Syed F. Zafar, MD

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Since Dr. Zafar’s early training he has been academically very active, conducting high quality research studies, with focus on gastrointestinal malignancies. He has been an institutional principal investigator for numerous translational and clinical research projects in gastrointestinal cancers. Dr.Zafar has published several scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters in peer- reviewed journals such as American Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Geriatric Oncology and Nutrition Reviews. He has served as a principal investigator for numerous translational and clinical research projects at Emory University. He has presented his work nationally in various meetings and conferences.

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Internship in Internal Medicine

Detroit Medical Center- Wayne State University - Detroit, MI

Chief Residency - Internal Medicine

Detroit Medical Center- Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Fellowship in Oncology/Hematology

Emory University-Winship Cancer Institute, Atlanta, GA

Board Certifications

Medical Oncology


Internal Medicine

Professional Memberships

American Society of Clinical Oncology

American Society of Hematology

American Medical Association

Arnold P. Gold Humanism Society

American College of Physicians

Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology


Honors & Achievments

Recipient Elkin Scholarship Grant at Emory University

Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching, 2008- Award received on behalf of Wayne State University and Arnold P. Gold Humanism Society

Leadership Committees

Chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Lee Health

Board Member-NAPBC-Breast Program Leadership Committee at Regional Cancer Center

Member- Cancer Committee- Regional Cancer Center

Board Member- IPALC (Independent Physicians Association of Lee County) Secretary Leadership Board.

Chairman, Department of Medicine, Gulf Coast Hospital