The Omar Abdel-Wahab Lab

The Omar Abdel-Wahab Lab

Omar Abdel-Wahab is an Assistant Member in the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program (HOPP) and an Attending Physician on the Leukemia Service in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Abdel-Wahab’s research focuses on the role of disordered epigenetic modifiers in the pathogenesis of hematopoietic malignancies.

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The Omar Abdel-Wahab Lab

Omar I. Abdel-Wahab, MD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus

Physician-scientist Omar Abdel-Wahab studies the functional genomics of hematopoietic malignancies.


MD, Duke University School of Medicine

Selected Achievements

  • Seldin-Smith Award for Pioneering Research, American Society of Clinical Investigation
  • Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Clinical Scholar Award
  • Joanne Levy Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement, American Society of Hematology
  • V Scholar Award, V Foundation
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  • Junior Faculty Scholar Award, American Society of Hematology (ASH)
  • Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award