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Sairah Ahmed, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Stem Cell Transplantation, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. Unit 423
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-792-8750
Fax: (713)794-4902

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2000 Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan, MBBS, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Postgraduate Training

7/2011-7/2012 Clinical Fellowship, Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Marcos deLima, M.D.
1/2011-3/2011 Rotating Faculty, Hematology/Oncology, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Center, Lahore, Pakistan
7/2007-7/2012 Clinical Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, William Gradishar
7/2007-7/2008 Chief Fellow, Hematology/Oncology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, William Gradishar
7/2006-6/2007 Chief Medical Resident, Primary Care Internal Medicine Program, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT, Scott Allen, MD
4/2005-5/2005 Rotation, Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant, University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
7/2003-6/2006 Internship & Residency in Internal Medicine, Primary Care Internal Medicine Program, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT, Scott Allen, MD
1/2001-3/2002 Clinical Internship, Pediatrics and Medicine, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan

Board Certifications

11/2010 American Board of Internal Medicine - Hematology
11/2010 American Board of Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
9/2006 American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

Honors and Awards

2011 Fellows Award Recipient, Hematologia del Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia Mexico, Cancun, Mexico
2010 Fellows Award Recipient, Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville
2009 ASCO Fellows Recognition Program, American Society of Clinical Oncology
2009 Northwestern University Fellow Teaching Award, Northwestern University
2008 NCCN Fellows Recognition Program, National Comprehensive Cancer Network
2007 Paul Paladino Award of Excellence for Chief Resident, University of Connecticut
2003-2004 Letter of Commendaton for Excellence in Patient Care, Universitiy of Connecticut

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Ahmed S, Winter J, Gordon L, Evens A. Radioimmunotherapy for the Treatment of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Current Status and Future Applications. Leukemia and Lymphoma 51(7):1163-1177, 7/2010.

Abstracts

1. Ahmed S, Saliba R, de Lima M, Fisher T, Rondon G, Kebriaei P, Alousi A, Hosing C, Bashir Q, Andersson B, Champlin R. International Consensus Criteria for Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Response and Outcome of Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation for. Blood 120(21) (#1997), 11/2012.
2. Ahmed S, Saliba R, de Lima M, Rondon G, Kebriaei P, Fiser T, Jabbour E, Chen J, Kantarjian H, Anderlini P, Alousi A, Hosing C, Andersson B, Jones R, Qazilbash M, Shpall E, Giralt S, Champlin R. Sequential Treatment After Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. Blood 120(21) (#3129), 11/2012.
3. Ahmed S, Evens A, Bhalla S, Amareshwar S, James C, Yang S, Prachand S, Dokic D, Gascoyne R, Winter J, Schumacker P, Gordon L. Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1a (HIF-1a) Regulates CD20 Expression in Lymphoma Cells: Possible Implications for Rituximab Based Therapy in Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL). Blood 114 (#1698), 11/2009.
4. Bhalla S, Gordon L, Amareshwar S, Ahmed S, Dokic D, James C, Schumacker P, Evens A. PX-478, a Novel Small Molecule Inhibitor of Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1 (HIF-1) Downregulates HIF and Induces Cytotoxicity in Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma Cells. Blood 114 (#2713), 11/2009.

Grant & Contract Support

Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Postdoctoral Fellow
Principal Investigator: Leo Gordon, M.D.
Duration: 7/2008 - 7/2010

Last updated: 8/22/2013