Nelly Awkar, M.D. Joins the Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation

The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation welcomes Dr. Nelly Awkar to their team of specialists

Dr. Nelly Awkar was born and raised in Lebanon and moved to the United States after she earned her medical degree from the Lebanese University in Beirut. She settled in New Jersey and completed her residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in New Jersey. She then completed her fellowship in Oncology and Hematology at Seton Hall University as a chief fellow in her fellowship program.

During her fellowship, Dr. Awkar was published in various medical journals including the Journal of Clinical Oncology, in which she authored numerous articles and case reports in her clinical research.

Dr. Awkar is fluent in French and Arabic and conversational in Spanish.

Professional Memberships:

• American Society of Clinical Oncology
• American Society of Hematology

Patient Care Philosophy:

Dr. Awkar is a dedicated physician who believes the most important aspect of cancer treatment is the heartfelt compassion and respect she has for each of her patients. Above everything, Dr. Awkar believes that treatment must be geared toward each individual patient and not the disease. “To cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always,” is Dr. Awkar’s key to developing a personal relationship of trust and confidence with each of her patients and the implementation of her treatment methods.