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Location

Texas Medical Center

Specialty
Cancer
Phone: 832-824-4611
Email

nmahmed@texaschildrens.org

Address

1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1770
Houston, TX 77030

Research Laboratory

Nabil M. Ahmed, MD

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
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 2005
New Jersey Medical School Residency Pediatrics 2004
New Jersey Medical School Residency Pediatrics 2002
Cornell University, Weill Medical College Internship Pediatrics 2001
Cairo University Masters Master of Public Health 2000
NIH/NIAID Fellowship Hematology-Oncology 2000
Cairo University Hospitals Internship Rotating Internship 1997
Cairo University Hospitals Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1995
Kasr El-Aini School of Medicine, Cairo University Bachelors Bachelor of Science 1992

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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Triumph Over Kid Cancer donates $400,000 to top cancer research hospitals 

Organizations

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 a previous member of Dr. Helen Heslop’s Research Laboratory. 

Awards

Honors

2010     Merit Award, The American Society for Gene and Cell Therapy (Grada)
2009     Merit Award, The American Society for Bone Marrow Transplantation (Salsman)
2008     Noellenburg Prize, The International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP)
2007     Clinical Faculty Teaching Award, Baylor College of Medicine
2006     The Brigid Leventhal Award for Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Research, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
2006     Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology Foundation
2006     The Russell and Virginia McFarland Award, Baylor College of Medicine
2004     Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology Foundation
2000     Masters Degree Honor of Excellence — MPH Program, Cairo University

Former Positions

2005-2006    Chief Fellow, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine
2003-2005    Clinical Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine
2002-2003    Chief Resident, Children’s Hospital of NJ, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
2001-2002    Resident, Children’s Hospital of NJ, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
2000-2001    Resident, Lincoln Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Weill-Cornell Medical College
2000    Instructor, Pediatric Branch, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University
1998-2000    Chief Fellow, Pediatric Branch, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University
1997-2000    Fellow, Pediatric Branch, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University
1996-1997    Rotating Intern, Cairo University

Language

English, Arabic

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