Zeinab El Boghdadly

Zeinab El Boghdadly, MD

  • Infectious Disease
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

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About Me

I am an infectious disease specialist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. As an academic clinician, my mission is to disseminate knowledge and to provide high-quality, evidence-based clinical care to prevent and treat infections in cancer patients and hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients.

I work closely with hematology-oncology and transplant experts at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (The James). We collaborate on innovative research and work as a team to develop clinical approaches that will close knowledge gaps and foster team-science efforts. I also represent The James on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines panel, which is focused on the prevention and treatment of cancer-related infections. I also serve on the Transplant Infectious Diseases Special Interest Group Steering Committee for The American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy.

My research is focused on better understanding infections related to chemotherapy/immunomodulatory agents among cancer and transplant populations. I am also interested in antimicrobial stewardship related to immunocompromised hosts.

I am passionate about educating medical students, Internal Medicine residents and Infectious Diseases fellows on the inpatient consult service. I’ve been honored with teaching awards, including the “Excellence in Teaching” award from the Department of Internal Medicine’s Student Education for the 2018-2019 academic year. I also received the “Teacher of the Year” award from the Infectious Diseases fellowship program for the academic year 2020-2021. In addition, I serve as co-director of the immunocompromised host infectious diseases track, which is part of the infectious diseases fellowship program at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Arabic

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
  • Virology
  • Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Opportunistic Infections
  • Hematologic Diseases
  • Infection
  • Immunocompromised Host

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Louisiana State University Of Alexandria, Alexandria, LA
9/1/2001 - 9/30/2008


University of Alexandria School of Medicine, Alexandria
9/1/2009 - 8/31/2010


Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Flushing, NY
7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012


Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Flushing, NY
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2014


University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, Houston, TX
7/1/2014 - 6/30/2016

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Infectious Diseases

More About My Work

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/30/2022, Dr. El Boghdadly has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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