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May Abdel-Wahab, MD,PhD, is a Staff Radiation Oncologist and Professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. She is board-certified in radiation oncology. Her specialty interests include gastrointestinal cancer, prostate cancer, and research in radiation oncology and hormones.
Dr. Abdel-Wahab graduated with Honors and received her medical degree from Cairo University. She completed her MSc and Doctorate degree and training at the National Cancer Institute at Cairo University. She completed a residency and fellowship in radiation oncology at the University of Miami. Dr. Wahab also completed a fellowship at Crawford Long hospital of Emory University.
Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Wahab was a tenured faculty and the former Residency Program Director at the University of Miami. Dr Wahab led the cancer center genitourinary cancer site disease group and co-led the SIRT liver cancer program (Yttrium 90 microspheres) program at the University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Center.
Dr. Wahab’s research interests in the lab focus on the effects of antagonists of growth hormone releasing hormone on radiation, collaborating with Nobel laureate Andrew Schally's group to study their interaction with radiation. Clinical research interests include novel radio sensitizers and protectors and targeted therapies. She has authored or co-authored more than 100 articles and abstracts on her specialty interests in leading peer-reviewed medical journals. She has published chapters in medical textbooks on the results of her research and clinical experience. Dr. Wahab's prostate cancer book has been translated into spanish and chinese. She has lectured worldwide on her work in research and clinical practice at medical symposia, conferences and as a visiting professor.
Dr. Wahab is also a member of the American College of Radiology expert taskforce (appropriateness criteria) for prostate and rectal cancer. She is on the editorial board of several scientific journals and was a consultant and an advisor for the International Atomic Energy Agency. Dr. Wahab is a member and chair of several national and international committees. She is interested in healthcare disparities and connectivity in radiation oncology.
Radiation therapy, intraoperative radiation therapy, gastrointestinal tumors/cancer, cancer, colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer
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