Amber Afzal, MD, MSCI

Amber Afzal, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor


  • Suite 1101 Wohl Hospital (office)

Clinical Interest: Benign hematology; Thrombosis; Myelodysplastic syndrome; Myeloproliferative neoplasms

Research: Dr. Afzal focuses on research in the fields of thrombosis, hemostasis, and myeloid malignancies. She studies outcomes of patients afflicted with these disorders using administrative data. She has a particular interest in translating knowledge obtained from outcomes studies to design clinical trials.



  • 2010-2004: MBBS/MD, Army Medical College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Post-Graduate Training

  • 2020-2018: Master of Science in Clinical Investigation, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • 2019-2016: Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • 2016-2013: Residency in Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Academic Positions

  • 2022-present: Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • 2021-2019: Instructor, Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Board Certification

  • 2019: ABIM Board Certified in Hematology
  • 2019: ABIM Board Certified in Medical Oncology
  • 2016: ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Professional Societies

  • 2015-present: Member, American Society of Hematology
  • 2019-2016: Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology

Honors & Awards

  • 2022: ISTH Early Career Award
  • 2021: ASH Clinical Research Training Institute
  • 2020: Evan Sadler Memorial Travel Award
  • 2019: ASH Abstract Achievement Award
  • 2019: Best Graduating Hematology and Oncology Fellow, Washington University
  • 2019: Citizenship Award in Class of MSCI, Washington University
  • 2018: Best Hematology and Oncology Fellow in Academics, Washington University
  • 2013: Intern of the Month, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • 2009: President of Pakistan’s Gold Medal for the Best Medical Student
  • 2009: Medical School Class Valedictorian and Recipient of Rector NUST Gold Medal, MBBS

Selected Publications