Catherine Azar, MD, joins BMT program

Catherine A. Azar, MD
Catherine A. Azar, MD

Catherine A. Azar, MD, has joined the University of Arizona as an associate professor of medicine and clinical director of The University of Arizona Cancer Center Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Program.

She received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Princeton University and her medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Azar completed her internship and residency at Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx, NY, and her fellowship in medical oncology at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, with special training in leukemia, lymphoma and bone marrow transplantation at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle.

Dr. Azar began her medical career in Tucson in private practice and later joined The University of Arizona Cancer Center as a charter clinical faculty member in the Bone Marrow Transplant Program in 1989. She has practiced medicine in Portland, Maine, and Denver. Most recently she was a principal investigator at the Colorado Cancer Research Program, co-regional division chief of the Colorado Permanente Medical Group and medical director of the Denver Hospice West Team in Denver.

Dr. Azar was a recipient of the Robert F. Berris, MD, Award for Outstanding Commitment to Community Cancer Research at the Colorado Cancer Research Program in 2011.

Dr. Azar’s special interests include blood and marrow transplantation, leukemia, lymphoma, breast cancer and general oncology.

She is board certified in internal medicine and oncology.