Hameem Kawsar, MD, Ph.D., FACP, earned his medical degree in 1997 from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and ranked top in his class throughout his medical education. He then received the highly competitive and prestigious scholarship from the Japanese Government’s Ministry of Education to pursue higher education on gene regulation in prokaryotes to elucidate the mechanism of prokaryotic survival and disease pathogenesis.
Through his novel research, he earned a Ph.D. in 2005. Following graduation, he was offered a fellowship and worked at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio as a post-doctoral research scientist. During this time, he investigated infection-associated malignancy and host response to infections and identified the genes that modulates HPV-associated head and neck cancer. His original research resulted in multiple peer reviewed publications in international journals.
Dr. Kawsar completed residency training in Internal Medicine from Fairview Hospital-Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio in 2013. He was selected best resident of the month several times during his residency training. He was awarded as the “Best Resident Researcher” during his residency training in 2013. Then, he worked as the Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency, Medical Director for the Resident’s Continuity Clinic, and Director of Research and Scholarly Activities in St. Louis, Mo. from 2013 to 2018. He was the recipient of “The Best Teacher Award” in 2018.
Dr. Kawsar has also completed a 3-year fellowship training in Hematology and Medical Oncology from the University of Kansas Medical Center and continued his active research and published several scientific articles. He has authored many original articles in peer-reviewed international journals, presented at both national and international conferences, taught undergraduate and graduate students, medical students, and residents. He has served as the judge in American College of Physician (ACP), Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) and Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM)’s annual scientific sessions locally and nationally. He is also a fellow of American College of Physicians. He is currently a reviewer and editorial board member of several medical journals.