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Syed E. Ahmed, MD

Dr. Ahmed is an Oncologist and Internist for Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute in Pasco and Highlands counties. He always knew he wanted to be a doctor and was particularly interested in the biology of cancer. He says that during the past five to ten years clinical researchers have gained a better understanding of how cancers interact with the immune system, leading to significant improvements in treatment. He finds it very rewarding to be able to help his patients and reassure them that they will be able to get back to living their normal lives and, often, that their cancer can be cured.

Dr. Ahmed received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University and participated in clinical research study at Harvard Medical School and at Cambridge University in Cambridge, United Kingdom. He completed his Internal Medicine residency and a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is Board-certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine.

Prior to joining Florida Cancer Specialists in 2010, Dr. Ahmed provided oncology care to patients in private practice in Sebring, Florida. Active in his local community, he serves as Medical Director of the American Cancer Society Highlands County Unit.

In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and soccer.

Treatments Provided
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Urdu

Medical School

  • Pennsylvania State University


  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation


  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Research Experience

  • Harvard Medical School, Cambridge University in England

Board Certified

  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology


  • Medical Director, American Cancer Society, Highlands County Unit


  • Soccer
  • Traveling
Dr. Syed Ahmed - Florida Cancer Specialists

Dr. Ahmed, Medical Oncologist, shares his inspiration in becoming an oncologist which includes a fascination with the science behind treatments such as immunotherapy and targeted therapies. These treatments have lead to many favorable outcomes for his patients at Florida Cancer Specialists.