Zubair A. Syed, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he also serves as the department’s Residency Program Director and the University Hospitals’ Chief of Service for Family Medicine. He specializes in primary care, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. 

Dr. Syed earned his medical degree at Al-Ameen Medical College in Bijapur, India. He completed a residency in family medicine through the Mid-Hudson Family Practice Residency Program in Kingston, New York, and then received advanced training in family medicine through a fellowship at the National Institute for Program Director Development. 

Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Syed joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2013. Previously, he was the interim program director for the Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency Program. 

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Syed’s professional interests include resident education, curriculum development, and faculty development.

He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (2009-2010), Family Medicine
  • Residency - Kingston Hospital (2002-2005), Family Medicine
  • Medical School - Al-Ameen Medical College (1993-1999)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Family Physicians, member (2005)
  • Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, member (2009)
  • Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) (2013)
Honors & Awards
  • Recognition for Outstanding Leadership 2013-2013, Depat. Of Family and Community Medicine, UTSW
  • Harri Janssen, MD Memorial Award 2005, For excellence and commitment to Ob-Gyn
  • Outstanding Faculty Preceptor Award 2007, Mid-Hudson Family Practice Residency Program, Kingston, NY
  • Aesculapius Award 2013-2014, For teaching excellence and being a role model for residents.

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