Burjeel Cancer Institute


Cancer attacks every part of the body. Undetectably dangerous and unstoppably fast, it conquers human achievements and spread venomously across the human body. Nothing short of a true comprehensive care, associating multiple disciplinary clinical excellence, helps a patient find and fight cancers better. From early diagnosis, prevention to treatment, we follow global oncology protocols supported by medical, surgical and radiation oncologists and paramedical staff. We create a unique patient-centric treatment approach that delivers treatment and care that is unmatchable. As a true quaternary cancer treatment institute, we bring the best of human minds along with the best-in-class technologies to ensure a happier and fruitful life to everyone. Now the world comes here to treat cancer – we don’t travel to the other parts of the world.

Medical oncologists are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The scope of practice of a medical oncologist is largely directed by the stage of the malignancy (cancer). For example, the treatment of early-stage cancer may involve surgery or radiation, while advanced-stage cancer may require chemotherapy.

Most people are referred to an oncologist if cancer is suspected or confirmed by a primary care doctor or other specialists. The oncologist will begin the investigation by performing additional tests to either confirm the diagnosis or characterize the malignancy.

This will then be followed by cancer staging using X-rays, lab tests, and other procedures to determine the extent of the cancer. This is determined by six factors:

  • The tumor location
  • The type of cancer cell (such as basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma)
  • The size of the tumor
  • Whether the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes
  • Whether it has spread (metastasized) to other parts of the body
  • The grade of the tumor (a classification of how likely a tumor will grow based on the cell characteristics)

In addition to helping direct the treatment plan, cancer staging can predict survival times and the likely outcomes based on experience in the general population. In some cases, an organ-specific oncologist would be sought, particularly for malignancies that are rare, advanced, or aggressive.

In addition to treatment, oncologists at Burjeel Medical City are trained to manage complications that commonly arise during and after therapy. After the completion of therapy, routine tests will be scheduled to evaluate the response. Even if the cancer is brought into remission, tests may be scheduled every three to six months for two to three years.

To ensure you remain healthy, our medical oncologists will direct you to the appropriate services to aid in your physical and emotional recovery and teach you the survivorship skills to not only cope but thrive over the long term.

The types of cancer on oncologist may see include:

  • Anal cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Blood cancers (including leukemia and lymphoma)
  • Bone cancer (such as osteosarcoma and chondrosarcoma)
  • Brain cancer (both primary and metastatic)
  • Breast cancer (including invasive ductal and lobular carcinoma)
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colorectal cancer (including stromal and carcinoid tumors)
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Head and neck cancer (including oral and laryngeal cancer)
  • Kidney cancer (including renal cell and urothelial carcinoma)
  • Liver cancer (predominately hepatocellular carcinoma)
  • Lung cancer (including small cell and non-small cell cancers)
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancers (including melanoma and actinic keratosis)
  • Stomach cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Breast oncology (cancers of the breast)
  • Bone and musculoskeletal oncology (cancers of bones and soft tissue)
  • Gastrointestinal oncology (cancers of stomach, colon, rectum, anus, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas)
  • Genitourinary oncology (cancers of the genitals and urinary tract)
  • Geriatric oncology
  • Gynecologic oncology (cancers of the female reproductive system)
  • Head and neck oncology (cancers of the mouth, nasal cavity, pharynx, and larynx)
  • Hemato-oncology (cancers of the blood and the use of stem cell transplants)
  • Nuclear medicine oncology (the diagnosis and treatment of cancer with radioactive pharmaceuticals)
  • Neuro-oncology (cancers of the brain)
  • Ocular oncology (cancers of the eye)
  • Oncopathology (the diagnosis of cancer in the laboratory)
  • Pain and palliative oncology (treating end-stage cancers to alleviate suffering)
  • Thoracic oncology (cancers of lung, esophagus, and pleura)
Services and Centers

