Dr. Amir Ahmed Toor is an associate professor of medicine in the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Virginia Commonwealth University. His passion for discovering the underlying order in seemingly random biological systems has helped lead his research in developing safe cancer treatments that harness the power of the immune system. He grew up in his native Pakistan and studied medicine at the King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan.
After moving to the United States in 1992 and completing a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Connecticut, he joined the University of Minnesota for a fellowship in Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation. Since 1999, Dr. Toor has held faculty appointments at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Loyola University Medical Center and, now, VCU.
See Amir’s TEDxRVA 2013 talk here!