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Ms. Retaj Calacattawi | Dermatology | Best Researcher Award

Medical Student, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia

Retaj Waheed Abdullah Calacattawi is a dedicated 5th-year medical student at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Born on September 18, 2002, Retaj has shown a keen interest in healthcare from a young age. Throughout her academic journey, she has actively engaged in research, volunteer work, and professional development, making significant contributions to her community and field.




Education 🎓

Retaj is currently pursuing her medical degree at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences in Jeddah, with an expected graduation year of 2026. She has also completed certifications in Basic Life Support (BLS) and the Future Entrepreneurs course from 2019 to 2020, highlighting her diverse skill set and commitment to continuous learning.

Experience 💼

Retaj has a robust portfolio of volunteer experience, including leadership roles in campaigns such as the Ladin campaign for pediatric dermatology education and the Safaa campaign for public awareness on dermatological diseases. She has also been a speaker for several public health campaigns and has organized various health-related events, demonstrating her strong leadership and communication skills.

Research Interests 📚

Retaj is passionate about medical research, particularly in the fields of oncology, dermatology, and internal medicine. Her research work includes studies on palliative care integration in oncology, the therapeutic use of tranexamic acid for melasma, and ongoing projects on the relationship between blood groups and alopecia, as well as tumor development in renal disease patients. Her dedication to research aims to improve patient care and outcomes in these areas.

Awards 🏆

Retaj has received certifications for Basic Life Support (BLS) and has completed the Future Entrepreneurs course. Her academic and extracurricular achievements underscore her commitment to excellence and professional growth in the medical field.

Publications 📄

The Magnitude and Effects of Early Integration of Palliative Care Into Oncology Service Among Adult Advanced Cancer Patients at a Tertiary Care Hospital – Cureus, 2021.

Tranexamic Acid as a Therapeutic Option for Melasma Management: Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials – Journal of Dermatological Treatment, 2024.

Retaj Calacattawi | Dermatology | Best Researcher Award

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