Dr. Al Mutar is originally from Iraq. He received his initial medical training at the Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Drawn by the rapidly growing science of oncology and the higher level of communication skill it takes to take care of cancer patients he developed an interest in Medical Oncology prior to residency ,while working as a Research Assistant in Gastrointestinal (GI) Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He completed his Medical Oncology Fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch followed by an advanced fellowship in clinical research with Gastrointestinal Oncology focus at the Ohio State University. Dr. Al Mutar brings to UTSW a strong background in general medical oncology , the passion to develop new cancer therapeutics, and medical education. He currently specializes in GI oncology, His clinical practice emphasizes age and culturally sensitive care with continuous development in care quality and Efficiency . Dr. Al Mutar’s interests outside of medicine include soccer, water sports and travelling.


Medical School
University of Al-Mustansiririah College of Medicine, Iraq (2011)
Wayne State University School of Medicine (2017), Internal Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch (2019), Medical Oncology
Research Fellowship
The Ohio State University Medical Center (2020), Gi Oncology

Research Interest

  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Geriatric Oncology
  • Quality of Care Improvement


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Oxaliplatin-induced Pulmonary Toxicity: A Rare but Serious Complication.
Suthar KH, Al Mutar S, Venkatesan R, Cureus 2020 Mar 12 3 e7483

Honors & Awards

  • Ohio State Honor Society
    Ohio State University (2019)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Cancer Research (2019)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (2017)
  • American Society of Hematology (2017)