Hematology and Oncology
Kaiser Permanente physician
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I’m originally from Karachi, Pakistan, and I am proud to be a Pakistani-American. I came to the United States in 1990 and did my residency in internal medicine at USC and my fellowship in oncology/hematology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. After completing my fellowship, I was in private practice and then joined Kaiser Permanente in 2004. I am happily married to a woman who is Polish. We celebrate Pakistani, Polish, and American holidays with family and friends, which we believe will help us maintain the traditions and pass them on to the younger generation.
It takes more than just knowledge and experience to be the kind of doctor that patients look for. Patients look for little extras, such as the willingness to listen to the family or to repeat explanations, to offer a shoulder to lean on, to offer advice, and give an extra five minutes no matter how busy your schedule is. When I receive a heartfelt thank you, I know I’ve accomplished this.
Being a doctor can be very demanding. It’s important that I take care of my own health, as well as the health of my patients. I make it a priority to have a quality life after work. I go to the gym three times a week. I keep a close eye on what I eat and where I eat, staying away from ready-to-eat foods. I like helping my wife to prepare healthy meals at home. I have a passion for photography and traveling, and I enjoy exploring other parts and cultures of the world. I love to try different types of cuisine, and my love for traveling gives me this opportunity. My wife enjoys spending time in our flower garden. I love helping her there and seeing the joy on her face.