Dr Jame Abraham has been appointed the new chair of Hematology/Medical Oncology Department at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, United States. In the new role, Dr Abraham will oversee the recruitment and development of staff in addition to shaping the department's focus on patient access and multidisciplinary approach to care.
Dr Abraham currently serves as the director of the Breast Oncology Program at Taussig Cancer Institute and co-director of the Cleveland Clinic Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program. He is also a professor of medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.
As the national principal investigator of multiple breast cancer clinical trials, Dr Abraham has published and presented more than 200 papers. He is also the founding editor of the Bethesda Handbook of Oncology
“Successfully leading our Hematology/Medical Oncology Department requires a leader who excels at empathy, fosters a culture of teamwork, demonstrates emotional intelligence and believes in the vision of our institute,” said Brian Bolwell, MD, chairman of Taussig Cancer Institute. “Dr Abraham represents these qualities and has exhibited a passion for department and caregiver development, and elevating our national reputation.”
“I look forward to building upon Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute’s position as a leader in hematology and medical oncology, delivering outstanding, compassionate patient care and innovative research,” said Dr Abraham. “I am honoured to serve patients who choose Cleveland Clinic for advanced cancer treatment and to support the department’s committed and passionate caregivers.”
Dr Abraham completed his residency at the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine, followed by a medical oncology fellowship from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and hematology fellowship from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health.
He earned his medical degree from Calicut Medical College in Kerala, India.
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical centre that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation.
As department chair, Dr Abraham succeeds Cleveland Clinic hematologist Matt Kalaycio, MD.