Dr. Samir Alsawah


  After Dr. Alsawah graduated from the University of Damascus School of Medicine in Syria, he completed his internal medicine residency at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. Later, he trained in hematology and medical oncology as a fellow at the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, and subsequently received board certification in internal medicine and oncology.

   Samir Alsawah, MD, was a specialist in hematology, internal medicine, and oncology at Cancer Care Associates in Royal Oak, Michigan before joining the Huron Medical Center in Port Huron, Michigan as a private practitioner. He also serves on many committees and acts as consultant to numerous hospitals in the area such as Port Huron Hospital, Mercy  Hospital, and River District Hospital.

   A respected clinical investigator, Dr Alsawah’s research in relative nontoxic chemotherapy regimens for metastic breast cancer was presented at the Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. Additionally, he has directed numerous industry-sponsored clinical trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a wide range of novel anticancer agents.



High School: Sakafi High School, Damascus, Syria, 1973-1978

Medical School: University of Damascus, Syria, School of Medicine, 1976-1983

Medical Degree: Doctor of Medicine Diploma, August 1983

Residency: Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital, Pontiac, Michigan, July 1987 Internal Medicine, 1987-1990


Fellowship: William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan Medical Hematology / Oncology 1990-1992



Board Certified and Licensed by the State of Michigan

Board Certification: ABIM Oncology Expiration Date: 2016



Relative Nontoxic Chemotherapy Regimen for Metastatic Breast Cancer, presentation at    the16th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, November 5-6, 1993.

The value of MUGA scans in predicting the cardio toxic effects of Adriamycin.William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, 1991.

The effect of Bidisomide on left ventricular ejection fraction in healthy volunteers, presentation at the American College of Physicians. Traverse City, Michigan, September 1990.

Effect of Clonidine on the hemodynamic response to lower body negative pressure in the elderly. Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 1987.

The mechanism involving the release of atrial natriuretic peptide in men. Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 1987.


Lower body negative pressure and the effects of atrial natriuretic peptide on sympathic regulation of forearm vascular resistance. Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 1989.


Title: Phase III study of Taxotere vs. Taxol as second line chemotherapy in metastatic breast cancer.

Sponsor: Berlex.

Date: January 1995


Title: Phase II / III clinical trial of Onapristone in patients with advanced breast cancer. Sponsor: Boehringer Mannheim.

Date: February 1995

Title: Double blind, placebo controlled, randomized study to evaluate efficiency and safety of long term treatment with 2mg and 6mg BM21.0955 administered intravenously at 4 week intervals for at least 60 weeks in patients with metastatic bone due to breast cancer.



Port Huron Hospital Cancer Committee Tumor Board

Mercy Hospital Tumor Board



From: June 13, 1995     To: Present

Activity: Private Practice

Huron Medical Center, PC

1214 Richardson Street

Port Huron, Michigan 48060

Phone: 810-982-5200


From:  July 1, 1992       To: June 10, 1995

Activity:  Private Practice

Cancer Care Associates, P.C.

3535 W 13 Mile Road, RM 707

Royal Oak, Michigan 48073-6706

Phone: 248-288-0800



McLaren Port Huron Hospital                            

1221 Pine Grove Avenue                                    

P.O. Box 5011

Port Huron, Michigan 48061-5011

Phone: 810-987-5000

Staff Category:  Active (OCT 1998-current)



Mercy Hospital/Port Huron        

2601 Electric Avenue                            

Port Huron, Michigan 48060-6518                  

Phone:  810-985-1500        

Staff Category:  Active (January 1999-current)



River District Hospital                                      

St John Health System                                                  

4100 River Road

East China, Michigan 48054-2914

Phone: 810-329-7111

Staff Category: Consultant (January 1999-current)



William Beaumont Hospital/Royal Oak

3601 West Thirteen Mile Road

Royal Oak, Michigan 48073-6769                      

Phone: 248-551-5000

Staff Category: Visiting (January1998-December1999)