Dr. Issa is Consultant haematologist and clinical head of the lymphoma service at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland/ New Zealand. Dr. Issa graduated from School of Medicine /Baghdad University; she trained in Auckland where she gained the fellowships of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 2007. She undertook a fellowship in translational research at the University of California San Francisco, her research focused on central nervous system lymphoma.
Dr Issa is an active member of a number of scientific groups; is the founding chair of the Lymphoma Network of New Zealand and the founding clinical director of the Middlemore Tissue Bank. She has multiple research publications and is the primary investigator on several local and international lymphoma clinical trials. Dr Issa has authored few book chapters in the field of lymphoma.
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