Faculty Profile

Abiola Ibraheem
Section of Hematology / Oncology
Instructor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

Academic Interests

Dr. Ibraheem is a board certified medical oncologist whose research aims to reduce global health disparities by improving patients of African Ancestry access to innovative therapies. Dr. Ibraheem’s work is focused on implementation science, global oncology and global clinical trials to enhance clinical research in Nigeria by improving the quality of informed consent and empowering patients to enroll and participate in clinical trials. She received her medical education in Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences( Shagamu), Nigeria and worked in the public and private healthcare system where she developed her passion due to dismal outcome of cancer patients in Nigeria. She went on to do her internal medicine residency training at Morehouse School of Medicine and subsequently Hematology- Oncology fellowship training at University of Chicago which was adapted to accommodate her training as a global oncologist. She is leveraging her training as a global oncologist and knowledge in implementation science to actively involve patients of African Ancestry in biomarker driven innovative clinical trials. Her research promises to give a better understanding of the tumor biology of patients of African Ancestry. Other interests include ensuring the conduct of ethical clinical trials in Africa and using implementation science to improve clinical practice and capacity building.

Clinical Interests




  • M.B.chB, 2006, Obafemi Awolowo Health Sciences (Shagamu), Nigeria, Medicine
  • Residency, 2015, MoreHouse School of Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2018, University of Chicago, Hematology/Oncology
  • Fellow, 2019, University of Chicago, Global Oncology
  • Fellowship, 2020, MacLean Center for Medical Ethics, University of Chicago, Medical Ethics