"My journey in medicine has been guided by a simple yet powerful goalto make a difference in the lives of those battling cancer.

My mission is clear: to provide not just medical treatment, but unwavering support, compassion, and hope to my patients"

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A renowned Emirati doctor with rich experience in the field of Oncology, pioneering this field in the UAE to provide the best cancer care for the UAE and the region.

Who is Humaid Al Shamsi ?

Thought Leadership

Prof. Dr. Humaid Al Shamsi is the President of the Emirates Oncology Society and the Founder and Director of the Medical Oncology Service at Burjeel Medical City. He is also an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Oncology at the College of Medicine at the University of Sharjah.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Cork – The National University of Ireland in 2005 with honors. He then completed his training in Internal Medicine Residency at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. He also completed Fellowship advanced training program in general oncology followed by gastrointestinal oncology and palliative care.

Solid Knowledge and Expertise

After that, he joined MD Anderson Cancer Centre – at the University of Texas as an Assistant Professor in 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. 

Prof. Dr. 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.

Distinguished Achievements

Prof. Al Shamsi’s achievements 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 gynecological cancers.

Committed to He strongly advocates public awareness of cancer and early detection and screening. He has imparted his knowledge in oncology to the public through his participation in numerous TV interviews, social media awareness campaigns, and newspaper interviews.

Committed to Giving

Prof. Al Shamsi strongly believes in and works to increase cancer awareness and early detection and reduce the stigma about cancer.

He aims to support and enhance the quality of cancer care by providing the most comprehensive cancer treatment for the patients in the UAE and the region.

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