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Ahmed Zakari, MD

Medical Director of Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology Program

  • Medical Director at Florida Hospital
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer Specialist
  • Assistant Professor at UCF
Medical Director
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  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Leukemia/lymphoma (blood cancers, blood disorders and blood diseases)


Ahmed Zakari is a board-certified internal medicine, hematology and oncology physician and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Dr. Zakari is the Director of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute and chairs the Division of Hematology in the Department of Internal Medicine at Florida Hospital.

After earning his medical degree from the University of King Mohammed V in Rabat, Morocco, Dr. Zakari began his career in basic science research at Georgetown University where he went on to instruct and earned the Golden Apple Award, an honor given to the best teacher of the year. Following, he completed training in hematology and oncology at Georgetown University Hospital's Lombardi Cancer Center. Working with one of the world pioneers in colon cancer at Georgetown University led to his interest in gastrointestinal/colon cancers. He also has interests in lymphoma. His list of professional appointments, coupled with many prestigious awards and honors, prove his dedication to an ever-changing profession in which he is a genuine asset. He speaks fluent Arabic and French.


  • Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL
  • Fellowship, Hematology and Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Lombardi Cancer Center, Washington, DC
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Brookdale University Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
  • Medical Degree, University of King Mohamed V, College of Medicine and Pharmacy Rabat, Morocco

Honors & Awards

  • Golden Apple Award Winner for best teacher of the year, Georgetown Medical School, April 1997
  • Thesis Honors from all members of Jury: "Traumatic Rupture of the Thoracic Aorta," 1990
  • ASCO Clinical Trial Participation Award, Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, Orlando, FL, 2006



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