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Nov. 17,  2009

Bassel El-Rayes, MD, Joins Winship Cancer Institute

News Article ImageEmory Winship Cancer Institute

Bassel F. El-Rayes, MD, has joined Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University as associate professor in hematology and medical oncology and director of Winship's Gastrointestinal Oncology Program.

El-Rayes joins Winship from the Karmanos Cancer Center, part of Wayne State University in Detroit. His primary area of clinical and research interest is in pancreatic cancer, and he has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has authored books, book chapters and numerous case reports. He serves as a manuscript reviewer for Oncology, Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology and The American Journal of Clinical Oncology.

"Dr. El-Rayes is an exceptional physician scientist who combines an impressive academic track record with a sincere devotion to patient care," says Fadlo Khuri, MD, chairman of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology. "He will bring a high level of experience to our already strong gastrointestinal cancers group. We place great value on multidisciplinary care, and Dr. El-Rayes will contribute immediately to this important team within Winship."

El-Rayes earned his medical degree at American University in Beirut and completed his fellowship at Karmanos Cancer Center. 

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