Samer Al-Homsi, MD, MBA

  • Specialties: Hematology, Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-501-4848
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About Me

I chose to specialize in hematology and oncology because both fields can impact people’s lives. At Perlmutter Cancer Center, I treat people who have cancers of the blood, primarily focusing on blood and bone marrow transplants.

Additionally, I conduct research on how to decrease the potential side effects of transplants. I study ways to prevent graft-versus-host disease, in which the transplanted blood or bone marrow cells attack the recipient’s tissues. I have developed innovative ways to prevent this complication and have published on the topic extensively.

My origins and multicultural background have shaped the way I practice medicine. Born and raised in Damascus, Syria, I later lived and studied in France. It was there that I met my wife, who is Mexican, and where we had our first two children. We have now lived in the United States for more than 25 years, and had our third child here. Because of my own and my family’s diverse identity, I appreciate and understand people from many different cultures.

To borrow a line from the Syrian poet Kahlil Gibran, to me, the practice of medicine is “love made visible.” I look beyond the disease and see persons, not patients, in the people I serve.


Conditions and Treatments

bone marrow transplant (BMT), acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative disorder, blood cancer, leukemia, hematologic malignancies
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Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Director, Blood & Marrow Transplant Program
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology), 1999
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Hematology), 1998
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Hematology/Oncology, 1998
  • Residency, Christ Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1995
  • MD from Damascus University, 1984
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Research Research Interests Timeline

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Clinical Trials

  • PHASE II STUDY OF SHORTENED-DURATION IMMUNOSUPPRESSION FOLLOWING NONMYELOABLATIVE PERIPHERAL BLOOD STEM CELL TRANSPLANT WITH HIGH-DOSE POSTTRANSPLANTATION CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE IN MALIGNANCIES THAT ARE CHALLENGING TO ENGRAFT
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  • A Phase 1 Study Evaluating Safety Tolerability and Pharmacokinetics of Escalating Doses of AGS62P1 Given as Monotherapy in Subjects with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
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Publications

  • Post-Transplantation Cyclophosphamide and Ixazomib Combination Rescues Mice Subjected to Experimental Graft-versus-Host Disease and Is Superior to Either Agent Alone

    Al-Homsi, Ahmad Samer; Goodyke, Austin; McLane, Michael; Abdel-Mageed, Sarah; Cole, Kelli; Muilenburg, Marlee; Feng, Yuxin Al-Homsi, Ahmad Samer; Goodyke, Austin; McLane, Michael; Abdel-Mageed, Sarah; Cole, Kelli; Muilenburg, Marlee; Feng, Yuxin
    Biology of blood & marrow transplantation. 2017 Feb. 23 (2): 255-261

  • Allogeneic Transplantation for Relapsed Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia and Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma

    Cornell, Robert F; Bachanova, Veronika; D'Souza, Anita; Woo-Ahn, Kwang; Martens, Michael; Huang, Jiaxing; Al-Homsi, A Samer; Chhabra, Saurabh; Copelan, Edward; Diaz, Miguel-Angel; Freytes, Cesar O; Gale, Robert Peter; Ganguly, Siddhartha; Hamadani, Mehdi; Hildebrandt, Gerhard; Kamble, Rammurti T; Kharfan-Dabaja, Cornell, Robert F; Bachanova, Veronika; D'Souza, Anita; Woo-Ahn, Kwang; Martens, Michael; Huang, Jiaxing; Al-Homsi, A Samer; Chhabra, Saurabh; Copelan, Edward; Diaz, Miguel-Angel; Freytes, Cesar O; Gale, Robert Peter; Ganguly, Siddhartha; Hamadani, Mehdi; Hildebrandt, Gerhard; Kamble, Rammurti T; Kharfan-Dabaja, Mohamed; Kindwall-Keller, Tamila; Lazarus, Hillard M; Marks, David I; Nishihori, Taiga; Olsson, Richard F; Saad, Ayman; Usmani, Saad; Vesole, David H; Yared, Jean; Mark, Tomer; Nieto, Yago; Hari, Parameswaran
    Biology of blood & marrow transplantation. 2017 Jan. 23 (1): 60-66
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  • Ixazomib suppresses human dendritic cell and modulates murine graft-versus-host disease in a schedule-dependent fashion

    Al-Homsi, Ahmad Samer; Goodyke, Austin; Cole, Kelli; Muilenburg, Marlee; McLane, Michael; Abdel-Mageed, Sarah; Feng, Yuxin Al-Homsi, Ahmad Samer; Goodyke, Austin; Cole, Kelli; Muilenburg, Marlee; McLane, Michael; Abdel-Mageed, Sarah; Feng, Yuxin
    Experimental hematology. 2016 Dec 19. 48: 50-57

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