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Dr. Sadir Alrawi

 

Language Spoken: Arabic, English

Dr. Alrawi is currently the Director of Oncology Services at VPS Hospital system in UAE & MENA having tertiary referral cancer centers for all UAE, with all supporting subspecialties including Surgical Oncology, Medical Oncology, and Radiation, in addition to palliative care and research. The system is an art of high qualified personals with western qualifications establishing the nucleus of a quaternary referral center from MENA at Burjeel Medical City.

Dr. Alrawi was the Director of Oncology Services (Surgery & Oncology) at Alzahra Hospital in the Heart of Dubai and its tertiary referral cancer center for all UAE, hosting highly specialized Surgical Oncology subspecialties, including Colorectal, Breast oncology, Head & Neck Surgery, Urology, Gynecological Oncology, Sarcoma/ Melanoma, and Peritoneal surface malignancy, in addition to Pancreatic and Hepatic surgery.

In his previous post, Dr. Alrawi was the Chief of Surgical Oncology Division at Tawam Hospital and the interim chair of the department of surgery from October 2013-September 2015. Tawam Hospital is affiliated with JOHN HOPKINS Medical System.

Dr. Alrawi has a major interest in Gastrointestinal Oncology, including Esophageal, Gastric, Pancreas, Liver, and Colonic Surgery with a special interest in Endocrine Surgery including thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal.

Dr. Alrawi was trained in various Academic institutes in Surgical Oncology all over including Roswell Park, Cancer Institute, Buffalo, Royal Free Hospital, UC of London, and Ninewells Hospital, U of Dundee. Dr. Alrawi, who is an American board-certified, completed his Head & Neck fellowship and Surgical Oncology fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (NCI) designated in 2006.

Dr. Alrawi did advanced Laparoscopic oncology training with Professor Alfred Cuschieri in Dundee 1992-1993, advanced colorectal oncology training with E Lloyd Davis in Cornwall, England 1993-1995, and advanced surgical oncology with Professor Marc Winslett, London 1995-1996. He has received many academic and scholarly honors while in training and during his clinical practice years, and is an often invited speaker at both public and professional meetings dedicate to helping education with cancer management.

Dr. Alrawi has been involved in numerous research activities throughout his career in an effort to improve our understanding of cancer early diagnosis and multidisciplinary approach. In his 28 years of experience in Surgical Oncology, Dr. Alrawi was able to publish more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and more than 150 presentations in local, national, and international meetings both in clinical and basic sciences and published 10 book chapters Dr. Alrawi is passionate about community outreach, and fervently believes that cancer care and health awareness, coupled with excellence in cancer diagnosis and treatment handled in multidisciplinary approach by a specialized team, can and will continue to save lives.

Qualification

Experience: 30 Years of Experience

Language English, Arabic, French

Dr Sadir Alrawi worked in the leading hospital environments of international reputation in the Western world.  Dr. Alrawi has tertiary referral cancer centers in UAE, with all supporting subspecialties including Surgical Oncology, Medical Oncology & Radiation, in addition to palliative care and research. He has a major interest in Gastrointestinal Oncology, including Esophageal, Gastric, Pancreas, Liver & Colonic Surgery with a special interest in Endocrine Surgery including thyroid, parathyroid & adrenal.

In his 30-year experience of Surgical Oncology, he was able to publish more than 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals & more than 150 presentations in local, national, and international meetings both in clinical and basic sciences & published 10 book chapters.

Positions & Qualification:

              

  • Chief executive officer of Burjeel Medical City and director of the Oncology Services at the VPS system from 2020- 2023
  • Director of all Surgical Oncology Services at Al Zahra Cancer Center 2015 -2020
  • Chief of Surgical Oncology Division at Tawam Hospital 2013-2015
  • Chief of the Surgical Oncology Program at Comprehensive Cancer Center of 21st Century Oncology in Jacksonville, Florida from 2008-2013.
  • Assistant professor in the Department of Surgery/Division of Surgical Oncology at University of Florida, Jacksonville.

 

  • Head & Neck fellowship and Surgical Oncology fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer institute (NCI) designated in 2000-2006.
  • American Board of surgery 2002
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England FRCSEng 1994
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh FRCSEd 1992
  • Arab Board of Surgery 1992
  • Diploma general Surgery, Iraq 1991

 

Area of Expertise

Endocrine surgery including thyroid parathyroid and pancreatic surgery with a minimally invasive and laparoscopic evaluation for pancreatic tumor

Forgot gastric and esophageal surgery for laparoscopic reflux disease and malignancy of the stomach on the esophageal cancer

Pancreatic and liver benign and malignant condition including chronic pancreatitis and tumor of the liver and the pancreas including both laparoscopic and open approach

Major head and neck oncology cases including carcinoma of the tongue pharynx larynx pyriform area and the neck dissections with the complex microvascular reconstruction and local flap reconstruction

Colorectal surgery including laparoscopic and open for benign and malignant conditions for ulcerative colitis Crohn’s disease and malignancy

Heated intraperitoneal chemo perfusion for peritoneal carcinomatosis and diffuse cancer of the peritoneal cavity for both ovarian and GI origin

Breast been on in medical condition with oncoplastic reconstruction and sentinel and axillary lymph node dissection with the reconstruction of the breast

Sarcoma and melanoma with a complex discussion and MDT with a neoadjuvant treatment and resection with the groin dissection and axillary dissection with a compartment resection of all sarcomas

Assist in the GYN and neuro-oncology cases for complex cases in the presence of the gynecological and urological team in addition to assist with the plastic surgeon for the complex microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck cancer cases

Administrative and collegial building of multispeciality cancer Institute and the MDT for discussion for complex cancer cases in different part of the ward including America in Florida to one hospital at the Alzahra and the Burjeel system

 

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