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Format: 04/19/2014
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New Hematologist Joins West Penn Allegheny Health System

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Salman Fazal, MD, has joined the Western Pennsylvania Cancer Institute (WPCI) of the West Penn Allegheny Health System.

Dr. Fazal has a particular interest in myeloproliferative disorders and will bolster WPCI’s expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. He has already expanded the clinical trials available for patients. The WPCI is testing the use of novel agents for the treatment of these diseases.

Myeloproliferative disorders encompass various rare diseases the most common of which are chronic myelogenous leukemia, essential thrombocytopenia, and primary polycythemia. All of these diseases have in common an uncontrolled proliferation of the bone marrow resulting in increases in the blood of abnormal red cells, white blood cells and platelets.

Dr. Fazal went to medical school at King Edward Medical College, Pakistan. He trained at Mayo Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, then completed an internal medicine residency at the Rosalind Franklin University School of Medicine and Science/Chicago Medical School in North Chicago. He subsequently served as Chief Resident at Griffin Hospital which is affiliated with Yale University, in Derby, Conn., then joined West Penn Allegheny Health System to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology.

The Western Pennsylvania Cancer Institute is a nationally recognized provider of advanced treatment programs for patients with blood related disorders and was one of just 35 centers nationwide to be recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation.

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