AYED AYED, MD

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Ayed Ayed is board-certified in medical oncology, hematology, and internal medicine and practices at our Riverside and Northside locations. Dr. Ayed originally grew up in Palestine and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Jordan. His first home in the United States was Gainesville, FL, where he lived for three years while completing his residency at the University of Florida. He credits the many day and weekend trips he took to neighboring towns and the springs during his residency as one of his reasons for returning to North Florida after completing his fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

While in high school, Dr. Ayed’s uncle was diagnosed with cancer. “His experience showed me how inadequate control of symptoms and lack of information can lead to anxiety and suffering,” he shares. This experience, combined with his love of science and biology, led him to a career in medicine and oncology, and taught him invaluable ways to assist patients. “Through witnessing my uncle’s experience, I learned that good communication and symptom management are paramount. This is something I try to emphasize with all of my patients,” he says. Dr. Ayed further adds, “my philosophy when it comes to helping patients is that keeping them well-informed results in patients who are more empowered and confident in their treatment plan.”

Dr. Ayed loves that his jobs offers him the opportunity of finding joy through service. “Serving my patients, colleagues, and community is my greatest privilege,” he says.

In his free time, Dr. Ayed enjoys vegetarian cooking, gardening, spending time with friends and loved ones, and being in nature doing activities such as hiking and kayaking.

Curriculum Vitae

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

Hematology
Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Medical Association
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Hematology
Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
Florida Medical Association

FELLOWSHIP

Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Hematology/Oncology

RESIDENCY

University of Florida

INTERNSHIP

Palestine Medical Center

EDUCATION

University of Jordan
Doctor of Medicine

HONORS AND AWARDS

University of Florida health Customer Service Key Award
University of Jordan Award for Academic Distinction

PUBLICATIONS

Leukemia Research
Relationship of serum imatinib trough level and response in CML patients: long term follow-up
American Journal of Clinical Pathology
Interobserver variability of mitotic index and utility of PHH3 for risk stratification in gastrointestinal stromal tumors.
Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology
Immunotherapy for multiple myeloma: Current status and future directions
American Journal of Hematology
Frequency, Risk Factors, and Outcomes of Central Nervous System Relapse in Lymphoma Patients Treated with Dose-Adjusted EPOCH plus Rituximab.
Leukemia Lymphoma
Management of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia at high risk of relapse on ibrutinib therapy.
Journal of Experimental Medicine
Functional and clinical relevance of VLA-4 (CD49d/CD29) in ibrutinib-treated chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
American Journal of Hematology
Ruxolitinib as first-line treatment in secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: A second experience
Blood Cancer Journal
CNS relapse in patients with DLBCL treated with lenalidomide plus R-CHOP (R2CHOP): Analysis from two phase 2 studies.