Research & Publications
I have had the honor and responsibility of working as the Medical Director of our office in Guilford and have maintained my position as it transitioned to Yale Smilow Guilford in 2012. As a result of great patient care development, quality of care and provision of state of the art cancer care here we have been able to expand our services with increased surgical and radiology services and by opening another office in Old Saybrook.
I work in collaboration with Radiation Oncology, which provides excellent service to the patients in our shoreline facility. We have worked together with Radiation Oncology on development of a busy Breast Cancer program with Radiation Oncology, breast surgery and breast radiology.
We have worked together on a number of studies here and are part of Clinical Research Working Group (CRWG) bringing research to the Smilow care centers.
I also attend and contribute to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Oncology protocols and have been actively participating since 2012. Having a very busy clinical practice, I usually use the weekend and off-hours to prepare for theses meetings and protocols. I have placed a number of patients on practice changing clinical trials resulting in presentations, papers and abstracts.
I am also honored to represent Yale University/Smilow Cancer Center in the hematopoietic panel of NCCN. I previously was also on the NCCN Panel of Neuroendocrine Tumors.
I have taken an active part in the Yale Quality program and in association with Dr. Anne Chiang and Dr. Kerin Adelson. In November of 2018 I presented our Goals of Care quality project at American Society of Clinical Oncology Palliative Care symposium in San Diego, CA.
I am also working closely with the Survivorship program and Breast cancer related Nutrition and Exercise related trials under the direction of Dr Tara Sanft.
We also are collaborating with Smoking cessation program and Yale palliative care program at the care center.
Extensive Research Description
Clinical trials.... see attached data of Clinical trial/ Investigator/ sub investigator
Clinical Research Working group
IRB oncology Yale University
Breast Neoplasms; Colonic Neoplasms; Lung Neoplasms; Lymphoma; Pancreatic Neoplasms
- Endometrial adenocardinoma metastatic to bone diagnosed by fine needle aspiration biopsyAli SZ, Smilari AT, Zaheer W, Brones K. Endometrial adenocardinoma metastatic to bone diagnosed by fine needle aspiration biopsy. Journal of Surgical Pathology 1995, 1:137-141
- Cervical cancer screening in the elderlyLichtman S, Zaheer W. Cervical cancer screening in the elderly. Primary Care and Cancer 1995, 15:21-22
- HIV associated malignancy other than Hodgkin's lymphomaLichtman SM, Kaplan M, Zaheer W. HIV associated malignancy other than Hodgkin's lymphoma. Review Cancer (Madrid) 1994, 7(5):141-147
- Mesenchymoma of liver: care report and review of literatureZaheer W, Allen SL, Ali SZ. Mesenchymoma of liver: care report and review of literature. Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science 1994, 24(96):495-500