Oncology Division
Alphabetical list (active faculty):   
Ramzi Abboud

Ramzi Abboud, MD

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine

Oncology Division

Bone Marrow Transplantation & Leukemia

Clinical Interests

  • Acute leukemia
  • Stem cell transplantation
  • Cellular therapies

Research Interests

  • Graft versus host disease
  • Cytokine release syndrome


  • 314-747-8173 (office)
  • 314-454-7551 (fax)
  • Division of Oncology
    Mail Stop 8007-0029-11
    Washington University
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Room 11613, Mid-Campus Center (office)


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.