Waddah Arafat, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He serves as the Medical Director of the Clinical Cancer Informatics Program at Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center.

He earned his medical degree at Damascus University Faculty of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He then received advanced training through a hematology‐oncology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine.                                                                                       

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2018. 

Dr. Arafat is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, and the American Association for Cancer Research. He served on the Chemotherapy Review Council at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. 

His research focuses on novel therapeutic strategies and the use of novel biomarkers to improve clinical outcomes for patients with genitourinary malignancies. He has performed both basic and clinical research and published several academic articles.

In 2017, Dr. Arafat earned the Wisconsin Association of Hematology and Oncology Fellow Award.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - University of Wisconsin Health Sciences Center (2015-2018), Hematology Oncology
  • Residency - Indiana University School of Medicine (2010-2013), Internal Medicine
  • Residency - Alshami Hospital, Syria (2009-2010), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Damascus University School of Medicine, Syria (2002-2009)
Honors & Awards
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctors, Rising Star 2020
  • Fellow Award 2017, Wisconsin Association of Hematology and Oncology
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer

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