Texas Medical Center
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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
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.
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
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
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