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Wafik S. El-Deiry: Evelyn William and I are extremely grateful to Ziya Gokaslan for the care he and his team extended to our family when we needed his expert help as a world-renowned neurosurgeon
Feb 18, 2024, 14:37

Wafik S. El-Deiry: Evelyn William and I are extremely grateful to Ziya Gokaslan for the care he and his team extended to our family when we needed his expert help as a world-renowned neurosurgeon

Wafik S. El-Deiry recently shared on LinkedIn:

Evelyn William and I are extremely grateful to Ziya Gokaslan for the care he and his team extended to our family when we needed his expert help as a world-renowned neurosurgeon.

When a serious illness came our way with a mass pressing the thoracic spinal cord, we had complete confidence and saw firsthand the professional, compassionate and competent care extended to patients in the Department of Neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and lifespan – A Health System. The care in the OR, recovery room and neuro ICU over the past week have been exceptional and we believe as good as it gets.

Dr. Gokaslan successfully removed the tumor completely while sparing the nerves that were affected in a critical part of the upper spine a week ago. This was a difficult operation which further pointed to amazing surgical skill by an amazing person.

It is great for us to be part of this community and to witness firsthand the impeccable highly specialized clinical care in Rhode Island that any of us would want for our family.”

Source: Wafik S. El-Deiry/LinkedIn

Wafik El-Deiry, MD, PhD, FACP, FRSM, an American Cancer Society Research Professor, is the Associate Dean for Oncologic Sciences at the Warren Alpert Medical School and Director of the Legorreta Cancer Center at Brown University. Dr. El-Deiry discovered p21(WAF1) as a p53 target gene, cell cycle inhibitor, and tumor suppressor that explained the mammalian cell stress response.

This has been the most highly cited original work published in Cell. He discovered TRAIL receptor DR5 as a p53 target, and ONC201/TIC10 as a TRAIL pathway, integrated stress response inducer, and cancer therapeutic with efficacy in diffuse midline glioma and other tumors.  He was named one of America’s Top Oncologists by the Consumer Res Council of America in 2008 and 2009. He is a practicing physician-scientist specializing in colorectal cancer treatment.