Yacoub A Yousef, MD

Yacoub A Yousef, MD

Contact information

  • King Hussein Cancer Center
    Queen Rania Al Abdullah Street, P.O.Box: 1269, Amman, 11941
    962 (6) 5300460 Ext. 1304
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Ophthalmic Oncologist

Education and Fellowships

Medical school
The University of Jordan
Jordan University Hospital - Ophthalmology Residency
The New York Eye Cancer Center, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary The New York University School of Medicine
The Hospital for Sick Children and Princess Margret Hospital, University of Toronto

Current Positions

Associate Member
Consultant, Ocular Oncologist.
Head of Retinoblastoma Service
King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan.

Selected publications

  • How Telemedicine and Centralized Care Changed the Natural History of Retinoblastoma in a Developing Country: Analysis of 478 Patients.
    Yousef YA, Al-Nawaiseh I, Mehyar M, Sultan I, Al-Hussaini M, Jaradat I, Mohammad M, AlJabari R, Abu-Yaghi N, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Qaddoumi I, Wilson M. Ophthalmology (2020), doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2020.07.026.
  • Programmed screening for retinoblastoma enhances early diagnosis and improves management outcome for high-risk children
    Yousef YA, Alkhoms A, AlJabari R, et al. [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 20]. Ophthalmic Genet. 2020;1-7. doi:10.1080/13816810.2020.1766085
  • Global Retinoblastoma Presentation and Analysis by National Income Level
    Global Retinoblastoma Study Group, Fabian ID, Abdallah E, ……Yousef YA et al. [published online ahead of print, 2020 Feb 27]. JAMA Oncol. 2020;6(5):1-12. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.6716
  • Coats' disease: characteristics, management, outcome, and scleral external drainage with anterior chamber maintainer for stage 3b disease.
    Yousef YA, ElRimawi AH, Nazzal RM, et al. Medicine (Baltimore). 2020;99(16):e19623. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000019623
  • Impact of RB1 gene mutation type in retinoblastoma patients on clinical presentation and management outcome
    Mehyar M, Mosallam M, Tbakhi A…Yousef YA. [published online ahead of print, 2020 Mar 23]. Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Ther. 2020;S1658-3876(20)30039-X. doi:10.1016/j.hemonc.2020.02.006
  • The role of external beam radiation therapy for retinoblastoma after failure of combined chemoreduction and focal consolidation therapy.
    Yousef YA, Mohammad M, Jaradat I, Shatnawi R, Banat S, Mehyar M, Al-Nawaiseh I. Ophthalmic Genet. 2020 Feb 19:1-6. doi: 10.1080/13816810.2020.1719519.
  • Intravitreal Melphalan Chemotherapy for Vitreous Seeds in Retinoblastoma.
    Yousef YA, Noureldin AM, Sultan I, et al. J Ophthalmol. 2020 Jan 24;2020:8628525. doi: 10.1155/2020/8628525.
  • Mutational Analysis of the RB1 Gene and the Inheritance Patterns of Retinoblastoma in Jordanian Patients.
    Yousef YA, Tbakhi A, Al-Hussaini M, et al. Fam Cancer. 2018 Apr;17(2):261-268.
  • Intra-arterial Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma: A Systematic Review.
    Yousef YA, Soliman SE, Astudillo PP, Durairaj P, Dimaras H, Chan HS, Héon E, Gallie BL, Shaikh F. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Mar 17.

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