Meet the Medic

Meet the Medic

Meet Dr. Houriya Kazim

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She’s a Breast Surgeon & the first female Surgeon in the UAE. She made the word “Breast” more acceptable.

“Ignore the noise. Know for yourself what you really want to do and why you want to do it and then prioritize that. Yes, there is going to be give and take, but everything is possible.”
– Dr. Houriya Kazim

In this article, she shares what inspired her to pursue a career in medicine, challenges and stereotypes she had to overcome on becoming the first female surgeon in the UAE, starting a family, and so much more.


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