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Dr. Wafik El-Deiry
Dr. Wafik El-Deiry is an esteemed oncologist and a prolific researcher in the field of cancer biology, whose seminal contributions have significantly shaped our understanding of the disease. He is one of the most-cited researchers, thanks to groundbreaking discoveries like identifying the DNA binding site for the p53 tumor suppressor and WAF1.
He is currently the Associate Dean for Oncologic Sciences at the Warren Alpert Medical School, Director of the Cancer Center at Brown University, and Director of the Joint Program in Cancer Biology at Brown University and affiliated hospitals. He is an American Cancer Society Research Professor, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Professor of Medical Science, and Mencoff Family University Professor at Brown University. He is also a licensed practicing physician-scientist and Medical Oncologist with clinical privileges at The Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.
A testament to his substantial impact on medical science, Dr. El-Deiry's research has garnered over 100,000 citations on Google Scholar, and his impressive H-index of 130 reflects the widespread influence and recognition of his work within the scientific community. These metrics underscore the far-reaching and enduring relevance of his contributions to the field, as he continues to unravel the complexities of cancer with the aim of improving patient outcomes and advancing the frontier of oncological care.
Wafik is 4x vaccinated and expressed some reservations about getting a fifth shot without further studies.
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