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Oussama Abla, MD

Oussama Abla

Dr Oussama Abla, a Lebanese native, graduated from the University of Genoa, Italy in 1989 and completed his training in Pediatrics at the Gaslini Children’s Hospital of Genoa in 1994. During those years, his research was mainly focused on stem cell transplantation in pediatric solid tumors and acute myeloid leukemia. He completed his fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto in 1997. He joined the division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the Hospital for Sick Children in year 2000 as an Assistant Professor. In 2010, he was appointed Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto. Dr Abla’s research is focused on rare diseases in children. His research has been dedicated to rare pediatric non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas especially Primary CNS lymphomas, acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), supportive care and pediatric Histiocytic disorders. He authored and co-authored 58 manuscripts and chapters in international scientific journals, and was the Editor of a book on “Supportive Care in Pediatric Oncology” in 2009. Since 2007, he has served as a member of the Histiocyte Society Working Group for the LCH-IV trial and currently acts as the Canadian Coordinator for this trial, and was chair of the Rare Histiocytic Disorders Working group since 2009. Dr Abla is also a member of the Histiocyte Society Education Committee, the International Primary CNS Lymphoma group, the American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology (ASPHO) Program Committee, the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) - APL Subcommittee as well as the International-BFM Study Group- NHL and AML Committees.

In 2013, he was elected chair of the Histiocyte Society Rare Histiocytoses Steering Committee where his primary goal is to launch an international registry to better understand the biology and treatment of the rare histiocytoses.



View Dr. Abla's video: Overview of Rosai-Dorfman Disease (RDD)
View Dr. Abla's video: Overview of Juvenile Xanthogranuloma (JXG)
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