Saeed Rafii Dr.

Oncology at Mediclinic
English, Farsi

Core competencies

  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal (bowel) cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Gynaecological cancers including ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Gastric (stomach) and small bowel cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Kidney and bladder cancer
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Brain cancer
  • Rare malignancies and recurrent cancers
  • Melanoma
  • Cancer immunotherapy and targeted therapy
  • Oncology precision medicine


Dr. Saeed Rafii is a UK trained and board certified consultant medical oncologist. After completion of his primary medical degree he was trained in internal medicine followed by subspeciality training in medical oncology in two of the most prestigious cancer hospitals in the UK, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and the Royal Marsden Hospital, London. He then completed clinical fellowship in early phase clinical trials at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London and received his CCT (certificate of completion of training) from the UK General Medical Council. Dr Rafii was subsequently appointed as associate professor and consultant in medical oncology at the University of Manchester and the Christie hospital, one of the largest cancer hospitals in Europe, where he helped to establish and expand the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre. He then moved to University College London Hospital and Oxford cancer network as a consultant medical oncologist.

He has an extensive expertise in clinical trials and has been Chief, Principal or Co-investigator on over 100 early and late phase oncology clinical trials. Dr Rafii also holds a PhD and a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular cancer genetics. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of the UK, European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) and American Association for Clinical Oncology (ASCO). In 2018 he was elected as Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of UK (FRCP) for his outstanding medical and research activities.

With over 20 years of experience in medicine and cancer medicine, Dr Rafii is highly experienced in diagnosing and treating all solid cancer patients with variety of treatment modalities including targeted therapies, immunotherapies, chemotherapies, hormonal therapies and combination of these agents. He is particularly an expert in treating breast, lung, bowel and gynaecological cancers. He has an excellent bedside and clinic manners and his approach in communicating with patients is favoured by many patients and their families. He is expert in cancer immunotherapy and has helped to design a few practice changing large clinical trials. He is routinely asked for his second opinion on difficult to treat cancer patients. Dr. Rafii has published extensively in peer reviewed scientific papers in prestigious medical and cancer journals and has presented in various prestigious international oncology conferences.


MD, PhD, MRCP (London), MRCP (Medical Oncology), CCT (UK), FRCP (London)


Mediclinic City Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Dubai, UAE
Dubai Healthcare City, Mediclinic City Hospital North Wing
Building 35

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