- Dr. Khawla Al-Kuraya is the First Saudi Woman who received the King Abdulaziz Award of Excellence-1st Class on January 11, 2010
- She is one of the Board of Advisers of the National Geographic Al Arabiya Magazine since September 22, 2010.
- She is the Associate Editor of BMC Genomics since February 24, 2009.
- Dr. Khawla awarded as Young Physician Award for Research by Harvard Medical School Dubai Center (HMSDC) Tamayoz Award in Dubai, UAE on Apri 19, 2007.
“Dr.Khawla Al-Kuraya is a consultant and the principal clinical scientist at the King Faisal Hospital and Research Center. She was also appointed as the director to the Department of Human Cancer Genomic Research, as well as director for the Research Center for Children’s Cancer. She has produced many internationally peer reviewed journals and has presented her findings in global summits as well as local conferences.
She obtained her medical degree from King Saud University, she enrolled in the Pathology Residency program at Georgetown University Hospital in 1995 in Washington, D.C. She obtained her board certification in clinical pathology and completed her fellowship in Molecular Diagnostics at the National Cancer Institute in the United States.
Dr. Al- Kuraya is also a member of several associations and institutes such as the College of American Pathologist, the American Association for Cancer Research and the United States-Canadian Academy of Pathology. In January 2010, King Abdullah conferred the prestigious “First Rank King Abdulaziz Medal” on Dr. Khawla Al-Kuraya in recognition of her achievements in science that have made her a prominent international figure in cancer research”