Saira Tariq Niaz, MD
Dr. Saira Tariq Niaz is a lifetime member and supporter of GA-APPNA. She has previously served as an executive member and treasurer in 2021 and is humbled to serve again as GA-APPNA President in 2023.
Dr. Niaz graduated from Dow Medical College at the University of Karachi with the Class of ‘95. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. She then completed an internship at the University of Buffalo Medical and Dental Consortium in Buffalo, NY. She completed her residency at the Family Medicine Residency Program at Columbus Regional Hospital.
Outside of practicing medicine, Dr. Niaz enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, watching teleplays, and volunteering.
Mohammad Khurram Khan, MD, PhD, MS, FACRO, DABR
Mohammad Khurram Khan, MD, Ph.D., MS, FACRO, DABR, is a nationally and internationally recognized professor and a leading clinical scientist in the radiation oncology department at Emory University. Dr. Khan completed his MD/Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee and his residency training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Khan has been practicing as a clinical scientist for over a decade at Emory University and holds countless leadership positions at the university level, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Khan serves as the Chief of Service of lymphoma, leukemia, myeloma, and skin cancer at Emory University. Dr. Khan has served as Director of Medical Student Clerkship in the department, Director of Radiation Immuno-Oncology within the department, Co-Leader of Immuno-oncology at the Winship Cancer Institute, the associate chair of the Radiation Control Council at Emory University, and nationally serves as an Oral Board Examiner for the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and the chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Lymphoma section of the Residency In-Training Service Exam (TXIT). These are just some of the many leadership roles that Dr. Khan serves.
Nationally, Dr. Khan has been recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) and the Fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR). Dr. Khan has also received many other prestigious accolades, such as the outstanding mentorship award (for mentoring countless medical students, residents, and other physicians), Atlanta Top Doctor’s Award in 2021 and 2022, the lifetime Albert Neilson Marquis Who’s Who Publication Award for lifetime achievement, and has published over 250 manuscripts and abstracts in prestigious journals. Dr. Khan has also given over 100 lectures nationally and internationally. his lab has been awarded several million-dollar grants to conduct some of the world’s first leading clinical trials evaluating the role of radiotherapy and immunotherapy combinations. Dr. Khan’s lab website is located at:
You can follow Dr. Khan on Twitter @MohammadKhanMD.
We are honored to have Dr. Khan serve as General Secretary for GA-APPNA in 2023 and look forward to his contributions to helping the Pakistani Community within the state of Georgia.
Afsheen Afzal Khawaja, DMD
Dr. Afsheen Afzal Khawaja was raised in Islamabad and earned her dental degree at de’Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore. She further pursued her education in dentistry at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. In 2012, she opened her practice Park Street Dental in Carrollton, GA.
Dr. Khawaja is currently working as a general dentist and will be further pursuing a residency in orthodontics this fall.
In her free time, Dr. Khawaja enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids. She enjoys reading and outdoor activities. She is active in community service and volunteering.
As a life-time member, Dr. Khawaja is honored to be a part of the GA Executive Committee and serve as a Treasurer.