Ramzi Abboud, MD

Ramzi Abboud, MD

Assistant Professor

Division of Oncology
Mail Stop 8007-0029-11
Washington University
660 South Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Room 11301, Mid Campus Center (office)

Shannon Dobbs

Clinical Interests
  • Acute leukemia
  • Stem cell transplantation
  • Cellular therapies
Research Interests
  • Graft versus host disease
  • Cytokine release syndrome

Dr. Abboud’s research is focused on acute leukemia, stem cell transplant and cellular therapies. He has an interest in immune based therapies and novel associated toxicities such as the cytokine release syndrome (CRS). In addition, his work includes modeling and inhibition of the Janus Kinase/Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription (JAK/STAT) pathway in order to make cellular therapies safer and more effective. He currently serves as a laboratory based investigator and a primary investigator for investigator initiated clinical trials.

His clinical research focuses on haploidentical transplantation and reducing graft versus host disease (GVHD) and CRS in this transplant platform. His laboratory research focuses on invariant natural killer T-Cells, a T-cell subset that bridges innate and adaptive immune responses, as well as other platforms to boost the effects of other cellular therapies.



  • 2014-2010: MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
  • 2008: Post Baccalaureate Certificate, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • 2001: BS, Computer Science in Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Post-Graduate Training

  • 2020-2017: Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • 2017-2014: Internal Medicine Residency, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Academic Positions & Employment

  • present-2021: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • 2021-2020: Instructor of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • 2007-2005: Cook, Beirut, Lebanon, Paris, France and Rochester, NY
  • 2005-2002: Computer Programmer, Rochester, NY and Atlanta, GA

Board Certification

  • 2020: Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • 2017: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • 2021: The Paul Calabresi K12 Career Development Award
  • 2020: Training Award for Fellows, American Society of Hematology Research
  • 2020: Matthew Arquette Fellowship Academic Achievement Award
  • 2018: Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award
  • 2018: American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Training Institute
  • 2017: Internal Medicine Senior Resident Achievement Award
  • 2017-2015: American Society of Hematology Abstract Achievement Award
  • 2016: Clinical Scientist Training and Research Program Selection
  • 2016-2015: Mentors in Medicine Selection
  • 2014-2010: Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society
  • 2014-2010: Community Service Longitudinal Track
  • 2012: Selected as the subject of the first video in the Medical Student Life series
  • 2011: Edward F. Adolph Medal for Academic Achievement in Medical Physiology

National Guideline Panels

  • present-2022: NCCN Guidelines Panel, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Study Sections

  • 2021: American Society of Hematology HONORS Award
  • 2020: American Society of Hematology Physician Scientist Career Development Award

Professional Societies & Organizations

  • present-2022: Bursky Center for Human Immunology & Immunotherapy Programs
  • present-2021: Siteman Cancer Center
  • present-2014: American Society of Hematology
  • present-2014: American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • present-2001: American Society for Transplantation Cellular Therapy