Dr. Abeer Al-Sayegh
Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Centre (SQCCCRC)
Dr. Abeer Al Saegh is an Omani Medical Geneticist with experience in genetic disorders and familial cancer syndromes. My adventure started after graduating from Sultan Qaboos University with Medical Doctor (MD). I was in the dean’s honor list and was nominated by the University to complete a residency in Medical Genetics at the University of Calgary, Canada and obtained fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Medical Genetics in 2010 followed by fellowship in Cancer Genetics from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of London in 2012.
I established the first cancer genetics clinic in the country at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital. I led the Genomics department at Sultan Qaboos University from 01/09/2017 to 31/01/2021 and currently appointed as the head of cancer genomics at the comprehensive cancer care and research center. I am a strong believer that patients play a vital role in shaping care in rare diseases and became the founder and current president of Oman Society of Genetic
Medicine since 2019 with the main aim of increasing awareness of genetic disorders among physicians and the Omani community. Main research interest areas are in familial cancer syndromes, genomic population screening of multifactorial diseases, and polygenic scores for common multi-factorial diseases.