Internal Medicine/Hematology/Oncology


Haifaa Abdulhaq, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF


  Medical School: Damascus University, Syria
  Residency: Damascus University Hospitals, Syria
Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  Fellowship Rheumatology, Damascus University Hospitals, Syria
Hematology/Oncology, Western Pennsylvania Hospitals, Pittsburgh, PA
  Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Hematology, Oncology
  Awards and Recognition:
  1. National achievement award
  2. Ranked 2nd among  Syrian high school graduates (50,000 students)
  3. Al Basel Prize
  4. Ranked 1st among Damascus University School of medicine graduates (> 700 students)
  5. Best junior house staff award
  6. Best senior house staff award
  7. 2012  Volunteer of the year, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
    2014  Board of Trustees, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

  Publications (since 2009):

Sachdeva M, Abdulhaq H. A rare case of rosai-dorfman disease in an adult male associated with auto-immune hemolytic anemia. Mediterr J Hematol Infect Dis. 2013; 5(1):e2013022. PMID: 23667720

Costa R, Khattab M, Gilmore GL, Sahovic EA, Miller SM, Rossetti JM, Abdulhaq H, Lister J. Viability and potency of hematopoietic progenitor cells after prolonged cryopreservation at -80°C. Acta Haematol. 2011; 126 (2): 99-102.

Costa R, Abdulhaq H, Haq B, Shadduck RK, Latsko J, Zenati M, Atem FD, Rossetti JM, Sahovic EA, Lister J. Activity of azacitidine in chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. Cancer. 2011 Jun 15; 117(12):2690-6. PMID: 21656746

Costa R, Abdulhaq H, Haq B, Shadduck R, Latsko J, Rossetti J, Sahovic E, Folefac A, Lister J. Activity of azacitidine in myelomonocytic leukemia. Cancer. 2011; 117 (12): 2690- 2696


Zosteriform rash as the first sign of metastatic non small carcinoma of the lung. Mostafa Tabassomi, Eyad Almasri, Haifaa Abdulhaq.  Oral presentation. Chest Conference. 2011

An unusual presentation of pulmonary plasmacytoma and amyloidoma in a patient with multiple myeloma. Mostafa Tabassomi, Eyad Almasri, Haifaa Abdulhaq.  Oral Presentation. American Thoracic Society. 2012

Fever, cough, sinus congestion and lymphadenopathy. Anumapa Tiwari, Timothy Evans, Haifaa Abdulhaq. Fellows case conference.  Chest Conference. 2013

Leptomeningeal disease as initial presentation of Lung Adenocarcinoma with Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Mutation and Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) Gene Rearrangement. Poster presentation. Chest Conference. 2014


Neoplasm inducted Lactic Acidosis and Hypoglycemia. Aaron Dahl, Eyad Almasri, Haifaa Abdulhaq. Poster Presentation. National Anesthesiology Conference. 2014.
Complete Remission of Hodgkin's Lymphoma with Initial Acute Myelofibrosis After Treatment With Escalated BEACOPP Chemotherapy. Miguel Risco, Jian Huang, Haifaa Abdulhaq. Regional ACP conference. 2014.