Name:Ziad Ahmad Khatib, M.D

Name:Ziad Ahmad Khatib, M.D



HOME ADDRESS:14890 S.W. 75th Court

Miami, Fl. 33158



Nov. 1, 2012 - Attending Physician

Kidz Medical Services

5955 Ponce De Leon Blvd

Coral Gables, Florida 33146

2012 -Principal investigator

Variety Children's Hospital D/B/A

Nicklaus (Miami) Children'sHospital

Miami, FL

1996 - Sub-Investigator

Nicklaus (Miami) Children's Hospital COG

Miami, FL

OFFICE ADDRESS:Nicklaus (Miami) Children's Hospital

Northeast Wing #121

3100 S.W. 62nd Avenue

Miami, Fl. 33155

Telephone: (305) 662-8360

Fax: (305) 666-6387


BIRTHPLACE:Beirut, Lebanon

CITIZENSHIP: United States


Sept. 1980-June 1983B.S.

American University of Beirut, Lebanon

(Biology, with high distinction)

Sept. 1983-June 1986M.D.

American University of Beirut, Lebanon

(with distinction)


July 1986-June 1987 Internship in Pediatrics

American University of Beirut Medical

Center, Lebanon

July 1987-June 1990 Residency in Pediatrics

Jackson Memorial Hospital

Miami, Florida

July 1990-June 1993 Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Memphis, Tennessee


American Board of Pediatrics-#44851


(Recertified--12-24-97) through 2006

American Board of Pediatrics- Hematology/Oncology#001121



(Recertified 10/31/08 -2015)

LICENSURE:ECFMG and FLEX exams - #390-978-5

1989 Florida #55110

1990 Tennessee #20975



Medicare#23317 Z



1993-presentAttending Physician/Member

Division of Hematology/Oncology

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Miami, Florida 33155

2010-Nicklaus (Miami) Children’s Hospital Medical Executive Committee

2014 - Associate Staff

West Boca Medical Center

West Boca Raton, Florida


May2011-Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

1996-2014Mortality Review Committee, MCH, Miami, Fl.

(Chairman, 1998-present).

1996-presentCancer Committee, MCH, Miami, Fl.

1996-presentTumor Board Committee, MCH, Miami, Fl.

1996- presentBrain Tumor Committee participant of Pediatric Oncology Group (COG).

2002-presentDirector of Neuro-Oncology at Miami Children’s Hospital

2006-2012 Member American Academy of Pediatrics-Section of Hematology Oncology

2008-2014 ASPHO Practice Management Committee

2011-2013ASH –Practice Management committee

2010-2013Physician Advisory Group- for EMR at Miami Children’s

2010-BSI- core committee for prevention of blood infections

2014-2015Medical Professional Practice Evaluation Committee-

2015-Scientific Advisory Council- Nicklaus Children’s


-Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Beirut Chapter

-Outstanding Resident Award, Jackson Memorial Hospital,

Miami, Fl.

-2009- Top Doctors in South Florida

-2011 Patients' Choice Award

-2012 South Florida Super Doctors

LEADERSHIP TRAINING: Senn Delaney 3/27- 3/29/2009

Life Wings 4/2011


1995-presentAmerican Academy of Pediatrics- ID #146040

1991- 1993Tennessee Medical Association

1994-presentAmerican Society of Hematology

up to 1995American Medical Association

1997Greater Miami Pediatric Society

1998-presentAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology

2003-presentAmerican Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology

2004-2010American Cancer Society Childhood Advisory Council

2005-2006Florida Medical Association

2005-2007Dade County Medical Association

2006-presentSociety for Neuro-Oncology



Ziad A Khatib & Wenliang Geng : Chemotherapy in the management of retinoblastoma in Retinoblastoma: Clinical Advances and Emerging Treatment Strategies . e-book August 2013, Pages 78-89


Capper D, Jones DTW, Sill M, et al. DNA methylation-based classification of central nervous system tumours. Nature. 2018 Mar 14. doi: 10.1038/nature26000.PMID: 29539639

Shah, A.H., Khatib, Z. & Niazi, T. Extracranial extra-CNS spread of embryonal tumor with multilayered rosettes (ETMR): case series and systematic review. Childs Nerv Syst (2017). PMID:29177676

