Nazish Ahmad, DO

Nazish Ahmad, D.O.

Dr. Ahmad is a board-certified physician in the Valley specializing in Medical Oncology and Hematology since 2014 at Palo Verde Cancer Specialists. She prides herself in providing state of the art care in various oncology fields including but not limited to head and neck cancers, thoracic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, breast, melanoma, lymphoma/leukemia and multiple myeloma along with benign hematology.

One of her biggest passions is ensuring patients receive advanced treatments and lifesaving measures in a community setting. Drawn to teaching, she is compassionate about educating her patients about their disease and individualizing treatment options in a warm and supportive environment. Working closely with her colleagues in the Valley, she regularly meets with various multidisciplinary tumor boards to review challenging cases.  In addition to patient care, she is actively involved in the education of future providers, serves as an advisor for Precision Medicine at Amerisource Bergen and is recognized as an expert in rare hematological diseases.

Dr. Ahmad’s interest in medicine began at Stony Brook University where she studied Anthropology.  Through a summer program in Tanzania, she continued her studies in the local Swahili language and focused on social and medical challenges associated with HIV/AIDS.  After graduating cum laude, she continued her medical education at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She was a member of the Psi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society and graduated with the highest honors.

During her residency years at the University of Southern California, Dr. Ahmad worked on a variety of oncology-related research projects which sparked her decision to specialize in Oncology and Hematology.  She went on to graduate at the top of her fellowship class at the Hofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish health system in New York.

Dr. Ahmad is deeply passionate about her field and pledges to deliver an unparalleled level of patient care.  She speaks fluent Urdu/Hindi and enjoys cooking, exercising, travelling and spending time with her doting husband and two adoring children.

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