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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Saima Saeed, MD

Medical Oncologist and Hematologist

CTCA Phoenix

"I was drawn to Cancer Treatment Centers of America because of their dedication to whole-person cancer treatment in a caring and collegial environment."

- Saima Saeed, MD

Medical degree

  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Additional degree(s)

  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology - University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences, Norman, Oklahoma

Certification(s)

  • Medical Oncology and Hematology - American Board of Internal Medicine

Fellowship(s)

  • Hematology/Oncology - University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas

Practicing since: 2006

“The patient-centered approach to care is what drew me here,” says Dr. Saima Saeed, Medical Oncologist and Hematologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA). “Here we treat the patient as a whole person, not just the disease.”

In October 2018, Dr. Saeed joined CTCA® at the Scottsdale Outpatient Care Center in Arizona. Dr. Saeed evaluates and treats patients with various types of cancer and strives to provide comprehensive and personalized care. Dr. Saeed is committed to taking as much time as her patients need to understand their treatment options.

“My goal is for all CTCA patients to receive compassionate and comprehensive cancer treatment,” says Dr. Saeed. “I want my patients to leave their visit with a complete understanding of their treatment options. I want them to feel comfortable asking questions and for them to know that they are in a space where they can share their concerns.” Dr. Saeed is committed to empowering her patients and their families with knowledge and involving them in the treatment decision-making process.

Dr. Saeed received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences in Norman, Oklahoma, where she graduated magna cum laude. She earned a medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dr. Saeed completed an internal medicine residency and received the Resident of the Year Award from Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. She completed a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

Dr. Saeed has completed several research publications and presentations. Board certified in medical oncology and hematology, Dr. Saeed has worked in private practice and hospital settings since 2006. She previously held the position of Section Chief of Hematology/Oncology at a major medical center. She has also held academic positions and enjoys teaching medical students and residents.

Outside of CTCA, Dr. Saeed enjoys yoga, strength training, meditation and barre classes. She is an animal advocate and often participates in fundraisers and volunteer events for animals. A self-proclaimed foodie, Dr. Saeed loves trying different restaurants and recipes. She loves to travel and has visited all 50 states, as well as a large part of Europe and Central America.

Patient ratings and comments

Star ratings and comments are only available for medical, radiation and gynecologic oncologists. Gynecologic surgical offerings are not included at this time due to a different survey tool required to evaluate these services. CTCA uses a validated Press Ganey® survey, which captures patient experience feedback for the primary oncology services of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Following industry best practice, star ratings and comments are only published for physicians with a minimum of 30 completed patient surveys.

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