Texas Medical Center
1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1770
Houston, TX 77030
Nabil M. Ahmed, MD
Dr. Nabil Ahmed received his Doctor of Medicine and his Masters in Public Health at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Ahmed is a board-certified member of the American Board of Pediatrics and a board-certified specialist in pediatric hematology/oncology. He is also board certified by the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population.
Dr. Nabil Ahmed is a physician scientist engaged in translational research focusing on adoptive immunotherapy with gene-modified effector cells, to improve therapy for brain tumors. Dr Ahmed's initial studies demonstrated that antigen-specific cytotoxic T cells could eradicate established brain tumors in medulloblastoma and glioblastoma models. Subsequent studies have demonstrated that the tumor-specific T cells, unlike conventional therapies, can effectively target the stem cell compartment in the tumor eradicating experimental tumors in animal models. Aligning with his primary interest is studying the role of T cells in creating a tumor niche and studying T cell migration to distant tumor sites in the brain. Dr. Ahmed therefore has experience in developing and translating cell and gene therapy studies to the clinic. Currently, Dr. Ahmed is the principal investigator on 3 clinical trials targeting glioblastoma and osteosarcoma by administering tumor-specific T cells to. All studies are FDA, IRB, RAC and IBC approved.
His clinical research interests include: bone marrow transplantation and cell and gene therapy.
Dr. Nabil Ahmed's research interests include:
- Tumor Immunology
- Cellular Therapy for Brain Tumors (Cellular Therapy for Medulloblastoma)
- Cellular Therapy for Solid Tumors
- Transplant Immunology
1990-1992 Dean’s Honor List. Kasr El-Aini School of Medicine: Cairo University 1994, 1995 Dean’s Honor List. Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University 1996 Graduation Honor of Excellence. Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University 2000 Masters Degree Honor of Excellence (Cairo University MPH Program). Cairo University 2004 American Society of Clinical Oncology Foundation Merit Award 2006 The Russell and Virginia McFarland Award. Baylor College of Medicine 2006 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Foundation Merit Award 2006 The Brigid Leventhal Award for Pediatric Hematology Oncology Research, ASCO 2007 Clinical Faculty Teaching Award, BCM 2008 Noellenburg Prize, The International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) 2009 The American Society for Bone Marrow Transplantation Merit Award (Salsman) 2010 The American Society for Gene and Cell Therapy Merit Award (Grada)
1996-1997 Rotating Intern, Cairo University 1997-2000 Fellow, Pediatric Branch, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University 1998-2000 Chief Fellow, Pediatric Branch, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University 2000 Instructor, Pediatric Branch, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University 2000-2001 Resident, Lincoln Hospital, Dept. of Pediatrics, Weill-Cornell Medical College 2001-2002 Resident, Children’s Hospital of NJ, Mount Sinai School of Medicine 2002-2003 Chief Resident, Children’s Hospital of NJ, Mount Sinai School of Medicine 2003-2005 Clinical Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. BCM 2005-2006 Chief Fellow, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology: BCM 2003-present Member, The Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, BCM 2006-present Assistant Professor (non-tenure), Department of Pediatrics, BCM 2006-present Research Member, The Dan L Duncan Cancer Center, BCM 2009-present Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Department of Pediatrics, BCM
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