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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Syed Haider, MD

Hematologist & Medical Oncologist

CTCA Chicago

"Sincerity and kindness are essential to the relationship between doctors and patients."

- Syed Haider, MD

Patient Rating

4.7 / 5
70 Ratings

About Our Ratings

Medical degree

  • Medicine & Surgery - Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

Internship / Residency

  • Internal Medicine - Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center, Dearborn, MI

Certification(s)

  • Internal Medicine & Medical Oncology – American Board of Internal Medicine

Fellowship(s)

  • Hematology/Oncology - University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
  • Malignant Hematology & Stem Cell Transplantation - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Practicing since: 1998

Dr. Syed Haider, Medical Oncologist and Stem Cell Transplant Physician at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Chicago, decided to be a doctor in his early teens. After his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, he knew he wanted to specialize in oncology.

Originally from Pakistan, Dr. Haider completed his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at Dow University of Health Sciences in Karachi, Pakistan. He came to the United States in 1994, completing Residency in Internal Medicine at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center in Dearborn, Michigan. He received special training in hemophilia and coagulation disorders at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and was a Fellow in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center from 2010 to 2013. He then completed a one-year Fellowship in Malignant Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

From 1998 to 2007, Dr. Haider ran a private practice focused on internal medicine in North Carolina. From 2007 to 2010, he was Attending Physician at the Memphis Hemophilia Treatment Center at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where he also served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. In 2014, he became Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.  

Dr. Haider joined CTCA® in October 2015. His areas of expertise include medical oncology care, benign and malignant hematology and stem cell transplantation. He was drawn to the Patient-Centered Care approach taken at CTCA. “I believe patients should be active participants in the decision-making process,” says Dr. Haider. 

Outside of CTCA, Dr. Haider enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, hiking, exploring the outdoors, traveling, listening to classical music, and learning about history.

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

0 / 5
11/14/2018
Like I said this was a new person and I don't believe he belongs there

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/26/2018
We love our doctors

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/16/2018
excellent team

Patient rating

5 / 5
9/26/2018
The stem cell doctors are the best on the planet.

Patient rating

5 / 5
9/26/2018
These Doctors are the best in the WORLD.

Patient rating

5 / 5
9/26/2018
We often recommend CTCA and talk up the Stem Cell doctors and staff. They are a great blessing, and know how to best share both good and bad news with empathy and hope.

Patient rating

5 / 5
9/24/2018
I absolutely love all my doctors. I am hard pressed to place a preference of one doctor over the other. Since you asked about Dr. Haider, he is excellent!

Patient rating

5 / 5
9/13/2018
great team

Patient rating

5 / 5
6/24/2018
All three of the doctors that cared for me were compassionate and informative in answering any of our questions.

Patient rating

5 / 5
6/24/2018
[...]'s treatment has been done since [...]so he just comes for checkups but we still have upmost confidence in the oncologists he had.

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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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