Dr. Maha H. Hussain is the Deputy Director at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwetern University. She is responsible for the development and oversight and coordination of clinical research at the center. Dr. Hussain chairs the Governance Committee of the Clinical Research Office and serves on the Clinical Cancer Center Executive Council and the Lurie Cancer Center Executive Committee. She also provides leadership for clinical faculty recruitment and oversees the Translational Research in Solid Tumors and Hematological Malignancies Programs.
Dr. Hussain is also the Genevieve E. Teuton Professor of Medicine and a professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Feinberg School of Medicine. Her research efforts are focused on the development of novel therapeutics integrating scientific advances into clinical trials for prostate and bladder cancer. Hussain's extensive national scientific leadership roles include serving as co-chair of the Prostate Cancer Subcommittee/Genitourinary Cancer Committee of SWOG, where she guided research in areas of advanced prostate cancer that led to changing standards of care. She has served as a member and chair of the Integration Panel of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Prostate Cancer Research Program and as a member and chair of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Oncology Drug Advisory Committee. Prior to joining the Lurie Cancer Center in September 2016, she was associate director for Clinical Research at the University of Michigan Cancer Center.