Dr. Arabi obtained his Internal Medicine Training at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA (1992-1994), then he was the Chief Medical Resident at the same institution (1994-1995). He obtained pulmonary and critical care training at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA (1995-1998). In 1998, he joined King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is currently the Chairman of the Intensive Care Department and the Medical Director, Respiratory Services. He is also the member of several institutional committees including being the Deputy Chairman of Research Committee as well as a member of several international committees for the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). He has also served as a member of the administrative board of the Saudi Society of Critical Care.
He received multiple grants and awards and has been an investigator on several multicenter international trials including the Lung Open Ventilation Study (LOVS), The Use of Non-Invasive Ventilation in Post Extubation Failure, DECompressive CRAniectomy trial DECRA (multi-center prospective randomized trial), and Management of Severe Sepsis in Asia’s Intensive Care Units – the MOSAIC study, the PROphylaxis of ThromboEmbolism in Critical Care Trial (PROTECT), and OSCILLation for ARDS Treated Early (OSCILLATE ) among others. He has more than 150 publications including articles in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), JAMA, Lancet, and Critical Care Medicine. He has been a reviewer for more than 12 international journals as well as granting agencies.