Dr. Maha H. Hussain, MD

Dr. Maha H. Hussain, MD

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center


Dr. Maha H. Hussain, MD, is the Senior Deputy Director & Associate Director for Clinical Sciences Research at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. She is also the Genevieve E. Teuton Professor of Medicine, and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Feinberg School of Medicine.

As Associate Director for Clinical Research, Dr. Hussain is responsible for the development and oversight of clinical research in the Lurie Cancer Center, including the coordination of all cancer-related clinical research services throughout the Lurie Cancer Center and Northwestern Medicine. She chairs the Governance Committee of the Clinical Research Office, and serves on the Clinical Cancer Center Executive Council and the Lurie Cancer Center Executive Committee. Dr. Hussain also provides leadership for clinical faculty recruitment and oversees the Translational Research in Solid Tumors (TRIST) and Hematological Malignancies Programs in the Lurie Cancer Center.

Dr. Hussain’s research efforts are focused on the development of novel therapeutics integrating scientific advances into clinical trials for prostate and bladder cancer. Prior to join Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, she was Cis-Maisel Professor of Oncology, and Professor of Medicine and Urology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Hussain’s extensive national scientific leadership roles include serving as Co-Chair of the Prostate Cancer Subcommittee/Genitourinary Cancer Committee of SWOG, where she guided research in areas of advanced prostate cancer that led to changing standards of care. She has served as a member and chair of the Integration Panel of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Prostate Cancer Research Program, and as a member and Chair of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Oncology Drug Advisory Committee.

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