Naila Mohammed Habib Al Faran was born in 1978, and died on November 12, 2015.
She was a Saudi doctor who was the first Saudi woman to specialize in nuclear medicine.
Naila began her medical career when she attended the summer program at the Faculty of Medical Sciences at King Saud University between 1998 and 1999, organized at the time by Saudi Aramco.
She also completed a training course in this field in 2000-2001 and graduated in 2002.
Naila later joined the Advanced Imaging Unit at Dhahran Health Center, an affiliate of Saudi Aramco.
In 2006, Naila was selected for the Nuclear Medicine Certification Program in California.
Meanwhile, Naila divided her time between study at the Charles Draw University, Los Angeles, and on-the-job training at Saint Joseph Hospital in Orange State, and, finally, obtained her full certification in 2007.
Commenting on her experience at the Dhahran Health Center, Naila noted that she appreciated the center for its top nuclear medicine programs and its openness to innovation.
Nuclear medicine is a branch of medicine and medical imaging that uses the nuclear properties of matter in diagnosis and therapy.
Naila passed away on November 12, 2015 in Aramco Hospital in Dhahran in Saudi Arabia after a long illness at the age of 37 years.