Houriya Kazim

Medicine, Class of 1988

Dr Houriya Kazim (FRCSI) is Medical Director and Specialist Breast Surgeon, Well Woman Clinic, UAE.

Dr Kazim is a UAE national and the country's first female surgeon. She attended medical school at RCSI, 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 MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas.

Dr Kazim is the Medical Director and founder of the Well Woman Clinic, which was set up in 2006. In addition to her clinical work, she founded and runs the only breast cancer support group in the city called Breast Friend, as well as a breast cancer charity called The Breast Cancer Foundation of the Emirates.

She is also a freelance writer on women's health issues.

Dr Kazim is married to an American television journalist, and they are parents to two daughters.