Bachelor of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1982. Master of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wales, 1995.
Assistant medical researcher King Fahd Medical Research Center, Jeddah, 1983-1987, head electron microscopy department, 1986-1987. Medical research specialist King Khalid University, Hospital King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1987-1988. Lecturer in microbiology King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 1988-1990, assistant professor microbiology, since 1995, chairman department microbiology College Medicine, since 1997.
Vice dean admission and registration, dean of students and registration affairs King Faisal University, Dammam, 1997-1999, director public relations and information, 1995-1996.
Member European Society Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, British Society Bacteriology, British Society Microbiology.
Married Suhair Mohammad Makki. Children: Mohammad, Hiba, Lujaina, Shahad, Ibrahim, Omer.