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Zeeshan Zafar, MD

Zafar ZeeshanZeeshan Zafar, MD graduated from Rawalpindi Medical College in Pakistan in 2007. Before coming to United States to pursue further training, Dr. Zafar worked as volunteer in Pakistan with hospitals and non-governmental organizations.

In 2012 Dr. Zafar completed his residency at Columbia University in internal medicine at the Harlem Hospital Center in New York. During his residency at Columbia University – Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Zafar cared for the underserved population with multiple comorbidities. His concentration included patients with sickle cell disease and HIV/AIDS in addition to those with ESRD, congestive heart failure, liver failure, advanced dementia and cancer, in a comprehensive way. After residency, Dr. Zafar worked as chief resident at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Program within the Jersey City Medical Center providing him with invaluable leadership and teaching experiences.

Currently, Dr. Zafar serves as an assistant professor for the UF Division of Hospital Medicine and is part of palliative care team. He is also working on developing a research study to assess the effects of home noninvasive ventilation machines in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on quality of life and decreasing readmission rates.