  • Breast Center
  • Thyroid & Parathyroid Center
  • Endocrine Cancer Center
  • Foregut Task Force Center
  • Gynecological Oncology Center
  • Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Cancer Center
  • Thoracic Oncology Center
  • Head & Neck Oncology Center
  • Surface Malignacy Center (HIPC)
  • Neurosrugery & Spine Oncology Center
  • Colorectal Oncology Center
  • Uro-Oncology Center
  • Plastic & Reconstrctive Surgical Oncology
  • Advanced Interventional Gastrointerology Center
  • Medical Oncology & Hematology Center
  • Intesive Care Service
  • Nutritional Support
  • Cancer Care Services
  • Sarcoma & Melanoma Center
  • Palliative Care & Pain Management Center
  • Paediatric Surgical Oncology
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Radiation Oncology & Proton Facility
  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine
  • Hyperbaric (HBOT)


Diagnostic Equipment

The new HOLOGIC's 3Dimensions™ Mammography System

Versa HD


Team that Cares

Dr. Sadir Alrawi

Senior Consultant/Chief Executive Officer, Burjeel Medical city

Prof. Humaid Obaid bin Harmal Al Shamsi

Consultant/Director Oncology Services, VPS

Dr. Ibrahim Husni Mohd Abugheida

Head of Department - Radiation Oncology

Dr. Taj Mohammed Fiyaz Chowdhry

Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

Dr. Jafaru Abu

Consultant Gynecological Oncology Surgeon

Dr. Hassan Jaafar

Consultant Medical Oncology

Dr. Nadia Abdelwahed

Specialist Medical Oncologist

Dr. Mohamed Mourad Hashim

Consultant & Head - Anaesthesiology
ICU & Pain Management

Dr. Zainul Aabideen

Consultant - Paediatric
HOD Paediatric, and Paediatric Haematology and Oncology

Dr. Abdul Hachem

Consultant - Oral Maxillofacial & Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Tahir Mirza

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Ali Iyoob Valiyaveettil

Consultant and Head - Gastrointestinal Surgery

Dr. Leon Alexander

Specialist Plastic Surgery

Dr. Abdulhadi Quadri

Consultant - Gastroenterologist

Dr. Ramkumar Susarla

Consultant - Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Abdul Rahim Ibrahim Ismail Al Suhaili

Consultant and Director Nuclear Medicine Department

Dr. Rehan Saif

Director - Transplant Surgery for Burjeel Abdominal Multi-Organ Transplant Program, Clinical Lead - HPB Surgery, Consultant General Surgery

Dr. Rishikesh Ramesh Pandya

Director of Urology and Uro Oncology

Dr. Nicholas Wyon

Consultant - Anesthesia / Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Ramamurthy Ganesan Baskaran

Consultant Anaesthesiology & Transplant Anaesthesia

Dr. Dima Ibrahim

Specialist - Infectious Diseases

Dr. Neil Arun Nijhawan

Consultant Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Director of Palliative & Supportive Care, Burjeel Cancer Institute

Dr. Ghaith Makhlouf

HOD - Pathology
Consultant - Anatomic Pathologist

Dr. Mansi Sachdev

Consultant - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant

Dr. Maciej Szwedowski

Consultant - Urology & Uro-Oncology

Dr. Suleiman Hanna Al-Baqain

Specialist - General Surgery

Dr. Syed Faheem Ahmad Sayed Altaf Ahmad

Specialist - General Surgery

Dr. Firuz Ibrahim

Specialist - Nuclear Medicine

Dr. Emad Al Nemnem

Head of the department, Consultant Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Sukhant Bagdia

Specialist Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Kurt Schlemmer

Consultant - Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Tamer Abdelgawad

Head of Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Shimaa Elsabae

Radiology Specialist

Dr. Yoginee Pundlik Sonawane

Specialist - Radiation Oncology

Ms. Noor Farouk Abu Dheir

Clinical Dietician

Ms. Rayan Ali Mahmoud Daoud Ahmed

Clinical Dietician