Saad Zafar Usmani received his medical education at Allama Iqbal Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Sinai-Grace Hospital/Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut. Dr Usmani joined the faculty of the Levine Cancer Institute in July 2013; he also currently holds an academic appointment as Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Previously, Dr Usmani served as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Director of Developmental Therapeutics at the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy.
Dr Usmani is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He holds membership of several professional societies, including the International Myeloma Working Group, the SWOG Myeloma Committee, the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and the American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation. Dr Usmani has served as the Track Leader on the ASCO Scientific Committee on Lymphoma and Plasma Cell Disorders, and he is the Chair of the ASH Committee on Plasma Cell Neoplasia and a member of the National Cancer Institute Myeloma Steering Committee. Dr Usmani is on the editorial review board of numerous medical journals, has authored/co-authored more than 170 peer-reviewed research manuscripts and 220 abstracts at national and international meetings. Active in clinical and translational research, Dr Usmani has research interests focused on plasma cell disorders – in particular, high-risk multiple myeloma.
Research funding: Amgen, Array Biopharma, BMS, Celgene, GSK, Janssen, Merck, Pharmacyclics, Sanofi, Seattle Genetics, SkylineDX, Takeda
Consulting: Amgen, BMS, Celgene, EdoPharma, GSK, Janssen, Sanofi, Seattle Genetics