Hussam Al-Kateb, MSc, PhD, FACMGG

Associate Professor, Pathology - (Clinical Scholar Track)
Director, Cytogenomic Laboratory, Banner University Medical Center
Medical Director, University of Arizona Genetics Core Clinical Services Laboratory
Member, Division of Cancer Genomics, Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine

Dr. Al-Kateb comes from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Immunology for five years. Dr. Al-Kateb’s international training includes a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Pathology, both from the School of Pharmacy, Damascus University; a Doctorate degree  (summa cum laude) in Human Molecular Genetics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany; post-doctoral fellowship training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Canada; and  fellowship training in both Clinical Cytogenetics and Clinical Molecular Genetics at Case Western Reserve University, Ohio. He is dually boarded by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) in Clinical Cytogenetics and Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics.

Research Interests: 

As Medical Director of the University of Arizona Genetic Core for Clinical Services Laboratory, Dr. Al-Kateb's focus is on developing clinical genetic tests that aim at identifying somatic mutations to be used for cancer targeted therapy, and developing clinical genetic tests that seek to identify germline mutations which underline constitutional genetic disorders using state-of-the art technologies.

Dr. Al-Kateb's has authored more than 50 publications including original articles, abstracts and book chapters. His research interest is in identifying disease genes for both Mendelian and complex diseases, genotype-phenotype correlations, identifying genetic markers for cancer and applying NGS technology in the clinic.