Dr. Osama Qubaiah, MD, a specialist in hematology and oncology, joined the Alton Memorial Hospital medical staff last summer, and currently sees patients in the AMH Outpatient Cancer and Infusion Center, as well as inpatients at the hospital.
“I am very happy to be working with my fellow physicians at Alton Memorial Hospital and the clinical staff in the Outpatient Cancer and Infusion Center,” Dr. Qubaiah said. “I have already enjoyed my interactions with patients and the people in the community who have been very welcoming.”
Dr. Qubaiah is board-certified in hematology and medical oncology, and most recently was on staff at Christian Hospital in St. Louis.
He earned his medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan. He then completed internal medicine internship and residency, and then fellowships in geriatric medicine, hematology and oncology at St. Louis University.
Following his medical training, Dr. Qubaiah joined the hematology and oncology section at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and the VA Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He also served as director of gastrointestinal oncology at the VA Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
“I have been interested in hematology and oncology since medical school,” he said. “It’s an interesting field because it is constantly changing with new medications and treatments. Since many of our patients are older patients, I am also able to apply my work in geriatrics and provide that specialized care when needed.”
Dr. Qubaiah said he appreciates the smaller size of AMH, where he has found the staff to be helpful and supportive since his arrival.
“Providing care through the outpatient infusion clinic at AMH has been a great service to so many of our patients who cannot travel, and a great convenience even for the patients who can travel to receive care elsewhere,” he says. “To have this center at AMH enables the facility to provide better and more comprehensive care to the community.”
Dr. Qubaiah and his wife have three daughters. He enjoys participating in outdoor activities with family and friends, traveling, and playing tennis.