Syed Haider,MD


Hematologist & Medical Oncologist, CTCA Chicago

4.6 (66 Ratings)

16 Reviews
Syed Haider - Hematologist & Medical Oncologist

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Hematologic Oncology
Medical school:
Medicine & Surgery - Dow University of Health Sciences (Dow Medical College), Karachi, Pakistan
Internal Medicine - Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center (Beaumont Hospital), Dearborn, MI
Hematology & Oncology - University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
Malignant Hematology & Stem Cell Transplantation - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville
Internal Medicine & Medical Oncology – American Board of Internal Medicine

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
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About Our Ratings
Apr 17, 2019


"The doctor's staff were so caring & professional.... Knowledgeable.... explaining the process & recovery as well as being straightforward in explaining my disease -"
Mar 21, 2019


"no stability in treatment recommendation from oncologist. from onset ( first 3 visits) felt scriipted"
Feb 11, 2019


"I have been to 4 other oncologist and all of them always do a physical exam to included checking my abdomen and the lymph nodes and under my arms and groin region. I told the doctor I am having trouble with my lymph in groin and now under my arms. So the doctor at CTCA checks the lymph nodes in my neck and never check my under arms or groin nor did he check stomach. A person can have enlarged lymph nodes under the arm and groin and no enlarged nodes in the neck."
Dec 16, 2018


"Terrific. All of them. [...] What an amazing team of specialists and accommodation you have there."
Dec 11, 2018


Dec 9, 2018


"The best"
Nov 14, 2018


"Like I said this was a new person and I don't believe he belongs there"
Oct 26, 2018


"We love our doctors"
Oct 16, 2018


"excellent team"
Sep 26, 2018


"The stem cell doctors are the best on the planet."
Sep 26, 2018


"These Doctors are the best in the WORLD."
Sep 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."
Sep 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!"
Sep 13, 2018


"great team"
Jun 24, 2018


"All three of the doctors that cared for me were compassionate and informative in answering any of our questions."
Jun 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."