64708-Iqbal, Qasim Zafar

Qasim Zafar Iqbal, MD, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

CL 370
Indianapolis, IN


Dr. Iqbal completed his medical school as the second-best graduate and had distinctions in 8 different subjects from Lahore Medical and Dental College in Pakistan. He served as a leader in his roles as the Chief Resident in 2020 and Chief Fellow in 2022. He is very active in clinical research with his work being highly cited. He is the recipient of 2022 American Thyroid Association Trainee Travel Grant and has presented his research at several major forums including the Endocrine Society, American Association of Clinical Endocrinology and American Thyroid Association. His clinical interest revolves around Endocrine Neoplasias and Thyroid Disorders; and he is passionate about minimally invasive procedures such as Fine Needle Aspiration and Radiofrequency Ablation of Thyroid Nodules and Parathyroid Adenomas. 

He is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, American Thyroid Association, and the Endocrine Society. He joined Indiana University as faculty after finishing his fellowship training from the Ochsner Clinic.

Key Publications

Prevalence of microvascular complications in newly diagnosed patients with type 2 diabetes. 
Alia Ali, Farrukh Iqbal, Azeem Taj, Zafar Iqbal, Muhammad Joher Amin, Qasim Zafar Iqbal

Normal Saline Versus Low Chloride Solutions in Treatment of Diabetic Ketoacidosis: A Systematic Review of Clinical Trials.
Ahmad Jahangir, Abdullah Jahangir, Fasih Sami Siddiqui, Muhammad Rafay Khan Niazi, Fahad Yousaf, Marwah Muhammad, Syeda Sahra, Aneeqa Javed, Muhammad Ans Sharif, Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Michael Krzyzak

A Review of Cardiovascular Outcomes in Transgender Men Receiving Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy
Lauren Cohen, Abdullah Noor, Tara Banani, Rachel Chatfield, Emma Overmyer, Karina Romo, Abdul Zia, Christian Martinez, Gabriel Uwaifo, Brandy Panunti, Qasim Zafar Iqbal

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 Tumor Recurrence After Loss to Follow-up
Sarah J. Sternlieb, Karina G. Romo, Robert S. Boothe, Daniel Englert, Darshan Trivedi, Nicholas Manuel, Qasim Zafar Iqbal

Conversion to Grave's Disease from Hashimoto's Thyroiditis- A Rare Phenomenon 
Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Sakshi Sharma, Karina Romo, Jared Dendy 

A Case of Metastatic Functional Papillary Thyroid Cancer in the Setting of Graves’ Disease
Nicholas Manuel, Sarah Sternlieb, Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Jared Dendy, Andrea Olofson

Euglycemic Diabetic Ketoacidosis With Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter-2 Inhibitor Use Post-Bariatric Surgery: A Brief Review of the Literature.
Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Danil Mishiyev, Zeeshan Zia, Raffaele A Ruggiero, Ghulam Aftab

A Literature Review on Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis.
Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Muhammad Niazi, Zeeshan Zia, Saud Bin Abdul Sattar

Case of Metabolic Resolution of Non-Classic Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Post Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass
Karina G. Romo, S. Shu, Mary Gabriel, S. Bhamre, Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Abdullah Noor, Gabriel Uwaifo

A Fatal Case of Paraneoplastic Cushing’s Syndrome
Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Valerie M. Vargas, Bryan B. Grissett, Sarah J. Sternlieb, Nicholas E. Manuel, Karina G. Romo, Jared Dendy

Amiodarone Induced Thyrotoxicosis vs Subacute Thyroiditis in a Patient with Heterotaxy Syndrome
Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Karina Romo, Heberth Moran, Daniel Englert, Jared Dendy

Dotatate Positron Emission Tomography Scan and Cornstarch Use in a Patient with an Inconspicuous Insulinoma Associated with Persistent Hypoglycemia
Mary Gabriel, T Nguyen, Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Karina Romo

Topiramate causing elevation of urinary cortisol assay
Bryan Grissett, Max-Sosa Pagan, Qasim Zafar Iqbal

A Curious Case of Isolated Oculomotor Nerve Palsy from a Non-Functional Gonadotroph Adenoma
Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Heberth Moran, Jeremy Harmson, Bryan Grissett, Jared Dendy

A Case of Hypoglycemia With Concomitant Use of a Sulfonylurea and Clopidogrel.
Brent Ruiz, Karina G Romo, Jeremy Teruel, Jared Dendy, Qasim Zafar Iqbal

