Uzma Iqbal, MD
Uzma Iqbal, MD, is a medical oncologist and chief of staff at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, a 180-bed facility in Northwest Houston that offers an array of services and specialties, including a 24-hour emergency department, primary stroke center, accredited chest pain center, therapy and rehabilitation services, surgical services and a women’s health center.
Dr Iqbal is board certified by the American Board of Hematology, American Board of Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Palliative Care. She specializes in hematology-oncology, the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of blood diseases (hematology) and cancer (oncology) and research into them. Hematology-oncology includes such diseases as iron deficiency anemia, hemophilia, sickle cell disease, leukemias and lymphomas.
Dr. Iqbal earned her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Punjab University and her medical degree from Fatima Jinnah Medical College, both in Pakistan. She completed a residency in transitional medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and two fellowships in Hematology-Oncology – one at NY Medical college and of at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. In 2002, Dr. Iqbal was named clinical assistant professor of medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and later that year became an attending physician at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. For the past 12 years, she has practiced in Houston, where she served as the chairperson of the department for Medicine at Cy-Fair Hospital from 2008-2009. Dr. Iqbal has earned numerous honors throughout her career, including an Award for Excellence in patient care and the Best resident award. She is affiliated with the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, the American Society of Hematologists and the Texas Medical Association. She is active in the community and is passionate about educating the public about cancer. She has served as a regular guest expert on AM 1480 Radio in Houston and has also appeared on local news stations including CW 39 in Houston.