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Amber Zulfiqar, M.D., M.Ed.

Amber Zulfiqar, M.D., M.Ed., is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences for the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine. She assists with pre-clinical clerkship courses, Physicians Patients and Populations courses, and the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship.

Zulfiqar is also responsible for directing and overseeing the Longitudinal Primary Care Course as a part of the core clinical curriculum. The course focuses on early clinical exposure for medical students in development of an understanding of the importance of primary care as a cornerstone of health care while developing a mentoring relationship with an experienced primary care physician.

As a family physician specializing in geriatric and palliative medicine, Zulfiqar practices at UH Health Family Care Center. She is also an active member of the American Association of Family Practice.

Prior to joining the Fertitta Family College of Medicine, Zulfiqar was an associate program director of geriatric fellowship at the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. She also served as a clinical faculty member in the Department of Family and Community Medicine where she won the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award from 2013 to 2021.

Born and raised in Pakistan, she earned her medical degree from Dow Medical College. Zulfiqar completed her residency in family and community medicine and completed her fellowships in geriatric and palliative medicine at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.