Maha M. Alkhuziem, MD, MS, MBBS


EH 215
Indianapolis, IN


Why I chose a career in CT surgery:  I enjoy taking care of challenging complicated patients, CT surgery is also incredibly exciting with rapid innovation and new robotic and minimally invasive surgeries being developed regularly.

Why I chose IU School of Medicine: Well-balanced program that exposes all fellows to a wide variety of cardiothoracic surgery experiences, also have great mentorship and leaders. 

Professional/ Research Interests: Adult cardiac surgery. Thoracic Oncology, surgical coaching and performance optimization. Value-based care. Optimizing high-performance teams

Personal Interests: Kayaking, Hiking, travelling. 

Key Publications

The Call of "The Wild"-Type GIST: It's Time for Domestication.
Alkhuziem M, Burgoyne AM, Fanta PT, Tang CM, Sicklick JK.J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 May;15(5):551-554. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2017.0057.PMID: 28476734 
Duodenal-Jejunal Flexure GI Stromal Tumor Frequently Heralds Somatic NF1 and Notch Pathway Mutations.
Burgoyne AM, De Siena M, Alkhuziem M, Tang CM, Medina B, Fanta PT, Belinsky MG, von Mehren M, Thorson JA, Madlensky L, Bowler T, D'Angelo F, Stupack DG, Harismendy O, DeMatteo RP, Sicklick JK.JCO Precis Oncol. 2017;2017:PO.17.00014. doi: 10.1200/PO.17.00014. Epub 2017 Aug 15.PMID: 29938249 
Location of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) in the Stomach Predicts Tumor Mutation Profile and Drug Sensitivity.
Sharma AK, De la Torre J, IJzerman NS, Sutton TL, Zhao B, Khan TM, Banerjee S, Cui C, Nguyen V, Alkhuziem M, Snaebjornsson P, Van Boven H, Bruining A, Tang CM, Yoon H, De la Fuente A, Kato S, Patel H, Heinrich MC, Corless CL, Horgan S, Burgoyne AM, Fanta P, Mesirov JP, Blakely AM, Davis JL, Mayo SC, van Houdt WJ, Steeghs N, Sicklick JK.Clin Cancer Res. 2021 Jul 29:clincanres.1221.2021. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-21-1221. Online ahead of print.PMID: 34326133
Multifocal Endobronchial Fibromas Presenting as Unilobar Emphysema. Mumtaz S, Alkhuziem M, Chow J, Yen A, Lin G, Harrell JH, Thistlethwaite PA.Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Sep;100(3):1109-11. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.11.011.PMID: 26354646

Alkhuziem M, Veerapong J.: Peritonectomy Procedures for Cytoreductive Surgery.  Ann Surg Oncol (2018) 25(Suppl 1): 1. 2017 1068-9265

Titles & Appointments

  • Resident Appointee
  • Education
    2014 MS University of California San Diego
    2009 MD

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