Samar Muwakkit

Samar Muwakkit - Lebanon

Scientific and Technological Achievement - 2018

Dr. Samar Muwakkit is currently a professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. She is also the Director of Clinical Services at the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon.

Her research interests focus on childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and has authored and co-authored more than 60 publications in the field of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Beyond her work in Lebanon to advance success rates for Childhood leukemia, Samar has joined efforts across the Middle East region to help similar middle-income countries increase their childhood leukemia survival rates.

She earned her BS and MD from the American University of Beirut and completed her residency training at the American University Hospital. She then pursued a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology Oncology at the State University of New York Medical Center in Syracuse (SUNY).


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