Ali Bazarbachi

Ali Bazarbachi

Place of Birth : Lebanon
Born : 1965
Position : Founding Director of the Bone Marrow Transplantation Program at the American University of Beirut-Medical Center, Lebanon
Field of study : Basic, translational and clinical research with specific training and expertise in hematological malignancies and stem cell transplantation as well as in cell biology and preclinical models of leukemia and lymphoma


Ali Bazarbachi , MD, Ph.D. is a Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology), Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Physiological Sciences, and Founding Director of the bone marrow transplantation program at the American University of Beirut-Medical Center. He received his MD and Ph.D. degrees, residency, and fellowship training at the University of Paris in France. Dr. Ali Bazarbachi’s basic and translational research focuses on targeted therapies for hematological malignancies as well as post-transplant pharmacological interventions. He has co-authored more than 360 articles in leading scientific journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, Science, Journal of Experimental Medicine, The Lancet Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Blood, Nature Communication, and Cancer Research. He is a co-founder of the International Academy for Clinical Hematology, Chairman of the EMBMT Leukemia Working Party, Chairman of the NCCN Lymphoma Group for the Middle East and North Africa, past President of the Lebanese Society of Hematology, past President of the International Association for Comparative Research on Leukemia and Related Disorders, and Associate Editor of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Clinical Hematology International. He has delivered more than 300 invited lectures in more than 40 countries worldwide. He garnered multiple prestigious national and international awards including the 2008 award from the French National Academy of Medicine.

  • Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) with Tenure, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

  • Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiological Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

  • Founding Director, Bone Marrow Transplantation Program, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

  • Chairman, Lymphoma and CLL Group, NCCN Guidelines, Middle East and North Africa

  • Co-chair, subcommittee on post-transplant pharmacological interventions, Acute Leukemia Working Party, European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation

  • Chairman Leukemia Working Committee, East Mediterranean Blood and Marrow Transplantation Group

  • Associate Editor, Bone Marrow Transplantation

  • Associate Editor, Clinical Hematology International

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