Biography

Sawsan Rashdan, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in treating non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and carcinoid tumors.

Dr. Rashdan earned her medical degree at the Faculty of Medicine of Damascus University in Syria. She performed her residency in internal medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she also completed advanced fellowship training in hematology and oncology.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in hematology and medical oncology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2016.

Dr. Rashdan’s research focuses on immunotherapy treatment in lung cancer, and she has published a number of academic articles on the subject. She has received funding to pilot a clinical trial to investigate the role of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy(SABR) plus osimertinib as first-line treatment in epidermal growth factor receptor-mutated non-small cell lung cancer. Additionally, she is leading the effort to create a tissue microarray (TMA) bank for lung cancer at UT Southwestern.

She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and the Dallas County Medical Society. In 2017, she received a Pilot and Feasibility Biomedical Research Award from the UTSW Department of Internal Medicine.

Personal Note

Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and traveling.

Education & Training
  • Residency - Indiana University School of Medicine (2009-2012), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Damascus University School of Medicine, Syria (2001-2008)
  • Fellowship - Indiana University School of Medicine (2013-2016), Hematology Oncology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • American Muslim Women Physicians Association
Honors & Awards
  • Pilot and Feasibility Biomedical Research Award 2017, UT Southwestern Department of Medicine
  • Appreciation Award 2006, First Annual Congress of the Faculty of Medicine
  • Certificate of Excellence 2006, Ministry of Higher Education for research efforts
  • Certificate of Excellence 2006, Graduated from "Alruwad for Outstanding Students" high school among the top 1% countrywide with a rating of excellence
Books & Publications
Research
  • Immunotherapy Treatment in Lung Cancer

Clinical Focus

  • Lung Cancer
  • Medical Treatment of Lung Cancer

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