Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa

About Me

I am a board-certified medical oncologist who treats patients with gastrointestinal cancers. My specialization is in primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma), pancreas, gallbladder, and bile duct tumors. As part of a multidisciplinary group, my colleagues and I offer patients a team approach to treating these cancers.

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My research focuses on improving the effectiveness of cancer therapy by incorporating small novel biological molecules that target cancer into the treatment of chemotherapy-resistant gastrointestinal malignancies, particularly hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancers.


  • Clinical Expertise: Gastrointestinal Oncology; Pancreas, Gall Bladder, and Bile Duct Tumors; Primary Liver Cancer
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, American University of Beirut
  • Residencies: Yale University School of Medicine
  • Fellowships: Yale University School of Medicine
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

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