Samina Afzal

Dr. Samina Afzal is a Consultant Pediatric Oncologist/ Hematologist at American Hospital, Dubai and has almost 20 years of extensive experience in Pediatric Oncology and Hematology. She has trained and worked in two top hospitals of the world including Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK and the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Canada. In addition, she had an exclusive one-year fellowship in pediatric brain tumors in SickKids, Canada. Recently she was working at Al Jalila Children’s Hospital, Dubai, where she dealt with tumors of various types. Prior to that Dr. Afzal worked as Consultant – Pediatric Oncology/Hematology at IWK Children’s Hospital, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada and Consultant – Pediatric Oncology at University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Spoken Languages : English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu
Types of Physician : Full-time
DHA License : Consultant Pediatrician / Hematology & Oncology
Branches : American Hospital Dubai


  • Fellowship Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada, Certificate of Specialist Registration, UK (Pediatric Oncology), General Medical Council, United Kingdom
  • F.R.C.P.C.H, Royal College of Pediatric and Child Health, United Kingdom
  • M.R.C.P.C.H, Royal College of Pediatric and Child Health, United Kingdom

Professional Associations:

  • Dubai Health Care City Authority (DHCC)
  • Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (ASPHO)
  • General Medical Council (GMC) United Kingdom
  • Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, United Kingdom
  • Society of International Pediatric Oncology (SIOP).
  • Children’s Cancer and Leukemia Group (CCLG) United Kingdom
  • Children Oncology Group (COG) USA

Professional Experience:

  • Consultant Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Al Jalila Speciality Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Consultant Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, IWK Health Center, Halifax, Canada
  • Consultant Pediatric Oncology, Allan Blair Cancer Center, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, Canada
  • Incharge safari Day Care, Great Ormond Street Hospital, United Kingdom

Clinical Expertise & Services Offered:

  • Benign hematology including anemia, thrombocytopenia and Neutropenia. All congenital and acquired disorders of hematology. Malignancies including leukemia, lymphoma (Both Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma), solid tumor (Wilm’s tumor, Neuroblastoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma, hepatoblastoma, germ cell tumor, Retinoblastoma and rare solid tumor) Additional expertise in treating all Benign and malignant brain tumors.