Laith Abushahin

Laith Abushahin, MBBS


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Overall Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.8 out of 5




I am a medical oncologist who specializes in treating patients with gastrointestinal cancers, specifically cancers of the pancreas, bile ducts, stomach, esophagus, colon, rectum and liver. Historically, these cancer types rank high on the list of cancers with the worst prognosis. This highlights the urgent need for improvements in diagnosis and therapy.

As a clinical investigator, my research interest is to build a dynamic comprehensive program of clinical trials in the various therapy spaces of GI cancers. The cornerstone of this process is to collaborate with physician-scientists and clinical investigators in the local, national and international scenes of cancer care, ensuring we can offer new, cutting-edge agents for cancer treatment that fit our individual patient’s needs while we contribute to the global knowledge and development of cancer therapy.

In addition to my clinical work, I am an assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, where I contribute as a clinical educator to the Division of Oncology, teaching and mentoring some of our junior colleagues.

I am honored to be part of the multidisciplinary oncology group here at The James. This is an institution with a traditionally strong infrastructure to support basic, translational and clinical research as an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, which provides the perfect environment for developing and conducting trials that bring new therapies and technologies to our patients. The collegial environment and the deep level of expertise across multiple disciplines is inspiring, and it really shows in the top-notch care we are able to provide to each and every patient.

Education and Background


University of Jordan Medical School

Amman, Jordan, Jordan


Al-Hussein Hospital

Al-Salt, Jordan,

University of Arizona Medical Center

Tucson, AZ


Medical Oncology

Baylor University Medical Center

Dallas, TX

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Medicine Oncology)

Academic Department

Department of Internal Medicine

Division of Medical Oncology

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the university requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their university responsibilities. As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Abushahin has reported no relationships with companies or entities.


Patient Satisfaction Review

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the five questions gathered from the Outpatient Oncology survey, developed by Press Ganey Associates for use in oncology clinics across the country. On behalf of The James, Press Ganey administers the survey to patients who see our providers in an outpatient clinic office. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of The James.

Overall Ratings (out of 106 reviews)
4.8 out of 5
Kept you informed about your condition and treatment

4.8/ 5

Amount of time spent with you

4.7/ 5

Concern for your questions and issues

4.8/ 5

Skill and knowledge

4.8/ 5

Overall quality of care

4.8/ 5

Patient Comments (8 total comments)

Reviewed: 11/5/2019

The best expert nationwide.

Reviewed: 9/13/2019

He took extra time to answer questions we had.

Reviewed: 6/19/2019

This was my first time to meet Dr. Laith Abushahin. He was very helpful.

Reviewed: 5/13/2019

Dr. Laith Abushahin explained things so well. He is easy to understand the issues.

Reviewed: 5/10/2019

I was thoroughly impressed with Dr. Laith. He was a good listener and was excellent at explaining things. Very knowledgeable & he explained some critical information that my surgeon & oncologist had not done, but they have since done, following my visit with Dr. Laith. I did not feel rushed or that any of my questions were trivial. He was truly concerned.

Reviewed: 5/9/2019

I love Dr. Laith & his staff. They are saving my life!

Reviewed: 5/1/2019

First time meeting new oncologist as former one retired. He left a good impression and I look forward to working with him in the future.

Reviewed: 4/9/2019

After only being under his care a few mos. I don't know him that well yet, feel good about his care.

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