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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Shayma Master Kazmi, MD, RPh

Hematologist-Oncologist & Medical Oncologist

CTCA Philadelphia

"I treat each patient exactly how I would want my own family treated. I offer state-of-the-art technologies to treat them, tailor treatment to their goals and earn their trust."

- Shayma Master Kazmi, MD, RPh

Patient Rating

4.9 / 5
157 Ratings

About Our Ratings

Medical degree

  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ

Internship / Residency

  • Internal Medicine - UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Certification(s)

  • Medical Oncology, Hematology & Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Fellowship(s)

  • Hematology/Oncology - UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Practicing since: 2007

As a medical oncologist and hematologist-oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Philadelphia, Dr. Shayma Master Kazmi individualizes each patient’s treatment plan to fit their specific needs. Dr. Kazmi focuses on the treatment of thoracic malignancies such as lung cancer and head and neck cancers and also extensively treats breast cancer.

Dr. Kazmi earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy with high honors at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She finished her medical training at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, in New Brunswick. She worked as a pharmacist throughout her medical training. Dr. Kazmi completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She also worked as a hospitalist at the University Center at Princeton and St. Peters University Hospital. Dr. Kazmi volunteered as a faculty member at a local charity clinic for the homeless during this time.

She embarked on an oncology/hematology fellowship at Cancer Institute of New Jersey and was elected to be Chief Fellow. After completing her training, she opted to pursue cancer care at Hope Community Cancer Center in Southern New Jersey. She joined CTCA® in 2009 in pursuit of a holistic approach to cancer treatment.

Dr. Kazmi is board certified in hematology, medical oncology and internal medicine. She is also a registered pharmacist. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Association of Indian Professionals and the Medical Society of New Jersey. Throughout her career, Dr. Kazmi has conducted numerous cancer research studies and given many lectures on topics such as genomic testing, immunotherapy and integrative cancer treatments. She has been interviewed on multiple TV news channels and has written articles for a variety of magazines that have sought her opinion on cancer-related topics. She has worked with Stand Up to Cancer to create a public service announcement on cancer questions.

When asked why she chose to join CTCA, Dr. Kazmi explains, “I was looking for a place that not only wanted to administer conventional medicine, such as chemotherapy, but also wanted to treat the entire person, incorporating a variety of therapeutic modalities. This total care model really sets CTCA apart from other cancer hospitals.”

Dr. Kazmi describes the CTCA care model as one in which the patient is the team leader, gently guided by herself and other medical team members. “I provide information regarding their disease and treatment options, and offer my expert recommendation," she says. "It is about maintaining open dialogue with patients.” She is committed to treating her patients with empathy and compassion while educating them and their caregivers on their disease and options for treatment.

When not working, she enjoys time with her family, including  her three children. She speaks Gujarati and Hindi fluently.

Patient ratings and comments

The patient ratings and comments on this page are obtained from an external Press Ganey® outpatient survey provided to all eligible CTCA patients within one to two weeks of their treatment occurrence. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five-star rating. In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, or do not relate to the patient’s experience with the doctor involved. As a result, the comments are the views and opinions of the patients surveyed and are not endorsed by, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of, CTCA.

Patient rating

5 / 5
11/19/2018
I always recommend this cancer treatment center to others. I work in a place with transit customers & when they say they have someone who has cancer. I recommend YOU.

Patient rating

5 / 5
11/12/2018
I inform everyone I see or no what a wonderful Dr. I have

Patient rating

5 / 5
11/1/2018
Dr Kazmi is the best oncologist on earth; she tells you the truth and cares about your well being. I talk about her to everybody and recommends her and her staff to everyone I run into that cares to have a conversation about breast cancer treatment.

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/31/2018
very polite and thorough during my appointments. shows a genuine concern for her patients. Helps in any way possible weather mental or financial.best move I could have made going to CTCA. thank you

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/30/2018
Excellent care and brilliant skills. I appreciate her so much.

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/14/2018
I'm a cancer fighter love my oncologist

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/9/2018
excellent oncologist. Kamis team is awesome

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/9/2018
Dr Kazmi is the best! from day 1

Patient rating

3.8 / 5
10/9/2018
did not feel she had much empathy in this situation where I was very anxious because my mammogram wasn't going to be read until the following Monday.

Patient rating

5 / 5
9/26/2018
Shayma M. Kazmi is the best!!!!!

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About our star ratings

The patient star ratings are an average of all responses to physician-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) measures patient satisfaction as part of our effort toward continuous improvement in all aspects of the patient experience. We partner with Press Ganey®, a third-party-validated organization with over 30 years of experience supporting over 26,000 health care organizations, to survey our patients about their recent experiences at CTCA®.

Why is this information important?

CTCA is committed to transparency. Not only do the surveys allow us to continuously improve our services, but we hope these ratings will help you feel confident in your decision to seek care at CTCA.

How are the star scores calculated?

All eligible CTCA patients receive a survey from Press Ganey within one to two weeks after their treatment occurrence. In addition to being asked about their overall experience at CTCA, patients are asked to score the level of confidence they have in their provider, as well as the likelihood they will recommend the physician to others. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five-star rating, with one star being the lowest possible rating and five stars being the highest.

Are all comments included?

In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. Patients’ names and other identifying information are removed from the comments for confidentiality and patient privacy. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, do not relate to the patient’s experience with the doctor involved, or are statements that cannot be verified as factual. As a result, the comments are the views and opinions of the patients surveyed and are not endorsed by, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of, CTCA. All ratings are included even if a comment is excluded.

Why don’t all physicians have ratings and comments?

Following industry best practice, star ratings and comments are only published for physicians with a minimum of 30 completed patient surveys. This helps us ensure that the sample size is large enough to give you an accurate representation of the physician's care.

Star ratings and comments are not available for all physicians or specialties. The validated Press Ganey survey captures patient experience feedback with the primary oncology services of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, which include only medical, radiation and in-office gynecologic oncology services. Gynecologic surgeries are not evaluated at this time because a different survey tool would be required.

Can anyone provide ratings and responses for a physician?

No. Only patients who are under the care of the physician can provide a response through the Press Ganey survey. Eligible patients receive the survey either by mail or email after their treatment occurrence. Survey responses are completely voluntary.

How do you protect patient information for those who have responded to the survey?

Patient privacy is of the utmost importance to us. If a review comment includes any information that could identify a patient (e.g., name, etc.), it is removed from the comment prior to publishing on the physician’s bio page. All patient information that has been removed from a comment is designated with an ellipsis, or “[…]”.

How often are the scores updated?

Press Ganey surveys are sent out all year long. All patient ratings and reviews are regularly updated and published within a month of receiving the responses. Ratings and reviews remain on a physician’s bio page for one year after being published. After that time period, the ratings and reviews older than a year are removed to ensure the most current information is available.

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