Syed Sameer Nasir, MD, is a Medical Oncologist and Hematologist at West Cancer Center.
Titles and Roles
- Medical Oncologist and Hematologist, West Cancer Center
- Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Areas of Expertise
- Medical Oncology
Dr. Nasir joins the West Cancer Center faculty following the completion of his fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)/West Cancer Center. Dr. Nasir scored in the top 20th percentile in the country on the In-Service Exams during his fellowship, further establishing the high caliber of not only Dr. Nasir’s expertise, but of the entire fellowship program.
Dr. Nasir earned his Medical Degree from Dow Medical College in Pakistan and received a scholarship for training at King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He then traveled to Memphis to complete his residency in Internal Medicine at UTHSC, where he served as Chief Medical Resident for an additional year prior to joining the Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program at UTHSC/West Cancer Center. During his fellowship, he served as Chief Fellow – a prestigious honor awarded to one of the top performing fellows by our West Cancer Center faculty. Dr. Nasir is an award-winning researcher, recognized at some of the world’s premier cancer conferences and is an active member of several national professional societies, including the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Society of Hematology (ASH). Dr. Nasir enjoys traveling and exploring new places with his lovely wife, Shahnaz, who is also a physician.
Education and Training
- Doctorate of Medicine, Dow Medical College, Pakistan
- Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee
- Fellowship, Hematology/Medical Oncology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee
Dr. Nasir’s recent awards include:
- Fellow Travel Award, 27th Annual Mayo Clinic Hematology/Oncology Review, 2017
- Fellow Travel Award, 26th Annual Mayo Clinic Hematology/Oncology Review, 2016
- Fellow Scholarship Award, Tennessee Oncology Practice Society (TOPS), 2016
- Excellence in Teaching Fellow Award, UTHSC/West Cancer Center, Department of Internal Medicine, 2015
- Chief Fellow, Hematology/Oncology, UTHSC/West Cancer Center, 2016-2017
- Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, UTHSC, 2013-2014
Dr. Nasir’s current research projects include:
- Evaluation of Clonal Heterogeneity and Clonal Competition in Multiple Myeloma
- Utilization of Next-Generation Sequencing and In-Silico Analysis to Identify Pathogenic Genetic Abnormalities in Multiple Myeloma and Liver Involvement
- Sensitivity and Specificity of Protein C, Protein S and Anti-Thrombin III Measurement in Setting of Acute Venous Thrombo-Embolic Events
Dr. Nasir’s most recent publications include:
- Role of Early Evaluation for Clonal Heterogeneity in Acute Myeloid Leukemia. International Journal of Hematology and Therapy. 2017
- Outcome of Adolescents and Young Adults and Pediatric Patients with Acute Myeloid and Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia. Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia. 2016.
- Recent Advances in Preventing Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting. Oncology. 2016.
- ICU Deaths in Patients with Advanced Cancer: Reasonable Criteria to Decrease Potentially Inappropriate Admissions and Lack of Benefit of Advance Planning Discussions. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 2016.
- Treatment Preference Discussion in Oncology Outpatient Clinic. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2014.