Consultant Profile

Dr Hoda Al Booz

Dr Hoda Al Booz MBBCh (Honours), M.MedSci, MD, FFRRCSI, FRCR
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • Oncology
    • Gynaecological cancer
    • Head and neck oncology
Special clinical interests:

Normal organs tolerance to radiation treatment.
Modern Radiotherapy techniques (IMRT),
Brachytherapy (Gynaecological Brachytherapy)
Chemotherapy (in Head & Neck and Gynaecological cancers)

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant in Clinical Oncology
Lead for Gynae Brachytherapy. Gynae-oncology, Head and Neck Oncology
Bristol Cancer Institute, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust 
Honorary Clinical Teacher in the School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol
Chair of the Head & Neck Oncology Site Specific Group

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Radiologists - London
Royal College of Surgeons - Dublin
European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO)
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)
British Association of Head & Neck Oncologists (BAHNO)
British Oncology Association (BOA)

Contact Details 
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Private secretary:
Ms Sandra  Schneider
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Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Al Booz is Consultant Clinical Oncologist, specialises in chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment for Gynaecological cancers and for cancers of the Head and Neck. She has expertise and special interest in using specialised radiotherapy techniques such as Brachytherapy and IMRT. This experience was built over years of specialist training in Leeds and Bristol. In Leeds she completed a Master degree in medical Science of Oncology and an MD research on Prostate Brachytherapy. In Bristol she lead a research about normal organs that are at risk of being damaged by internal radiotherapy (Brachytherapy), as part of her interest in the radiobiology of high dose radiation used in Brachytherapy. Dr Al Booz keeps a regular attendance to national and international Medical and radiation oncology scientific meetings and conferences. She works closely with the Wales and South west Head and Neck Oncologists and the South West Gynaecology Oncologists. Both groups meet biannually to share and discuss clinical protocols, trials and peer review their practices. She is a core member of both multidisciplinary Head and Neck and Gynae-oncology teams in Bristol, both her private and NHS patients benefit from the speedy referral to surgeons when needed. She is a Clinical Teacher in the School of Clinical Sciences in the University of Bristol, and lectures at the University of West of England to both under and post graduate students. She obtained the Radiation Oncology Fellowship of both the Royal College of Radiologist in London and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr Al Booz has set up the Bristol Gynae oncology course, which is the first in the UK to handle Gynae oncology from diagnosis to all modalities of treatment thoroughly. The course is being accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners, and aims to speed the early diagnosis and management of Gynaecological cancers. The course is a success for the third year and excellent feedback from candidates is constantly received.

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Dr Hoda Al Booz

Dr Hoda Al Booz Oncology Consultant, Bristol, private hospital specialist.

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