Entidhar Al Sawah

Entidhar Al Sawah, MD

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Assistant Professor, College of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle
6th floor
Tampa FL 33606

Academic Email: ealsawah@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone:(813) 259-8500

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  • MD, Medicine, Tikrit University College of Medicine, 2001

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Women & Children's Health


  • • American Association of Gynecologic laparoscopists (AAGL) (Member, 2016 - Present)
  • • The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) (Member, 2013 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Al Sawah E, Plosker SM, Mikhail E. Laparoscopic Hemi-hysterectomy and Trachelectomy in a Case of Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich Syndrome. Surgical technology international. XXIX: 181-184, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27466877
  • Stickles XB, Marchion DC, Bicaku E, Al Sawah E, Abbasi F, Xiong Y, Bou Zgheib N, Boac BM, Orr BC, Judson PL, Berry A, Hakam A, Wenham RM, Apte SM, Berglund AE, Lancaster JM. BAD-mediated apoptotic pathway is associated with human cancer development. International journal of molecular medicine. 35(4) : 1081-7, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25653146
  • Al Sawah E, Marchion DC, Xiong Y, Ramirez IJ, Abbasi F, Boac BM, Bush SH, Bou Zgheib N, McClung EC, Khulpateea BR, Berry A, Hakam A, Wenham RM, Lancaster JM, Judson PL. The Chinese herb polyphyllin D sensitizes ovarian cancer cells to cisplatin-induced growth arrest. Journal of cancer research and clinical oncology. 141(2) : 237-42, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25164128
  • Marchion DC, Xiong Y, Chon HS, Al Sawah E, Bou Zgheib N, Ramirez IJ, Abbasi F, Stickles XB, Judson PL, Hakam A, Gonzalez-Bosquet J, Wenham RM, Apte SM, Berglund AE, Lancaster JM. Gene expression data reveal common pathways that characterize the unifocal nature of ovarian cancer. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 209(6) : 576.e1-576.e16, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23933223
  • Marchion DC, Bicaku E, Xiong Y, Bou Zgheib N, Al Sawah E, Stickles XB, Judson PL, Lopez AS, Cubitt CL, Gonzalez-Bosquet J, Wenham RM, Apte SM, Berglund A, Lancaster JM. A novel c-Met inhibitor, MK8033, synergizes with carboplatin plus paclitaxel to inhibit ovarian cancer cell growth. Oncology reports. 29(5) : 2011-8, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23467907
  • Al Sawah E, Chen X, Marchion DC, Xiong Y, Ramirez IJ, Abbasi F, Bou Zgheib N, Chon HS, Wenham RM, Apte SM, Judson PL, Lancaster JM. Perifosine, an AKT inhibitor, modulates ovarian cancer cell line sensitivity to cisplatin-induced growth arrest. Gynecologic oncology. 131(1) : 207-12, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23877012
  • Judson PL, Al Sawah E, Marchion DC, Xiong Y, Bicaku E, Bou Zgheib N, Chon HS, Stickles XB, Hakam A, Wenham RM, Apte SM, Gonzalez-Bosquet J, Chen DT, Lancaster JM. Characterizing the efficacy of fermented wheat germ extract against ovarian cancer and defining the genomic basis of its activity. International journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society. 22(6) : 960-7, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22740002
  • Bou Zgheib N, Xiong Y, Marchion DC, Bicaku E, Chon HS, Stickles XB, Sawah EA, Judson PL, Hakam A, Gonzalez-Bosquet J, Wenham RM, Apte SM, Cubitt CL, Chen DT, Lancaster JM. The O-glycan pathway is associated with in vitro sensitivity to gemcitabine and overall survival from ovarian cancer. International journal of oncology. 41(1) : 179-88, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22552627


  • Resident Award (SASGOG - 2016)
  • Outstanding Resident Research 2nd place Award (ACOG District XII - 2016)