Tarek Haykal, MD

Start Year
2020

Education and Training

College/University
Lebanese University

Medical School
Lebanese University

Residency
Michigan State University/Hurley Medical Center

Career and Research Goals

I have always been passionate about general Hematology and medical Oncology. During residency, I have been fortunate to publish many projects in benign Hematology, but since the start of fellowship, I found myself mostly excited about solid Oncology, with a major interest in Melanoma, I find that caring for those patients is the most challenging in the age of immunotherapy. I look forward to achieving my career and research goals in the field of solid oncology/immunotherapy, more specifically skin malignancies. My research is mostly clinical, focusing on translational/early phase clinical trial projects.

Honors, awards, and distinctions

  • Poster finalist at the American College of Physicians (ACP) national 2019 annual conference.
  • Second place for best poster at MSU medical education 2019 annual conference.
  • ACP Young achiever award 2019.
  • International media coverage and recognition (MSUtoday, The Telegraph London and many others) for our Vitamin-D ASCO Poster 2019.
  • Academic Research chief resident at MSU, academic year 2019-2020

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

Duke has clearly provided the great balance between an excellent clinical exposure and training, giving trainees autonomy, incredible faculty and curriculum, in addition to enough time for protected and well-supported research time. That way they give their fellows all the tools and platform to achieve any career path they choose in Hematology and medical Oncology.

I am very grateful to be a part of the Duke family.

 

Publications

Haykal, Tarek, Yazan Zayed, Josiane Kerbage, Smit Deliwala, Chandler A. Long, and Thomas L. Ortel. “Meta-analysis and systematic review of randomized controlled trials assessing the role of thromboprophylaxis after vascular surgery.” J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 10, no. 3 (May 2022): 767-777.e3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvsv.2021.08.019.

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Haykal, Tarek, Yazan Zayed, Harsukh Dhillon, Muhammad Shah Miran, Josiane Kerbage, Areeg Bala, Varun Samji, Smit Deliwala, and Ghassan Bachuwa. “Meta-Analysis of the Role of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression of the Lower Limbs to Prevent Venous Thromboembolism in Critically Ill Patients.” The International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds 21, no. 1 (March 2022): 31–40. https://doi.org/10.1177/1534734620925391.

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Theivanthiran, Balamayooran, Tarek Haykal, Linda Cao, Alisha Holtzhausen, Michael Plebanek, Nicholas C. DeVito, and Brent A. Hanks. “Overcoming Immunotherapy Resistance by Targeting the Tumor-Intrinsic NLRP3-HSP70 Signaling Axis.” Cancers (Basel) 13, no. 19 (September 23, 2021). https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers13194753.

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Dhoot, Roshni, Aman Kansal, Chauncy Handran, Tarek Haykal, James Ronald, Matthew Kappus, Gowthami M. Arepally, Mark Graham, and John J. Strouse. “Thrombocytopenia and splanchnic thrombosis after Ad26.COV2.S vaccination successfully treated with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting and thrombectomy.” Am J Hematol 96, no. 9 (September 1, 2021): 1180–82. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajh.26258.

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Deliwala, Smit S., Anoosha Ponnapalli, Inderdeep Gakhal, Viraj Modi, Tarek Haykal, Ghassan Bachuwa, and Saurabh Chawla. “When Variants Collide: An Unusual Presentation of Metastatic Gastric Mixed Neuroendocrine-Non-Neuroendocrine Neoplasm.” Acg Case Reports Journal 8, no. 4 (April 27, 2021): e00569. https://doi.org/10.14309/crj.0000000000000569.

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Ranabhat, Kushal, Smit Deliwala, MurtazaShabbir Hussain, Tarek Haykal, and Ghassan Bachuwa. “Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Masquerading as Myopathy and Rhabdomyolysis.” Cureus 13, no. 4 (April 19, 2021): e14559. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.14559.

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Haykal, Tarek, Soheir Adam, Areeg Bala, Yazan Zayed, Smit Deliwala, Josiane Kerbage, Anoosha Ponnapalli, Srikanth Malladi, Varun Samji, and Thomas L. Ortel. “Thromboprophylaxis for orthopedic surgery; An updated meta-analysis.” Thromb Res 199 (March 2021): 43–53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.thromres.2020.12.007.

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Haykal, Tarek, Smit S. Deliwala, and Thomas L. Ortel. “Is the use of warfarin becoming obsolete?” Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives 11, no. 3 (January 2021): 418–19. https://doi.org/10.1080/20009666.2021.1918474.

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Zayed, Yazan, Momen Banifadel, Mahmoud Barbarawi, Babikir Kheiri, Adam Chahine, Laith Rashdan, Tarek Haykal, et al. “Noninvasive Oxygenation Strategies in Immunocompromised Patients With Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure: A Pairwise and Network Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.” Journal of Intensive Care Medicine 35, no. 11 (November 2020): 1216–25. https://doi.org/10.1177/0885066619844713.

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