About Hematology

HOD Message


It is my honor and privilege to assume the responsibility as the Head of the Hematology Department at the Sultan Qaboos University. It functions both as a major clinical and a laboratory medicine department and plays a pivotal role in the teaching hematology to undergraduate medical students, postgraduate residents in hematopathology, as well as biomedical scientist training for the Biomedical Science program.

The laboratory unit provides quality hematology testing for the university hospital including a complete hemostatic and hemoglobinopathy workup, highly specialized flow cytometry analysis for hematological malignancy and molecular diagnostic facilities for inherited and malignant disorders.

The clinical unit manages patients with a vast range of hematological disorders as inpatients, outpatients and in the Day care short stay facility where it runs a thalassemia day-care unit, offering comprehensive care for patients with transfusion dependent thalassemia. Furthermore, of national interest is the department’s successful bone marrow transplant program, which offers allogeneic and autologous transplants to Omani nationals with results as good as those from the best centers around the world. 



The mission of the hematology department is to offer state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic, clinical and laboratory services for the people of Oman, as well as advancing research and education in the field of hematology.


Our vision is to complement the National Health Care Program by providing state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic services for all hematological diseases as well as promoting preventative services for hereditary hematological disorders.



1. To provide state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities for hemoglobinopathies, hemostatic disorders, malignant and non-malignant hematological disorders.

2. To create centers of excellence for comprehensive care of thalassemia and sickle cell disorders.

3. To provide a comprehensive care facility for treatment of hematological malignancies.

4. To provide a cost-effective bone marrow transplant facility of international standards.

5. To impart academic and scientific knowledge by regular continuous medical education programs of students and faculty in health sciences and allied specialties.

6. To promote clinical and basic science research in hematological disorders in order to enhance the understanding of hematological disorders prevalent in Oman.

7. To complement the various National Health Care Programs organized by Ministry of Health.


Dr. Mohammed Al-Hunieni

Head, Hematology Department