Hani M. Babiker, M.D.

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Languages

English

Appointments

Dr. Hani Babiker is an Oncologist with board certification in Oncology and Hematology and initial certification in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and Gerontology. He held academic appointments at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the Mayo Clinic, he was the Director of the Early Phase Clinical Trials Program and Co-Chair of DSMB at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. His research interests are in new drug development and in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers with an emphasis on pancreatic cancer. He completed a drug development scholarship at the Virginia G Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials/HonorHealth Research Institute in Scottsdale where he served as the principal investigator in many early phase clinical trials in solid tumors and participated in trials that led to drug approvals. He also has an interest both in developing new biomarkers and targeted therapies in pancreatic cancer. Dr. Babiker is currently the Associate Director, Clinical Research Operations Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, FL.

Dr. Babiker earned his M.D. with High Honors from Univerzita Komenskeho, Slovakia, and completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Geriatrics and Gerontology at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Babiker was an instructor in medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Phoenix. He also completed a Hematology and Medical Oncology fellowship at the University of Arizona where he also served as Chief Fellow. Dr. Babiker is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research, and the American College of Physicians. He has authored several abstracts and peer review manuscripts and has a passion for teaching and mentoring students and trainees.

  • Clinical focus on treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies, including Pancreatic cancer, biliary tract cancers, hepatocellular carcinoma, colorectal and anal cancers, esophagus and gastric cancers
  • Research focus is on investigating novel therapies for pancreatic, biliary, and liver malignancies
  1. 2015
    Chief Fellow - Hematology and Medical OncologyUniversity of Arizona
  2. 2014
    Fellowship - Hematology/OncologyUniversity of Arizona
  3. 2009
    Fellow - Geriatrics and GerontologyWeill Cornell Medical College/ New York Presbyterian Hospital
  4. 2008
    Resident - Internal MedicineWeill Cornell Medical College/ New York Presbyterian Hospital
  5. 2006
    Internship - Internal MedicineFlushing Hospital and Medical Center
  6. 2002
    Resident - Internal MedicineKhartoum University Teaching Hospital
  7. 2000
    Doctor of MedicineUniverzita Komenskeho

Certifications

  1. 2016
    HematologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2015
    Medical OncologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    Faculty of the Year, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program,Arizona Cancer Center, The University of Arizona
  2. 2019
    Elected Director at Large of the Board of DirectorsThe Arizona Clinical Oncology Society
  3. 2017
    SelecteeTranslational Science Center: Translational Workshop
  4. 2015
    Drug Development ScholarHonorHealth Research Institute/Translational Genomics Research Institute:Virginia G Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials
  5. 2014
    Chief Fellow, Hematology/OncologyUniversity of Arizona Cancer Center, University of Arizona,College of Medicine
  6. 2013
    Millennium Scientific and Professional Development Grant AwardeeUniversity of Arizona Cancer Center
  7. 2005
    Certificate of AppreciationState Health Registry of Iowa
  8. 2000
    Graduated with HonorsUniverzita Komenskeho

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - 2021
    DirectorUniversity of Arizona Cancer Center: Early Phase Clinical Trials Program
  2. 2019 - 2021
    DirectorThe Arizona Clinical Oncology Society (TACOS)
  3. 2018 - present
    MemberEuropean Society of Medical Oncology
  4. 2018 - present
    MemberThe Arizona Clinical Oncology Society (TACOS)
  5. 2017 - present
    MemberSWOG Cancer Research Network
  6. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  7. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Cancer Research
  8. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  9. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Hematology
  10. 2014
    MemberSouthern Arizona VA Helth Care System: Department of Hematology/Oncology
  11. 2009 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Alumni Association
  12. 2009 - present
    MemberWeill Cornell Medical College: Alumni Council

Publications