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Syed F. Zafar, MD

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.

Treatments Provided
  • Hematologist
  • Medical Oncologist
Languages Spoken
  • English

Education, Residency, Training & Fellowship

  • Dow Medical College – Karachi, Pakistan
  • Detroit Medical Center- Wayne State University – Detroit, MI

Residency & Chief Residency

  • Emory University Winship Cancer Institute – Atlanta, GA

Board Certified

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine

Honors & Achievements

  • 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 Positions

  • Chief, Oncology Lee Health and Past Chair Gulf coast / Internal Medicine
Meet Dr. Syed Zafar, Medical Oncologist with Florida Cancer Specialists

While always intrigued by the science of medicine, the resilience and bravery of cancer patients inspired Dr. Syed Zafar to specialize in oncology. He provides care and participates in research for all forms of cancer, and sees a bright future for patients, given the ongoing improvements and advancements in diagnosis and treatment.

Denise Guerrazzi Patient Testimonial - Dr. Syed Zafar

Denise Guerrazzi Patient Testimonial – Dr. Syed  Zafar – Florida Cancer Specialists

Dr. Syed Zafar - Florida Cancer Specialists

Medical Oncologist, Dr. Syed Zafar, discusses how much he loves becoming a part of his patients’ story and how cancer research is being revolutionized.

Janet Smith Patient Testimonial - Dr. Syed Zafar

Janet Smith Patient Testimonial – Dr. Syed Zafar – Florida Cancer Specialists