Dr. Zahra Pakbaz, UCI Health hematology oncologist

Zahra Pakbaz, MD

Specialties

Hematology (Int Med), Internal Medicine

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Medical Services
Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology [Internal Medicine]
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Language
  • English
  • Farsi
Gender
Female
Medical School
Tehran University Medical Sciences
Residency
Union Memorial HospitalInternal Medicine
Fellowship
National Institute of HealthHematology
Stanford Hospital & ClinicsBone Marrow Transplant
Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor — Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine
More Information

Dr. Zahra Pakbaz is a board-certified UCI Health hematologist who specializes in non-cancer blood disorders. Her clinical interests include thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, iron overload, clotting disorders and disorders of low or high counts of platelets and white or red blood cells.

Pakbaz earned her medical degree and internship at Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran. She completed a residency in internal medicine at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Md., and a fellowship in adult hematology at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md.

Pakbaz has published more than 60 research papers and presentations on sickle cell anemia, thalassemia and iron metabolism. Her findings have led to improved outcomes for sickle cell and thalassemia patients. She has received numerous awards for her contributions to sickle cell research and care. She is passionate about delivering patient-centered care to people with blood disorders, and she works collaboratively with primary care physicians and other specialists.

Pakbaz sees patients at UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center in Orange.

UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
101 The City Drive South, Bldg. 23
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-8000
Fax: 855-211-3729