Dr. Safah obtained her MD from the American University of Beirut in 1987. In 1991, she completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. In 1994, she completed her fellowship training in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University of Florida.
Dr. Safah joined the faculty of Tulane University School of Medicine in 1994 as an Instructor of Medicine. The following year she was promoted to an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Medical Director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program. In 2000, she was promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program. She has served as the Alternate Vice Chairperson of the TUHSC Committee on the Use of Human Subjects and the Medical Director of the Institutional Review Board. Dr. Safah is currently a Professor of Clinical Medicine and the Director of the Stem Cell Transplantation Program and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Programs. Dr. Safah also serves as Institutional PI for Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG).
Dr. Safah serves on several committees at Tulane University including: Investigation Review Board, Institutional Review Board Committee on Use of Human Subjects, Critical Care Committee, and the Tulane University Promotions & Tenure Committee.
Dr. Safah is a member of the Louisiana State Medical Society, American Society of Hematology and the Advisory Board of the Program for Professional Values and Ethics in Medical Education. She has also been an active member of the civic community having served on the Human Relation Committee for the city of New Orleans.
Dr. Safah’s areas of specialty include: Hematologic Malignancies, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Multiple Myeloma. Dr. Safah has published numerous articles and papers. In addition, she has conducted many clinical trials.
Specialties, Publications, and Research
Lymphoma, leukemia, bone marrow transplant, clinical research
"Chronic myelogenous leukemia protocol" (Schering)
"Efficacy and safety of PEG-rHuMGDF in patients with delayed platelet engraftment" (Amgen)
Safah H, Weiner RS - "The role of bone marrow transplantation in the management of advanced local disease"
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