Monica El-Masry, MD is assistant clinical professor at Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at Keck Medicine of USC. She is triple board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. She is a general hematologist and oncologist and treats patients with all cancer types and hematologic conditions. She has a particular interest in benign and malignant hematology, breast cancer, head and neck cancer, and cancer prevention.
Dr. El-Masry is an avid proponent of integrative oncology. She incorporates psychosocial support, nutrition counseling and lifestyle modifications, such as exercise and healthy eating habits, into her patient’s treatment plans. She regularly combines these therapies with conventional treatments to provide a personalized and holistic approach to cancer care.
Her research interests include cancer prevention and clinical trials assessing potential new treatments. A passionate educator, Dr. El-Masry has been recognized for her teaching excellence, and she routinely volunteers in the community as a physician mentor.
Dr. El-Masry grew up in California’s San Fernando Valley. She attended medical school at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She completed post-graduate medical training at UCLA- Olive View and fellowship training in medical oncology and hematology at the Chao Comprehensive Cancer center at UC Irvine and the Long Beach Veteran’s Affairs Medical center. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. El-Masry’s Philosophy of Care
“I treat every patient as my own family member and am considerate of each patient’s cultural, religious, and personal values and needs. My goal is to provide a personalized and holistic approach to cancer care and provide comfort and hope for every patient and their family. We are a team and we will work together to find the most advanced and innovative treatment which is right for you.”