American Pakistan Foundation Welcomes Uzma Iqbal, MD to the Board of Directors

Dr. Iqbal is the President of the Houston Center of HOPE and a Medical Oncologist and Hematologist based in Houston. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, Medical Oncology, Palliative Care and American Board of Integrative Medicine.

Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Dr. Iqbal graduated from Fatima Jinnah Medical College in Lahore. She then moved to New York for her residency and fellowship at the Mount Sinai Medical Center.  She served as an Assistant Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and as an Attending Physician at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In 2007, she moved to Houston to practice medicine.

In her current role, Dr. Iqbal has served as the Chief of Medical Staff at the Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center, the Chair of Council of Chiefs of Staff at the Harris County Medical Society.  She is currently the Chair elect of the Council of Medical Legislation at the Harris County Medical Society. Dr. Iqbal has served on the Board of several nonprofit organizations including Developments in Literacy, OPEN Houston, and as one of the Founding Board Members of the Alliance for Compassion and Tolerance.

Dr. Iqbal is currently participating in the American Leadership Forum.  She is regularly invited to speak and participate in mentorship of youth for professional organizations such as MUPPIES and EMGAGE. She has initiated a leadership program for young Muslim women in Houston.  In addition, she is actively engaged in community development and has spearheaded several community initiatives. Her involvement in community development has led her to serve on Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi’s Cabinet and as a part of healthcare advocacy in Austin, Texas.