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Language(s) Spoken

English; Urdu; Punjabi; Hindi

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

October 2016

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​​​​​​​​​Professional Background 

Dr. Kanza Abbas earned her medical degree in Internal Medicine in 2008 from Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. She went on to complete her residency in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, in 2013. She also completed a fellowship program in Hematology-Oncology at Baylor in 2016. 

​Profess​​ional Asso​​ciations 

Dr. Abbas is a member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 

Hobbi​​es and Interests​​

Dr. Abbas enjoys sketching, reading fiction and spending time with family.

Fun Fa​​​cts​

Dr. Abbas’s favorite book is “Gone with the Wind,” by Margaret Mitchell. She loves spending time with her husband and kids and enjoys the small moments of life.​​

​My rol​e, as a hematologist and oncologist is to utilize my medical knowledge to assist patients in making the best decisions for them, and to support them through this journey.


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Awards & Recognitions


  • Hashmi SK, Afridi MB, Abbas K, Sajwani RA, Saleheen D, Frossard PM, Ishaq M, Ambreen A, Ahmad U. ‘Factors associated with adherence to anti-hypertensive treatment in Pakistan’ 2007 Mar; 2(3): e280. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 17356691
  • Aly Z, Abbas K, Kazim SF, Taj F, Aziz F, Irfan A, Sheikh R, Shakir M, Javed SM, Fatmi Z. ‘Awareness of stroke risk factors, signs and treatment in a Pakistani population’ 2009 Jul; 59(7): 495-9. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 19579747
  • Shah AJ, Gilani AH, Abbas K, Rasheed M, Ahmed A, Ahmad VU. ‘Studies on the chemical composition and possible mechanisms underlying the antispasmodic and bronchodilatory activities of the essential oil of Artemisia maritima’ L. Arch Pharm Res. 2011 Aug;34(8):1227-38. PMID: 21910043


  • Oral presentation on ‘Antispasmodic Effects of essential oils of Artemisia maritima’ at The International Dow Symposium; Karachi, Pakistan. (2005)
  • Poster presentation on ‘Antispasmodic and Bronchodilatory activities of essential oils of Artemisia maritima’ at the Leiden International Medical Student Conference; Leiden, Netherlands. (2007)
  • Poster presentation on ‘A cross sectional study of stroke awareness in Pakistan’ at The Lancet conference for Prevention and Management of Stroke in Asia; Beijing, China (2008)
  • Poster presentation on Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder ‘A Brain Mass by Any Other Name’ at the National ACP Meeting; San Diego, U.S.A (2011)
  • Poster presentation on HIV ​false-positivity in Angiolymphoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma ‘HIV or not HIV’ at The Society of General Internal Medicine Annual National Meeting; Phoenix, U.S.A (2011)
  • Poster presentation on ‘Prevalence of Hematologic Malignancies in Elderly Veterans and Survival Outcomes’ in Baylor Research Symposium, Houston, U.S.A (2011)
  • Poster presentation on ‘Survival Outcome of Veterans with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) treated with Statins’ in Annual National Meeting of Association of VA Hematology/Oncology; Omaha, U.S.A (2012)
  • Oral presentation on ‘Outcome of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) in Veterans treated with 5-Azacitadine and Decitabine’ in Annual National Meeting of Association of VA Hematology/Oncology; Omaha, U.S.A (2012)​