Alireza Eghtedar, MD, is an Associate Member Physician at The Colorado Blood Cancer Institute. Dr. Eghtedar joined CBCI in 2015. Dr. Eghtedar is a member of the Myeloid, Lymphoid and Transplant Disease Groups. He is board certified in hematology and oncology.
He was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. After receiving his high school diploma in science with honor in his hometown, he was directly accepted to Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences as a medical student. After graduation as a general practitioner he moved to New York where he completed three years of internal medicine residency. Later he spent two years at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston as a leukemia fellow and assistant professor in the leukemia department. He completed his training at Wayne State University with a strong focus in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. During his fellowship at Karmanos Cancer Institute transplant program, he investigated different aspects of improving immune suppression to better combat graft-versus-host disease in both acute and chronic settings. In pursuit of his career goal as a transplant physician, he had the opportunity to visit and interview at CBCI in Denver where all his career expectations came true.
Dr. Eghtedar has a primary interest in novel treatments for myeloid malignancies, including but not limited to, acute and chronic leukemias. In addition, he is interested in alternative donor transplants for patients without a fully matched donor. Dr. Eghtedar approaches his practice with a profound sense of compassion and appreciation. As the son of a cancer patient, he can empathize with each person’s struggle as they journey through this transforming life experience. He pledges to provide each individual with personalized care, the most up-to-date comprehensive treatment, all while advocating for their dignity and comfort. Each day, he strives to create a balance between cutting edge advances in science and realistic expectations for his patients, especially those involved with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Dr. Eghtedar enjoys his free time mainly outdoors with friends, whether that is a mountain hike or playing soccer or swimming. While at home he spends time cooking, watching movies, and reading novels or articles.
Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences - Iran
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center - NY
Wayne State University’s Anderson Cancer Center
MD Anderson Cancer Center (Leukemia Fellowship)
Colorado Blood Cancer Institute
1721 E 19th Ave
Suites 200 & 300
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: (720) 754-4800