University of Nebraska Medical Center

Zaid S. Al-Kadhimi, MD

Director of Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy
Associate Professor, Division of Oncology & Hematology
Acute Leukemias, BMT, Aplastic Anemia, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Benign Hematology

Zaid S. Al-Kadhimi, MD

Dr. Al-Kadhimi is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Oncology and Hematology at UNMC and serves as the Director of Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy.

Previously, he worked at the Emory University, Karmanos Cancer Institute at Wayne State University, and City of Hope National Medical Center.

Dr. Al-Kadhimi has authored and co-authored multiple peer-reviewed scientific papers and presented works at conferences around the world.




Research Interests

Dr. Al-Kadhimi's research interests include:

  • Developing cellular therapy trials for leukemia.
  • Developing regimens for the prevention and therapy of graft versus host disease, a major complication of allogeneic blood and marrow transplant.
  • Developing allogeneic blood and marrow transplant regimens using partially matched donors in the absence of a human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched donor.



Baghdad College, Baghdad, Iraq 1979 - 1985

Baghdad University Medical School, Baghdad, Iraq (MD) 1985 - 1991

Intern, Baghdad University Teaching Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq 1991 - 1992

Resident, American University of Beirut, Department of Anesthesiology, Beirut, Lebanon 1992 - 1993

Resident, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 1994 -1997

Fellow, Department of Hematology/Medical Oncology and Therapeutic Research, City of Hope National Medical Center Duarte, CA. 1998 - 2001

Bone Marrow Transplantation Fellow, Division of Hematology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Durante, CA 2001 - 2003

Hospital Appointments:
Nebraska Medicine

Patient Care

Practice location:
Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center
505 South 45th Street
Omaha, NE 68105 (map)