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Prof. Humaid Al Shamsi

Prof. Humaid Al Shamsi

Director-Oncology Services

Burjeel Holdings

Prof. Al-Shamsi is the director of oncology services at Burjeel Holding UAE and Burjeel Oncology in GCC, president of the Emirates Oncology Society, Lead of the Gulf Cancer Society , professor of oncology at the college of medicine at the University of Sharjah. He is the first Emirati to be promoted to full professor in oncology in the UAE. He is also the chairman for colorectal cancer in the MENA region, appointed by the prestigious NCCN. He is the chairman of the oncology and hematology fellowship training program for the National Institute for Health Specialties in the United Arab Emirates. He is board certified from the UK, USA, and Canada in both internal medicine and oncology. He was an assistant professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center between 2014 and 2017. 

He published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in Jama Oncology, Lancet Oncology, The Oncologists, BMC Cancer, and many others. In 2022, he published the first book about cancer research in the UAE and also the first book about cancer in the Arab World, both of which were launched at Expo 2020, which has been downloaded more than 3000,000 times in its first year of publication. He has been awarded in 2022 the prestigious Feigenbaum Leadership Excellence Awards from Sheikh Hamdan Smart University for his exceptional leadership and research, and the Sharjah Award for volunteering.