Samira Syed, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and is a member of the Division of Hematology and Oncology.

Originally from Karachi, Pakistan, Dr. Syed received her medical degree from the Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi. She then completed internal medicine residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She received advanced training through a fellowship in hematology at Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She then completed a fellowship in medical oncology with an emphasis on the treatment of solid tumors and phase 1 clinical trials at UT Health Science Center San Antonio.

Dr. Syed's clinical interests include medical oncology and benign and malignant hematology. Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in hematology and medical oncology, she joined the UT Southwestern Faculty in 2012. She currently specializes in breast cancer and gastrointestinal malignancy. 

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Syed is a member of the Simmons Cancer Center Data Safety Monitoring Committee and the Colleges Advisory Committee. She is also part of several research groups, including the breast malignancy research group, the GI malignancy research group, and the Breast Medical Oncology Committee for the VIA Clinical Pathways Committee. 

Dr. Syed is currently the Co-Investigator on several research studies in medical oncology. Her investigations have resulted in 12 publications in peer-reviewed journals, six case reports, and 10 book chapters.

Dr. Syed is active in multiple professional societies, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Texas Medical Association, and the Dallas Medical Association.

Dr. Syed’s interests outside of medicine include spending time with her family and painting with acrylic mediums.


Medical School
AGA Khan University, Pakistan (1989)
Baylor College of Medicine (1993), Internal Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine (1996), Hematology Oncology
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2003), Hematology Oncology

Research Interest

  • Breast cancer