Dr. Khaled Saeed Balaraj

Dr. Khaled Saeed Balaraj

Dr. Khaled Saeed Balaraj

Khalid Saeed Balaraj, MD, FRCR (I), FFRRCSI, FRCPC

Assistant Professor, Al Faisal University

Chair of Oncology, Tawam Hospital

DEGREES/CERTIFICATION

Aug 2005                     Fellowship in Gynae Radiation Oncology and

Fellowship in CNS and Stereotactic Radiosurgery

 

Feb 2005                      Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

 

May 2004                     Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Specialist Certification, Radiation Oncology

 

Dec 2001                     Fellow of the Faculty of Radiologists, Royal College of Surgeons

(Clinical Oncology), Ireland

 

Mar 1998                     FRCR (Part I) the Royal College of Radiologists in

Clinical Oncology, London, United Kingdom

 

Feb 1992                      Internship Certificate

 

Feb 1991                      MBBS, King Abdulaziz University, Medical College and

Allied Science, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

 

 

 

CURRENT POSITIONS

 

January 2019                         Chairman of Oncology service line committee (at DOH)

 

November 2017                    Chairman of Emirates Oncology conference 2018/2019

 

Dec 2017 to date                     Chairman of Oncology council at SEHA

 

Dec 2016 to date                      Chairman of Oncology Services

Tawam Hospital, UAE

 

Dec 2015 to date                      Assistant Professor, College of Medicine and Health Sciences

United Arab Emirates University, UAE

 

Sept 2011 to date                   Chair of Radiation Oncology, Tawam Hospital,

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

 

2010 – 2011                             Assistant Professor,Al Faisal University,

Saudi Arabia

                                         

1/1/2009 -1/09/2011              General Secretary of Saudi Cancer Society

 

1/1/2006                                  Oncology Advisor for CME Oncology Program, Middle East

 

 

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

Dec 2006 – Sep 2011               Consultant Radiation Oncologist

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre

(Doing GI, GU and GYN Radiation Oncology)

 

 

Sep 2005 – Nov 2006               Associate consultant in Radiation Oncology Department,

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre

 

 

Jan 2005 – Aug 2005                Fellow in Gynae, CNS and Stereotactic Radiosurgery,

Radiation Oncology Department,

Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Centre, University of Ottawa

 

 

Nov 2002 – Dec 2004               Resident, Radiation Oncology Training Program,

Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Centre, University of Ottawa

 

 

Mar 2002 – Oct 2002                Resident in Radiation Oncology Department

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre,

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

 

1/4/1998 – 1/3/2002                Registrar of Clinical Oncology,

Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital, Saudi Arabia

 

 

Feb 1996 – Mar 1998                Postgraduate Student in Clinical Oncology,

Meyerstein Institute of Oncology,

The Middlesex Hospital,

University College of London Hospitals Trust, United Kingdom

 

 

Jan 1994 – Dec 1995                Registrar of Clinical Oncology

Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital, Saudi Arabia.

 

 

Jan 1993- Dec 1993                 Senior House Officer

Bahra Primary Health Centre, Saudi Arabia

 

 

Feb 1992 – Jan 1993                Senior House Officer, Medicine

Hera General Hospital, Saudi Arabia

 

 

Feb 1991 – Feb 1992                Senior House Officer, King Fahad General Hospital,

Maternity & Children’s Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

  • Member of Tawam steering committee
  • Scientific committee SIOP conference in UAE 2019
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
  • Royal College of Radiologists London, UK (RCR)
  • Royal College of Surgeons (Radiotherapy), Ireland
  • American College of Radiologists (ACR).
  • Canadian Association of Radiation Oncologists (CARO)
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
  • European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO)
  • American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • CyberKnife Users Group

 

 

RELATED ACTIVITIES

  • MCCQE Part II

Physician Examiner for Part II of the

Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (LMCC),

University of Ottawa (February 2005)

 

  • Organizing 10th Annual National Canadian Preparatory Course

in Clinical and Radiation Oncology (24-28 January 2005)

  1. Balaraj, S. Al-Ghamdi, S. El-Sayed

 

 

 

REGISTRATION/LICENSURE

  • Saudi Commission for Health Specialties ID 02-R-M-6954
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) 78668
  • Limited GMC Registration United Kingdom

 

 

 

RESEARCH

 

 

PubMedAll

 

Khalid balaraj

1.

