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Syed E. Ahmed, MD

Dr. Ahmed is an Oncologist for Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute in Polk and Highlands counties. Dr. Ahmed 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. Syed Eqbal Ahmed received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University and participated in clinical research studies 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

Honors & Achievements

Highlands News-Sun Top Doctor – Oncologist – 2023

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Clinical Oncology


Medical Director, American Cancer Society, Highlands County Unit



Dr. Syed E. Ahmed Physician Spotlight

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.