Ibrahim Qaddoumi, MD, MS

Ibrahim Qaddoumi, MD, MS

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty
Director of Telemedicine, International Outreach Program




Neuro Oncology

Contact Information

Ibrahim Qaddoumi, MD, MS
Neuro Oncology
MS 260, Room C6025
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-3678
Email: ibrahim.qaddoumi@stjude.org
Phone: (901) 595-2365
FAX: (901) 521-090


MD – Damascus University Medical School, Syria (1992)
MS – The Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston (2003)

Research Interests

Selected Publications

Santiago TC, Jenkins JJ, Pedrosa F, Billups C, Quintana Y, Ribeiro RC, Qaddoumi I. Improving the histopathologic diagnosis of pediatric malignancies in a low-resource setting by combining focused training and telepathology strategies. Pediatr Blood Cancer 59(2):221-5, 2012.

Qaddoumi I, Sane M, Li S, Kocak M, Pai-Panandiker A, Harreld J, Klimo P, Wright K, Broniscer A, Gajjar A. Diagnostic utility and correlation of tumor markers in the serum and cerebrospinal fluid of children with intracranial germ cell tumors. Childs Nerv Syst May 1, 2012.

Qaddoumi I, Billups CA, Tagen M, Stewart CF, Wu J, Helton K, McCarville MB, Merchant TE, Brennan R, Free TM, Given V, Haik BG, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Wilson MW. Topotecan and vincristine combination is effective against advanced bilateral intraocular retinoblastoma and has manageable toxicity. Cancer April 19, 2012.

Qaddoumi I, Bass JK, Wu J, Billups CA, Wozniak AW, Merchant TE, Haik BG, Wilson MW, Rodriguez-Galindo C. Carboplatin-Associated Ototoxicity in Children with Retinoblastoma. J Clin Oncol February 27, 2012.

Qaddoumi I, Unal E, Diez B, Kebudi R, Quintana Y, Bouffet E, Chantada G. Web-based survey of resources for treatment and long-term follow-up for children with brain tumors in developing countries. Childs Nervous System May 17, 2011. [Epub ahead of print]

Shildkrot Y, Kirzhner M, Haik BG, Qaddoumi I, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Wilson MW. The Effect of Cancer Therapies on Pediatric Anophthalmic Sockets. Ophthalmology Aug 17, 2011. [Epub ahead of print].

Pui C-H, Gajjar AJ, Kane JR, Qaddoumi IA, Pappo AS. Challenging issues in pediatric oncology. Nat Rev Clin Oncol Jun 28;8(9):540-9, 2011. PMID: 21709698

Chantada G, Leal C, Brisse H, Graaf P, Sitorus R, Qaddoumi I, Antoneli C, Tacyildiz N, Fineman S, Doz F. Is it pre-enucleation chemotherapy or is it delayed enucleation of severely involved eyes with intraocular retinoblastoma that risks extraocular dissemination & death? J Clin Oncol Aug 20;29(24):3333-4, 2011.

Qaddoumi I, Carey SS, Conklin H, Jenkins J, Sabin N, Boop F, Pai-Panandiker A, Baker J, Wright K, Broniscer A, Gajjar A. Characterization, Treatment, and Outcome of Intracranial Neoplasms in the First 120 Days of Life. J Child Neurol Aug;26(8):988-94, 2011. PMID: 21532007

Qaddoumi I, Ribeiro RC. Can communication technologies reduce inequalities in cancer care? Lancet Oncol Mar;12(3):224, 2011. PMID: 21495244

Wilson MW, Qaddoumi I, Billups C. Haik BG, Rodriguez-Galindo C. A clinicopathological correlation of 67 eyes primarily enucleated for advanced intraocular retinoblastoma. Br J Ophthalmol Apr;95(4):553-8, 2011. PMID: 20693555

Chantada GL, Qaddoumi I, Canturk S, Khetan V, Ma Z, Kimani K, Yeniad B, Sultan I, Sitorus RS, Tacyildiz N, Abramson DH. Strategies to manage retinoblastoma in developing countries. Pediatr Blood Cancer Mar;56(3):341-8, 2011. PMID: 21225909

Ali AA, Elsheikh SM, Elhaj A, Osman N, Abuidris D, Eltayeb EA, Mahgoub M, Hamdoun A, Babiker MM, Mohamedani AA, Elwali NE, Qaddoumi I. Clinical Presentation and Outcome of Retinoblastoma among Children Treated at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Gezira, Sudan: A single institution experience. Ophthalmic Genet Mar 2, 2011. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21366428

Canturk S, Qaddoumi I, Khetan V, Ma Z, Furmanchuk A, Antoneli C, Sultan I, Kebudi R, Sharma T, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Abramson D, Chantada G. Survival of retinoblastoma in less-developed countries impact of socioeconomic and health-related indicators. Br J Ophthalmol Nov;94(11):1432-6, 2010. PMID: 20733021 **This paper was well perceived by the editorial office of the British Journal of Ophthalmology and was selected for an editorial by Brenda Galie for that issue.

