Dr. Syed H. Jafri is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Oncology at UTHealth McGovern Medical School. He received his medical degree from The Aga Khan University, Pakistan. He completed his residency at Indiana University and fellowship at LSU. He stayed as faculty at LSU for 4 years and developed Thoracic/Head and Neck Oncology program. He has been a principal investigator of several cooperative groups, industry sponsored and investigator initiated clinical trials involving Lung and Head and Neck Cancers. He has also been involved in basic science lung cancer research. His current area of interest is inflammation in cancer.
Dr. Jafri pursued an extra fellowship in Integrative Medicine from The Arizona Center of Integrative Medicine under the directorship of Dr. Andrew Weil. He believes in whole person medicine for cancer patients not only providing them the latest cancer treatments but also addressing their mental, physical and spiritual needs including advice about diet and exercise. He started a very popular integrative medicine program at LSU. He joined UTHealth oncology in November 2013.