Dr Arif specialises in Gastrointestinal cancers (liver, pancreas, bile duct and bowel cancers). She graduated from India and completed post-graduate training in the UK. She obtained MRCP in Internal Medicine and thereafter specialised in Clinical Oncology followed by an Advanced Radiation Oncology Fellowship in the prestigious Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto. Dr Arif has been an NHS Consultant for over 10 years at the Velindre Cancer Centre. At the Velindre centre, she is clinical lead for the Moondance funded Advanced Radiotherapy Fellowship Programme.
In addition to bowel and other gastrointestinal cancers, Dr Arif has a keen interest in the treatment of primary and secondary liver cancers. She specialises in stereotactic radiotherapy to liver. She set up and implemented the first advanced liver radiotherapy treatment- Liver Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Treatment/Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SBRT/SABR) clinical service in Wales.
Dr Arif has also received specialist training in Proton Beam Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She is also actively involved in clinical trials both nationally and internationally and holds the role principal investigator for multiple clinical trials.
Dr Arif has a degree in Medical Education from Cardiff University and has an interest in International Educational Collaborations. Dr Arif also is currently the Secretary for the Standing Welsh Committee for the royal College of Radiologists representing Radiotherapy/oncology services in Wales.