Dr. Mothaffar F. Rimawi MD Medical Oncologist

Dr. Mothaffar Rimawi is a medical oncologist in Houston, Texas. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital and The Methodist Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for 12 years. Dr. Rimawi accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 18 doctors at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital and one of 32 at The Methodist Hospital who specialize in Medical Oncology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Arabic.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Medical Oncologist: Breast Cancer

Clinical Interests: erbB-2 Receptor, Antineoplastic Agents, Nude Mice, Breast Neoplasms, Neoplasm Drug Resistance, Tumor Cell Line, Estrogen Receptors

Hospital Affiliation

St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
High performing in Cancer

The Methodist Hospital
Ranked #40 in Cancer

Education & Medical Training

Baylor College of Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1998 - 2001

Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship, Medical Oncology, 2001 - 2003

Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology, 2003 - 2004

University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine
Class of 1997

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 13 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 10 years in Hematology

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 10 years in Medical Oncology

IN State Medical License
Active through 2013

TX State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Therapeutic potential of the dual EGFR/HER2 inhibitor AZD8931 in circumventing endocrine resistance.
Morrison, G.,Fu, X.,Shea, M.,Nanda, S.,Giuliano, M.,Wang, T.,Klinowska, T.,Osborne, C. K.,Rimawi, M. F.,Schiff, R.

Development of Acneiform Rash Does Not Predict Response to Lapatinib Treatment in Patients with Breast Cancer.
Parma, J.,Pavlick, A.,Schiff, R.,Osborne, C. K.,Chang, J. C.,Rimawi, M.,Trivedi, M. V.

A renewable tissue resource of phenotypically stable, biologically and ethnically diverse, patient-derived human breast cancer xenograft models.
Zhang, X.,Claerhout, S.,Prat, A.,Dobrolecki, L. E.,Petrovic, I.,Lai, Q.,Landis, M. D.,Wiechmann, L.,Schiff, R.,Giuliano, M.,Wong, H.,Fuqua, S. W.,Contreras, A.,Gutierrez, C.,Huang, J.,Mao, S.,Pavlick, A. C.,Froehlich, A. M.,Wu, M. F.,Tsimelzon, A.,Hilsenbeck, S. G.,Chen, E. S.,Zuloaga, P.,Shaw, C. A.,Rimawi, M. F.,Perou, C. M.,Mills, G. B.,Chang, J. C.,Lewis, M. T.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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