Florida Hospital Cancer Institute ›› Cancer Programs ›› Lung Esophageal Cancer ›› Our Team ›› Dr. Ahmed Zakari, MD

Dr. Ahmed Zakari, MD is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology. Dr. Zakari earned his medial degree from the University of King Mohammed V in Rabat, Morocco. He continued his medical education at Georgetown University, instructing in basic science research and earning the Golden Apple Award for his efforts, an honor given to the best teacher of the year. Following, Dr. Zakari completed his fellowship hematology and oncology at Georgetown University Hospital's Lombardi Cancer Center. Dr. Zakari is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Society of Hematology (ASH). An accomplished member in the medical field, Dr. Zakari serves as Director of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute and chairs the Division of Hematology in the Department of Internal Medicine at Florida Hospital. He also serves as the Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the UCF College of Medicine. Dr. Zakari is fluent Arabic and French.


Hematology and Oncology

Practice/Group Name: 

Cancer Institute of Florida


French, Arabic

Education & Fellowship:

  • Medical School: UNIVERSITY MOHAMMED V. SCHOOL 12-11-90  

Specialty Certified:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Hematology

Awards and Honors:

Golden Apple Award Winner given for best teacher of the year, Georgetown Medical School (April 1997), Thesis Honors from all members of Jury: "Traumatic rupture of the Thoracic Aorta"    (1990), ASCO Clinical Trial Participation Award, Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, Orlando, FL (2006)

Professional Memberships:

  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology


Consulting Associate Department of Medicine Duke University, Durham, NC (July 2007 - Present), Section Chair, Hematology & Oncology, Florida Hospital (January 2007 - Present), Oncology Unit (10th Tower) Director, Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL (November 2006 - Present), Investigator, Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, Clinical Research Center Sponsored and Cooperative Trials, Orlando, Florida (July 2004 - Present), Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, UCF College of Medicine (July 2017 - Present)

Main Office Location:

894 E. Altamonte Dr.
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Office Phone Number (407) 834-5151
Fax Phone Number (407) 834-5562

Second Office Location:

2501 N. Orange Ave.    
Suite 689
Orlando, FL 32804

Office Phone Number: (407) 303-2024
Fax Phone Number: (407) 303-2038