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ICAN Board & Officers

We are a group of dedicated Iraqi cancer care providers practicing in the US & Canada 

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Dr. Ahmed Al-Niami

Founder Current President

My name is Ahmed Al-Niaimi, born and raised in Iraq, currently living and is a practicing Gynecology Oncology surgeons and chief of surgical outcome at the University of Wisconsin, USA. My main interested is complex and advanced ovarian cancer surgery and surgical outcomes. My hobbies are triathlon and high altitude photography.

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Dr. Zail Al-Wahab

Co-Founder Vice President

My Name is Zaid R Al-Wahab, I was born in Iraq. I did my residency and fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Wayne State University, Karmanos Cancer institute. 

I currently practice Gynecologic Oncology at Beaumont Health in Michigan. I have special interest in robotic surgery, cancer cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC.

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Dr. Rabbie Hanna

Co-Founder & Treasurer

My Name is Rabee Hanna, I was born in Iraq. I am board certified in Gynecologic Oncology, and currently working in Henry Ford Health system in Deltoid Michigan. 

My Interest is Minimally invasive cancer treatment, and my personal hobby is outdoor activities.

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Dr. Tariq Khamees

Co-Founder Secretary

My name is Tariq Khamees, born and raised in Iraq. I am Urololgic Oncology surgeon currently practicing in Columbus Ohio at OhioHealth. My academic interest in prostate cancer cellular research and personal hobby is outdoor cycling.

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Dr. Haidar Mahdi

Co-Founder

My Name is Haidar Mahdi, born and raised in Iraq. I am practicing Gynecologic Oncology in Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. My academic interest is Phase I and II clinical trials and my personal hobby is Soccer

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Dr. Ghada Kuntar

ICAN Board Member

My name is Ghada Kuntar, I was born in Iraq. I currently live and practice as a Hematologic Oncologist at Wellstart Oncology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. My passion is cancer education; with a success that came through my social media channels and interviews with cancer providers and activists. I am also actively involved in supporting Iraqi women for a better and safer future. 

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Dr. Layth Mula-Hussain

Founder & President

Layth Mula-Hussain is a radiation oncologist with interest in academia and global oncology, born and raised in Iraq, currently living and working in Canada, at The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa.

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