Amber N. Afzal, MD, MS, Other

Instructor in Medicine

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

My goal is to become an independent outcomes researcher in the field of hematology. I graduated from medical school as the class valedictorian, and from Hematology-Oncology Fellowship as the best graduating fellow. I consistently participated in outcomes research during residency and fellowship. I joined the Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation during fellowship to embellish my skills in clinical research, and specifically learnt to use the administrative data to complete my proposed research projects. I have published four original research papers, and successfully mentored a medical student for ASH HONORS AWARD since I joined as a Clinical Instructor in 2019.
My long-term goals are (1) to improve the outcomes of patients affected with disorders of thrombosis and hemostasis.
(2) to comprehensively study the clinical outcomes of chronic liver disease patients with altered coagulation profile, and to study the role of various interventions in management of thrombosis and hemorrhage in this patient population.