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Samir Kahwash, MD, Pathology, Columbus, OH, Nationwide Children's Hospital


Pathology Columbus, OH

Hematopathology, Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Pediatric Pathology

Associate Chief for Education, Hematology Lab Services Director, Clinical Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Professor, The Ohio State University, Founder and Editor of (Image of The Week) educational exercise.

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  • Dr. Samir Kahwash is a hematopathologist in Columbus, OH affiliated with Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University. He received his medical degree from Damascus University. He specializes in hematopathology, anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and pediatric pathology and is experienced in pediatric hematopathology and pediatric clinical and surgical pathology. He is a Professor-Clinical at The Ohio State University.

Education & Training

  • Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University
    Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State UniversityFellowship, Pediatric Pathology, 1993
  • Allegheny Health Network Medical Education Consortium (AGH)
    Allegheny Health Network Medical Education Consortium (AGH)Residency, Pathology-Anatomic and Clinical, 1986 - 1992
  • Damascus University Faculty of Medicine
    Damascus University Faculty of MedicineClass of 1983

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 1992 - 2024
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1987 - 2002
  • American Board of Pathology Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology
  • American Board of Pathology Hematology
  • American Board of Pathology Pediatric Pathology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Educator of the year award Dept of pathology- NCH, 2008

Publications & Presentations



  • Sorafenib in Combination with Standard Chemotherapy for Children with High Allelic Ratio FLT3/ITD+ AML Improves Event-Free Survival and Reduces Relapse Risk: A Report ...
    Samir Kahwash, 61st Annual American Society of Hematology Meeting, Orlando, FL, 12/7/2019

Authored Content

  • Are We Losing Sight of the 'Big Picture' in Medicine?February 2019


  • AML committee, Childood Oncology Group 2006 - Present
  • Member, ASCP in service examination CMT 2011 - 2017
  • Editor, @pediatricpathologyimages

Research History

  • Co-investigator and reviewerSeveral COG clinical trials including AAML 531, AAML 1031, AAML 1831 and others2006 - 2030
  • Reviewer, several international studies on COG sponsored pediatric cancersExpert diagnostic reviews and support of major clinical trials for pediatric AML and other cancers2006 - 2030

Professional Memberships

  • College of American Pathologists

Other Languages

  • Arabic

Hospital Affiliations