Consultant Medical Oncology
Director Medical Oncology - VPS healthcare
Language Spoken: Arabic, English
Prof. Humaid Al shamsi is the founder and Director of the Medical Oncology Service at Burjeel Medical City - VPS healthcare. He is a renowned doctor with a rich experience in the field of Oncology. He also extends his service as the President of the Emirates Oncology Society, and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Oncology at College of Medicine at the University of Sharjah. He is pioneering the UAE Oncology field to provide the best cancer care for the UAE and the region. He earned his Medical Degree from the University of Cork - The National University of Ireland in 2005 with honours. He then completed his training in Internal Medicine Residency from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. He also completed fellowship advanced training program in General Oncology followed by Gastrointestinal Oncology and palliative care. Thereafter he joined MD Anderson Cancer Centre – the University of Texas as an Assistant Professor at the Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology department from June 2014- Dec 2016. Another feather adding to his achievements is that he is the first Graduate of the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed (President of the UAE) program for outstanding UAE Physicians training program in 2016.
Currently, Prof. Humaid holds Board-Certification from the USA, Canada, and the UK for Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine. He is recognized as the only certified Gastrointestinal Oncologist in the UAE. His achievements also include his recognition as the first UAE National to be trained in Palliative Care.
His practice focuses on all solid tumors including complex cancer cases: breast cancer, colon cancer, gastric cancer, hepatobiliary cancers, lung cancer, thyroid cancer, head and neck cancer, sarcoma, and gynaecological cancers.
His ardent service to the public is not only confined to our healthcare service. Prof. Humaid is a very strong advocate of public awareness of cancer and in early detection and screening. He has imparted his knowledge in the field of Oncology to the general public through his participation in numerous TV interviews, social media awareness campaigns, and newspaper interviews. He strongly believes and works for increased awareness of cancer, early detection, and reducing stigma about cancer.
He has served as an Advisor and Member of Governmental committees at the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, Dubai health authorities, and Ministry of Health as part of the Member of the Steering committee on National Cancer Control indicators since January 2018. Prof. Al Shamsi aims to support and enhance quality of cancer care by providing the most comprehensive cancer treatment for our patients in the UAE and the region.