WCM-Q alumnus discusses advances in cancer care
Dr. Muhamed Baljević
Class of 2010
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center
WCM-Q alumnus Dr. Muhamed Baljević returned to the college to discuss his research in multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, for the latest installment of WCM-Q’s Grand Rounds.
Dr. Baljević, who is originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, was offered an Emiri scholarship in 2001 to come to Doha and finish high school at Qatar Academy, a member of Qatar Foundation. The scholarship was extended as a university academic scholarship for pre-medical and medical studies at WCM-Q, where he with with honors in research. Since graduation Dr. Baljević has completed residency training in internal medicine at NewYork- Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, and fellowship training in hematology and medical oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr. Baljević said: “Fulfilling my dream of being involved in development of novel therapies for patients with hematologic malignancies simply would not have been possible without the generous support I received from Qatar. Returning to Doha feels like coming home and I feel tremendously grateful for the truly life-changing opportunities Qatar has granted me.”
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