I graduated from Damascus University- Faculty of Medicine in 2001. Subsequently I moved to the UK and attained the MRCP degree in 2006. I was a research fellow at Cardiff University 2007-2009- the title of my MD thesis was “Pharmacogenetics of Advanced Colorectal Cancer”. I did my training in medical oncology in Newcastle upon Tyne and completed this in 2013.
In 2014 I started my first consultant position at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Liverpool where I was an honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Liverpool and the lead for acute oncology at the Royal Liverpool Hospital. I was the principal investigator for several clinical trials and presented the outcome of my research work and quality improvement projects at international conferences.
I have moved to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in 2022 and I am currently the research lead at Berkshire Cancer Centre. I treat patients with breast and colorectal cancers and see private patients at Spire Dunedin Hospital.
I have 11 academic papers published in peer reviewed journals in relation to cancer management and many more published in abstract form.
I have accepted educational grants from pharmaceutical companies to fund attendance at international cancer conferences and have taken part in consultancy boards for which I have received honoraria. I have no financial interests in any pharmaceutical company.