Malak Abed AlThgafi, MD, MBA


Titles and Roles

Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Brain and Spine Tumors
Research Program
Cell and Molecular Biology


Malak Abed AlThgafi, MD, MBA, is professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. A board certified pathologist, Dr. AlThgafi is a physician-scientist trained in clinical pathology, anatomical pathology, neuropathology and molecular genetics pathology and is an expert in the genomic profiling of tumors particularly in neuro-oncology. She is passionate about training the next generation of women physicians and scientists.

Dr. AlThgafi is a member of the Cell and Molecular Biology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute. She is a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pathology and the American College of Pathologists. She holds professional memberships with United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, American College of Medical Genetics, Association for Molecular Pathology, American Medical Association and American Association for Neuropathologists.


Dr. AlThgafi earned her Medical Degree from King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She received her MBA in medical management services from Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School in Baltimore, Maryland. She has completed extensive training with a residency in anatomical and clinical pathology at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, Dc, a fellowship in surgical and molecular genetics pathology at University of California, San Francisco, and a fellowship in neuropathology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.


Dr. AlThgafi research goal is to improve the application of personalized medicine and targeted therapy in the clinical management of patients with cancer.


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