Cheppail Ramachandran, Gilda Portalatin, Karl-W Quirin, Enrique Escalon, Ziad Khatib, Steven J. Melnick: Inhibition of AKT signaling by supercritical CO2 extract of mango ginger (Curcuma amada Roxb.) in human glioblastoma cells. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine. ISSN (Online) 1553-3840, ISSN (Print) 2194-6329, DOI:10.1515/jcim-2015-0005, October 2015


Luna B, Bhatia S, Yoo C, Felty Q, Sandberg DI, Duchowny M, Khatib Z, Miller I, Ragheb J, Prasanna J, Roy D. Proteomic and Mitochondrial Genomic Analyses of Pediatric Brain Tumors. Mol Neurobiol. 2015 Dec;52(3):1341-63

Ramachandran C, Lollett IV, Quirin K-W, Escalon E, Khatib Z and Melnick SJ. Anticancer potential and mechanism of action of mango ginger (Curcuma amada Roxb.) supercritical extracts in human glioblastoma cell lines. Neuro Oncol. 2014, 16: V89

Luna B, Bhatia S, Yoo C, Felty Q, Sandberg DI, Duchowny M, Khatib Z, Miller I, Ragheb J, Prasanna J, Roy D. Bayesian network and mechanistic hierarchical structure modeling of increased likelihood of developing intractable childhood epilepsy from the combined effect of mtDNA variants, oxidative damage, and copy number. J Mol Neurosci. 2014 Dec;54(4):752-66.


Robison NJ, Campigotto F, Chi SN, Manley PE, Turner CD, Zimmerman MA, Chordas CA, Werger AM, Allen JC, Goldman S, Rubin JB, Isakoff MS, Pan WJ, Khatib ZA, Comito MA, Bendel AE, Pietrantonio JB, Kondrat L, Hubbs SM, Neuberg DS, Kieran MW. A phase II trial of a multi-agent oral antiangiogenic (metronomic) regimen in children with recurrent or progressive cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Apr;61(4):636-42

PMID: 24123865

M A Alrazzak, C D Brathwaite, R Restrepo, Z A Khatib. Plasma Cell Granuloma of the Lung in the Differential Diagnosis of Pulmonary Nodules in a Child with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The Internet Journal of Oncology. 2013 Volume 9 Number 1.

Sarah Alghamdi, Amilcar Castellano-Sanchez, Carole Brathwaite, Taiyo Shimizu, Ziad Khatib and Sanjiv Bhatia: Strong desmin expression in a congenital desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma mimicking pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma: a case report including ultrastructural and cytogenetic evaluation and review of the literature.Child's Nervous System,28:2157-62, 2012

Elena Vrotsos , Manuela Soaita, Ziad Khatib, Carole Brathwaite, A. Filipovich, Morton J. Robinson, Amilcar A. Castellano-Sanchez: Atypical clinical presentation of primary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis with a novel perforin1 gene mutation. J Hematopathol Published online June 2012

Symptomatic neonatal arterial ischemic stroke: the International Pediatric Stroke Study.Kirton A, Armstrong-Wells J, Chang T, Deveber G, Rivkin MJ, Hernandez M, Carpenter J, Yager JY, Lynch JK, Ferriero DM; International Pediatric Stroke Study Investigators.Pediatrics. 2011 Dec;128(6):e1402-10. Epub 2011 Nov 28.

Antithrombotic treatment in neonatal cerebral sinovenous thrombosis: results of the International Pediatric Stroke Study.Jordan LC, Rafay MF, Smith SE, Askalan R, Zamel KM, deVeber G, Ashwal S; International Pediatric Stroke Study Group.J Pediatr. 2010 May;156(5):704-10, 710.e1-710.e2.

Kram DE, Brathwaite CD, Khatib ZA: Bilateral Conjunctival Marginal Zone B-cell lymphoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer 55(7):414-6, 2010

Use of alteplase in childhood arterial ischaemic stroke: a multicentre, observational, cohort study.Amlie-Lefond C, deVeber G, Chan AK, Benedict S, Bernard T, Carpenter J, Dowling MM, Fullerton H, Hovinga C, Kirton A, Lo W, Zamel K, Ichord R; International Pediatric Stroke Study.Lancet Neurol. 2009 Jun;8(6):530-6.

