“I, like many of us have personally been touched by this disease which affects our friends and family. This has driven me to pursue a career in the field with a passion to help those afflicted by it. I will drive myself to be a true champion and advocate for my patients to deliver personalized care and to guide them towards the best possible outcome in a nurturing and compassionate atmosphere. I believe in human resilience and the indomitable spirit which when coupled with passion and state of the art medicine we can achieve exceptional results”.
Dr. Shaad Essa Abdullah is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine. Dr. Abdullah prior to joining the Greater Washington Oncology Associates completed his clinical training in Hematology & Oncology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center in New York. After being chosen as the sole chief fellow at the Einstein/Montefiore fellowship program, he was involved in the administration, didactics and clinical activities of one of the largest hematology / oncology training programs in the country.
Dr. Abdullah also has collaborated in both lab based and clinical / translational research projects, which involved writing clinical protocols and collaborating with institutions such as the National Cancer Institute and bench work studying novel cancer therapies. These efforts led to multiple publications and citations. Dr. Abdullah was also awarded the prestigious ‘Young Investigator Award’ from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Abdullah has been invited to be an editor of medical journals and has reviewed research articles for the American Cancer Society’s journal, Cancer.
Dr. Abdullah attended Dow Medical College, one of the most prestigious medical schools in South Asia for his medical education and completed his internal medicine residency training from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.
His clinical training and experience has given him a strong foundation with exposure to treat a wide range of patients with all forms of benign blood diseases, malignant hematology and oncology.
“Hope is a wonderful thing, something to be cherished and nurtured and something that will refresh us in return. It can be found in each of us and it can bring light into the darkest of places”- Author Unknown