• PhD in Rehabilitation Science – Gorge Mason University, USA
  • DPT (Post-professional DPT)- Loma Linda University, USA
  • Master of science in Rehabilitation science – University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Bachelor of Science-King Saud University, College of Applied Medical Science. Major: Rehabilitation – Physical Therapy, KSA


    • Head of Radiological Sciences Department, at Princess Nourah Bint Abdurlhman University, KSA
    • Assistance professor at Princess Nourah Bint Abdurlhman University
      College of health and Rehabilitation Sciences, KSA




phone: 0118240747

Research Interests & Activity

Conduct research focused in the understanding mechanism of physiological impairment underlying trajectory of disability with emphasis in

  • Aerobic exercise capacity and oxygen kinetics during physical activity
  • Physical functioning and risk for sleep disorders
  • Characterization of oxygen uptake On- and Off- Kinetics in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Etiologically mediated cardiorespiratory dysfunction on resistance to fatigue in women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Recovery and fatigability following maximal and submaximal exercise
  • Effect of different muscle mass on the peripheral and central hemodynamic response to different mode of exercise
  • Influence of Respiratory Limitation on Exercise Capacity in SLE and spinal cord injury patients



Monira Aldhahi graduated from King Saud University with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. Dr. Aldhahi worked as Pulmonary Rehabilitation Therapist for three years at department of respiratory services, King Abdulaziz Medical City National Guard hospital, in Riyadh. In addition to her work as a clinician, Dr. Aldhahi has enjoyed the challenge of educating Respiratory Therapy professionals through her previous work as an adjunct instructor at College of Applied Medical Sciences King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health. From 2012-2014 she did her Master of Science in Physical Therapy form University of Pittsburgh and her Post Professional – Doctor of Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University. Worked with patients with sympathetic dysfunction including incomplete spinal cord injury patients and chronic obstructive sleep apnea at George Mason University. She then received her Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science from George Mason University in 2019 Currently working on a research project that focus on effect of different muscle mass during exercise on the modulation of the cardiac pressure-volume relationship and mechanical efficiency.