Maha Hussain, MD, FACP, FASCO, is the Genevieve Teuton Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Medicine, and the Deputy Director, and leader of the GU Oncology Program at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. Hussain received her medical degree from Baghdad University College of Medicine and performed her residency and fellowship at Wayne State University.
Dr. Hussain is a practicing oncologist, internationally renowned expert and clinical researcher in genitourinary oncology particularly prostate and bladder cancer. Her research is focused on the development of novel therapeutics integrating scientific advances into clinical trials. Her clinical research has contributed to impacting the standards of care for patients with metastatic hormone sensitive and castration resistant prostate cancer. She is also an educator and mentor and have guided the career development of many fellows and young faculty at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan several of whom have chosen an academic career in GU Oncology.
Prior to joining the Northwestern University faculty Dr. Hussain has served in many scientific and leadership roles at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center including Associate Director for Clinical Research and Co-Leader of the Prostate Cancer/Genitourinary Oncology Program, as well as the Associate Chief for Clinical Research in the Division of Hematology/Oncology.
At the national level Dr. Hussain has served in a variety of scientific leadership roles, including the Co-Chair of the SWOG Prostate Cancer Subcommittee (1994-2012), member (2009-2014) and Chair (2013-2014) of the Integration Panel of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Prostate Cancer Research Program, and was a member (2004-2008) and Chair (2007- 2008) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Oncology Drug Advisory Committee. Dr. Hussain was a member of the NCI-Cancer Biomarker Study Section and the NCI’s Prostate cancer task force. She currently serves as an EAB member for several NCI-designated cancer centers and the UCLA Prostate Cancer SPORE.
Since joining the American Society of Clinical Oncology in 1990, Dr. Hussain has served on numerous committees and boards, including the Scientific Program, Cancer Education, International Affairs, Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee and Cancer Communications committees. In addition, she chaired the Cancer Education Committee (2008-2009), the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Program Committee (2010-2011) and the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Steering Committee (2013- 2014) and was Associate Editor for Cancer.Net. She is an elected member of the ASCO Board of Directors.
Dr. Hussain is the author of more than 250 scholarly articles and book chapters. She serves/has served on the editorial boards for several national and international specialty publications. She has been invited to give hundreds of lectures on her work in the United States and many countries around the world.
Dr. Hussain has received many honors, including the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Leadership Award (2007), the University of Michigan Medical School League Of Research Excellence (2011), and the 2012 Clinical & Health Services Research Award. She was elected as a Fellow of ASCO (2010). She has been named for many years in America’s Top Doctors” and “America ́s Top Doctors for Cancer. In 2015 she was named one of OncLive’s Giants of Cancer Care and in 2017 she was named Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in Medicine.