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Dr. Maha Hussain

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Genevieve Teuton Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine
Deputy Director, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center


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Hussain is a practicing oncologist, internationally renowned expert and clinical researcher in genitourinary oncology. She also is an educator and mentor and has guided the career development of many fellows and young faculty.

Hussain has served in a variety of scientific leadership roles, including Co-Chair of SWOG Prostate Cancer Subcommittee (1994-2012), member (2009-2014) and Chair (2013-2014) of the Integration Panel of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Prostate Cancer Research Program, and member (2004-2008) and Chair (2007-2008) of the U.S. FDA Oncology-Drug Advisory Committee. She served as a member of the NCI-Cancer Biomarker Study Section and NCI’s Prostate cancer task force. She currently serves as an EAB member for several NCI-designated cancer centers and the UCLA Prostate Cancer SPORE. Hussain has served on numerous ASCO committees, boards and chaired Cancer Education Committee (2008-2009), Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Program Committee (2010-2011), the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Steering Committee (2013-2014). She was elected as a Fellow of ASCO and as member of ASCO BOD.

Hussain authored more than 250 scholarly articles/book chapters, and she has served on the editorial boards for several national and international specialty publications. She has been invited to give hundreds of lectures on her work nationally and internationally and has received many institutional and national awards, including being named one of OncLive’s Giants of Cancer Care.