University of Nebraska Medical Center

Saber A. Amin, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Radiation Oncology

Dr. Saber Amin

Saber A. Amin, MD, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology of the UNMC College of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Kabul Medical University and a PhD from the UNMC.

He joined the faculty at UNMC in July 2022 after finishing his postdoctoral fellowship in cancer epidemiology and health outcomes at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. During his postdoctoral fellowship, he worked on cohort studies of ovarian and breast cancer patients. He used data from Kaiser Permanente Northern California, one of the U.S.'s largest integrated health care delivery systems, and data from the Women Circle of Health Follow-Up Study, one of only a few cohort studies focused on Black women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Dr. Amin is currently responsible for building and maintaining the departmental database for cancer research. For his research, he uses real-world data from large cancer databases to answer research hypotheses about the efficacy of cancer treatments and the survival outcomes of patients.


  • MD: Kabul Medical University, Afghanistan, 1998-2007
  • MBA: University of Phoenix, 2008-2010
  • PhD: Patient-Oriented Research, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2014-2020
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Cancer Epidemiology and Health Outcomes, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, 2021-2022
Research interests
  • Cancer Epidemiology and Health Outcomes (Gastrointestinal cancers, brain metastases, and NSCLC)
  • Role of immunotherapy in the survival outcomes of cancer patients using real-world data
  • Comparative effectiveness analysis of cancer patients
  • Racial cancer health disparities