Pre-operative chemoradiotherapy using capecitabine and cetuximab followed by definitive surgery in patients with operable rectal cancer.

Bazarbashi S, Omar A, Aljubran A, Alzahrani A, Alsanea N, Abduljabbar A, Alhomoud S, Ashari L, Balaraj K, Soudy H, Neimatallah M, Fagih M.

Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Ther. 2016 Dec;9(4):147-153. doi: 10.1016/j.hemonc.2016.08.004. Epub 2016 Sep 2.

PMID: 27613373 Free Article

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2.

RTOG 0417: efficacy of bevacizumab in combination with definitive radiation therapy and cisplatin chemotherapy in untreated patients with locally advanced cervical carcinoma.

Schefter T, Winter K, Kwon JS, Stuhr K, Balaraj K, Yaremko BP, Small W Jr, Sause W, Gaffney D; Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG).

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Jan 1;88(1):101-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2013.10.022.

PMID: 24331655

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3.

A phase II study of bevacizumab in combination with definitive radiotherapy and cisplatin chemotherapy in untreated patients with locally advanced cervical carcinoma: preliminary results of RTOG 0417.

Schefter TE, Winter K, Kwon JS, Stuhr K, Balaraj K, Yaremko BP, Small W Jr, Gaffney DK.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Jul 15;83(4):1179-84. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2011.10.060. Epub 2012 Feb 16.

PMID: 22342094

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4.

Saudi Oncology Society clinical management guidelines for urinary bladder cancer.

Al Othman K, Bazarbashi S, Balaraj K, Al Otaibi M, Kamal B, Al Oraifi I, Al Saeed E, Al Gamdi K, Jubran A, Salah A, Al Shareef J, Zekri J.

Urol Ann. 2011 Mar;3 Suppl:S6-9. doi: 10.4103/0974-7796.78549.

PMID: 21673850 Free PMC Article

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5.

Prevalence and genotypes’ distribution of human papillomavirus in invasive cervical cancer in Saudi Arabia.

Alsbeih G, Ahmed R, Al-Harbi N, Venturina LA, Tulbah A, Balaraj K.

Gynecol Oncol. 2011 Jun 1;121(3):522-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2011.01.033. Epub 2011 Feb 24.

PMID: 21353296

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6.

Evaluating contemporary radiotherapy approaches in the primary treatment of cervical cancer.

Samant R, Kobeleva S, E C, Balaraj K, Le T, Fung-Kee-Fung M.

Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2010 Aug;20(6):1087-91. doi: 10.1111/IGC.0b013e3181e0ef81.

PMID: 20683423

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7.

Laparoscopic ovarian transposition before pelvic irradiation: a Saudi tertiary center experience.

Al-Badawi IA, Al-Aker M, AlSubhi J, Salem H, Abduljabbar A, Balaraj K, Munkarah A.

Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2010 Aug;20(6):1082-6. doi: 10.1111/IGC.0b013e3181e2ace5.

PMID: 20683422

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  • Outcome of Combined Modality Treatment for Stage IIIA Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCL), a Prospective Study
  1. Balaraj, S. Al-Ghamdi, S. El-Sayed CARO 2004

 

  • Protocol to see the Impact of using PET-CT with Tomotherapy Planning
  1. Balaraj, S. Malone, P. Cross

 

  • The Outcome of Chemoradiation vs. Radiation Alone in Cancer Cervix

in patients treated at the Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Centre

Between 2000- 2005

  1. Balaraj, E. Choan, R. Samant

Abstract presented at ESTRO (Germany) Oct 2006

 

  • Clinical Outcome in Patients with Complete Pathological Response To Preoperative Radiotherapy/Chemo-Radiotherapy Operated for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

Abstract presented at the 9th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer (June2007)

 

