Mahmoud Charif

Mahmoud Charif , MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Vontz Center for Molecular Studies
3125 Eden Avenue
ML 0562
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
Phone 513-558-3851
Fax 513-558-2124


Medical Degree: Damascus University School of Medicine 1988

Residency: Wright State University Hospital 1993 (Internal Medicine )

Fellowship: University of Cincinnati Hoxworth Blood Center 2006 (Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking )

Fellowship: University of Cincinnati 2010 (Hematology Oncology )


American Board of Internal Medicine (Hematology) (Certification Date: 11-09-2010 ) - (Recertification Date: to 10-20-2020 )

American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology) (Certification Date: 11-10-2010 ) - (Recertification Date: to 09-19-2020 )

Clinical Interests


Hematology and Oncology

Medical Oncology

BRCA1 Genes

BRCA2 Genes

Breast Cancer

Family History of Breast Cancer

Positive Genetic Test for Breast Cancer



Internal Medicine

Medical Oncology

Research and Practice Interests

Breast cancer, Hematology Oncology

Positions and Work Experience

1993 -2000 Medical Director, Heartland of Jackson Nursing and Rehab Facility,

1993 -2001 Staff Internist, Oak Hill Hospital, Oak Hill, Ohio,

1994 -2001 Secretary of Medical Staff, Oak Hill Hospital, Oak Hill, Ohio,

2001 -2005 Secretary of Medical Staff, Holzer Medical Center, Jackson, Ohio,

2001 -2005 Staff Internist, Holzer Medical Center, Jackson, Ohio,

2006 -2007 Hospitalist, Mercy Hospital Anderson,

Research Support

Grant: #Back to Bedside Grant Agreement Investigators:Charif, Mahmoud 07-01-2019 -06-30-2021 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Back to Bedside Initiative Role:PI $5,000.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit


Peer Reviewed Publications

Lower, Elyse E; Charif, Mahmoud; Bartelt, Meg (2018. ) Reduced dose pegfilgrastim is associated with less bone pain without increased neutropenia: a retrospective study.Cancer chemotherapy and pharmacology, , 82 (1 ) ,165-170 More Information

Khanna, Suchin R; Nguyen, Brave; Charif, Mahmoud (2017. ) Early-Stage Mucinous Ovarian Adenocarcinoma with Extensive Clotting in a Previously Healthy Young Female Patient: An Uncommon Presentation of a Relatively Uncommon Disease.The American journal of case reports, , 18 ,669-673 More Information

Randhawa J.;Park T.;Malhotra A.;Charif M. (09-01-2017. ) Two cases of possible remission in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer.Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology, , 15 (5 ) ,e176-e178 More Information

Phan, Kim; Charif, Mahmoud (2019. ) Pembrolizumab for PD-L1-Positive Breast Cancer Refractory to Chemotherapy.American journal of therapeutics, , More Information

Dargazanli, Cyril; Mahmoudi, Mehdi; Cappucci, Matteo; Collemiche, François-Louis; Labreuche, Julien; Habza, Othmane; Gascou, Grégory; Lefèvre, Pierre-Henri; Eker, Omer; Mourand, Isabelle; Gaillard, Nicolas; Charif, Mahmoud; Derraz, Imad; Arquizan, Caroline; Costalat, Vincent (2019. ) Angiographic Patterns and Outcomes Achieved by Proximal Balloon Occlusion in Symptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis Stenting.Clinical neuroradiology, , More Information

Bellanger, Guillaume; Biotti, Damien; Adam, Gilles; Darcourt, Jean; Roques, Margaux; Patsoura, Sofia; Savatovsky, Julien; Obadia, Michael; Menjot de Champfleur, Nicolas; Charif, Mahmoud; Labauge, Pierre; Cotton, Francois; Durand Dubief, Françoise; Tourdias, Thomas; Dulau, Cecile; Kremer, Stéphane; De Sèze, Jérôme; Ciron, Jonathan; Varenne, Fanny; Viguier, Alain; Lerebours, Fleur; Larrue, Vincent; Cognard, Christophe; Bonneville, Fabrice (2021. ) Leptomeningeal enhancement on post-contrast FLAIR images for early diagnosis of Susac syndrome.Multiple sclerosis (Houndmills, Basingstoke, England), , 13524585211012349 More Information

Kadia, Tapan M; Ravandi, Farhad; Borthakur, Gautam; Konopleva, Marina; DiNardo, Courtney D; Daver, Naval; Pemmaraju, Naveen; Kanagal-Shamanna, Rashmi; Wang, Xuemei; Huang, Xuelin; Pierce, Sherry; Rausch, Caitlin; Burger, Jan; Ferrajoli, Alessandra; Jain, Nitin; Popat, Uday; Estrov, Zeev; Verstovsek, Srdan; Jabbour, Elias; Garcia-Manero, Guillermo; Kantarjian, Hagop (2021. ) Long-term results of low-intensity chemotherapy with clofarabine or cladribine combined with low-dose cytarabine alternating with decitabine in older patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia.American journal of hematology, , More Information

Yang, Yongguang; Leonard, Marissa; Luo, Zhenhua; Yeo, Syn; Bick, Gregory; Hao, Mingang; Cai, Chunmiao; Charif, Mahmoud; Wang, Jiang; Guan, Jun-Lin; Lower, Elyse E; Zhang, Xiaoting (2021. ) Functional cooperation between co-amplified genes promotes aggressive phenotypes of HER2-positive breast cancer.Cell reports, , 34 (10 ) ,108822 More Information

Ayrignac, Xavier; Bigaut, Kevin; Pelletier, Jean; de Seze, Jérôme; Demortiere, Sarah; Collongues, Nicolas; Maarouf, Adil; Pinna, Frédéric; Aouinti, Safa; Carra Dallière, Clarisse; Kremer, Laurent; Charif, Mahmoud; Picot, Marie Christine; Labauge, Pierre (2021. ) First line treatment failure: Predictive factors in a cohort of 863 Relapsing Remitting MS patients.Multiple sclerosis and related disorders, , 48 ,102686 More Information

Ter Schiphorst, Adrien; Gaillard, Nicolas; Dargazanli, Cyril; Mourand, Isabelle; Corti, Lucas; Charif, Mahmoud; Ayrignac, Xavier; Lippi, Anaïs; Bouly, Stéphane; Thibault, Lalu; Sablot, Denis; Blanchet-Fourcade, Genevieve; Landragin, Nicolas; Costalat, Vincent; Duflos, Claire; Arquizan, Caroline (2021. ) Symptomatic isolated internal carotid artery occlusion with initial medical management: a monocentric cohort.Journal of neurology, , 268 (1 ) ,346-355 More Information

Ayrignac, Xavier; Le Bars, Emmanuelle; Duflos, Claire; Hirtz, Christophe; Maleska Maceski, Aleksandra; Carra-Dallière, Clarisse; Charif, Mahmoud; Pinna, Frédéric; Prin, Pauline; Menjot de Champfleur, Nicolas; Deverdun, Jérémy; Kober, Tobias; Marechal, Bénédicte; Fartaria, Mario Joao; Corredor Jerez, Ricardo; Labauge, Pierre; Lehmann, Sylvain (2020. ) Serum GFAP in multiple sclerosis: correlation with disease type and MRI markers of disease severity.Scientific reports, , 10 (1 ) ,10923 More Information


Hematology/Oncology, Cancer, Oncology, Breast Health, Breast Cancer

Contact Information

Academic - Vontz Center for Molecular Studies
3125 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-558-3851
Fax: 513-558-2124