Raya Saba

Raya Saba, MD, MS

Third-year Fellow

Began fellowship in 2020


2005-2011 MD, University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, Syria
2015-2017 MS, Clinical Investigation, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Post-graduate Training
2012-2016 Residency, Internal Medicine, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, IL
2016-2020 Instructor, Division of Hospital Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  • Checkpoint Inhibitor-Based Salvage Regimens Prior to Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Improve Event-Free Survival in Relapsed/Refractory Classic Hodgkin Lymphoma
    Desai SH, Spinner MA, David K, Bachanova V, Goyal G, Kahl B, Dorritie K, Azzi J, Kenkre VP, Arai S, Chang C, Fusco B, Sumransub N, Hatic H, Saba R, Ibrahim U, Harris EI, Shah H, Murphy J, Ansell S, Jagadish D, Orellana-Noia V, Diefenbach C, Iyenger S, Rappazzo KC, Mishra R, Choi Y, Nowakowski GS, Advani RH, Micallef IN
    Am J Hematol 2023 Mar;98(3):464-471
  • Convergent Clonal Evolution of Signaling Gene Mutations Is a Hallmark of Myelodysplastic Syndrome Progression
    Menssen AJ, Khanna A, Miller CA, Nonavinkere Srivatsan S, Chang GS, Shao J, Robinson J, O'Laughlin M, Fronick CC, Fulton RS, Brendel K, Heath SE, Saba R, Welch JS, Spencer DH, Payton JE, Westervelt P, DiPersio JF, Link DC, Schuelke MJ, Jacoby MA, Duncavage EJ, Ley TJ, Walter MJ
    Blood Cancer Discov 2022 Jul 6;3(4):330-345
  • An International Analysis Evaluating Frontline Bendamustine With Rituximab in Extranodal Marginal Zone Lymphoma
    Alderuccio JP, Arcaini L, Watkins MP, Beaven AW, Shouse G, Epperla N, Spina M, Stefanovic A, Sandoval-Sus J, Torka P, Alpert AB, Olszewski AJ, Kim SH, Hess B, Gaballa S, Ayyappan S, Castillo JJ, Argnani L, Voorhees TJ, Saba R, Chowdhury SM, Vargas F, Reis IM, Kwon D, Alexander JS, Zhao W, Edwards D, Martin P, Cencini E, Kamdar M, Link BK, Logothetis CN, Herrera AF, Friedberg JW, Kahl BS, Luminari S, Zinzani PL, Lossos IS
    Blood Adv 2022 Apr 12;6(7):2035-2044
  • Not So Typical: Development of Atypical Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in a Patient With Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
    Saba R, Bhamidipati PK, Cashen A
    JCO Precis Oncol 2017 Nov;1:1-5
  • Pneumothorax Following Combination Chemotherapy With Bevacizumab: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
    Alrifai T, Saba R, Rifai D, Pandit S, Kozma KE
    Mol Clin Oncol 2019 Aug;11(2):173-176
  • Multicenter Analysis of Advanced Stage Grade 3A Follicular Lymphoma Outcomes by Frontline Treatment Regimen
    Shah NN, Szabo A, Saba R, Strelec L, Kodali D, Vaughn JL, Esan O, Yang DT, Mato AR, Kanate AS, Olteanu H, Hamadani M, Fenske TS, Kenkre VP, Svoboda J, Cashen AF, Epperla N
    Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk 2019 Feb;19(2):95-102
  • Mutation Clearance After Transplantation for Myelodysplastic Syndrome
    Duncavage EJ, Jacoby MA, Chang GS, Miller CA, Edwin N, Shao J, Elliott K, Robinson J, Abel H, Fulton RS, Fronick CC, O'Laughlin M, Heath SE, Brendel K, Saba R, Wartman LD, Christopher MJ, Pusic I, Welch JS, Uy GL, Link DC, DiPersio JF, Westervelt P, Ley TJ, Trinkaus K, Graubert TA, Walter MJ
    N Engl J Med 2018 Sep 13;379(11):1028-1041
  • Buccal Epithelium, Cigarette Smoking, and Lung Cancer: Review of the Literature
    Saba R, Halytskyy O, Saleem N, Oliff IA
    Oncology 2017;93(6):347-353
  • Mycobacterium Kansasii Infection in a Patient Receiving Biologic Therapy-Not All Reactive Interferon Gamma Release Assays Are Tuberculosis
    Saleem N, Saba R, Maddika S, Weinstein M
    Am J Med Sci 2017 Apr;353(4):394-397
  • The Role of Forkhead Box Protein M1 in Breast Cancer Progression and Resistance to Therapy