  • Serum CEA as a Predictor of Response to Preoperative Adjuvant Therapy in Rectal Cancer Patients

Presented at the 7th Annual Surgical Research and Residents Day (Dec 2007) Riyadh

 

  • Is Contemporary Management of Cervix Cancer Improving Outcomes?Radiotherapy and Oncology, Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, Volume 92, Supplement 2, page S19 (September 2009)
  • Prevalence and Genotypes Distribution of Human Papilloma Virus in Cervical Cancer in Saudi Arabia: Implication for Screening and Prevention (Sep 2010)

 

  • “The Association between P53 Codon and 72 Polymorphism, Human Papillomavirus Infection and Cervical Cancer in Saudi Arabia”

Alsbeih, Ghazi; Al-Harbi, Najla; Al–Qahtani, Sara; Venturina, L. Aubrey; Awad, Raef;

Balaraj, Khalid

International Conference on Radiation Medicine: Clinical Applications and innovative approaches. King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

(1-4 March 2010)

 

 

 

  • Anal Canal Carcinoma Treatment Results: The Experience of a Single Institution” Annals of Saudi Medicine (May 2011)

Mostafa El-Haddad  M.D.,  Raef S. Amed M.D., Abdallah Al-Suhaibany M.D., Manal Al-Hazza M.D., Nasser Al-Sanae M.D., AlaaAbd Al-Jabbar M.D., Samar Hamoud M.D., Loay Ashaary M.D., Shouky Bazerbashy M.D., Khaled Balaraj M.D.

 

  • RTOG 0-417

A phase II study of Bevacizumab in Combination with Definitive Radiotherapy and Cisplatin chemotherapy in Untreated Patients with Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer

ASTRO (2012)

 

Tracey Schefter · Kathryn Winter · J.S. Kwon · Kelly Stuhr · Khalid Balaraj · B.P. Yaremko · William Small · William Sause · David Gaffney

 

 

Tracey E Schefter · Kathryn Winter · Janice S Kwon · Kelly Stuhr · Khalid Balaraj · Brian P Yaremko · William Small · David K Gaffney

 

 

 

  • Audit of Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy for Rectal Cancer in Tawam Hospital

Arab Health 2012

 

  • The Role of PET and MRI in Assisting Oncologists in Target Delineation at Tawam Hospital

Arab Health 2012

 

 

 

Urology Annals 03/2011; 3 Suppl(Suppl):S17-20. DOI:10.4103/0974-7796.78551

 

Khaled Al Othman · Shouki Bazarbashi · Khalid Balaraj · Mohamed Al Otaibi · Baher Kamal · Ibraheem Al Oraifi · Eyad Al Saeed · Khalid Al Gamdi · Ali Jubran · Ahmad Salah · Jalal Al Shareef · Jamal Zekri

Urology Annals 03/2011; 3 Suppl(Suppl):S6-9. DOI:10.4103/0974-7796.78549

 

Ashraf J Abusamra · Shouki Bazarbashi · Yasser Bahader · Hussain Kushi · Danny Rabah · Dany Rabbah · Naser Al Bogami · Khalid Al Ghamdi · Abdullah Al Ghamdi · Khaled Balaraj · Raouf Seyam · Mohammed Al Otaibi · Eyad Al Saeed

Urology Annals 03/2011; 3 Suppl(Suppl):S10-6. DOI:10.4103/0974-7796.78550

 

 

  • Laparoscopic ovarian transposition before pelvic irradiation: a Saudi tertiary center experience.

Al-Badawi IA1, Al-Aker M, AlSubhi J, Salem H, Abduljabbar A, Balaraj K, Munkarah A.

 

Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2010 Aug;20(6):1082-6. doi: 10.1111/IGC.0b013e3181e2ace5.

