MOHAMMED S. OGAILY, MD, FACP
Born in Baghdad, Mohammed Ogaily left Iraq in 1982 to attend medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland. While there, he received honors in Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology and Otolaryngology. His Irish medical training included an Internship in Medicine and Surgery, and being Senior House Officer in Emergency Medicine, as well as Senior House Officer in Internal Medicine, Oncology and Hematology at a number of hospitals in Ireland.
In 1991, he began his U.S. training as a Resident in Internal Medicine at Albany Medical Center, then completed his Fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Additional graduate training followed with focused courses in epidemiology and clinical pharmacology of anti-cancer drugs. From the conclusion of his formal medical training until today, he devotes much of his time attending local and national significant CME opportunities. Dr Ogaily is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Oncology and is the recipient of numerous other professional certifications and awards.
Dr. Ogaily practices Oncology and Hematology in Woodhaven and Dearborn and has been the Medical Director for the Oakwood Center for Hematology and Oncology – Downriver since January 2011. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital Medical Center, Oakwood Southshore Medical Center as well as Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. He has tumor board, advisory committee and department responsibilities at all of the above. For the last 10 years, most of his clinical time has been spent treating patients in the Down River area. He has also volunteered his time to Wyandotte Clinic for the Working Uninsured.
Dr. Ogaily has an academic appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University. He has been a coauthor or reviewer of a number of medical publications. Since 1998, he has had supervising and teaching responsibilities to residents and medical students assigned to hematology and oncology rotations; participation in residents educational activities through lectures, journal clubs and board preparations sessions; and has conducted monthly scheduled formal lectures in Hematology and Oncology to House Staff. When his schedule allows, he has participated in many advisory boards.
He is a participant in multiple clinical trials, both Cooperative and industrial. He is a member of SWOG, NSABP, CCOP and the Mayo Clinic Cancer Research Consortium. Recognizing the advantages of membership in professional organizations, Dr. Ogaily is a member of ASH,ASCO, AMA, MSMS and the Macomb County Medical Society. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. In 2007, he was elected to the Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology Board of Directors.
In spite of this busy schedule, he makes every effort to spend time with his young family. Dr. Ogaily enjoys traveling with his wife, Huda, and his three children, Fatima, Yasmeen and Yousif. When he can find time, he likes swimming and golfing.
MSHO is fortunate to have Dr. Ogaily as a member of our Board of Directors. His clinical expertise, administrative experience and commitment to the community makes him a valuable addition of our outstanding group of Society leaders and as a President of MSHO, he would like to see our society maintains its leadership role among other state societies, continue to serve our Michigan oncologist, as their voice and forum to further the quality of care they provide to our cancer patients as well as building and maintaining the networking it has provided to our members and industry leaders.
We are grateful he has made the efforts of MSHO one of his priorities