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Wafik Zaky, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics Patient Care, Division of Pediatrics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center,, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Unit Number: 87
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: B8.4421
Phone: 713-745-1862
Fax: 713-792-0608
Email: WZaky@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Postgraduate Training

7/2011-8/2012 Clinical Fellowship, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
7/2008-6/2011 Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship, NYU Medical Center, New York
7/2006-6/2008 Clinical Residency, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
7/2005-6/2006 Clinical Internship, Tod Children’s Hospital/ Western Reserve Care System, Youngstown, OH
12/2001-11/2002 Clinical Internship, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics
member, 1/2005-present
American Society for Clinical Oncology
member, 1/2008-present
American Society of Hematology
member, 1/2008-present
American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (ASPHO
member, 1/2010-present
Children Oncology Group
member, 1/2008-present
Society of Neuro-oncology
member, 1/2011-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Khatua S, Zaky W. The Biolgic era of childhood Medulloblastoma and clues to novel therapies. Future Oncology. In Press.
2. Zaky W, Wellner M, Brown R, Blumi S, Finlay J, Dhall G. Treatment of children with diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas with chemoradiotherapy followed by a combination of temozolomide, irinotecan and bevacizumab. Pediatric Hematology Oncology 30(7):623-32, 10/2013.

Abstracts

1. Khatua S, Hou P, Wolff J, Hamilton J, Zaky W, Mahajan A, Ketonen L. Diffusion Tensor Imaging Confirms Efficacy of Re-irradiation Treatment in Pediatric Patients with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. Society of Neuro-Oncology, 11/2013.
2. Khatua S, Sandberg D, Foresman L, Vats T, Dasgupta S, McAleer M, Zaky W. ICE as Salvage Therapy in Multipy Recurrent Intracranial Malignant Germ Cell Tumor. Society of Neuro-Oncology, 11/2013.
3. Zaky W, Bluml S, Grimm J, Wong, K, McComb JG, Gilles F, Finlay JL, Dhall G. Aggressive behavior of tectal gliomas in children: A report of two cases and review of literatuare. International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, 6/2012.
4. Dhir N, Zaky W, Zomorodian T, Dhall G. Chronic myeloid leukemia as a secondary malignant neoplasm in a patient with medulloblastoma after treatment with chemotherapy and irradiation: A case report and review of literature. International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, 6/2012.
5. Zaky W, Bluml S, Grimm J, Wong, K, McComb JG, Gilles F, Finlay JL, Dhall G. Clear Cell Meningioma in Children: A Report of Two Cases With Description of Presenting Clinical Features, Treatment, and Patterns of Relapse. International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, 6/2012.
6. Zaky W, Kreimer S, Dagri J, Grimm JP, Bluml S, Britt B, Dhall G, Gilles F, Finlay JL. Transformation of Pediatric Non-Pilocytic Low Grade Astrocytomas to Malignant Gliomas: Preliminary Results of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) Retrospective Review. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuro-Oncology, 11/2011.
7. Bhatla T, Wang J, Morrison D, Zaky W, Raetz E, Carroll W. Vorinostat Reverses Relapse-Specific Drug Resistance Gene Expression Signatures In Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). ASPHO, 12/2010.
8. Zaky W, Chen Z, Meyer J, Bhatla T, Yang J, et l. IKAROS Deletion Leads to Chemotherapy Resistance in Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 54(6):789, 6/2010.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Malignant transformation of pediatric non-pilocytic astrocytoma
Funding Source: St. Baldrick's Foundation
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 1/2011 - 6/2012
 
Title: IKZF1 deletion and chemotherapy resistance in pediatrics acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Funding Source: St. Baldrick's Foundation
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 1/2010 - 6/2011

Last updated: 10/25/2013