Syed Kazmi, M.D.

  • Eugene P. Frenkel, M.D. Scholar in Clinical Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Hematology/Oncology
  • Medical Treatment of Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer


Dr. Kazmi completed medical training at Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan where he graduated as the best graduate of his class. He then pursued a Master of Research degree at University of Glasgow, UK, in Biological and Biomedical Sciences and graduated with honors. He completed his internal medicine residency training at UT Health Science Center at Houston followed by a three-year Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he was named chief fellow for Hematology and was recipient of Young Investigator Award from ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation.

His clinical practice at UTSW is focused towards gastrointestinal malignancies and his research is geared towards colorectal cancer research. He is interested in all aspects of clinical research including patient centered outcome research, quality assessment and designing interventions to improve delivery of cancer-care to underserved populations. At UTSW he wants to utilize the strength of its basic science faculty to find novel therapies for colorectal cancer patients.

In his clinical care, he believes in establishing a warm, supportive connection with his patient and their families. He always wants empathy to infuse in the care he provides. He makes sure he is approachable by patients and colleagues, takes time to listen carefully and create the trust necessary to promote confidence and optimism. 

In 2019 and 2020, Dr. Kazmi was named a Texas Monthly Super Doctor Rising Star.

Personal Note

When he is not working, he likes to spend time with family, cook, and enjoy outdoor activities.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (2010-2013), Hematology Oncology
  • Residency - UT Medical Branch at Houston (2007-2010), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - University of Glasgow, UK (2005-2006)
  • Medical School - Aga Khan University, Pakistan (1999-2004)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (2010), Member
Honors & Awards
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctors, Rising Star 2020
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctors, Rising Star 2019
  • Best Graduate of Medical Class 2004, Aga Khan University
  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Program Recipient Award 2005-2006, University of Glasgow/Department of International Development, UK
  • Best Teacher Award 2005, Aga Khan University
  • Young Investigator Award 2012-2013, American Society of Clinical Oncology
Books & Publications
  • Quality Assessment and Improvement in Clinical Oncology
  • Clinical and Translational Research in Colorectal Cancer

Clinical Focus

  • Medical Treatment of Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer

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Dr. Syed Kazmi's approach to patient care.