A Professor of Surgery & a Senior Consultant Breast Surgeon, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Holder of Masters in Healthcare management.
Prof. Abdel Hadi had established Breast Specialty clinics at the university hospital in 2000 which is the first to be recognized in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia. Expanding to 5 weekly general breast specialty and breast oncology clinics accommodating around 3000 patients annually.
Founder of the first Intraoperative Radiotherapy service for Breast Cancer treatment in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
One of the founders, active board member and head of the patient support committee of the newly developed Saudi Cancer Foundation for which she helped establish a cancer support program and set strategies for cancer awareness in particular breast cancer.
Served in many societies as an active member or board member in namely International Society for Breast Health, the American Society of Breast Diseases, Breast Surgery International, International Society of Surgery, BASO- The association for cancer surgery and Association of women surgeons.
Active author with many publications in distinguished journals, and participant in both local and international individual and multicenter research projects.
An invited manuscript peer reviewer for the Breast Journal, Medical Science Monitor, the Saudi Medical Journal, Arab board journal, Oman Medical Journal and Saudi Family and Community medicine Journal.
Winner of three international awards:
1. The Royal college of Surgeons in Ireland Medal
2. Prize for best poster presentation at the Millennium Surgical conference AL Sharjah UAE
3. Sheikh Hamdan International award for medical science. Dubai UAE