M. Houman Fekrazad, M.D., is an associate clinical professor of medical oncology at City of Hope | Antelope Valley. Dr. Fekrazad comes to City of Hope from the University of New Mexico (UNM) Cancer Center in Albuquerque where he was an Assistant Professor of Hematology/Medical Oncology and Co-director of the ACGME sponsored Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program. Also, he served as medical director at the CHRISTUS-St. Vincent Cancer Center in Santa Fe in 2011. Triple board-certified in hematology, medical oncology and internal medicine, Dr. Fekrazad earned his medical doctorate as a valedictorian student from Shiraz University School of Medicine in Iran. He then took positions as a sports medicine physician with the Basketball Federation of Iran in Tehran, followed by a leadership role with the Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company's occupational medical office, also in Tehran.
He went on to complete both an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he was chosen "Resident of the Year." He then served as an attending physician at the VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, later moving on to the UNM in Albuquerque where he became "Fellow of the Year" while completing his hematology and oncology fellowship. He was selected as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society for outstanding achievements during fellowship. Thereafter, he was appointed to the faculty of the UNM Cancer Center's faculty before coming to City of Hope.
Dr. Fekrazad's clinical research interests center on new therapeutic agents for GI and other cancers, and on nanotechnology, where he holds a patent on transdermal drug delivery. He has published more than 35 peer reviewed publications, abstracts and book chapters.