Jennifer Zikria, MD

Zikria Jennifer
Specialties
Oncology and Hematology

Primary Office
1150 N 35th Ave
Suite 330
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone
954-265-4325
Fax:
954-981-3872

Meet the Physician

Dr. Jennifer Zikria is an oncologist at Memorial Cancer Institute, where she cares for patients with gastrointestinal malignancies including gastroesophageal, pancreatic and colorectal cancers. She is also an assistant professor at Florida International University, where she helps train the next generation of oncologists.

Working with patients battling cancer is more than a job to Dr. Zikria – it is a calling. She understands that cancer forever touches the lives of her patients and does all she can to help them on their journey. She encourages them to be positive and never lose hope because new discoveries and treatments are developed every day.

As a physician, Dr. Zikria believes one of her most critical roles is to build partnerships – not only with her patients but also with doctors from other specialties and researchers. These partnerships help her stay abreast of the latest medical breakthroughs and provide the most comprehensive and effective care.

Dr. Zikria is also involved in cancer research and is the principal investigator on a number of pharmaceutical and cooperative group studies.

Dr. Zikria is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology. She graduated from the State University of New York in 2005, completed training in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, and Medical Hematology and Oncology training at Columbia University Medical Center New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Languages

English and Portuguese

 

Research

  • #1 Most Read and clinically relevant Hematology-Oncology journal abstract of 2010 as featured on Medscape as rated by the McMaster Online Rating of Evidence for “When Bad Publicity Trumps Science: the Relationship between Cranberry Juice and Warfarin”
  • State University of New York Transplant Immunology and Immunogenetics Laboratory Alumni Research Grant, 2002
  • Summa Cum Laude, Boston College, 1997
  • Scholar of the College and distinction received for Senior Thesis, 1997
  • Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society, 1997
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, 1997
Publications
  • Zikria J, Galili N, Tsai W, Zhan H, Ma X, Raza A.  Thrombocytosis in Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Not an Innocent Bystander.  Journal of Blood Disorders and Transfusion. 2012:S3-002.
  • Ma X, Wang R, Gross C, Frick K, Long J, Galili N, Zikria J, Raza A.  The Impact of Hypomethylating Agents on the Cost of Care and Survival of Elderly Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndromes.  Leukemia Research.  2012 Nov; 36(11): 1370-5.
  • Zikria J, Krishnamoorthy S, Kaley K, Saif MW. Sweeping KRAS generalizations: are we depriving patients of an effective treatment? A novel KRAS mutation and dramatic response to panitumumab in a patient with metastatic colorectal cancer.  Int J Colorectal Dis. 2011 Oct (1
    0):1353-4.
  • Zikria J, Goldman R, Ansell J.  When bad publicity trumps science: the relationship between cranberry juice and warfarin.  American Journal of Medicine.  2010 May (5):384-92. 
  • Zikria J, Ansell J.  Oral anticoagulation with factor Xa and thrombin inhibitors: is there an alternative to Warfarin?  Discovery Medicine.  2009 Dec 8(43):196-203.
  • Carreiro Zikria J, Bonheur J, Mina B, Sandel S. Achalasia and pulmonary sarcoidosis.  Lenox Hill Resident Review. 2009 Fall edition. 
  • Caronia J, Carreiro J, Cynamon K, Graham R. Resident Knowledge and Compliance with JCAHO Requirements for Patient Identification in an Ambulatory Clinic of a Community Teaching Hospital.  Lenox Hill Resident Review.  2009 Fall edition.
  • Carreiro Zikria J, Ansell J.  Oral anticoagulation with factor Xa and thrombin inhibitors: on the threshold of change.  Current Opinions in Hematology.  2009 September;16(5):347-56.
  • Carreiro J, Ansell J. Apixaban, an oral direct Factor Xa inhibitor: awaiting the verdict.  Expert Opinions in Investigational Drugs. 2008 Dec;17(12):1937-45. 
  • Carreiro J, Balwani M, Grosskreutz C, Isola L, Malone A, Scigliano E, Osman K. A case report of secondary autograft failure due to Gaucher disease.  American Journal of Hematology. 2008 Dec;83(12):937. 
  • Carreiro JM, Strauchen JA, Isola LM. A case report of concomitant paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria and sickle cell disease.  American Journal of Hematology. 2008 Oct;83(10):823. 
  • Carreiro J.  Deep venous thrombosis: an educational pamphlet for National Alliance for Thrombosis and Thrombophilia (NATT).  2008.
  • Carreiro J.  Stop the Clot.  Educational patient pamphlet for National Alliance for Thrombosis and Thrombophilia.  2008.
Professional Organization
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American College of Physicians
Research
  • 7/2011 – 6/2012 : Research Fellow, Azra Raza, MD – Columbia University Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
  • Studied the epidemiology, natural history, and patterns of care of myelodysplastic syndrome in the national Veteran Affairs registry.
  • 6/2002 – 8/2002 : Researcher, Allen Norin, PhD – State University of New York, Brooklyn, NY
  • Maintained and transported kidneys in a pulsatile perfusion unit for kidney transplantation to local hospitals in the greater New York area.  Awarded an Alumni Grant to work in a Transplant Immunology and Immunogenetics Laboratory.
  • 9/2000 – 8/2001: Laboratory Technician, Robert Winchester, MD – Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Investigated genetic variations in various autoimmune diseases, such as Psoriatic Arthritis and Lupus.  
  • 5/1999 – 8/2000: Research Assistant, Mehmet Oz, MD – Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Studied the effectiveness of antioxidants to prevent atherosclerosis in an animal model. 
  • 9/1998 – 5/1999: Teaching Assistant – Boston College Psychology Department, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Taught undergraduate classes and assisted professors in Introductory Psychology courses.  
  • 7/1997 – 8/1998: Research Assistant, Daniel Singer, MD – Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    Coordinated a clinical study investigating nutritional and drug factors affecting Coumadin levels.

Education

Education
  • State University Of New York Downstate Medical Ctr, 2005
Internships
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 2006, Pediatrics
Residencies
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, 2009, Internal Medicine
Fellowships
  • Columbia University, 2012, Oncology and Hematology
Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Oncology

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