Dr Doraid Alrifai

Founder of The International Care Network and Medical Oncology Physician

Dr Doraid Alrifai is an experienced medical oncology physician who manages patients suffering from thoracic (lung, mesothelioma, thymoma) and urological (kidney, ureter, bladder, prostate, and penile) malignancies. He is based at St George’s University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest teaching hospitals in the United Kingdom.

Dr Alrifai has trained throughout London in some of the biggest academic institutions in the world such as University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. He has experience in both early and late phase clinical trials and is a principal and sub-investigator on numerous oncology studies. Dr Alrifai has been awarded an MSc at the Institute of Cancer Research and a PhD focusing on thoracic malignancies at University College London. Prior to these higher degrees, Dr Alrifai also spent time working with Genomics England Ltd, involved in the now completed 100,000 Genomes Project. He has published in some of the most prestigious journals in the world including the New England Journal of Medicine as well as contributing to chapters in oncology-based textbooks

Dr Alrifai has won national and international prizes for his work in medical oncology. He is heavily involved in teaching and continues to chair and speak at regional and international educational / charity events. Dr Alrifai also leads the junior clinical faculty at St Georges and is heavily involved in the recruitment and mentorship of new doctors to the oncology department. Dr Alrifai also serves as a reviewer for highly regarded national and international journals.

As well as working as a full-time cancer treating physician, Dr Alrifai has also played a crucial role in the running of the COVID Medicine Delivery Unit (CMDU) at St George’s Hospital. His contribution can be reviewed in news outlets such as the BBC. His robust understanding of general medicine has allowed him to confidently work in this department, parallel to his ever-growing cancer work

Dr. Alrifai’s first language is English but he is also able to communicate in Arabic.

Languages spoken

English (first language)


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About The International Cancer Care Network

The International Cancer Care network represents a network of highly qualified specialists working in London, one of the largest and most metropolitan cities in the world. Our very experienced clinicians come from various backgrounds, having trained in some of the world’s most highly regarded hospitals.