Success Stories in the Route of Hematooncology

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Khudhair Yassin

Department of Medicine

Hawler Medical University

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Born in Baghdad 1966, MBChB 1989 Baghdad medical college, Diploma internal medicine 1998 Kufa medical college, Arab Board in internal medicine 1999, Iraqi board in clinical hematology 2005, Consultant in clinical hematology 2010 , FRCP London 2016, Professor in clinical hematology, Have more than 30 publications in local and international journals on begnin and malignant hematology, Attended many local and international conferences in hematology, Currently acting program director of clinical hematology board since 2014 in kurdistan board for medical specialities , professor in clinical hematology in hawler medical university. -Medical college , consultant clinical hematologist in nanakelly hospital for cancer and blood diseases .



Harnessing the Power of Immunotherapy in Cancer Treatment: Recent Advances and Future Perspectives

Assit.Prof.Dr. Luqman Rahman Sulaiman

Department of Medicine

Hawler Medical University

Dr. Luqman Rahman is a highly qualified and experienced Medical Oncologist with an impressive academic background. He graduated from a medical college in 1999 and was ranked first among the top ten graduates. He completed his internship and then pursued a Master’s degree with distinction in Clinical Oncology from Nottingham University in the United Kingdom. He further specialized in Medical Oncology with two years of training at City Hospital in the UK.
Dr. Luqman went on to establish a specialized Medical Oncology unit for treating adult solid tumors at Nanakaly Hospital in Erbil city. He served as the head of the unit until January 2009, when he embarked on his MD PhD program in Cancer at Cancer Centrum in Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He successfully completed his doctoral degree in January 2013, during which he was appointed as the representative of all PhD students for the oncology tumor board.
Dr. Luqman has made significant contributions to the field of cancer research and has published numerous original research articles in renowned international journals. Currently, he is working as a Consultant Oncologist at Nanakaly Hospital for Blood Diseases and Oncology, and also holds the position of Senior Lecturer at the College of Medicine, Hawler Medical University.


The Potential Role of the CPP, Tat-LK15, in Enhancing  the Anticancer Effect of  Doxorubicin 

Asst.Prof.Dr. Myasar Al-kotaji

College of pharmacy, Ninevah University, Mosul, Iraq.

Dr. Myasar Al-kotaji is dean of College of pharmacy, Ninevah University, Mosul, Iraq. He has PhD in Pharmaceutics/ Biomolecular Drug delivery, from University of Manchester (UK), and Master in pharmaceutics, from University of Baghdad (Iraq), and Bachelor in Pharmacy, University of Mosul (Iraq). He has published 17 research articles in international and natural peer reviewed journals. 27 articles published in different national and international journals. Three patents registered in Iraq and I have supervised eight postgraduate students.


Pharmacotherapy of Neuropathic Pain Using Natural Components: A Multifactorial and Unique Support

Prof. Dr. Bimlesh Kumar

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar-Delhi G.T Road, Phagwara, Punjab, India

Dr. Bimlesh Kumar is currently working as a Professor, Discipline of Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India. He has completed his Master and PhD from Rajiv Gandhi Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and Lovely professional University, Punjab respectively. He got an opportunity for his industrial training in Biocon Limited, Bangalore after a campus placement interview. He has also qualified for PGET 2006 of RGUHS with a 94 rank.

He has 15 years of teaching and research experience. He has additional responsibilities of Member Secretary, IAEC, (2011 till date), Member of DMC (2012 to 2017), Coordinator of MDMC (MvPI) at (17th July 2020 till date), Coordinator of AMC (PvPI) (23rd August 2021 till date) and Member of IBC (2021 onwards).