Male predominance in childhood ischemic stroke: findings from the international pediatric stroke study.Golomb MR, Fullerton HJ, Nowak-Gottl U, Deveber G; International Pediatric Stroke Study Group. Stroke. 2009 Jan;40(1):52-7

Ambati S, Cayman G, Restrepo R, Escalon E, Fort J, Pafkarou A, Khatib Z, Dehner LP: Rosai-Dorfman disease following bone marrow transplantation for pre-B cell acute lymphocytic leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer, 51(3):433-5, 2008

Ramachandran C, Rodriguez S, Ramachandran R, Raveendran Nair PK, Fonseca H, Khatib Z, Escalon E, Melnick SJ.Expression profiles of apoptotic genes induced by curcumin in human breast cancer and mammary epithelial cell lines.
Anticancer Res. 25(5):3293-302, 2005

Jaime Morales-Arias, Natalia Dixon, Enrique Escalon, Ziad Khatib, Athena Pefkarou, John Fort, Carole Brathwaite . Favorable Response of Idiopathic Evans Syndrome to Rituximab. Int Ped 19 (3):170, 2004.

Ramachandran C, Khatib Z, Pefkarou A, Fort J, Fonseca H, , Melnick S, Escalon E: Tamoxifen Modulation of Etoposide Cytotoxicity Involves Inhibition of Protein Kinase C and Insulin-Like Growth Factor II Expression in Brain Tumor Cells. J Neuro Oncol 67: 19-28, 2004.

Khatib Z, Levi A, Pefkarou A, Escalon E. Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in a Child with Beckwith Weideman Syndrome. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2004;26:45-47.

Ramachandran C, Khatib Z, Escalon E, Fonseca HB, Jhabvala P, Medina LS, D’Souza B, Ragheb J, Morrison G, Melnick SJ: Molecular Studies in Pediatric Medulloblastomas. Brain Tumor Pathol. 2002:19 (1): 15-22.

Evans W, Yi Hon Y, Bomgaars L, Coutre S, Holdsworth M, Janco R, Johnson R, Kalwinsky D, Keller F, Khatib Z, Margolin J, Murray J, Quinn J, Ravindranath Y, Ritchey K, Roberts W, Rogers Z, Schiff D, Steuber C, Tucci F, Kornegay N, Krynetski E, Relling M: Preponderance of Thiopurine S-Methyltransferase Deficiency and Heterozygosity Among Patients Intolerant to Mercaptopurine or Azathioprine. J. Clin Oncol 18:2253-2301, 2001

Ramachandran C, Melnick S, Escalon E, Khatib, Z, Jhabvala P, Fonseca H, Smith S, Alamo A, Medina S: Cytogenetic and Molecular Studies in a Congenital Mesoblastic Nephroma. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology 4, 402-411, 2001.

Ramachandran C, Melnick S, Escalon E, Jhabvala P, Khatib Z, Alamo A, Smith S: Expression of Apoptosis, Cell Proliferation and Drug Resistance Genes in Pediatric Wilms’ Tumors. Anticancer Research 20:3759-3766, 2000.

Hernandez E, Escalon E, Pefkarou A, Fort J, Khatib Z, Brathwaite C: Hepatic Angio-sarcoma in Children. Review and Presentation of One Case. Int Ped 14(2):121-124, 1999.

Brathwaite C, Khatib Z, Ramos O, Melnick S: T-Cell Immunoblastic Lymphoma: Polymorphous Variant. Int Ped 13 (2):54, 1998.

Khatib Z: New Developments in the Management of Sickle Cell Disease.

Int Ped 12 (4):205-211, 1997.

Gong X, Kaushal S, Ceccarelli E, Bodganova N, Neville C, Nguyen T, Clark H, Khatib Z, Valentine M, Look A, Rosenthal N: Developmental Regulation of Zbu1, a DNA-Binding Member of the SW12/SNF2 Family. Developmental Biology 183:166-182, 1997.

Khatib Z: Chemotherapy in Pediatric Brain Tumors. (Review) Int Ped 11 (4):234-242, 1996. Finer M, Ramos O, Khatib Z, Melnick S: Clinicopathological Conference: A 2 year old boy with fever, severe generalized lymphadenopathy and pancytopenia. Int Ped 11 (5):302-312, 1996.

Mulhern R, Heideman R, Khatib Z, Kovnar E, Sanford R, Kun L: Quality of Survival Among Children Treated for Brainstem Glioma. Ped Neurosurgery 20:226-232, 1994.

Khatib Z, Inaba T, Valentine M, Look A: Chromosomal Localization and cDNA Cloning of the Human DBP and TEF genes. Genomics 23:344-351, 1994.

