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About Hatim Husain, MD

Hatim Husain, MD, is a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in treating lung cancer and brain tumors. He strives to provide the highest level of care for his patients and their families. Dr. Husain uses numerous forms of therapy such as chemotherapy, hormonal, biological, and targeted therapy to offer the best possible treatment options.

As an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Husain instructs medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is also a physician-scientist dedicated to understanding the cancer genome and how to advance meaningful, precision-oriented therapies for patients.

Dr. Husain has developed a translational research focus and collaborates with scientists across UC San Diego to bring discoveries from bench-to-bedside. His efforts include expanding tools for tracking cancer growth specifically through circulating tumor DNA analyses; understanding the mechanisms of cancer formation in non-smoking patients; and investigating how the genome can provide clues to optimal treatments and new therapies.

Dr. Husain's work has involved understanding mechanisms of resistance to gene-directed therapies, including anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) treatments and further characterizing the mechanisms of immunogenic cell death in cancer cells.

He completed a fellowship in medical oncology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a residency in internal medicine at Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Husain earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.

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For more information see Lung Cancer and Moores Cancer Center.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Residency

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship

  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Lung Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Tumors
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted