Ghaleb A. Saab, MD

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Ghaleb A. Saab, MD

Dr. Saab is a highly rated oncologist and hematologist who also specializes in internal medicine. He has extensive knowledge of the signs and symptoms of cancer, as well as various treatments, and years of experience helping patients achieve positive outcomes.

Office Information:

Brockton / Riverside
7117 Brockton Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506
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Call:   (951) 321-6350
Office Hours: 8:30a-5:30p, Mon-Fri

Languages Spoken:

English, Arabic, French


Hematology Center  Hematology


Ohio State University Hospital; Columbus, OH (Clinical Fellow, Hematology - Oncology, NIH Fellow) Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation; La Jolla, CA - 1978-79 (Clinical Fellow, Hematology - Oncology) Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, Division of Hematology - Oncology; La Jolla, CA - 1976-78 (Research Fellow) Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, Hematology Division; Baltimore, MD - 1975-76 (Visiting Resident Physician)

American University Medical Center; Beirut, Lebanon - 1976-76 (Chief Resident, Internal Medicine) American University Medical Center; Beirut Lebanon - 1974-76 (Internal Medicine)

American University of Beirut; Beirut, Lebanon - 1973-74 (Straight Internship/Internal Medicine)

American University Medical School; Beirut, Lebanon - 1974

School of Arts and Sciences, American University; Beirut, Lebanon - 1970 (B.S.) International College, French Section; Beirut, Lebanon - 1967

American University Medical Center; Beirut, Lebanon - 1986-87 (Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Hematology - Oncology) American University Medical Center; Beirut, Lebanon - 1980-86 (Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Hematology - Oncology)

Saab, GA; Green, R.; and Crosby, WH: Rapid assay for measurement of ferritin, American Journal of Clinical Pathology, 0:275, 1978: Green, R., Watson, LR., Saab, GA., and Crosby, WH: "Normal" serum ferritin: a caution. Blood 50:545, 1977/ Saab, GA, Green, R., and Crosby, WH: Serum ferritin in diagnosis of hemochromatosis: a reply Lancet 1:103-104, 1978 (letter to the editor): Green, R., Saab, GA, and Crosby, WH: Normal serum ferritin: Another caution a reply Blood 51:765, 1978: Saab, GA, Green, R., and Crosby, WH: Serum and liver isoferritin differences: Evidence that serum ferritin may be underestimated in hyperferritinemia. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 161: 444-448, 1979 Carloss, HW., Saab, GA, and Tavassoli, M.: Pure red cell aplasia and lymphoma. JAMA 242 (1): 67-68, Jul. 6, 1979: Saab, GA, and Carloss, H.: Lymphoblastic lymphoma without Tdt. NEJM 32: 969-970, 1980: Carloss, H., and Saab, GA: Breast Cancer and retroperitoneal metastasis. Southern Medical Journal Dec 1980, 73 (12) 1570-1 Smith, R., and Saab, GA: Platelet dysfunction in acute lymphoblastic lymphoma Arch. Int. Med Feb. 1981 14(2); 269-270 Saab, GA, and Traboulai, E: Splenomegaly and iron deficiency anemia. Middle East Journal of anesthesiology, 7(3): 217-219, 1983 Saab, GA, Mutassim, D., Kurban, A: Graft versus host disease in lymphoma. Middle East Journal of Anesthesiology 7(3): 22225, 1983 Abstracts: Green, R., Saab, GA., Watxon, LR, and Crosby, WH: Differences between liver and serum ferritin dose response curves suggesting immunologic nonidentity. Blood 48: 990, 1976.: Saab, GA, Green, R., and Crosby, WH: Serum ferritin concentration. Relative or absolute? Blood 50:85, 1977 (Suppl. 1) Green, R., Saab, GA., Conjalka, MS, and Crosby, WH: Monocyte ferritin levels disproportionately low in untreated idiopathic hemochromatosis. Blood 52:80: 1978 (Suppl.) Saab, GA, Salti, N., Jabre, F.: Serum and Monocyte ferritin levels in hepatitis and in Solid Malignancies. Blood 62(5): 39, (Suppl. 1): November, 1983 Jirjus, A., Sarrou, E., and Saab, GA: Ferritin synthesis by human blood monocyte derived macrophages in thalassemia. Presented at the Federation Meetings (St. Louis): April, 1984. Published in Federation Proceedings. 43:607: 1984 Saab, GA, Jirjus A., and Sarrou, E: Lack of in-vitro evidence for ferritin synthesis defect in thalassemia intermedia and major. Blood 64 (5, Suppl 1) : 41a, Nov, 1984 Saab, GA, Azouri, N., and Ibrahim, N: Antiemetic efficacy of Meciopramide-Diphenhydramine-Dexamethasome combination in patients receiving multi-drug chemotherapy with Cis-Platinum infusions. Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 5:247: 1986 Saab, GA, Fayyad, FF., Habbal, Z., and Nassar, C: Calcium distribution in normal and thalassemic red blood cells. Federation Proceedings (presented in Washington, DC. by coauthor Dr. C. Nassar on April 2, 1987). Mutassim, D, Saab, GA, and Kurban, A: Graft versus host disease following blood transfusion in lymphoblastic lymphoma. Cutis 3: 206-210: 1984 Saab, GA: Lymphoma, cancer of the bladder, colon and prostate in Lebanon: An epidemiological challenge. Int J. Epidem 14(2) : 338, June, 1985 Saab, GA, Jirjus, A., and Sarrou, E: Monocyte ferritin in idiopathic hemochromatosis, thalassemia and liver diseases. Scandinavian Journal of Hematology 35: 427-432, 1985: Saab, GA, Abdeul, Karim F., and Samara M: Breast carcinoma metastatic to the nasopharynx. Journal of Laryngology and Otology 101:723-725, 1987 Saab, GA, Jirjus, A., and Sarrou, EA: Ferritin Synthesis by monocyte-derived macrophages in thalassemic patients with intrinsic iron overload. Eur. J. Hematol 38:105-110: 1987 Saab, GA, Azouri, N., and Ibrahim, N: Efficacy of continuous high-dose metoclopramide in patients receiving daily cisplatin infusions. Cancer Treatment Reports 71(10): 979-981, 1987 Saab, GA, and Shamseddine A: Prolonged chlorpromazine infusion as antiemetic in patients on daily cisplatin infusion: a pilot study. American J. Clin. Oncology 11(4) : 470-473, 1988 Saab, GA, Hashimi, L.< and Manning, K.: How to cut cost in Oncology: a pilot study. Proceedings of ASCO 14:309, 1995 Saab, GA, Concepcion, R., and Saukel, G.: Sarcomatous teratoma of ovary highly resistant to treatment - a case report and review of the literature. Gynecol Oncol. (in print).

Professional Organizations:
New York Academy of Sciences; American Society of Hematology; American College of Physicians; American Society of Clinical Oncology

Awards: National Research Service Award, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Public Health Service, National Cancer Institute; Bethesda, MD - 1979 Physician of the Year Award, Pacific Physician Service's Network - 1993 Teacher of the Year Award, Western University; Pomona, CA - 1998

Boards & Associations

American Board of Internal Medicine since 1978 American Board of Hematology - 1980 American Board of Medical Oncology - 1989