Nabil M. Ahmed, MD

Location

  • Texas Medical Center

Specialty

Cancer

Phone: 832-824-4611

Contact Information

1102 Bates Ave.
Suite 1770
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas

Research Laboratory

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine
Member, Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine

Education

School Education Degree Year
Cairo University Hospitals medical school Doctor of Medicine 1995
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Hematology Oncology 2005
NIH/NIAID fellowship Hematology-Oncology 2000
New Jersey Medical School residency Pediatrics 2004
New Jersey Medical School residency Pediatrics 2002
Cornell University, Weill Medical College internship Pediatrics 2001
Cairo University Hospitals internship Rotating Internship 1997

About

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.

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Organization

Organization Name Role
American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) Member
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Member
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Member
American Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (ASPHO) Member
Egyptian Medical Syndicate Member

Research Statement

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

He is a member of the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (CAGT) at Baylor College of Medicine, the Brain Tumor Program and Dr. Helen Heslop’s Research Laboratory

Awards

Honors

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)

Former Positions

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