Khatib Z, Heideman R, Kovnar E, Langston J, Sanford R, Douglass E, Ochs J, Jenkins J, Fairclough D, Greenwald C, Kun L: Predominance of Pilocytic Histology in Dorsally Exophytic Brain Stem Tumors. Ped Neurosurgery 20:2-10, 1994.

Khatib Z, Wilimas J, Wang W: Outcome of Moderate Aplastic Anemia in Childhood. Am J of Ped Hem-Onc 16 (1):80-85, 1994.

Khatib Z, Matsushime H, Valentine M, Shapiro D, Sherr C, Look AT: Co-amplification of the CDK4 with MDM2 and GLI in Human Sarcomas. Cancer Res 53:5535-41, 1993.

Melnick S, Altman N, Capote G, Khatib Z, Wolf A: Clinicopathological Conference: A 17 year old woman with headache, gait disturbance and focal neurologic findings. Int Ped 8 (4):453-7, 1993.

Zhu W, Penney N, Reyes B, Khatib Z, Schachner L: Acquired Progressive Lymphangioma. J of Am Academic Derm 24 (5):813-5, 1991.

Lababidi H, Nasr F, Khatib Z: Juvenile Progressive Systemic Sclerosis: Report of Five Cases. J of Rheum 18 (6):885-8, 1991.


Hall , M; Allen, J; Tarapore, R; Mehta, M Odia, Y; Khatib, Z; Daghistani, D; Niazi, T; Schalop, T; Chi, A; Oster , W : "Can we change the landscape of pediatric diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG)? First demonstration of clinical and radiographic response in a pediatric H3-K27M mutated DIPG to the DRD2-antagonist ONC201", Poster presentation. ISPNO Denver 2018

Maher, O; Niazi; T; Trabal, A, Khatib, Z: "Risk of development of sinusoidal obstruction syndrome on head start regimens in young children with medulloblastoma", Poster ISPNO Denver 2018

Gabriel Salinas Cisneros MD, Maria Eugenia Carter Febres MD, Adriana Trabal MD, Weize Wang MPH, Thomas Taylor PhD, Fuad Alkhoury MD, Ziad Khatib MD: OUTCOMES AND CHOICES OF PLACEMENT OF CENTRAL VENOUS ACCESS IN PATIENTS WITH NEW DIAGNOSE OF LEUKEMIA- ASPHO Poster 2018


Neuro Oncol (2017) 19 (suppl_4): iv56.

Barbato, Michael; Khatib, Ziad: Foundation One Genomic Profiling and Therapeutic Impact. Poster- ASPHO 2017 Montreal

Salinas Cisneros, Gabriel; Dager Sarah; Khatib, Ziad: Irinotecan and Bevacizumab in Children with Malignant Gliomas and Recurrent/Refractory Central Nervous System Tumors. Poster at ASPHO 2017 Montreal

Gabriel Salinas Cisneros and Ziad Khatib: Rivaroxaban Prophylaxis in Severe Congenital Protein C Deficiency; Blood 2016 128:4945

Seblani, Maggie; Wolf Aizik, Khatib, Ziad: Gamma knife application in pediatric astrocytomas- Poster ISPNO 2016- Liverpool UK

Seblani, Maggie; Brathwaite,Carole; Bhatia, Sanjiv; Khatib Ziad: CIC gene mutation positive cervicomedullary Ewing’s-like sarcoma in an infant- ISPNO 2016 Poster Liverpool UK

Karen Wright1, Pratiti Bandopadhayay 1,2, Liliana Gourmnerova1, Susan N. Chi1, Peter Manley 1, Karen Marcus1, Geoffrey Kannan1, Anu Banerjee, MD3, Oren Becher 4, Anne Bendel 5 , Daniel Bowers6, Amy-Lee Bredlau7, Kenneth Cohen8, Melani Comito9, Jennifer D. Elster 10, Michael Etzl 11, Paul G. Fisher 12, Sharon Gardner13, Stewart Goldman14, Sridharan Gururangan 4, Michael H. Handler15, Nada Jabado 16, Matthias Karajannis13, Ziad Khatib17, Sarah E. Leary18, Tobey J. MacDonald19, Michelle Monje 12, Kellie J. Nazemi20, Nathan J. Robison21, Joshua Rubin22, Eric S. Sandler23, Matija Snuderl13, Zhihong Joanne Wang24, Claire E. Sinai1, Lianne Greenspan1, Kristen Lawler1, Donna Neuberg1, Mariella Filbin1,2, Rosalind Segal1, Mario L. Suva1,2, Rameen Beroukhim1,2, Keith L. Ligon1,2, Nalin Gupta3, Michael Prados3, Mark W. Kieran1

