Faculty
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Saiama N. Waqar, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Oncology Division
Medical Oncology

Clinical Interests

  • Thoracic malignancies
  • New treatment approaches for patients with lung cancer

Contact

  • 314-362-5817 (office)
  • 14th Floor Northwest Tower (office)
  • Division of Oncology
    Campus Box 8056
    Washington University Medical School
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110

Biosketch

Education
1996-2001 MBBS, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
2001-2002 Internship, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
2005-2008 Resident Physician, Internal Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Consortium/Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2008-2011 Fellow, Hematology/Oncology, Barnes-Jewish Consortium/Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2013-2015 Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI), Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Academic Positions & Employment
2003-2005 Instructor, Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS), Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
2004 Research Assistant, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
2011-2013 Instructor of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Section of Medical Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2014-present Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Section of Medical Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
National Committees
2012-present Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium Member
2013-present Lung Committee Member, NRG Oncology
2015-present Thoracic Clinical Trials Working Group (CTWG) Member, Hoosier Cancer Research Network (HCRN)
2016-present Lung-MAP Study Leadership Team
University & Hospital Appointments & Committees
2011-2013 Oncology Therapeutics Subcommittee of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Washington University in St. Louis
2012-2015 Oncology Compass Notes Committee, Washington University in St. Louis
2012-2013 Preventing Falls with Injury, Barnes Jewish Hospital Team Committee, Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare
2012-2015 WUMC Clinical Quality and ICD-10 Physician Advisory Committee, Washington University in St. Louis
2013-present Washington University Internal Medicine Residency Program Interviewer
2013-present Washington University Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program Interviewer
2014-present Member, Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC), Washington University in St Louis
2015-present Ambulatory Operational Group Member, Epic Implementation Project, Washington University in St. Louis
2015-present Oncology (Beacon) Operational Group Member, Epic Implementation Project, Washington University in St. Louis
2016-present Thoracic Surgeon Search Committee Member
Board Certification
2008 Internal Medicine, Board Certified
2011 Medical Oncology, Board Certified
2011 Hematology, Board Eligible
Honors & Awards
1996-2001 Dean's List, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
1999 Xth Star Awards 1999, in the field of Education, awarded by South Asia Publications
1999-2001 Begum Shafiqa Zia-ul Haq merit scholarship, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
2001 Merit Award in Medicine, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
2002 Best Intern Award, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
2005 Mentors in Medicine Award for research entitled "Synergistic effect of erlotinib and curcumin in non-small cell lung cancer"
2007 3rd Prize in residents' poster competition, American College of Physicians (ACP)
2009 ASCO Merit Award, for research entitled "Prognostic significance of tumor size in patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer: a SEER database survey"
2013-present Paul Calabresi Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology
2013-present Duke-UNC-Wash U Partnership Award (Junior Faculty Mentee) for Early Phase Clinical Trials in Cancer
2013-2015 Siteman Cancer Center Shared Resources Award for detection and enumeration of genomic mutations in cfDNA from cancer patients
2015 Highest Patient Satisfaction Award, Washington University School of Medicine
2016 AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
Editorial Responsibilities
  Assistant editor, Govindan R (ed), Devita, Hellman and Rosenberg's Cancer Principles & Practice of Oncology Review, 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011
Professional Societies $amp; Organizations
2008-present Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
2011-present Member, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)
2011-present Member, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
2013-present Member, NRG Oncology Group
2015-present Member, Thoracic Clinical Trial Working Group (CTWG), Hoosier Cancer Research Network (HCRN)
2016-present Member, American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC)