After earning his Medical degree from Damascus University in Damascus Syria, Dr. Almhanna received his Master in Public Health (MPH) Degree at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio. After completing his internal Medicine Residency in Michigan, he underwent fellowship training in Hematology and Medical Oncology from Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2008, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at Wayne States University, then he was recruited to Moffitt Cancer Center in 2010 where he took the helped building and developing esophageal and gastric cancer working team. He served on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, esophageal and gastric cancer panel between 2014-2017. His research has involved clinical and translational investigations in gastrointestinal tumors. Currently he is an associate professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and working at the lifespan Cancer institute with several talented oncologists to help strengthen the gastrointestinal research portfolio in the GI oncology department. He has been the lead investigator on several multicentral trials and developed his own investigator initiated treatment.