Safety and feasibility of a multi-institutional Phase II trial incorporating biopsy and molecularly determined treatment of children and young adults with newly diagnosed diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG)- ISPNO 2016

Cheppail Ramachandran, Ph.D.MBA, Gilda M. Portalatin, BS, Karl-Werner Quirin, Ph.D., Enrique Esclaon, MD, Ziad Khatib, MD and Steven J.Melnick, Ph.D.M: Inhibition of AKT signaling and tumor growth by supercritical CO2 extract of mango ginger (Curcuma amada Roxb.) in human glioblastoma cell line in vitro and in nude mice xenografts. SNO meeting 2015

Ramachandran C, Portalatin G, Quirin K-W, Escalon E, Khatib Z and Melnick SJ. Inhibtioin of AKT signaling and tumor growth by supercritical CO2 extract of mango ginger (Curcuma amada Roxb.) in human glioblastoma cell line in vitro and in nude mice xenografts. 3rd Biennial Conference on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology basic and translational research, San Diego, CA, 2015.

Cheppail Ramachandran, Smith M.Nair, Karl-W. Quirin, Ziad Khatib, Enrique Escalon1, Rohan Badlani, Ivonne V. Lollettand Steven J. Melnick: Mango ginger: a curcuma species highly synergistic with chemotherapy against glioma cell lines. ISPNO meeting Singapore 2014

Panoff JE, Koru-Sengul T, Miao F, Khatib Z: The role of radiation therapy technique and dose for pediatric patients with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. ASTRO 2013

Ramachandran C, Nair S, Quirrin K, Khatib Z, Escalon E, Melnick S: Synergistic effect of supercritical extracts of Curcuma species with cancer drugs in glioma cell lines- SNO 2013

Khatib, Z, Sunkersett G: Favorable responses to biweekly bevacizumab and irinotecan in pediatric patients with high grade glioma. Poster ASPHO 2013 Miami

Badia P, Khatib Z: Dramatic responses to brentuximab vedotin in the treatment of recurrent Hodgkin’s lymphoma: Better than chemotherapy? Poster ASPHO 2013 Miami

Morrison A, Cuglievan B, Khatib Z: Intracranial calcification in pediatric brain tumor patients after proton beam therapy. Poster ASPHO 2013 Miami

Geng W, Khatib Z: Pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia presenting as transient erythroblastopenia of childhood; a case report. Poster ASPHO 2013 Miami

Keiran M et al:A phase II trial of multi-agent oral antiangiogenic (metronomic) regimen in children with recurrent or progressive central nervous system tumors.ISPNO Toronto 2012

Galvez Jorge, Restrepo Ricardo, Khatib Ziad: Unusual Clinical and Radiographic Presentations of Lymphoma. ASPHO New Orleans 2012 .Poster presentation

AbdulRazzak Muaz, Brathwait Carole, Khatib Ziad: Plasma cell granuloma in a child with acute lymphocytic leukemia. ASPHO New Orleans 2012- Poster

Sarah Alghamdi, Amilcar A. Castellano-Sanchez, M., Carole Brathwaite M.D , Steven Melnick M.D. Ph.D; David Sandberg, M.D., Greg Olavarria, M.D.; Ziad Khatib, M.D; Caterina Giannini M.D; Peter Burger:Diffuse Low Grade Leptomeningeal Glio-Neuronal Tumor not an oligodendrogliomatosis: clinic-pathologic features of 2 cases.American Association of Neuropathologists in Seattle Washington, June 23 to 26th, 2011

DeAngulo G,Muthusami S, Fort J, Pefkarou A, Escalon E,Khatib Z. Co-expression of inversion 16 and Philadelphia chromosome in a patient with de novo acute myelogenous leukemia. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 56(6): 933. 2011.

