Monica El-Masry

Title(s)Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Practitioner)
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
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    UCLA, Los Angeles MD2009Medicine
    UCLA , Los Angeles BS2005Psychobiology
    UC Irvine, Orange, CA06/2017Hematology/Oncology Fellowship
    UCLA Olive View , Sylmar 06/2012Internal Medicine Residency
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    UCLA2005  - 2005Phi Beta Kappa
    UCLA2005  - 2005Distinguished Chancellor's Service Award
    Kaiser Permanente Foundation2007  - 2007Honorable Recognition for Advancing Culturally Competent Care
    Pasadena2013  - 2013Pasadena Top Doctors
    Pasadena 2014  - 2014Pasadena Top Doctors
    Patient's Choice Award2012  - 2012America's Most Compassionate Doctors
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA2020  - 2021UCLA Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Teacher of the Year

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    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.”

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    1. Numerous gastric nodules in a leukaemia patient. Gut. 2024 Jan 05; 73(2):281-337. Bahdi F, Alkassis S, Lewis MS, El-Masry M, Bejjani A, Kolb JM. PMID: 36990679.
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    2. Secondary B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in a patient with multiple myeloma. BMJ Case Rep. 2022 Jun 22; 15(6). Puliafito B, Oveisi D, Fanous C, El-Masry M. PMID: 35732365; PMCID: PMC9226925.
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    3. Mimic of malignancy: delineating IgG4-related disease and lymphoma. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Mar 03; 14(3). Hornstein N, Razmjou A, Weinreb A, El-Masry M. PMID: 33658213; PMCID: PMC7931755.
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    4. Reassessing the role of chemoimmunotherapy in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Expert Rev Hematol. 2020 01; 13(1):31-38. Khan Y, Lyou Y, El-Masry M, O'Brien S. PMID: 31756301.
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    5. Phase II study of pazopanib in combination with paclitaxel in patients with metastatic melanoma. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2018 08; 82(2):353-360. Fruehauf JP, El-Masry M, Osann K, Parmakhtiar B, Yamamoto M, Jakowatz JG. PMID: 29943192; PMCID: PMC6060847.
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    6. Secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in the setting of metastatic renal cell carcinoma: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2017 Mar 02; 11(1):56. El-Masry M, Eisenbud L, Tran MH. PMID: 28249615; PMCID: PMC5333406.
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    7. Circumscribed palmar hypokeratosis. Int J Dermatol. 2012 Apr; 51(4):486-8. DeBoyes T, Sherrod Q, El-Masry M, Williams EA, Chiu MW. PMID: 21671909.
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    8. Recurrence of non-viral liver disease after orthotopic liver transplantation. Liver Int. 2011 Mar; 31(3):291-302. El-Masry M, Puig CA, Gilbert CP, Saab S. PMID: 21281429.
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    9. Cecal varices presenting as anemia: case report and review of the literature. Case Rep Gastroenterol. 2010 Dec 04; 4(3):524-7. El-Masry M, Hu R. PMID: 21326625; PMCID: PMC3037982.
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    10. Cholangitis: analysis of admission prognostic indicators and outcomes. Am Surg. 2007 Oct; 73(10):949-54. Rosing DK, De Virgilio C, Nguyen AT, El Masry M, Kaji AH, Stabile BE. PMID: 17983054.
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    11. Gallstone pancreatitis: a benign disease in Hispanics. Am Surg. 2007 Oct; 73(10):1071-4. Yaghoubian A, De Virgilio C, El-Masry M, Lewis RJ, Stabile BE. PMID: 17983084.
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    12. Early cholecystectomy for mild to moderate gallstone pancreatitis shortens hospital stay. J Am Coll Surg. 2007 Dec; 205(6):762-6. Rosing DK, de Virgilio C, Yaghoubian A, Putnam BA, El Masry M, Kaji A, Stabile BE. PMID: 18035259.
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