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Nilofer Saba Azad, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Oncology

Female  | Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu

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Main Location

Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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Call +1-410-502-7683 (7a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Centers & Institutes


  • Oncology - Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Medicine at Sibley Memorial Hospital


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


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

Research Interests

GI Cancers Colon and Liver


Dr. Azad has a strong background in Phase I/II drug development program which she is developing in our GI Oncology Program. Her research interests focus on a translational program primarily in colorectal and hepatocellular (liver) cancers. Dr. Azad also participates in general clinical care of GI cancer patients. more

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Baylor College of Medicine / MD (2001)


    • Baylor College of Medicine / Internal Medicine (2004)


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


    • 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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