Ashraf S. Mahmoud-AhmedMD, MS. MSc

Assistant Professor

Phone: 902-567-8081
Fax: 902-567-7911
Mailing Address: 
Radiation Oncology Department , Cape Breton Cancer Center
1482 George St., Sydney, NS B1P 1P3

Clinical sites

Breast, Lung, CNS, GI, GU, Gyn, Skin, and head and neck


  • Doctor of Philosophy Candidate (Ph.D) 2005 - 2006
    - Medical Biophysics Department , University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) 2002 - 2005
    - Medical Biophysics Department , University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Educational Course in Clinical Research Methods and Skills 2001 - 2002
    - The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Master of Medicine (M.S.) in Radiation Oncology 1992 - 1995
    - Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Medical Degree (M.B.B.Ch.) 1984 - 1990
    - Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Research interests

Radiation induced late CNS complications

Administrative roles

  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Academic interests


Awards and honours

  • The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences Scholarship (2002)
  • The Cleveland Clinic Fellow Travelling Award (2002)
  • New Horizon in Quality Oncology Care Fellow Recognition Award (2002)
  • The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Fellows Travelling Award (2002)
  • The Radiotherapy Oncology Group (RTOG) Travelling Award (2002)
  • The Cleveland Clinic International Advanced Clinical Fellowship Award (2001 – 2002)

Recent publications

  1. Mahmoud-Ahmed AS, Ibrahim SM, Mohmoud SH, Ismael SS: Classification and new trends in the management of acute leukemia. (Masters Degree Thesis) Ain Shams University. September 1994.
  2. Mahmoud-Ahmed AS, Suh JH: Brief Commentary: Treating brain metastases from hepatoma using stereotactic radiosurgery. Radiosurg. 2000 Sept 3(3):145-146.
  3. Mahmoud-Ahmed AS, Suh JH, Barnett GH, Webster KD, Kennedy AW: Tumor distribution and survival in six patients with brain metastases from cervical carcinoma. Gynecol Oncol. 2001 May 81(2):196-200.
  4. Chen Q, Gong B, Mahmoud-Ahmed AS,  Zhou A, Hsi ED, Hussein M, Almasan A: Apo2L/TRAIL and Bcl-2-related proteins regulate type I interferon-induced apoptosis in multiple myeloma. Blood 2001 Oct 1;98(7):2183-92.
  5. Mahmoud-Ahmed AS, Suh JH, Barnett GH, Webster KD, Belinson JL, Kennedy AW:  The effect of radiation therapy on brain metastases from endometrial carcinoma: a retrospective study. Gynecol Oncol. 2001 Nov;83(2):305-9.
  6. Elshaikh MA, Mahmoud-Ahmed AS, Kinney SE, Wood BG, Lee JH, Barnett GH, Suh JH: Recurrent head and neck chemodectomas: a comparison of surgical and radiotherapeutic results.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2002 Mar 15;52(4):953-6.
  7. Mahmoud-Ahmed AS, Suh JH, Kupelian PA, Klein EA, Peereboom DM, Dreicer R, Barnett GH: Brain metastases from bladder carcinoma:  presentation, treatment and survival. J Urol. 2002 Jun 167(6):2419-22.
  8. Mahmoud-Ahmed AS, Suh JH, Mayberg MR: Gamma knife radiosurgery in the management of patients with acromegaly: a review. Pituitary. 2001 Sep;4(4):223-30  Review.
  9. Mahmoud-Ahmed AS, Kupelian PA, Reddy CA, Suh. JH: Brain metastases from gynecological cancers: factors that affect overall survival. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2002 Aug;1(4):305-10.
  10. Mahmoud-Ahmed AS, Suh JH, Lee SY, Crownover RL, Barnett GH: Results of whole brain metastases from breast cancer:  a retrospective study.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2002 Nov 1;54(3):810-7.
  11. Mahmoud-Ahmed AS, Suh JH: Radiation therapy for Cushing’s disease: a review.  Pituitary. 2002;5(3):175-80.  Review.
  12. Mahmoud-Ahmed, AS: Early Gene Expression Profile in Mouse Brain after Ionizing Radiation. Master Thesis in MBP, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2005.
  13. Mahmoud-Ahmed, AS, Atkinson S, Wong CS: Early gene expression profile in mouse brain after ionizing irradiation. Radiat Res. 2006 Feb;165(2):142-54.

Other interests and achievements

  • Cape Breton District Teleoncology
  • EMR