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Dr. Mohamed Abazeed

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, The Graduate School

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Scientific Director, Lung Cancer Program
Director, Center for Precision Radiotherapy


Areas of Focus

  • Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Cancer genomics and therapeutics
  • Cancer prevention
  • Radiation exposure and risk
  • Radiation oncology
  • Population genetics


  • Variation in sensitivity of tumors to cancer therapies and their underlying genetic and imaging basis
  • Use of computational and deep learning tools to predict cancer treatment failures and delineate biomarkers of response to therapy
  • Development of new personalized cancer treatments
  • Implementation of artificial intelligence and information technology in medicine
  • Clinical outcomes prediction
  • Mathematical modeling of complex systems


Abazeed received his MD/PhD degrees from the University of Michigan with a research focus in yeast and human genetics. During his residency training at the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, he was the Leonard B. Holman Research Fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He was mentored by Dr. Matthew Meyerson, a global leader in cancer genomics. He currently is an associate professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, the Scientific Director of the Lung Cancer Program, and the inaugural Director of the Center for Precision Radiotherapy in the Department of Radiation Oncology.