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Laith Abushahin, M.D.

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Provider Type: Physician

Specialties:
Board Certifications:
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

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General Summary

Laith Abushahin, M.D., is a board-certified medical oncologist, specializing in gastrointestinal malignancies and soft tissue sarcomas. Dr. Abushahin received his medical degree from the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan. He also completed a fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. 

Dr. Abushahin is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research Tumor Microenvironment Working Group, American Cancer Clinical Research, and National Cancer Institute Gastrointestinal Interest Group. He also served as co-leader of the pancreatic cancer multidisciplinary clinic at The Ohio State University, focusing on investigator-initiated trials in pancreatic cancer and soft tissue sarcomas.

Recognized for this clinical experience, Dr. Abushahin was named “Academic Teacher of the Year” at the University of Iowa and received “The Division of Medical Oncology Award” for his work in pancreatic cancer research by The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

Dr. Abushahin looks forward to working on the development of comprehensive sarcoma and gastrointestinal malignancy clinical trials at Texas Oncology that can provide individualized therapy options to patients while contributing to the nation’s leading-edge cancer research. 

Education

  • Fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology
    Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas TX
  • Residency in Internal Medicine
    Tucson, AZ
  • Internship in Internal Medicine
    The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • Internship in Internal Medicine
    King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
    University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • Post Master’s Certificate
    Al-Hussein Hospital, Al-Salt, Jordan

Accolades & Memberships

  • Academic Teacher of the Year, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (2014)
  • Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
  • American Association for Cancer Research Tumor Microenvironment Working Group
  • American Cancer Clinical Research
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • The Division of Medical Oncology Award, The James Cancer Center and Solove Research Institute (2020) - Electromagnetic fields in pancreatic cancer 
  • Pipeline Acceleration for Cancer Therapeutics (PACT) initiative Award, The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (2015): Hypomethylation in sarcoma and pancreatic cancer 
  • National Cancer Institute Gastrointestinal Interest Group

Publications

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Medical Practice

  • The Ohio State University, Assistant Professor, Columbus, OH (August 2018 - December 2022)
  • The University of Iowa, Assistant Professor, Iowa City, IA( October 2013-July 2018)
  • Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Hematology Oncology Section Chief, Iowa City, IA (July 2015 – July 2018)
  • Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Staff Physician, Iowa City, IA (October 2013 – July 2018)