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Yousuf Zafar, MD

SVP Medical Informatics, Change Healthcare

Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS, FASCO is a practicing oncologist and senior vice president, medical informatics, at Change Healthcare. He is driven to optimize patient outcomes while lowering healthcare costs. Prior to joining Change Healthcare, Yousuf was a professor of medicine and the chief quality & innovation officer at the Duke Cancer Institute. With more than 20 years of clinical research experience, he has over 100 peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and Journal of Clinical Oncology. His research was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society, among others. His work has been covered by the New York Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Washington Post.

Yousuf completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and his medical oncology fellowship at the Duke University Medical Center. He earned a master’s degree in clinical research at Duke. He is board certified in medical oncology and continues to practice weekly. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and an adjunct professor at the Duke University School of Medicine.