Faculty
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Saiama N. Waqar, MBBS, MSCI

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Oncology Division
Medical Oncology

Clinical Interests

  • Thoracic malignancies
  • New treatment approaches for patients with lung cancer

Contact

  • 314-362-5817 (office)
  • 314-362-3895 (fax)
  • 11th Floor Mid-Campus Center (office)
  • Division of Oncology
    Campus Box 8056
    Washington University Medical School
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110

Biosketch

Education
1996-2001 MBBS, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
2001-2002 Internship, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
2005-2008 Resident Physician, Internal Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Consortium/Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2008-2011 Fellow, Hematology/Oncology, Barnes-Jewish Consortium/Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2013-2015 Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI), Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Academic Positions & Employment
2003-2004 Instructor, Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS), Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
2004 Research Assistant, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
2004-2005 Instructor, Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS), Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
2011-2013 Instructor of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Section of Medical Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2014-present Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Section of Medical Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
National Committees
2012-present Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium (LCMC) Member
2013-present Lung Committee Member, NRG Oncology Cooperative Group/Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG)
2015-present Thoracic Clinical Trials Working Group (CTWG) Member, Hoosier Cancer Research Network (HCRN)
2016-present Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG)
University & Hospital Appointments & Committees
2011-2013 Oncology Therapeutics Subcommittee of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
2011-present Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), Washington University in St. Louis
2012-2015 Oncology Compass EMR Committee, Washington University in St. Louis
2012-2013 Physician Champion, Barnes Jewish-Hospital Committee on Preventing Falls with Injury, Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare
2012-2015 Clinical Quality and ICD-10 Physician Advisory Committee, Washington University in St. Louis
2013-present Washington University Internal Medicine Residency Program Interviewer
2013-present Washington University Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program Interviewer
2014-present Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC), Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University in St. Louis
2014-present Siteman Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) Member, Siteman Cancer Center
2015-present Ambulatory Operational Group, EPIC Implementation Project, Washington University in St. Louis
2015-present Physician Champion, Oncology (Beacon) Operational Group, EPIC Implementation Project, Washington University in St. Louis
2016-present Solid Tumor Therapeutics Program (STTP), Developmental Therapeutics focus group and Thoracic focus group, Siteman Cancer Center
2016-present Department of Medicine Cultural Awareness and Inclusion (CAI) Faculty Task Force, Washington University in St. Louis
2016 Thoracic Surgeon Search Committee, Washington University in St. Louis
2016-present Co-Chair, Women of Oncology and Hematology, Division of Oncology, Washington University in St. Louis
2017-present Provider Educator, EPIC implementation project. Washington University in St. Louis
2017-present Core Member, Developmental Therapeutics Program, Division of Oncology, Washington University in St Louis
Board Certification
2008 Internal Medicine, Board Certified
2011 Medical Oncology, Board Certified
2011 Hematology, Board Eligible
Honors & Awards
1996-2001 Dean's List, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
1999 Xth Star Awards 1999, in the field of Education, awarded by South Asia Publications
1999-2001 Begum Shafiqa Zia-ul Haq merit scholarship, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
2001 Merit Award in Medicine, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
2002 Best Intern Award, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
2005 Mentors in Medicine Award, Internal Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis
2007 3rd Prize in residents' poster competition, American College of Physicians (ACP)
2009 American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Merit Award
2013-2015 Paul Calabresi Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology
2013-2015 Siteman Cancer Center Shared Resources Award for detection and enumeration of genomic mutations in cfDNA from cancer patients
2015 Highest Patient Satisfaction Award, Washington University School of Medicine
2016 AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
Editorial Responsibilities
Assistant Editor, DeVita, Hellman & Rosenberg's "Cancer, Principles & Practice of Oncology Review", 2nd Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009
Professional Societies & Organizations
2008-present American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
2011-present International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)
2011-present Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
2012-present Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium (LCMC)
2013-present NRG Oncology Group, Lung Committee Member
2015-present Thoracic Clinical Trial Working Group (CTWG), Hoosier Cancer Research Network (HCRN)
2016-present Lung-MAP Drug Selection Committee
2016-present American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC)
2017-present Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS), AAMC