Diagnosis of Cushing’s Disease Post Bariatric Surgery
Heberth Moran, Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Nyrene Haque

A Rare Case of Hypoparathyroidism and Myxedema Coma in a Patient With Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
Raffaele A Ruggiero, Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Ali Akram, Jared Dendy, Julie Zaidan

Co-infection of hepatitis E virus and Plasmodium falciparum malaria: A genuine risk in sub-Saharan Africa.
Syeda Sahra, Abdullah Jahangir, Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Neville Mobarakai, Allison Glaser, Ahmad Jahangir

SGLT-2 Inhibitors-a Culprit of Diabetic Ketoacidosis Postbariatric Surgery.
Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Danil Mishiyev, Muhammad Raphay Niazi, Zeeshan Zia, Saud Bin Abdul Sattar, Abdullah Jahanghir, Shahed Quyyumi

Locked-in Syndrome in a Young Patient Due to SARS-CoV-2: A Case Report
Saud Bin Abdul Sattar, Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Muhammad Adnan Haider, Zeeshan Zia, Muhammad Raphay Niazi, Muhammad Hanif, Mukarram Jamat Ali, Muhammad Aslam Khan

Clinical, Radiological, and Molecular Findings of Acute Encephalitis in a COVID-19 Patient: A Rare Case Report
Saud Bin Abdul Sattar, Muhammad Adnan Haider, Zeeshan Zia, Muhammad Niazi, Qasim Zafar Iqbal

Thyrotoxic Muscle Paralysis as a Rare Cause of Reversible Muscle Weakness: A Case Report.
Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Zeeshan Zia, Muhammad Niazi, Saud Bin Abdul Sattar, Shahed Quyyumi

Beyond Pain Relief: Is Narcotic Analgesia Safe During Clostridium difficile Infection?
Hassan Al moussawi, Mira El sheikh, Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Khalil Kamar, Youssef Shammaa, Talal El Imad, Jean Chalhoub, Liliane Deeb

Ovarian Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma Masquerading as an Ovarian Cyst following a Primary CNS Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma: A Diagnostic Dilemma
Ali Akram, Sreekant Avula, Chopade Tripti, Sekhon Navharsh, Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Numan Fateh

A Rare Case of Renal Sarcoidosis.
Zeeshan Zia, Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Raffaele A Ruggiero, Sami Pervaiz, Michel Chalhoub

A Case of Rheumatoid Arthritis-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease - An Unfortunate Complication of Untreated Rheumatoid Arthritis!
Raffaele A Ruggiero, Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Zeeshan Zia, Danil Mishiyev, Imran Khalid

Cytomegalovirus Hepatitis in an Immunocompetent Patient: A Cause of Fever of Unknown Origin.
Saud Bin Abdul Sattar, Muhammad Adnan Haider, Zeeshan Zia, Muhammad Niazi, Qasim Zafar Iqbal

Miliary Tuberculosis in a Young Patient? Let's Not Forget the Lung Adenocarcinoma!
Zeeshan Zia, Qasim Z Iqbal, Naureen Narula, Saud Bin Abdul Sattar, Muhammad Rafay Khan Niazi

Rare Case of Iatrogenic Myocardial Infarction Induced by Use of Pyridostigmine.
Muhammad Niazi, Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Zeeshan Zia, Saud Bin Abdul Sattar, James Lafferty

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) induced pneumonitis in an immunocompetent adult: A case report.
Muhammad Raphay Niazi, Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Danil Mishiyev, Naureen Narula, Saud Bin Abdul Sattar, Zeeshan Zia, Muhammad Adnan Haider, Michel Chalhoub

Aerobiological analysis of indoor and outdoor environments in different wards of a hospital in Lahore, Pakistan
Zulfiqar Ali, Zona Zaidi, Bushra Ansari, Mubashir Ahmad, Quratulain, Zainab Irfan, Sidra Safdar, Sikandar Sultan, Shakil Ahmad, Muhammad Nasir, Qasim Zafar Iqbal, Zaheer Ahmad Nasir, Ian Colbeck

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Education
    2023 FEL Endocrinology Fellowship, Ochsner Clinic
    2022 MD University of the State of New York
    2021 RES Internal Medicine Residency, Chief Resident, Zucker School of Medicine at Northwell Staten Island University Hospital
    2020 RES Internal Medicine Residency, Zucker School of Medicine at Northwell Staten Island University Hospital
    2014 MBBS Lahore Medical & Dental College

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