Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Ghada A. Abusin, MBBS, MS


Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics  - Hematology/Oncology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 1329 BT
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-3595



MBBS, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum
MSc, Clinical Investigation, University of Iowa, College of Public Health
Certificate, Medical Education, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine

Residency, House Officer, Ministry of Health - University of Khartoum Teaching Hospitals
Residency, Rashid Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine
Residency, Pediatrics, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey - Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of Iowa Children's Hospital

Licensure and Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics - Hematology/Oncology Board
American Board of Pediatrics
Education Committee for Foreign Medical Graduates
Iowa Board of Medicine License

Selected Publications

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Abu-Arja R, Chernin L, Abusin G, Auletta J, Cabral L, Egler R, Ochs H, Torgerson T, Lopez-Guisa J, Hostoffer R, Tcheurekdjian H, Cooke K.  Successful hematopoietic cell transplantation in a patient with x-linked agammaglobulinemia and acute myeloid leukemia..  Pediatr Blood Cancer.  2015 September. 62(9):1674-6.

Mcnew B, El-Sheikh A, Kirby P, Bishop W, Abusin G.  "Fatal Cryptococcosis Presenting as Hepatobiliary Dysfunction in an ALL Patient".  Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.  2014. 9(2):101-107.

Abu-Arja R, Hashem H, El-Sheikh A, Abusin G.  "Neuroblastoma in Monozygotic Twins - Distinct Presentation, Pathology, and Outcome: Is it Familial or In-utero Metastasis?” .  Pediatric Blood and Cancer.  2014. 61:1124-1125.

Abu-Arja R, Bhaskaran S, Abusin G, Cabral L, Nagle K, Ahuja S, Egler R, Cooke K, Ross J, Lazarus H.  "Recombinant Human Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF): Successful Treatment of Severe, Refractory Hemorrhagic Cystitis after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation.  Bone Marrow Transplantation by Nature Publishing Group.  2014. 49(12):1550-1551.

Abusin G, Abu-Arja R, Gingrich R, Silverman M, Zamba G, Schlueter A.  An Algorithm for Utilizing Peripheral Blood CD34 Count as a Predictor of the Need for Plerixafor in Autologous Stem Cell Mobilation-Cost Effectiveness Analysis.  Journal of Clinical Apheresis.  2013. 21(10).

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