    Saba R, Alsayed A, Zacny JP, Dudek AZ
    Int J Breast Cancer 2016;2016:9768183
  • Long-Term Survival Consequent on the Abscopal Effect in a Patient With Multiple Myeloma
    Saba R, Saleem N, Peace D
    BMJ Case Rep 2016 Apr 20;2016
  • Rare Case of Sarcoidosis Presenting With Pancytopenia, Acute Renal Failure and Hypercalcaemia
    Saba R, Khreis M, Francisque F, Saleem N
    BMJ Case Rep 2016 Mar 17;2016
  • Isolated Case of Left Ventricular Diverticulum; Other Aneurysmal Structures of the Left Ventricle
    Khreis M, Saleem N, Saba R
    BMJ Case Rep 2016 Feb 29;2016
  • Kaposi Sarcoma: An Unusual Cause of Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    Akanbi O, Saleem N, Maddika S, Saba R
    BMJ Case Rep 2016 Feb 19;2016
  • ERG Expression in Prostate Needle Biopsy: Potential Diagnostic and Prognostic Implications
    Lee SL, Yu D, Wang C, Saba R, Liu S, Trpkov K, Donnelly B, Bismar TA
    Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol 2015 Aug;23(7):499-505
  • Pancytopenia in a 70-Year-Old African-American Male: An Unusual Presentation of a Rare Disease
    Mirrakhimov AE, Ali AM, Barbaryan A, Anusim N, Saba R, Kwatra SG, Hussain N, Zdunek T, Gilman AD
    Case Rep Hematol 2014;2014:354810
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Secondary to Ethanol Sclerotherapy for Renal Artery Embolization
    Saba R, Davis J, Balavenkataraman A, Mirrakhimov AE, Barbaryan A, Chalise S, Iroegbu N
    Case Rep Crit Care 2014;2014:452452
  • Sinus Pericranii in a Young Adult With Chronic Headache
    Saba R, Senussi MH, Alwakkaf A, Brown H
    BMJ Case Rep 2013 Jul 2;2013
  • Primary Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma of the Ascending Colon
    Barbaryan A, Ali AM, Kwatra SG, Saba R, Prueksaritanond S, Hussain N, Mirrakhimov AE, Vladimirskiy N, Zdunek T, Gilman AD
    Rare Tumors 2013 Jun 7;5(2):85-8
  • Breast Osteosarcoma 29 Years After Radiation Therapy for Epithelial Breast Cancer
    Nwankwo N, Barbaryan A, Ali AM, Hussain N, Saba R, Prueksaritanond S, Mirrakhimov AE, Zdunek T, Bucher N
    Case Rep Oncol 2013 Jul 11;6(2):367-72
  • Non-Healing Pharyngeal Ulcer in a Middle-Aged Caucasian Man
    Nwankwo N, Saba R, Mirrakhimov AE, Rao S
    BMJ Case Rep 2013 Mar 7;2013
  • New Pulmonary Nodules in a Patient With Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Saba R, Ali AM, Kwatra SG, Mirrakhimov AE
    BMJ Case Rep 2013 Feb 6;2013
  • Metastatic Adenocarcinoma of the Colon in a 21-Year-Old African-American Woman
    Saba R, Kwatra SG, Mohammedabdul M, Mirrakhimov AE
    BMJ Case Rep 2013 Jan 28;2013
  • Intra-Abdominal Haematoma
    Saba R, Kwatra SG, Ali AM, Mirrakhimov AE
    BMJ Case Rep 2013 Jan 21;2013
  • Left Inguinal Adenopathy Two Years After Cytoreductive Surgery: A Rare Sign of Recurrence
    Mirrakhimov AE, Nwankwo N, Barbaryan A, Saba R, Ali AM, Kwatra SG, Hussain N, Senussi MH, Kho EV, Gilman AD
    Case Rep Oncol 2013 Jan;6(1):31-5
  • Malignant Mesothelioma After Household Exposure to Asbestos
    Saba R, Aronu GN, Bhatti RP, Mirrakhimov AE, Anusim N, Barbaryan A, Kwatra SG, Iroegbu N
    Case Rep Oncol Med 2013;2013:570487
  • Ibuprofen-Induced Hemolytic Anemia
    Barbaryan A, Iyinagoro C, Nwankwo N, Ali AM, Saba R, Kwatra SG, Hussain N, Uzoka CC, Prueksaritanond S, Mirrakhimov AE
    Case Rep Hematol 2013;2013:142865
  • Unusual Case of Osteomyelitis and Discitis in a Drug User With a Background of Chronic Back Pain: Do Not Miss the Serious Etiologies
    Ali AM, Khan M, Kwatra SG, Barbaryan A, Hussain N, Saba R, Mirrakhimov AE
    Case Rep Infect Dis 2013;2013:729812
  • Multicentric Reticulohistiocytosis Presenting With Papulonodular Skin Lesions and Arthritis Mutilans
    Saba R, Kwatra SG, Upadhyay B, Mirrakhimov AE, Khan FN
    Case Rep Rheumatol 2013;2013:201563