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Prof. Lubna A Al-Ansary

Prof. Lubna A Al-Ansary

Family Medicine
Family Medicine
English, Arabic
30+ years

Brief Profile

Lubna Al-Ansary, a Professor at King Saud University, is a seasoned family physician with expertise in chronic illness, geriatric medicine, and women's health. Over 30 years, she has contributed significantly to evidence-based healthcare, clinical practice guidelines and knowledge translation. Beyond academia and patient care, she served in Saudi Arabia's Consultative(Shura) Council, breaking ground as one of the first women MPs. Additionally, she made history as the first Arab woman to hold the position of assistant director general for health metrics and measurement at the World HealthOrganization in Geneva. 

Core Competencies

  • Primary care diagnosis and management of a wide range of common physical and mental health conditions (acute, chronic, and terminal).
  • Promotion of health and well-being by implementing appropriate screening and disease prevention strategies.
  • Continuing medical support and empowerment during different stages of life and in response to various illnesses.
  • Effective communication with individuals and their families and ensuring patient centered care.
  • Coordination of patient care among multiple healthcare providers to guarantee the provision of optimal orchestrated healthcare.


  • MBBS (With Honors), King Saud University, Riyadh, SaudiArabia, 1985.
  • MSc. In Family Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh,Saudi Arabia, 1988
  • Member, Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP),London, UK, 1989.
  • Fellow, Royal College of General Practitioners (FRCGP),London, UK, 1999.
  • Professional Diploma in Medicine for the Older Person, Dublin, Ireland,2023