Dr. Arafat is originally from Syria and received his initial medical training at Damascus University Faculty of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Inspired by working with the world leaders in testicular cancer at Indiana University, he completed hematology and medical oncology fellowship at the University Of Wisconsin School Of Medicine. Dr. Arafat has developed a career focused on genitourinary cancers (Bladder, Prostate, Testicular and Kidney) with focus on novel therapeutic strategies and the use of novel biomarkers to improve clinical outcomes for patients with genitourinary malignancies. He has performed both basic and clinical research and published several academic articles.

He decided to join UTSW to be part of the strong genitourinary multidisciplinary group of Urologists, Medical Oncologist and Radiation Oncologist and to participate in the robust research programs available at UTSW. His clinical practice emphasizes patient and family-centered care and making the patients at the center of medical decisions involving their health. Outside of medicine Dr. Arafat enjoys photography and is a big fan of professional sports.


Medical School
Damascus University School of Medicine, Syria (2009)
Alshami Hospital, Syria (2010), Internal Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine (2013), Internal Medicine
University of Wisconsin Health Sciences Center (2018), Hematology Oncology

Research Interest

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Novel Therapeutics and Biomarker Studies
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Very late relapse of germ cell tumor as a teratoma: a case report and review of the literature.
Arafat W, Albany C, Ulbright TM, Foster R, Einhorn LH J Surg Case Rep 2014 Jun 2014 6

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow Award
    Wisconsin Association of Hematology and Oncology (2017)