A Doctor, Clinical Research Head Of A Medical Institution And A Beauty Influencer, Dr. Huma Qamar Does It All And Does It Well

Now, more than ever, doctors play a crucial role in our society. They are the heroes of the current health crisis and have been our frontline workers throughout the entire pandemic. However, the work they do every single day to help make people feel better and work towards curing numerous diseases is some of the most important work of our time. Doctor Huma Qamar is a physician on the frontlines of the clinical research world of medicine.

“I am the Director of Investigator Sponsored Research Unit at National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Comprehensive Cancer Center- Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, USA where I oversee the novel Investigator-Physician Initiated Oncology Clinical Trials from study start-up to activation till publication. This unit is one of the unique departments in the entire USA that is dedicated to further science from a scientific concept to providing the best treatment options to cancer patients nationally and internationally. Additionally, I am honored to be part of Fox Chase Cancer Center which was the one of the first few comprehensive cancer hospitals in the USA and the 1960 discovery of the Philadelphia chromosome, the first genetic abnormality associated with a human cancer, by David Hungerford was also at Fox Chase Cancer Center.” Dr. Huma explains.

In addition to her work as a doctor, Dr. Qamar also works in the beauty and health industry. Dr. Qamar came to the U.S., like many others, looking to follow her dream. She had to work harder than the average person in order to make that happen, but she was willing to put in the effort to make her dream a reality. 

“My journey in the USA started almost 10 years back where I came single handedly with only 100 hundred dollars in my pocket. I am an American Pakistani who was born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (originally from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) but moved to the United States almost ten years ago in pursuit of chasing my dreams and ambition. Like any other immigrant, I knew that the USA is the land of opportunities and this was the place where I could achieve my dreams through hard work and perseverance. I had a strong belief that no matter what your ethnicity, race, religion or country of origin is- America is the land where I can exercise my freedom and independence as I truly believed women are the architects of the fate of the nation.” Dr. Huma Qamar explains.

She is different from other doctors because she has always believed in originality and the ability to be a trendsetter, even if this means working harder than others. Dr. Qamar’s self confidence and leadership propel her to the front of the field and have helped her achieve her nearly unparalleled success.

“I am a very self made woman. I have always believed in “originality”. I have been a trend-setter rather than a trend-follower. I have self-confidence and leadership skills that clearly differentiate me from the rest of the crowd. I am a visionary thinker who focuses on developing others. I support my peers, colleagues,mentees, family and friends by being part of their self development. Being optimistic, compassionate, strategic planner and an effective communicator has helped me build many scientific programs from scratch successfully.” Dr. Qamar comments.

In the coming years, Dr. Qamar hopes to push the boundaries of health care further by moving into politics and fighting for the same health care rights she believes in in the political world. In addition, she has partnered with the Beauty Global Network to start her own show!

“I think that as a part of good democracy- women should not be able to vote and elect only but to be elected as well. My long term goal in 3-5 years is to step into the local politics and to contribute to reshape the healthcare organization and delivery.In the coming year, I will be working on various women empowerment projects in the Greater Philadelphia Area focussing on education and public health. I have also partnered with Beauty Global Network to launch my show “Dr. Huma Qamar Show” where I will be showcasing the inspirational series of people who have created a difference in the lives of communities. I will also be supporting and assisting with the Democratic Fundraising campaign for VP Joe Biden in the upcoming Presidential elections.” Dr. Qamar says.

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