Samir Kahwash, MD

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Biography
Samir Kahwash, MD, is Vice-Chair for Education in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical Director of Hematopathology Services, a Pathologist in the Sections of Clinical and Anatomic Pathology at Nationwide Children's Hospital and an Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is the Program Director for the fellowship in pediatric pathology. His clinical interests are pediatric lymphomas and leukemias, heritable coagulopathies and pathology education. He is a co-investigator in the Children's Oncology Group (COG) Reference Lab for the Study of Pediatric ALL. He is a reviewer of COG Phase III trial of (myelotarg) treatment for AML in children and young adults (AAML0531) and also a reviewer for COG study of Myelodysplastic Syndrome/TMD of Down’s (COG A2971). He is coinvestigator for neuroblastoma pathology review (COG 5285061) and reviewer for Johns Hopkins SPORE study (for EBV and Hodgkin’s disease).
Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Syrian Medical Association Recognition Award for Outstanding Contributions to the 6th Annual Hosn Medical Conference, 2010
  • Certificate of Recognition Award for Dedicated Service, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2007
  • Department of Laboratory Medicine "2007 Educator of the Year", Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2007
  • Recognition Award: Awarded for Outstanding Commitment and Contribution to Education of Residents and Fellows at the Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University, 2004
  • Certificate of Academic Excellence; Awarded for Ranking 8th Nationwide in the General (Pre-college) Examination - Science Branch, Ministry of Education, Syria, 1977
  • Listed, Guide to America’s Top Pathologists
  • Chapter President, National Arab American Medical Association, 2007 - 2011
  • Member, National Arab American Medical Association, 2005 - Present
  • Member, Society of Pediatric Pathology, 1993 - Present
  • Member, Central Ohio Society of Pathologists, 1993 - Present
  • Fellow, College of American Pathologists, 1992 - Present
  • Member, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, 1990 - Present
  • Academic Merit Scholarship to College/Medical School Combined Program, Damascus University, 1977 - 1983
  • Member, Consumers Research Council of America
Education

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 02/15/1994

Board Certifications
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Hematology
  • Pediatric Pathology
Fellowship Nationwide Children's Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/1993
Fellowship Medical College of Pennsylvania / Allegheny Genera Date Completed: 06/30/1992
Residency Medical College of Pennsylvania / Allegheny Genera Date Completed: 06/30/1991
Internship Damascus University Hospitals Date Completed: 06/30/1983
Medical School Damascus University Hospitals Date Completed: 06/30/1983
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Pathology & Laboratory Medicine