Dr. Khan received his medical degree from Pakistan then started an internship at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Throughout his residency at the University of Massachusetts and fellowship at Temple University/Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia he focused on caring for those affected by cancer. During his training, he explored the molecular signatures of the most aggressive cancers to better understand why some patients don’t respond to standard chemotherapy. His mission at UTSW is to identify cancer biomarkers that predict which treatments are best for individual patients. He is board certified in Internal Medicine as well as Medical Oncology, and specializes primarily in the treatment and research of cancers of the head and neck, as well as the unique challenges for patients with this disease.  Dr. Khan enjoys squash and swimming when he’s not chasing after his two toddlers.


Medical School
Punjab Medical College, Pakistan (2003)
Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education (2006), General Surgery
University of Massachusetts School of Medicine (2009), Internal Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine (2012), Hematology Oncology

Research Interest

  • Head, Neck, and Pancreatic Cancer

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (2011)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (2010)