Physician’s Profile

Amer Assal, MD

Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Introduction:

Amer Assal MD is a board certified medical oncologist and hematologist who specializes in the use of autologous and allogeneic bone marrow stem cell transplantation for the treatment of multiple myeloma, leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndromes and other bone marrow disorders. Dr. Assal completed his medical education and internal medicine training at NYU School of Medicine. He was also a hospitalist in the department of medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center caring for patients with a variety of cancer diagnoses, including stem cell transplant patients. Dr. Assal completed a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he also served as chief fellow. He finally completed a fellowship in blood and marrow stem cell transplantation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

His research interests center around improving outcomes of stem cell transplantation and the diseases it is used to treat. He has a particular interest in immunotherapy and studying ways to harness the immune system to attack tumor cells, while at the same time decreasing the risk of graft versus host disease. He is also interested in studying therapeutic interventions to prevent and treat relapse of disease after stem cell transplantation. He has presented his research at several national conferences and was awarded an American Society of Hematology Abstract Achievement award for his research.

Board Certificates
Medical Oncology
Internal Medicine
Areas of Expertise:
  • Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Amyloidosis
  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia/ALL
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
  • T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia/AML
  • Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Leukemia
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorder
  • Myelodysplastic Disease
  • Myeloproliferative Disease
  • Myeloma
  • Myelofibrosis
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia)
  • Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplants
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Chronic Leukemia
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
  • CMML (Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia)
  • Cutaneous Lymphoma
  • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Follicular Lymphoma
  • Hodgkin's Disease