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Dr. Samina Afzal

Paediatric Oncologist and Hematologist
Biography
Biography

Dr. Samina Afzal is Consultant Paediatric Oncologist at Al Jalila Children’s and has over fifteen years of extensive experience in Paediatric Oncology and Haematology. She has previously worked at the Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK and the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Canada.

Prior to joining Al Jalila Children’s, Dr. Afzal was Consultant – Paediatric Oncology/Hematology at IWK Children’s Hospital, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. She also served as Consultant – Paediatric Oncology at University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Dr. Afzal has published more than 15 papers in international journals and has 20 abstracts presented in International Conferences including SIOP, ASH, ASPHO and ISPNO. She was the Principal Investigator for “Epidemiology of DIPG” – a study of Canadian Paediatric Brain Tumor Consortium involving all 17 Canadian Paediatric oncology units in Canada.

Professional Background
1996-1999
Pediatric and Neonatology Residency, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Islamabad, Pakistan.
2004-2007
Fellowship Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Including one year in Pediatric Brain Tumor, The Hospital for Sick Children Toronto, Canada
2003-2004
Fellowship Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, United Kingdom
2012-2017
Consultant Pediatric Oncology/Hematology, IWK Health Centre, Dalhousie University, Canada
2009-2012
Consultant Pediatric Oncology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
2007-2009
In charge Safari Day Care, Pediatric Oncology/ Hematology

Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK

2000-2002
Consultant Pediatric and Neonatology, Holy Family Hospital, Pakistan

Languages Spoken

English, Urdu

Achievements Career Highlights


Certified Paediatric Oncologist with General Medical Council, UK

Fellow of Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, UK

Member of Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, UK

Fellow of College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan

      Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates
800 AJCH (8002524)
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