Dr Houriya Kazim, BSc, MPH, MB BCh, FRCS
Dr. Houriya is a UAE national who is the country's first lady surgeon. She attended medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, obtained her fellowship in General Surgery then sub-specialised in Surgical Oncology and, in particular, Breast Surgery and reconstruction at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London and the M D Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas.
She has her own practice in Dubai at the Well Woman Clinic, which she set up in 2006. In addition to her clinical work, she founded and runs the only breast cancer support group in the city called "Brest Friends" and has also founded a breast cancer charity, "The Breast Cancer Foundation of the Emirates". She is a freelance writer on women's health issues and is married to an American television journalist. They are parents to two daughters aged 6 and 7 years old.
Conference for young women around the world
4 - 8 April 2010
Dubai, United Arab Emirates