Dr. Miguel R. Abboud
Dr. Miguel R. Abboud was born in Brazil on November 4, 1956. His family moved to Lebanon when he was eleven. He graduated from Brummana High School. Then he was enrolled at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and graduated with a B.S degree in 1978 and MD in 1982. He served as a resident in Pediatrics Department at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC), Beirut-Lebanon for three years. After that Dr. Abboud joined the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the New York Hospital, Cornell University Medical Center, New York as a fellow for 3 years. He remained as staff there for two years.
In 1989, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina for 6 years and left in 2001 after having achieved the rank of Professor of Pediatrics.
While in Charleston, the main focus of his work was stem cell transplantation and hemoglobinopathies. He served as a Director of the Sickle Cell and Bone Marrow Transplant units. He was as well the Co-director of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
In 2002, Dr. Abboud became the Medical Director of the Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL).
Since assuming the leadership of CCCL, he has become involved in the development of a brain tumor program, a stem cell transplantation program as well as a limb salvage program in addition to the general oncology service and Sickle Cell program.
Dr. Abboud has more than 80 publications in peer reviewed journals. He is a member of a numerous professional societies including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Society of Hematology (ASH). Recently, he was selected as an International Associate Member of the Children's Oncology Group (COG) - USA.
His research focuses on Bone Marrow Transplantation, Hemoglobinopathies and treatment of children with cancer in countries with limited resources