DeAngulo G,Nair S, Khatib Z, Lee V, Ragheb J, Zoeller G, Sandberg D. Observation as a strategy for management of solitary calvarial eosinophilic granuloma. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 56(6): 925. 2011. Poster

Novel Approach to Treatment of Embryonal Tumor with Abundant Neuropil and True Rosettes. Naqvi A, DeAngulo G; Diaz, A; Khatib Z. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 56(6):964. Poster presentation at ASPHO April 2011, Baltimore

Cheppail Ramachandran, Anna Resek, Anat Aviram, Enrique Escalon, Ziad Khatib, Steven Melnick. Potentiation of etoposide and temozolomide cytotoxicity by curcumin and Turmeric Force in brain tumors. Society of NeuroOncology Poster presentation, Oct 2009, New Orleans. Neuro-Oncology vol 11 (5), 2009, Abstract #150

Cheppail Ramachandran, P.K. Raveendran Nair, Sonia E. Rodriguez, Kalomiris Sophia, Ziad Khatib, Enrique Escalon, Steven J. Melnick: Global gene expression changes induced by the novel cancer drug amooranin in human colon carcinoma Xenografts. AACR poster April 2005. Anaheim Ca.

Cheppail Ramachandran, Sonia Rodriguez, P.K. Raveendran Nair, Sophia Kalomiris, Ziad Khatib, Enrique Escalon and Steven J. Melnick:

Global Gene Expression Changes Induced By The Novel Cancer Drug Amooranin In Human Colon Carcinoma Xenografts. American Israel Conference-Jereusalem-2005

Inhibition of protein kinase c activity and insulin-like growth factorII expression associated with tamoxifen modulation of etoposide cytotoxicity in brain tumor cells.Ziad Khatib, Cheppail Ramachandran, Athena Pefkarou, John Fort, Hugo B. Fonseca, Steven J. Melnick, and Enrique Escalon. Poster presentation at 11 ISPNO Boston, June,2004

Morales-Arias Jaime, Dixon Natalia, Escalon Enrique, Khatib Ziad: Favorable Response to Rituximab in a Child with Idiopathic Evans Syndrome. American Society of Hematology. San Diego December 2003. Vol. 102:11. Abstract # 4033

Khatib Z, Ramachandran R, Fonseca HB, Ramachandran C, Melnick S, Escalon E: Curcumin Induces Apoptosis in Pediatric Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cell lines Through Caspase Activation. The 44th ASH Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA., 2002.

Khatib Z, Kadota R, Buatti J, Kaufman B, Burger P, Langston J, Kepner J, Friedman H, Kun L: Phase II Study of Pre-Irradiation Topotecan in Children With Ependymoma. A Pediatric Oncology Group Study. ASCO Abstract, Orlando, Fl., 2001.

Ahmed F, Escalon E, Fort J, Pefkarou A, Khatib Z, Luck J, Hankins C, August C: Telomerase Activity in Pediatric ALL and AML. Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami, Fl. Proceedings of ASCO, Vol 20:2001.

Ahmed F, Escalon E, Fort J, Pefkarou A. Khatib Z. Hankins C. August C: Longitudinal Study of Telomerase Activity in Children With Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL). The 43rd ASH Annual Meeting, Orlando, Fl., 2001.

Khatib, Z, Escalon E, Ramachandran, C, Melnick S, Sotrel A, Ragheb J: Treatment of Pediatric Glial Tumors with Tamoxifen and Etoposide. American society of Clinical Oncology ASCO Abstract, San Diego, 2000

Ramachandran C, Sotrel A, Melnick SJ, Escalon E, Khatib Z, Jhabvala P, Alamo A, Morrison G, Ragheb J, Aldana P: Molecular Investigations on Cell Proliferation, Apoptosis and Drug Resistance in Pediatric Brain Tumors. Society of Neuroscience, Miami Beach, Fl, October 1999.

Ahmed F, Russo D, Jolly P, Escalon E, Fort J, Pefkarou A, Khatib Z, August C: Detection of Telomerase Activity in Pediatric Malignancies. Am Can Soc. Orlando, Fl., 1998

Russo D, Khatib Z, Pefkarou A, Fort J, Escalon E, Jolly P, Ahmed F, August C: The Research Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation Human Pediatric Cell, Tissue and Serum Repository: A four year report. Am Can Soc. Orlando, Fl, 1998.

Quito F, Khatib Z, Pefkarou A, Fort J, Escalon E: Use of Azathioprine in Children with Chronic Immune Thrombocytopenia. Am Soc of Hem Mtg, December, 1997.

Mulhern R, Heideman R, Khatib Z, Kovnar E, Sanford R, Kun L: Quality of Survival Among Children Treated for Brainstem Glioma. SIOP XXVth Mtg, October, 1993.