Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD
Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD, is the section chief for the gastrointestinal oncology program and the chair for the Gastrointestinal Disease-Specific Research Group at the OSUCCC – James. In Ohio State’s College of Medicine, he is a tenured associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, and in the Department of Pharmacology. Bekaii-Saab’s research focuses on drug development and experimental therapeutics as pertaining to gastrointestinal malignancies. He is the principal investigator on numerous clinical trials, including studies supported by grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and various industry partners. He has authored multiple publications in high-impact scientific journals, including Journal of Clinical Oncology, Annals of Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research amongst others. He has presented his research at multiple national and international forums. He is also on the editorial board for the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and has received numerous leadership awards from various organizations such as NCI and ASCO. He is one of the “Best Doctors in America” as well as a “Top Castle Connolly Doctor”.
Dr. Bekaii-Saab earned his medical degree at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, did his residency in internal medicine at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, and completed fellowships in hematology/oncology and in clinical pharmacology at Tufts University-New England Medical Center in Boston. He joined Ohio State’s medical faculty in 2002.