Nagi S. El-Saghir, MD, FACP is Professor of Medicine and Director of Breast Center of Excellence, Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute, American University of Beirut Medical Center.
He graduated from Universite Libre de Bruxelles, completed his training in Internal Medicine at The Brooklyn Hospital-State University of New York, and Hematology Oncology at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center-Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York and is certified by the American Boards of Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. He is Founding President of the Lebanese Society of Medical Oncology (LSMO), Past-Chair of International Affairs Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Co-Chair of ASCO Guidelines Advisory Group, Co-author of Consensus Guidelines for Advanced Breast Cancer ABC1 and ABC2, Co-author of Resource-stratified Guidelines for Breast Cancer management (BHGI), Member of the Board of the Arab Association Against Cancer, and President of the Lebanese Breast Cancer Foundation.
Dr. El Saghir has over 90 publications in peer-reviewed journals. His research is focused on breast cancer and young women, genetic mutations, early detection, management guidelines and international phase III clinical trials. He published pioneering articles on epidemiology of cancer in Lebanon and Arab countries, locally advanced breast cancer, breast cancer in developing countries and BRCA mutations. He is a regular speaker at Lebanese, Arab and international oncology conferences. He serves as regular peer reviewer, International Editor for JCO, Deputy Editor for The Breast (2006-2013) and Editorial Board Member of ASCO's Journal of Global Oncology. He is author of "ABC of Breast Diseases" in Arabic and Awareness Booklet "Knowledge Road Map to Cure".
He is President of the Lebanese Breast Cancer Foundation and leads major breast cancer awareness campaigns. His research, publications, media interventions, books, and community activities, along with his colleagues, are recognized to have led to significant down-staging of breast cancer in Lebanon and improved patients' outcome and he has received the Medal of Honor for Achievements in 2002 and the National Cedar Medal of Honor -Rank Officer from the Presidents of Lebanon, LSMO, Lebanese Order of Physicians, Cairo University, League of Womens' Rights and others. @NagiSaghir