Nelly Adel

Nelly Adel, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS

Chair, Pharmacy Practice

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice

Touro College of Pharmacy

Clinical Specialty

  • Hematology/Oncology, Board certified in Pharmacotherapy and Oncology


  • Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon; Pharm. D.; 1999
  • Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon; Bachelor of Science; 1998
  • American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon; Bachelor of Science; 1994
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency PGY-1, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Pharmacy Department, Baltimore, MD, 2002
  • Oncology Specialty Residency PGY-2, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Pharmacy Department, Baltimore, MD, 2003


Dr. Nelly Adel was a director of PGY-2 Oncology Residency Program and Manager of Clinical Pharmacy services at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York for 12 years prior to coming to Touro College of Pharmacy.

Honors and Awards

  • Best Practice Award for 2 consecutive years at Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) Annual meeting
  • Best Practice for Colony stimulating factors Use 2006
  • Best Practice for VTE 2007


  • Hematology/Oncology

Recent Publications

  • Ogunniyi A, Rodriguez M, Devlin S, Adel N, Landau H, Chung DJ, Lendvai N, Lesokhin A, Koehne G, Mailankody S, Korde N, Reich L, Landgren O, Giralt S, Hassoun H. Upfront use of plerixafor and granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (GCSF) for stem cell mobilization in patients with multiple myeloma: efficacy and analysis of risk factors associated with poor stem cell collection efficiency. Leuk Lymphoma. 2017 May;58(5):1123-1129
  • Reiss SN, Buie LW, Adel N, Goldman DA, Devlin SM, Douer D. Hypoalbuminemia is significantly associated with increased clearance time of high dose methotrexate in patients being treated for lymphoma or leukemia. Ann Hematol. 2016 Dec;95(12):2009-2015
  • Afifi S, Adel NG, Devlin S, Duck E, Vanak J, Landau H, Chung DJ, Lendvai N, Lesokhin A, Korde N, Reich L, Landgren O, Giralt S, Hassoun H. Upfront plerixafor plus G-CSF versus cyclophosphamide plus G-CSF for stem cell mobilization in multiple myeloma: efficacy and cost analysis study. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2016 Apr;51(4):546-52
  • Troy Z Horvat, Nelly G Adel, Thu-Oanh Dang, Parisa Momtaz, Michael A Postow, Margaret K Callahan, Richard D Carvajal, Mark A Dickson, Sandra P D'Angelo, Kaitlin M Woo, Katherine S Panageas, Jedd D Wolchok and Paul B Chapman. Immune-Related Adverse Events, Need for Systemic Immunosuppression, and Effects on Survival and Time to Treatment Failure in Patients With Melanoma Treated With Ipilimumab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Aug 17 Epub 2015 Aug 17.
  • Harnicar S, Ponce DM, Hilden P, Zheng J, Devlin SM, Lubin M, Pozotrigo M, Mathew S, Adel N, Kernan NA, O'Reilly R, Prockop S, Scaradavou A, Hanash A, Jenq R, van den Brink M, Giralt S, Perales MA, Young JW, Barker JN. Intensified Mycophenolate Mofetil Dosing and Higher Mycophenolic Acid Trough Levels Reduce Severe Acute Graft-versus-Host Disease after Double-Unit Cord Blood Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2015 May;21(5):920-5
  • Ceberio I, Dai K, Devlin SM, Barker JN, Castro-Malaspina H, Goldberg JD, Giralt S, Adel NG, Perales MA. Safety of voriconazole and sirolimus coadministration after allogeneic hematopoietic SCT. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2015 Mar;50(3):438-43
  • Altman JK, Rademaker A, Cull E, Weitner BB, Ofran Y, Rosenblat TL, Haidau A, Park JH, Ram SL, Orsini JM Jr, Sandhu S, Catchatourian R, Trifilio SM, Adel NG, Frankfurt O, Stein EM, Mallios G, Deblasio T, Jurcic JG, Nimer S, Peterson LC, Kwaan HC, Rowe JM, Douer D, Tallman MS. Administration of ATRA to newly diagnosed patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia is delayed contributing to early hemorrhagic death. Leuk Res. 2013 Sep;37(9):1004-9
  • Pozotrigo M, Adel N, Landau H, Lesokhin A, Lendvai N, Chung DJ, Chimento D, Riedel E, Chen X, Reich L, Comenzo R, Giralt S, Hassoun H. Factors impacting stem cell mobilization failure rate and efficiency in multiple myeloma in the era of novel therapies: experience at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2013 Aug;48(8):1033-9.
  • Moore RA, Adel N, Riedel E, Bhutani M, Feldman DR, Tabbara NE, Soff G, Parameswaran R, Hassoun H. High incidence of thromboembolic events in patients treated with cisplatin-based chemotherapy: a large retrospective analysis. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Sep 1; 29(25):3466-73. Epub 2011 Aug 1.
  • Mathew S, Adel N, Rice RD, Panageas K, Duck ET, Comenzo RL, Kewalramani T, Nimer SD. Retrospective comparison of the effects of filgrastim and pegfilgrastim on the pace of engraftment in auto-SCT patients. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2010 Oct; 45(10):1522-7. Epub 2010 Jan 11.
  • Harnicar S, Adel N, Jurcic J. Modification of vincristine dosing during concomitant azole therapy in adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia patientsJ Oncol Pharm Pract 2009 March 12
  • SS Kanj, N Adel, GF Araj. The continued prevalence of gram-negative infections in febrile neutropenic patients in Lebanon. Comparison with studies from the Middle East. BMJ Middle East 2001 April; Vol 6, No 81:3-13
  • Adel N, et al. Considerations in Lymphoma Ask the Experts: Hodgkin Lymphoma. Center of Excellence, April 2011
  • Adel N, et al. Advances in the Treatment of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: A Pharmacist’s Perspective. Center of Excellence, April 2010
  • Adel N, et al. Pharmacotherapy Self assessment Program (PSAP), Colon Cancer Chapter. 6th edition 2008
  • Adel N, American Pharmacists Association (APHA) “New Product Bulletin: Vectibix TM panitumumab” Improving medication use 2007
  • Adel N, et al. New Treatments for the Management of Treatment-Experienced Breast Cancer: Examining the Evidence, Advanced Studies in Pharmacy. 2007, Volume 4 (13): 389- 396
  • Adel NInPHARmation, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Department Newsletter, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016
  • Adel NThe Writing on the Wall, The Johns Hopkins Hospital Pharmacy Departmental Newsletter; February and March 2003

Recent Presentations

  • April 2017 Oncology Issues for Hospital Pharmacists, NYSCHP, Sagamore, NY
    ER/PR+ Breast Cancer; the Good and the Bad, St. John’s University, New York, NY
  • March 2017
    Transitioning into a successful Leader, Anaheim, California, HOPA Annual Meeting
  • February 2017 Bone Marrow Transplant St. John’s University, New York, NY
    Graft versus Host Disease, St. John’s University, New York, NY
  • November 2016, Ain Shams University Cairo, Egypt
  • November 2011, Breast Cancer Overview/Training Med Edge Program
  • July 2011The Role of Clinical Pharmacists in the U.S., Tokyo, Japan
    The Role of Residencies in the U.S., Asahikawa, Japan

Professional Service

  • An active member of HOPA, ASH, ASCO, ACCP and ASHP

Teaching Responsibilities

  • PHRN 685 - Pharmacotherapeutics III
  • PHRN 640 - Cancer Pharmacotherapy