Bhagat SP, Bass JK, White ST, Qaddoumi I, Wilson MW, Wu J, Rodriguez-Galindo C. Monitoring carboplatin ototoxicity with distortion-product otoacoustic emissions in children with retinoblastoma. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol Oct;74(10):1156-63, 2010. PMID: 20667604

Wright K, Qaddoumi I, Patay Z, Gajjar A, Wilson M, Rodriguez-Galindo C. Successful treatment of early detected trilateral retinoblastoma using standard infant brain tumor therapy. Pediatr Blood Cancer Sep;55(3):570-2, 2010. PMCID: PMC3115715

Sultan I, Wilson MW, Nawaiseh I, Mehyar M, Kharma S, Al-Qudimat M, Hazin R, Alalami A, Jaradat I, Al-Husseini M, Abdeen G, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Qaddoumi I. Enucleation for retinoblastoma: the experience of a single center in Jordan. Int Ophthalmol Aug;30(4):407-14, 2010. PMID: 20424888

Qaddoumi I, Ellison D W, Brannon Morris E B, Broniscer A, Boop F, Merchant T, Palmer S L, Gajjar, A. Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumors and Cognitive Outcome: cure at a price? Cancer Dec 1;116(23):5461-9, 2010. PMID: 20672357

Hazin R, Qaddoumi I. Teleoncology: current and future applications for improving cancer care globally. Lancet Oncol Feb;11(2):204-10, 2010. NIHMSID: NIHMS27975 ** This paper was well perceived by the editorial office of Lancet Oncology and was chosen for cover of that issue for Lancet Oncology

Sultan I, Qaddoumi I, Rodríguez-Galindo C, Al Nassan A, Ghandour K, Al-Husseini M. Age, Stage, and Radiotherapy, but Not Primary Tumor Site, Affects the Outcome of Patients with Malignant Rhabdoid Tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer Jan;54(1):35-40, 2009.

Qaddoumi I, Sultan I, Gajjar A. Outcome and Prognostic Features in Pediatric Gliomas: A Review of 6212 Cases from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Database. Cancer Dec 15;115(24):5761-70, 2009. PMCID: PMC2794938

Sultan I, Qaddoumi I, Yaser S, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Ferrari A. Comparing Adult and Pediatric Rhabdomyosarcoma in the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program, 1973 to 2005: An Analysis of 2,600 Patients. J Clin Oncol Apr 27, 2009. PMID: 19398574

Qaddoumi I, Ezam N, Swaidan M, Jaradat I, Mansour A, Abuirmeileh N, Bouffet E, Al-Hussaini M. Diffuse pontine glioma in Jordan and impact of up-front prognosis disclosure with parents and families. J Child Neurol Apr;24(4):460-5, 2009. PMID: 19074045

Al-Hussaini M, Sultan I, Abuirmileh N, Jaradat I, Qaddoumi I. Pineal gland tumors: experience from the SEER database. J Neurooncol Apr 17, 2009. PMCID: PMC 2804886

Qaddoumi I, Sultan I, Broniscer A. Pediatric low-grade gliomas and the need for new options for therapy: Why and how? Cancer Biol Ther Jan;8(1):1-7, 2009. PMCID: PMC2810626

Al-Qudimat MR, Day S, Almomani T, Odeh D, Qaddoumi I. Clinical nurse coordinators: a new generation of highly specialized oncology nursing in Jordan. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol Jan;31(1):38-41, 2009.

Qaddoumi I, Bouffet E. Supplementation of a successful pediatric neuro-oncology telemedicine-based twinning program by e-mails. Telemed J E Health Dec;15(10):975-82, 2009. NIHMS124023

Abdullah S, Qaddoumi I, Bouffet E. Advances in the management of pediatric central nervous system tumors. Ann N Y Acad Sci Sep;1138:22-31, 2008. Review.

Qaddoumi I, Nawaiseh I, Mehyar M, Razzouk B, Haik BG, Kharma S, Jaradat I, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Wilson MW. Team management, twinning, and telemedicine in retinoblastoma: A 3-tier approach implemented in the first eye salvage program in Jordan. Pediatr Blood Cancer Aug;51(2):241-4, 2008.** This paper received commentary by Meadows AT

Qaddoumi I, Musharbash A, Elayyan M, Mansour A, Al-Hussaini M, Drake J, Swaidan M, Bartels U, Bouffet E: Closing the survival gap: implementation of medulloblastoma protocols in a low-income country through a twinning program. Int J Cancer Mar 15;122(6):1203-6, 2008.

Qaddoumi I, Mansour A, Musharbash A, Drake J, Swaidan M, Tihan T, Bouffet E. Impact of Telemedicine on Pediatric Neurooncology in a Developing Country: The Jordanian Canadian Experience. Pediatric Blood and Cancer January, 48; 39-43, 2007.

Qaddoumi I, Ceppa EP, Mansour A, Sughayer MA, Tihan T. Desmoplastic Non-Infantile Ganglioglioma: A Case Report. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology Nov-Dec 9 (6): 462-7, 2006.

Lafay-Cousin L, Holm S, Qaddoumi I, Nicolin G, Barets U, Tobari U, Huang A, Bouffet E. Weekly Vinblastine in pediatric low-grade glioma patients with carboplatin allergic reaction. Cancer June 15; 103(12), 2636-42, 2005.

Last update: July 2012