He has guided 38 M Pharm projects and 7 PhD research scholars are under his supervision to complete their Ph.D.  He has published more than 100 research papers and contributed for 6 book chapters. He has a 15 h-index (Scopus) in his credit with 553 citations to date. His research interests encompass the pharmacological screening of herbal, semisynthetic, and synthetic drugs in animal models for various diseases like Gastrointestinal disorders, Diabetes, Neuropathic pain, Colon cancer, and cognitive impairment-related disorders. He has also completed one consultancy project of Bhaskar herbaceutical, Nepal. He has 2 patent grant in his credit. He was organizing secretary for 5 conferences and 17 workshops/seminars at Lovely Professional University. He was resource person/speaker in many conferences and workshops.

He is a member of various highly recognized professional national and international societies like the Indian Pharmacy Graduates Association (IPGA), Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), Society of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (SPER), and Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA).

He is the recipient of the Young researcher award of Lovely Professional University for 5 consecutive years. He is also the recipient of the Young teacher award by the Society of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (SPER). Recently in 2021, he received a teacher appreciation award for best teaching.



Long Term Survival After Fludarabine, Cyclophosphamide, and Rituximab Treatment in Previously Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Patients

Dr. Shokhan Mohammad

Hawler medical university

Dr. Shokhan Mohammad is board certified clinical hematologist since 2021-2022 . Lecturer at  Hawler medical university. Member at European hematology association EHA. She has been graduated from Hawler Medical University in 2011-2012, She has been working in Nanakaly hospital for blood disease and cancer since 2015. My research Long term survival after FCR treatment in previously untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia patients in Kurdistan region of Iraq  was in the published in Iraqi journal of hematology in issue of July- December 2021,  and accepted in the 10th annual meeting of society of hematological oncology SOHO in Houston TX/ USA october 2022 and presented as poster and published and clinical lymphoma, myeloma& leukemia volume 22, supplement 2 Speaker at the 2nd Kurdistan haemato-oncology guideline submit February 2023 ,Slemani , Iraq. Speaker at the first Kurdistan medical conference march 2023 in Erbil city.



Role of Interim PET-CT Scan on Long Term Follow Up of Patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Single-Center Study in a Developing Country

Dr. Saya Salahaldeen

Nanakali Hospital, Erbil, Iraq

Dr. Saya Salahaldeen is currently working as a Senior house officer (SHO) in Clinical Hematology and 4th Year KBMS Trainee at Nanakali Hospital for blood disease and cancer where she takes care of Inpatient cares, Outpatient cares, On call duties and Procedures like bone marrow examination and lumber puncture and intrathecal chemotherapy. She graduated from Medical University College of Medicine with Medical Bachelor And Churchill Bachelor (M.B.Ch.B) in the Academic Year of 2000-2007 and received her specialty in 2007 as 4th year KBMS Trainee in Board of Medical Specialties.



Anticancer Potential of Herbs Found in Kurdistan Region 


Asst.Prof.Dr. Sharad Visht

Department of Pharmaceutics,

Faculty of Pharmacy, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq,

Dr. Sharad Visht has completed his Under graduation (Bachelor of Pharmacy) from Shri Ram Murti Smarak College of Engineering and Technology, Bareilly. Postgraduation (Master of Pharmacy) in Pharmaceutics from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Engineering and Technology, Ghaziabad. PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Jawharlal National Technological University, Hyderabad. He has 17 years working experience in academics and administration in different institutions and Universities. He has guided and co-guidance 14 M. Pharm students and currently guiding 4 M. Pharm students, delivered a guest lecture in CSIR-SRTP2020 on topic “Extraction and Isolation of Phytoconstituents” and guided 9 interdisciplinary projects, filed 2 Process patents and 3 design patents, involved in 2 business incubator programs at IIT-Roorkee and DIT University, organized 3 National Faculty Development Program. He has membership with APTI, IPGA, SPER. His expertise is novel drug delivery system, photochemistry, organic synthesis. He contributed 2 Book chapters, 17 Research and 17 Review publications, 4 Oral presentations, 14 Poster presentations, 17 International and National conference, 7 Faculty development program and 5 workshops. He attended online; 1 QIP-1, 5 national and 2 International FDP, 7 Workshop, 12 Online course, 11 International and 119 National Webinar.