Syed Haider,MD


Hematologist & Medical Oncologist, CTCA Chicago

4.7 (64 Ratings)

15 Reviews
Syed Haider - Hematologist & Medical Oncologist

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

CTCA Chicago
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
Sep 11, 2019


"Medical oncologist are fantastic, I will recommend them highly to everyone."
Aug 21, 2019


"When the oncologist, *Dr. Syed Haider, walked into the room, he had the presence of being confident and in-charge of the entire room. He also seemed totally in the moment. When he started talking to me, my first thought was that I was in the presence of a genius. When he began to explain my cancer, from a medical perspective, his use of medical terms and non-medical terminology, was easy as a lay person to comprehend, but contained a subtlety that I found amazing. I was/am very impressed with *Dr. Haider, as an educated professional and physician."
Jun 28, 2019


"*Dr. Haider is very concerned. He ask question & listen to what you have to say."
Jun 25, 2019


"My doctors are great!"
Jun 25, 2019


"When I needed to be put on a medication, the Doctor called me himself not his nurse. I was both impressed and pleased."
Jun 6, 2019


"I have total faith in my doctors they are always there when I need them"
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"