Dr. Mahmoud Elsawy
Dr. Elsawy is an Assistant Professor of Hematology, Dalhousie University, Canada and Affiliate Investigator at Fred Hutch, Seattle. He graduated from Cairo University School of Medicine, Egypt in 2007. He finished his Medicine and Hematology/Oncology training at the National Cancer Institute of Egypt. Following this, he was awarded a scholarship to join Fred Hutch/ University of Washington, Seattle between 2013 and 2016 for a postdoctoral fellowship in Stem cell Transplantation under the mentorship of Dr. Mohamed Sorror. His research focus was around the impact of comorbidities on outcomes of transplant recipients, treatment of AML in the elderly population, and survivorship following BMT. He then joined the Leukemia and Bone Marrow Transplant Program in Vancouver, BC where he completed a clinical fellowship between 2016 and 2018. He joined the BMT Program at Dalhousie University as an Assistant Professor of Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation in 2018 where he currently focuses on optimization of pre-transplant comorbidities to improve post-transplantation outcomes in the elderly population and on long term follow up and management of chronic graft versus host disease where he established a LTFU clinic for transplant survivors. Additionally, he has special interests in management of myeloid malignancies in older adults and in providing CAR T-cell therapy. Dr. Elsawy is the Lead for establishing a future regional CAR T-cell Therapy Program in Halifax.