Omar Abdel-Wahab is an Assistant Member in the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program (HOPP) and an Attending Physician on the Leukemia Service in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Abdel-Wahab’s research focuses on the role of disordered epigenetic modifiers in the pathogenesis of hematopoietic malignancies.
Omar I. Abdel-Wahab, MD
Research FocusPhysician-scientist Omar Abdel-Wahab studies the functional genomics of hematopoietic malignancies.
- MD, Duke University School of Medicine
- Abdel-Wahab O, Adli M, LaFave LM, Gao J, Hricik T, Shih AH, Pandey S, Patel JP, Chung YR, Koche R, Perna F, Zhao X, Taylor JE, Park CY, Carroll M, Melnick A, Nimer SD, Jaffe JD, Aifantis I, Bernstein BE, Levine RL. ASXL1 mutations promote myeloid transformation through loss of PRC2-mediated gene repression. Cancer Cell. 2012 Aug 14;22(2):180-93. doi: 10.1016/j.ccr.2012.06.032.
- Zhang SJ, Rampal R, Manshouri T, Patel J, Mensah N, Kayserian A, Hricik T, Heguy A, Hedvat C, Gönen M, Kantarjian H, Levine RL, Abdel-Wahab O, Verstovsek S. Genetic analysis of patients with leukemic transformation of myeloproliferative neoplasms shows recurrent SRSF2 mutations that are associated with adverse outcome. Blood. 2012 May 10;119(19):4480-5. doi: 10.1182/blood-2011-11-390252. Epub 2012 Mar 19.
- Josie Robertson Young Investigator Award, Robertson Foundation (2012)
- Fellow Scholar Award, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation (2011)