About Me

I chose to specialize in hematology and oncology because both fields can impact people’s lives. At Perlmutter Cancer Center, I treat people who have cancers of the blood, primarily focusing on blood and bone marrow transplants.

Additionally, I conduct research on how to decrease the potential side effects of transplants. I study ways to prevent graft-versus-host disease, in which the transplanted blood or bone marrow cells attack the recipient’s tissues. I have developed innovative ways to prevent this complication and have published on the topic extensively.

My origins and multicultural background have shaped the way I practice medicine. Born and raised in Damascus, Syria, I later lived and studied in France. It was there that I met my wife, who is Mexican, and where we had our first two children. We have now lived in the United States for more than 25 years, and had our third child here. Because of my own and my family’s diverse identity, I appreciate and understand people from many different cultures.

To borrow a line from the Syrian poet Kahlil Gibran, to me, the practice of medicine is “love made visible.” I look beyond the disease and see persons, not patients, in the people I serve.


Conditions and Treatments

bone marrow transplant, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), chronic lymphocytic leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative disorder, hematologic malignancies, blood cancer, leukemia
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Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology), 1999
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Hematology), 1998
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Hematology/Oncology, 1998
  • Residency, Christ Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1995
  • MD from Damascus University, 1984
Departments

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Pelisyonkis Hematology Associates

240 East 38th Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Research Research Interests Timeline

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Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • An open-label Phase I study to assess the safety of NKR-2 treatment administration after a non-myeloablative preconditioning chemotherapy in relapse/refractory acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome patients

  • A Phase I/II Study of Ixazomib and Ibrutinib in Relapsed/Refractory Mantle Cell Lymphoma

  • AN OPEN-LABEL MULTICENTER PHASE l/1B TRIAL EVALUATING THE SAFETY ANDPHARMACOKINETICS OF ESCALATING DOSES OF BTCT4465A AS A SINGLE AGENT ANDCOMBINED WITH ATEZOLIZUMAB IN PATIENTS WITH RELAPSED OR REFRACTORYB-CELL NON-HODGKIN S LYMPHOMA AND CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA

Publications

  • Al-Homsi, A Samer; Cole, Kelli; Muilenburg, Marlee; Goodyke, Austin; Abidi, Muneer; Duffner, Ulrich; Williams, Stephanie; Parker, Jessica; Abdel-Mageed, Aly

    Biology of blood & marrow transplantation. 2017 Oct 28; 23(10):1651-1657

  • Al-Homsi, Ahmad Samer; Goodyke, Austin; McLane, Michael; Abdel-Mageed, Sarah; Cole, Kelli; Muilenburg, Marlee; Feng, Yuxin

    Biology of blood & marrow transplantation. 2017 Feb; 23(2):255-261

  • Cornell, Robert F; Bachanova, Veronika; D'Souza, Anita; Woo-Ahn, Kwang; Martens, Michael; Huang, Jiaxing; Al-Homsi, A Samer; Chhabra, Saurabh; Copelan, Edward; Diaz, Miguel-Angel; Freytes, Cesar O; Gale, Robert Peter; Ganguly, Siddhartha; Hamadani, Mehdi; Hildebrandt, Gerhard; Kamble, Rammurti T; Kharfan-Dabaja, Mohamed; Kindwall-Keller, Tamila; Lazarus, Hillard M; Marks, David I; Nishihori, Taiga; Olsson, Richard F; Saad, Ayman; Usmani, Saad; Vesole, David H; Yared, Jean; Mark, Tomer; Nieto, Yago; Hari, Parameswaran

    Biology of blood & marrow transplantation. 2017 Jan; 23(1):60-66

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