Laith Abushahin, MBBS

The James Cancer Center
Laith Abushahin

A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.


  • Medical Oncology

Clinical Expertise

  • Esophageal Cancers
  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
  • Rectal Cancers
  • Stomach Cancers
  • Pancreatic Cancers
  • Liver Cancers
  • Gallbladder Cancers
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Small Intestine Cancer
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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)

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The James at Martha Morehouse Outpatient Care

2050 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221


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 12/20/2018, Dr. Abushahin has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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