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UL Hospitals Group announce appointment of two new consultants in Dr Anees Hassan and Dr Mohamed Harb at UHL

UL Hospitals Group announce two new appointments with Consultant Medical Oncologist and a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at UHL

UL Hospitals Group has announced the appointment of Dr Anees Hassan as a Consultant Medical Oncologist and Dr Mohamed Harb as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospital Limerick (UHL).

Dr Hassan graduated as Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Mansoura University in Egypt, and holds Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK) Diplomas in General Internal Medicine and in Medical Oncology, and was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

Dr Harb completed his Higher Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine at UHL from 2015-2022, following a his core training in the specialty during a four-year residency at Mansoura University Hospital in Egypt from 2003 to 2007.


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The newly appointed oncologist’s journey in the treatment of cancer began in 2009 in Saudia Arabia, and his completed his Higher Specialist Training in Medical Oncology in Ireland in 2018. He entered the specialist division of the Irish Medical Council in August 2018.

Dr Hassan has worked for more than four years as a Consultant Medical Oncologist, initially spending more than two years at Letterkenny University Hospital and, most recently, a further two year period in Dublin at St James’s Hospital and the Mater Misericordiae Hospital

An active member of the European Society of Medical Oncology, Dr Hassan specialises in the treatment of solid tumours. He has actively participated in national scientific meetings and international congresses in the field of Medical Oncology.

Dr Hassan has also had his research on solid tumours published in national and international journals, and he has participated in numerous leadership and quality meetings.

In addition to clinical work and research, Dr Hassan is interested in medical education and training. He is keen to help trainee physicians continuing with their career path. He is a member of the MRCPI Part 2 Clinical Exam Board, which is a pre-requisite for entry into higher specialist training programmes in various medical sub-specialties. Dr Hassan was an Examiner for these exams during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Outside of work, Dr Hassan’s favourite pastime is table-tennis.

Between his training at Mansoura and taking up post at UHL, Dr Harb worked in Emergency Medicine at Cavan & Monaghan General Hospital (2022); the International Medical Centre, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (2010-15); Dekirnis General Hospital, Egypt (2009-10); and at the Saudi Arabia Airlines Medical Centre, Jeddah (2007-9).

His education and training credentials include Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCH) from the Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University (2001); Master of Science in General Medicine, Mansoura University (2006); memberships of the Irish Association of Emergency Medicine (IAEM), the European Society of Emergency Medicine (EuSEM); and Fellowship of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) in the UK.

He was awarded a Certificate of Specialty Doctor with the Medical Council of Ireland on completion of his Emergency Medicine training in 2022, and is currently training as an Examiner in Continuing Professional Development Support Scheme courses with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).

Dr Harb’s primary area of interest as an emergency medicine consultant with UL Hospitals Group is quality improvement in emergency medicine, acute medicine, resuscitation and ultrasound.

Away from the Emergency Department, Dr Harb’s main interests include football and reading.

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