Dr Al Khatib graduated from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt in 1969, obtained his DMRT in Radiotherapy and Oncology from the University of London in 1980, Part one FRCR, London in 1984, and FFRRCSI from Dublin in 1984.
He undertook postgraduate training in Radiotherapy and Oncology in different hospitals in the UK, where he obtained extensive experience in the management of all malignant diseases both by chemotherapeutic agents and with radiation using different modalities including external beam radiation (x-ray, Co.60, Linear Accelerator, and electrons), intracavitary and interstitial brachytherapy (high dose and low dose}, as well as non-sealed radioactive sources (I-131, P-32, St-89, etc). He also actively participated in ongoing clinical trials of the period, particularly those related to breast, lymphomas, brain and GI malignancies.
He worked for 11 years as Consultant and Head of Radiotherapy Services at Tawam Hospital, United Arab Emirates where he attended between 350-400 new patients per year and was involved in the management of nearly 6000 cases out of 8000 registered at the hospital. His experience covers all standard radiotherapy techniques, conformal radiotherapy and rotation techniques, using 3D computer planning and MLC.
Overall, he has played a major role in developing radiotherapy and medical oncology in the UAE and Gulf region.