.1850220
  2. Alshaya M, Almutairi N, Shaath G, Aldosari R, Alnamee S, Althubaiti A, Abu-Sulaiman A. Surgical site infections following pediatric cardiac surgery in a tertiary care hospital: Rate and risk factors. Journal of Saudi Heart Association. 2021; 33(1).
  3. Magliah SF, Zarif HA, Althubaiti A, Sabban MF. Managing Type 1 Diabetes among Saudi adults on insulin pump therapy during the COVID-19 lockdown. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews. 2020 Dec 6;15(1):63-68. doi: 10.1016/j.dsx.2020.12.013.
  4. Almouaalamy N, Almarwani K, Almehmadi A,  AlNakhli AA, AlGhamdi Y, Zarkan A, Althubaiti A. Referral Time of Advance Cancer Patients to Palliative Care Services and Its Predictors in Specialized Cancer Center. Cureus 12(12): e12300. doi:10.7759/cureus.12300
  5. Homoud B, Hakami A, Almalki M, Shaheen M, Althubaiti A, Alkhathaami A, Khatri I. The association of diabetes with ischemic stroke attacks in a tertiary center in Saudi Arabia. Annuals of Saudi Medicine. 2020; 449-455. doi: 10.5144/0256-4947.
  6. Masud N, Moukaddem A, Masuadi E, Omair A, Aljasser M, Al Dubayee M, Althubaiti A, Bawazeer M. Development, and validation of authorship order scoring system for scientific publication (AOSSSP). Health Professions Education. 2020; 6(3): 434-443.
  7. Alqurashi GM, Almohanna RS; Ayoub KMK; Alkhuraiji AA, Almasoud NA, Alsubaie AR, Althubaiti AM, Al Sehly AA. Discrete Left Ventricle Outflow Tract Obstruction in Children: Incidence and Predictors of Recurrence. A Multi-Center Study. Journal of the Saudi Heart Association. 2020; 32(3), Article 4.
  8. Aldelaijan S, Alsanae M, almegbel M, Alsadoun N, Altoyan S, Alshammari W, Madani A, Alhussaini Z, Althubaiti A, Aljerian N. Assessment of helicopter versus ground emergency medical services in reducing mortality rate and the length of stay in adult trauma patients between 2002 and 2014 recorded in King Abdulaziz Medical City trauma registry. Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2020; 1(1): 015-019.
  9. Bin Sabbar N, Alowirdi F, Damlaj M, Al-Badr L, Assiri R, Alshahrani W, Althubaiti A, Damlaj M, Basakran F. Addition of rituximab to hypercvad improves overall survival in newly diagnosed Burkitt Leukemia / Lymphoma from the MENA Region. International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health. 2019; 6(10): 4199-4203.
  10. Arifi A, Alshaya S, Alsehali A, bin Obaid W, Hussain M, Elanany M, Althubaiti A, Vanonselen R, Al-harbi S, Alkhayyal N. Impact of blood transfusion on major infection after isolated coronary artery bypass surgery: Incidence and risk factors. Journal of the Saudi Heart Association. 2019; 31(4):254-260.
  11. Alrashoud J, Alonazi A, Aljuhani J, Althubaiti A. Exploring the outcome of multiple sclerosis among Saudi adult patients a single-centered cross-sectional study at King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Neurosciences. 2019; 24(3):168-175. doi: 10.17712/nsj.2019.3.20180034
  12. Aleraij S, Alomar N, Al Rajih H, Morad S, Abushrai F, Alhussain H, Alfaraj S, Althubaiti A. Fertility awareness, intentions concerning childbearing, and attitudes towards parenthood among female health professions students. International Journal of Health Sciences. 2019; 13(3).
  13. Althonaian N, Alsairi A, Almanea W, Alsubaie N, Almuharim A, Althubaiti A. Postoperative Complications in Living Liver Donors: A Retrospective Study, Single-Centre Experience in Saudi Arabia. Saudi journal of kidney disease and transplantation. 2018; 30(2):359-364.
  14. Alsaigh SY, Alasmari AA, Hakeem AH, Aloushan A, Bin Saleh F, Althubaiti A, Yousef Z. Gender differences in practicing standard precautions against blood-borne pathogens among surgeons at a tertiary care center: A cross-sectional study.Avicenna Journal of Medicine. 2019;9(1):15-22.
