Azra Raza, MD

Medical Oncology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Internal Medicine (Board Certified)
Cancer Care
Office Phone: (212) 305-5098
One of America's Top Doctors


Dr. Raza is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the MDS Center at Columbia University in New York, NY.She started her research in Myelodisplastic Syndromes (MDS) in 1982 and moved to Rush University, Chicago, Illinois in 1992, where she was the Charles Arthur Weaver Professor in Oncology and Director, Division of Myeloid Diseases. The MDS Program, along with a Tissue Repository containing more than 50,000 samples from MDS and acute leukemia patients was successfully relocated to the University of Massachusetts in 2004 and to Columbia University in 2010.

Before moving to New York, Dr. Raza was the Chief of Hematology Oncology and the Gladys Smith Martin Professor of Oncology at the University of Massachussetts in Worcester. She has published the results of her laboratory research and clinical trials in prestigious, peer reviewed journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Blood, Cancer, Cancer Research, British Journal of Hematology, Leukemia, and Leukemia Research. Dr. Raza serves on numerous national and international panels as a reviewer, consultant and advisor and is the recipient of a number of awards.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [Access (Exchange), Columbia University Employee Plan, EPO, HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Amida Care

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare]

Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]


Local 1199 [UNI, Union]

Local 32BJ Health Fund [Union]




Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Freedom HMO, HMO, Liberty, Liberty HMO, Medicare, Medicare HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]


UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]

VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]


University of Maryland Medical Center

Internship: 1979 Franklin Square Hospital

Residency: Georgetown University Hospital

Fellowship: Roswell Park Memorial Hospital


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161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

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Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Some of Dr. Raza's awards include The First Lifetime Achievement Award from APPNA, Award in Academic Excellence twice (2007 and 2010) from Dogana, Woman of the Year Award from Safeer e Pakistan, CA, and The Hope Award in Cancer Research 2012.  Dr. Raza has been names as one of the 100 Women Who Matter by Newsweek Pakistan in March 2012.