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Nilofer Saba Azad, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Oncology


Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu

Expertise: Anal Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Carcinoid Syndrome, Carcinoid Tumors, Cholangiocarcinoma, Clinical Trials, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancers, Gastrointestinal Tumors, Hepatocellular Cancer, Liver Cancer, Medical Oncology , Neuroendocrine Tumors, Pancreatic Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Small Bowel Cancer, Small Intestine Cancer, Stomach Cancer more

Research Interests: GI Cancers Colon and Liver

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Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Appointment Phone: 410-955-8964

401 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231 map
Phone: 410-955-8893

Sibley Memorial Hospital
Appointment Phone: 202-660-6500

5255 Loughboro Road NW
Washington, DC 20016 map


Dr. Nilofer S. Azad is an assistant professor of oncology at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Azad is board certified in medical oncology and practices out of John Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.


Dr. Azad has a wide range of expertise, such as carcinoid syndrome, carcinoid tumors, cholangiocarcinoma, clinical trials, gastrointestinal tumors, medical oncology and neuroendocrine tumors.  She also has expertise in various types of cancer, including anal cancer, bile duct cancer, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, gastroesophageal junction cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, hepatocellular cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, rectal cancer, small bowel cancer, small intestine cancer and stomach cancer.


Dr. Azad earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. She continued her education at Baylor, completing a residency in internal medicine.  Dr. Azad then went on to the National Cancer Institute of National Institutes of Health to complete a fellowship in oncology and hematology.


Dr. Azad has contributed to various publications. Her research interests include gastrointestinal cancers, specifically cancer of the colon and the liver. more


  • Associate Professor of Oncology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Baylor College of Medicine (2001)


  • Baylor College of Medicine / Internal Medicine (2004)


  • National Cancer Institute- NIH / Oncology and Hematology (2008)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Medical Oncology (2007)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords

colorectal cancer, liver cancer

Selected Publications

Reyes, D.K.; Vossen, J.A.; Kamel, I.R.; Azad, N.S.; Wahlin, T.A.; Torbenson, M.S.; Choti, M.A.; Geschwind, J.F. Single-center phase II trial of transarterial chemoembolization with drug-eluting beads for patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma: initial experience in the United States. Cancer J. 2009 Nov-Dec;15(6):526-532.

Yakoob, J.; Abbas, Z.; Jafri, W.; Azad, N.S. Esophageal polypoidal mass: presentation of an uncommon pleomorphic carcinoma. Jpma. 2009 Sep;59(9):639-641.

Lee, J.M.; Sarosy, G.A.; Annunziata, C.M.; Azad, N.; Minasian, L.; Kotz, H.; Squires, J.; Houston, N.; Kohn, E.C. Combination therapy: intermittent sorafenib with bevacizumab yields activity and decreased toxicity. Br J Cancer. 2010 Feb 2;102(3):495-499.
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