 

 

  • Saudi oncology society clinical management guide line series . Colorectal cancer 2014

Saudi Med J . 2014 Dec : 35 (12) : 1534-1537

PMID : 25491225

 

  • Saudi oncology society clinical management guide line series . Anal cancer 2014

Saudi Med J . 2014 Dec : 35 (12) : 1527-1528

PMID : 25491223

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

CLINICAL

  • Certified as a Clinical Oncologist (FRCR1, FFRRCSI) from the United Kingdom and Ireland
  • Treated patients with chemo-radiation therapy from 1994 to 2001, then joined the north American system and did only radiation therapy
  • Did FRCPC in Ottawa
  • Obtained 2 Fellowships; in Gynae-Oncology and CNS Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • From 2002 to date, involved only with radiation therapy , with experience in recent advances in radio-oncology technology, including IGRT, IMRT and stereotactic radiosurgery, using Tomotherapy, RapidArc, CyberKnife, Linear Accelerators and modern Brachytherapy
  • Treated the very first patient in the Middle East with Prostatic Stereotactic Radiosurgery using CyberKnife (August 2011)

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE

 

  • From 1st January 2009 to date, am the Secretary for the Saudi Arabia Oncology Society, have been involved in all its activities, and have set up all protocols of cancer treatment for all sub-specialties, which were published in 2011, and implemented by the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia, to be the guidelines for cancer management
  • Have been Chair of Radiation Oncology at Tawam Hospital, United Arab Emirates, from September 2011 to date
  • As Chair, my aim is to bring in all the new technology and make Tawam Hospital the Centre of Excellence in Radiation Oncology in the Region
  • Also as Chair, am in the process, with my team, in completing all radiation treatment protocols for the department
  • Our department has now been paperless for 2 years
  • Involved in several cancer symposiums in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as a member of the organizing and scientific committees
  • Was Oncology Advisor for the CME Oncology Programme, Middle East (2006-2009)
  • From Dec to 2016 to date recently appointed as the Chairman of the Oncology Services of Tawam Hospital. The aim is to systematize oncology services to be the comprehensive Cancer Center in UAE, not only dealing with diagnosis and management of cancer but also to provide prevention, awareness, survivorship and palliative care to UAE population.

 

 

 

EDUCATIONAL

  • As Assistant Professor at Al Faisal University in Saudi Arabia, I was involved with teaching medical students from 1st January 2010 using the problem solving-based learning module
  • Am in the process of applying to be an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the United Arab Emirates University
  • Managed to attract and impress an Emirati physician to join the field of radiation therapy, and secured him a place in a well-recognized programme in Montreal, Canada, making him the first Emirati in radiation oncology in the whole of the United Arab Emirates
  • Was involved as an Examiner in the Ottawa University for foreign physicians emigrating to Canada
  • Was one of the organizers for the 10th Annual National Canadian Preparatory Course in Clinical and Radiation Oncology in 2005

 

 

 

RESEARCH

  • Involved with several researches, national and international (RTOG Protocols), as co-investigator in RTOG and NCI

 

 

 

 

My dream is to gain the complete trust of the Emiratis in the healthcare system in the United Arab Emirates

 

 

REFERENCES:

 

 

 

Ø  Dr. Mouza Al Ameri

  • Consultant Breast Surgeon,
  • Tawam Hospital, mmalameri@seha.ae
  • Job title:Acting Division Chief
  • Department:Oncology – Breast Care Center (Dep)
  • Company:Tawam Hospital
  • Tel: +971506632677

 

Ø   Dr. Nadeem Pervez

  • Consultant of Radiation Oncology,
  • Tawam Hospital npervez@seha.ae
  • Job title:Consultant Physician
  • Department:Radiotherapy
  • Company:Tawam Hospital
  • Tel: +971505625860

 

 

 

  • Fathi Azribi
    • Consultant Medical Oncologist, Tawam Hospital
    • Job title:Division Chief
    • Department:Oncology Clinic
    • Company:Tawam Hospita
    • Phone: +971568212050
    • E-mail: fazribi@seha.ae

 

 

  • Dr Suliman Al Ghamdi
    • Consultant of Radiation Oncology,
    • Chairman of Prince Noura Center, Saudi Arabia
    • Job title:Consultant Physician
    • Department:Radiotherapy
    • E- mail: sulimangh@yahoo.com
    • Tel: +966556644096