Jaffer Ajani

Professor of Medicine

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Jaffer Ajani

Dr. Jaffer A. Ajani is a Professor of Cancer Medicine at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at The University of Texas in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Ajani earned his medical degree at Government Medical College in Nagpur, India and completed a residency program in general surgery and orthopedics at the Government Medical College.  After completing two more residency programs in family practice and internal medicine at Altoona General Hospital, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona, Pennsylvania, and Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, respectively, Dr. Ajani was awarded a fellowship in medical oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Certified in Medical Oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Ajani has authored over 500 peer-reviewed articles and was cited in Good Housekeeping Magazine as being among the Best Doctors in America for GI Cancers.

Dr. Ajani is the Chair of 2 (gastric and esophageal cancers) guidelines of NCCN. He is also the lead for gastric cancer classification by AJCC8. He is the chief scientific officer of International Society of GI Oncology. He provides service to many large societies (such as ASCO, AACR, AGA, SSO, JSS, IGCC, JSMO, CSCO, and SLAGO).


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