  15. Hijazi A., Althubaiti A, Al-Kadri H. Effect of antenatal care on fetal, neonatal and maternal outcomes: a retrospective cohort study. The Internet Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2018; 23(1). doi: 10.5580/IJGO.53442
  16. Al‑Zahrani R, Alharbi S, Tuwaijri R, Alzomaili B, Althubaiti A, Yelbuz T. Transposition of the great arteries: A laterality defect in the group of heterotaxy syndromes or an outflow tract malformation? Annals of Pediatric Cardiology. 2018; 11(3):237. DOI: 10.4103/apc.APC_24_18
  17. Alakeely A, Almutari A, Alhekail G, Ahmad Abuoliat Z, Althubaiti A, AboItai L, and Al-Kadri H. The effect of epidural education on primigravid women’s decision to request epidural analgesia: A cross-sectional. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2018; 18:124. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-018-1766-5
  18. Alnemer KH, Pani SH, Althubaiti A, Bawazeer M. Impact of birth characteristics, breast feeding and vital statistics on the eruption of primary teeth among healthy infants in Saudi Arabia: an observational study. BMJ Open. 2017;7:doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018621
  19. Althubaiti A, Almuqbil B, Alburaikan D. Assessment of medical students’ attitudes and perceived barriers in a medical research program. International Journal of Medical Students. 2017; 5(3).
  20. Alhekail GA, Althubiti A, Alqueflie S. The Association Between body mass index and frequency of emergency department visits and hospitalization for asthma exacerbation in pediatric population. Annals of Saudi Medicine. 2017; 37(6):415-419.
  21. Althubaiti A. Information bias in health research: definition, pitfalls, and adjustment methods. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. 2016; 9:211-217.
  22. Almansouri A, Abdulfattah M, Baaqil O, Bakheet A, Turki S, Kotb M, Althubaiti A, et al. Sclerostin levels in HIV infected patients and their association with bone turnover markers and bone mineral densitometry. Journal of Bone Metabolism. 2016; 23:16-22.
  23. Bamuhair SS, Al Farhan AI, Althubaiti A, ur Rahman S, Al-Kadri HM. Class attendance and cardiology examination performance: A study in problem-based medical curriculum. International Journal of General Medicine. 2016; 9:1-5. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S96627
  24. Alkhazim M, Althubaiti A, Al-Ateeg H, Alkhwaiter M, AlNasser M. Delivering effective continuous medical education in Saudi Arabia: some critical issues. Health Professions Education. 2015; 1(1):43-49.
  25. Bamuhair SS, Al Farhan AI, Althubaiti A, Agha S, Rahman S, Ibrahim NO. Sources of stress and coping strategies among undergraduate medical students enrolled in a problem-based learning curriculum. Journal of Biomedical Education. 2015; 2015:1-8. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/575139
  26. Althubaiti A. Undergraduate Medical Research Programme: A cross-sectional study of students’ satisfactions, perceived challenges, and attitudes. Global Journal of Health Science. 2015; 7(5). Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/gjhs.v7n5p117
  27. Alkhazim M, Althubaiti A. Continuing medical education in Saudi Arabia: Experiences and perception of participants. Journal of Health Specialties. 2014; 2(1):13.
  28. Al-Khatib T, Althubaiti AM, Althubaiti A, Mosli H, Alwasiah R, Badawood L. Severe vitamin D deficiency: a significant predictor of early hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy. Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery. 2014; 152(3):424-431.
  29. Al-Khatib T, Alghamdi A, Althubaiti A. Efficacy of mitomycin C on healing in endoscopic sinus surgery: a systematic review. Saudi Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2014; 16(2):62-65.
  30. Althubaiti A, Alkhazim M. Medical colleges in Saudi Arabia: can we predict graduate numbers? Higher Education Studies. 2014; 4(3). Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/hes.v4n3p1
  31. Althubaiti A, Donev A. Non-Gaussian Berkson errors in bioassay. Statistical Methods in Medical Research. 2012; 25(1):430-445.
  32. Althubaiti A, Donev A. Mixture experiments with mixing errors. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference. 2011; 141(2):692-700.