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Azra Raza, MD

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Dr. Raza is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the MDS Center at Columbia University in New York, NY.She started her research in Myelodisplastic Syndromes (MDS) in 1982 and moved to Rush University, Chicago, Illinois in 1992, where she was the Charles Arthur Weaver Professor in Oncology and Director, Division of Myeloid Diseases. The MDS Program, along with a Tissue Repository containing more than 50,000 samples from MDS and acute leukemia patients was successfully relocated to the University of Massachusetts in 2004 and to Columbia University in 2010.

Before moving to New York, Dr. Raza was the Chief of Hematology Oncology and the Gladys Smith Martin Professor of Oncology at the University of Massachussetts in Worcester. She has published the results of her laboratory research and clinical trials in prestigious, peer reviewed journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Blood, Cancer, Cancer Research, British Journal of Hematology, Leukemia, and Leukemia Research. Dr. Raza serves on numerous national and international panels as a reviewer, consultant and advisor and is the recipient of a number of awards.

Primary Specialty
Medical Oncology (Board Certified)
Board Certification
Internal Medicine
Education And Training
University of Maryland Medical Center
Internship: 1979 Franklin Square Hospital
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital
Fellowship: Roswell Park Memorial Hospital
Clinical Expertise
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Aplastic Anemia
Myeloproliferative Disease
Myelodysplastic Disease
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia/AML
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
(General) [MCD]
Aetna [Columbia University Employee Plan, Essential (Exchange), HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
CIGNA [Columbia University Employee Plan, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Medicare (Mediblue), Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health First
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [ConnectiCare, EPO, HMO, Medicaid, Medicare, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
Health Plus - Amerigroup
Local 1199 [UNI, Union]
Local 32BJ Health Fund [Union]
Medicare [Medicare]
Oscar (Exchange)
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Freedom HMO, HMO, Liberty, Liberty HMO, Medicare, Medicare HMO, PPO]
UnitedHealthcare [Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare, POS, PPO]
VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]


This provider accepts new patients
Appointment Phone Number:
(212) 305-5098
Primary Office
Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue
Floor: 9
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-5098
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
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