Nagi S. El-Saghir

Nagi S. El-Saghir

Dr. Nagi El Saghir graduated from the Free University of Brussels in 1978, Brussels, Belgium, trained in Internal Medicine at The Brooklyn Hospital of SUNY-Downstate, Brooklyn, New York, and in Hematology-Oncology at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons New York, New York, and is certified by the…

Dr. Nagi El Saghir graduated from the Free University of Brussels in 1978, Brussels, Belgium, trained in Internal Medicine at The Brooklyn Hospital of SUNY-Downstate, Brooklyn, New York, and in Hematology-Oncology at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons New York, New York, and is certified by the American Boards of Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology (1985). He served as Clinical Faculty at SUNY-Downstate, Long Island University School of Health Professions, King Saud University and Wayne State University before joining the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) in 1993.

He is Founding President of the Lebanese Society of Medical Oncology (LSMO, 1997) and Past-President of the Lebanese Society of Internal Medicine. He chaired ASCO International Affairs Committee 2013-2014 and Co-Chaired ASCO Guidelines Advisory Group of ASCO Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee for Resource-Stratified Guidelines 2014-2017. He serves as member of several ASCO, ESMO, UICC, WHO, ESO Committees, as well as a Breast Cancer Core Faculty of ESO and ESMO, Panel member and co-author of ESO/ESMO ABC International Consensus Guidelines for Advanced Breast Cancer (2011, 2013, 2015 and ABC4 2017), ESMO/ASCO Global Curriculum Recommendations for Medical Oncology Training. He co-authored BHGI Breast Cancer Guidelines, and launched ASCO Resource-Stratified Guidelines. He was officially nominated for ASCO Board of Directors, International Seat. He is a Founding Member and Vice-President for Research of Africa Middle East Cancer Research Intergroup (AMCI), Lebanese Breast Cancer Screening Committee of the Ministry of Health, and President of the Lebanese Breast Cancer Foundation, in addition to being member of the Board of Directors of the Arab American Medical Association AMAAC.

Prof. El Saghir has over 120 publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks, over 220 post-graduate and meeting CME lectures. His research is focused on breast cancer and young women, BRCA mutations, awareness and early detection, breast cancer management, guidelines and international phase III clinical trials, and multidisciplinary tumor boards. He led the largest study on genetic mutations in Arab countries, established first epidemiological studies, advocate of CME and is a regular speaker at Lebanese, Arab and international conferences including ASCO, ESMO, ESO, EBCC, ABC, BHGI, San Antonio, Best of ASCO, He leads AUBMC Breast Tumor Boards and led and published an ASCO international survey as well as AUBMC Tumor Boards study. He is a regular peer reviewer for oncology journals, Deputy Editor for The Breast (2006-2013), Editorial Board Member of The Breast, ASCO’s Journal of Global Oncology, ASCO Post and International Editor of JCO, and regular contributor to ASCO Connection.

Professor El Saghir is Founding President of the Lebanese Breast Cancer Foundation, author of the book “ABC of Breast Diseases” and Awareness Booklet “Knowledge Road Map to Cure”. He is a leader of Cancer Awareness Campaigns and Patient Advocacy, Patient Support Groups, fundraising for support of needy breast cancer patients and has appeared in over 600 TV, cable and press interviews.

His research, teaching, patient care, professional and community activities are recognized to have led to significant regional and international impact, as well as down-staging of breast cancer in Lebanon and improvement of patient outcome for which he has received the Medal of Honor for Achievements in 2002 and the National Cedar Medal of Honor – Rank Officer (2014) from the Presidents of Lebanon, CNRS 2015 Award from the CNRS (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique du Liban). Also, “In recognition of his extraordinary dedication for his voluntary efforts that benefit the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the specialty of oncology, and most importantly, the patients whom we serve”, he was recently granted Fellowship of ASCO Award, Class of 2018, which was bestowed upon him in Chicago during the ASCO Annual Meeting in June 2018. He has also received Recognition Awards from LSMO, AMAAC, Lebanese Order of Physicians, Cairo University, League of Woman’s Rights and many others. AUBMC named a new Conference Room at its new Daniel ACC Building “Professor Nagi EL Saghir Conference Room” in his honor at a Dedication Ceremony held on November 27, 2018.  @NagiSaghir, www.saghironline.com, www.aub.edu.lb, www.lbcfoundation.org