Dr. Leen Alhoussan is a surgeon working in the NHS (National Health Service UK), at Basildon University Hospital. She finished her degree at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) in 2021. The same year, she received the International Citizenship Award that is given to students who made an effort to become culturally experienced and all-around professionals while studying at RCSI. In December 2021, Dr. Leen Al-Houssan started working as a doctor in the NHS.
Medical Research and Professional Experience
As a very motivated young doctor, Dr. Leen Alhoussan has contributed to medical research by participating in numerous research projects. This includes projects with the University of Ottawa focused on learning how the brain functions, as well as research on ovarian cancer known as the deadliest gynecological cancer. This research project was conducted in conjunction with the University Health Network in Toronto with Princess Margaret Hospital. Another research project that she participated in with the University of Ottawa was focused on Kinesiology, the study of human movement. While working on this research, she was able to learn new skills and nurtured her passion for research.
She keeps working on this research and is currently studying amputations in conjunction with the vascular surgery department. There is also a current research study conducted by Dr. Leen Alhoussan that involves studying patient mortality rates after abdominal surgery. The purpose of the study is to identify ways to reduce the risk of complications. She is also participating in a study, involving patients with diabetes who often have foot complications and are in need of surgery.
Dr. Leen Al-Houssan was also a participant in numerous conferences, such as:
- SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2019;
- GOC 40th Annual General Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2019;
- ICHAMS 2020 10th Annual Conference in Dublin, Ireland;
- A WS European Conference in Dublin, Ireland in 2020.
Contribution to Society
Dr. Alhoussan devotes a lot of her time to volunteering to help those who are less fortunate. For example, she was an in-patient volunteer at Dementia and Alzheimer Unit at Queensway Carleton Hospital, in-patient volunteer at Ottawa Civic Hospital, Emergency Room Volunteer at Maniwaki General Hospital, Activities Coordinator for Syrian Refugee Kids at Ottawa Catholic Centre for Immigrants, and others.