Fatima Zahara Syed
Associate Professor of Medicine

Fatima Z. Syed, MD, MSc, FACP is an internist at Duke GIM and an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine.  She serves as Director for PCLT.  She transitioned into medicine through social policy, having an MSc in Comparative Social Policy from University of Oxford before attending Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.  Dr. Syed was the first primary care resident at Thomas Jefferson University where she trained in both internal medicine and endocrinology.

Dr. Syed returned to her true passion, primary care and education, in 2019, when she joined as faculty at Duke.  Her clinical interests include general internal medicine with a focus on type 2 diabetes and weight management.  In education, she is of course involved with PCLT, precepts residents, teaches first year didactics, and is involved with LEAD Leadership Certificate Program and the course, Cultural Determinants of Health and Health Diversity (CDHD).  She is also involved in advocacy through the American College of Physicians.  

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  • 3004 Tower Boulevard, Duke Box 100800, Durham, NC 27707
  • 3004 Tower Boulevard, Duke Box 100800, Durham, NC 27707

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