Ena Wang

Division Chief of Translational Medicine, Sidra Medical and Research Center


Dr. Ena Wang was appointed as Division Chief of Translational Medicine at Sidra Medical and Research Center in February, 2014. She will also hold a full time faculty appointment with Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. Areas of Research • Genetic Disorders • Prenatal care • Immunologic disorders and cancer • Cellular therapy • Gene therapy • Regenerative medicine Significance to Sidra patient-care The focus of Dr. Wang’s research is the identification of genetic traits in humans that could explain the relationship between pathogens and the host with a particular interest in cancer and chronic infections. This spans the analysis of germ line characteristics that could explain the weight of the genetic background of the host in modulating disease evolution as well as the analysis of genetic alterations of cancer cells or pathogens in time that may affect disease outcome independent of the host’s response. Professional Highlights • Member, American Society for Cell Biology • Member, American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics • Member, the International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer • Cancer Research Fellow, Surgery Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health Prior Experience Prior to joining Sidra, Dr. Wang was Acting Chief of Infectious Disease and Immunogenetics Section (IDIS), Department of Transfusion Medicine, Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as Associated Director of Trans NIH Center for Human Immunology, Omic Facility Head at the NIH and Director of Molecular Science in Department of Transfusion Medicine (DTM), Clinical Center, NIH. She was also Adjunct Professor Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China; Adjunct Professor Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai China, and Adjunct Professor Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China. Earlier in her career she was Cancer Research Fellow – Surgery Branch, National Cancer Institute, NIH and Assistant Research Scientist, Arizona Cancer Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. Education Dr. Wang obtained her medical degree from Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China and her Master of Medicine from Shanghai Medical University (Fudan University), Shanghai, China.