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Khurram Tariq, MD
ARHS Provider
Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center
Watauga Medical Center
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System
Cancer, Medical Oncology
338 Deerfield Road, Boone, NC 28607
(828) 262-4332
(828) 265-5514
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Dr. Khurram Tariq is a Hematologist and Medical Oncologist at the Selby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, a part of the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System.

Dr. Tariq is uniquely qualified as being triple ABIM board certified in the fields of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology.  Dr Tariq obtained his undergraduate training in Bachelors of Science at UNC-CH. During his undergrad years, Dr Tariq founded several student organizations including MOSAIC and The Economics Club and was honored with several distinctions, including the university’s highest award, The Chancellor’s Award.

He later obtained his internal medicine training at University of Florida in Jacksonville, and went on to receive his Hematology and Medical Oncology training at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA.  Over the years, first as a student and then as a resident and a fellow, Dr Tariq has made significant contributions to the global discussion in the field of Hematology, Medical Oncology, Nephrology and other areas of Internal Medicine with numerous publications in reputable medical and scientific journals.

During his fellowship training, Dr. Tariq played an integral role in diagnosing a 21 year old young female patient with TAFRO syndrome: A very rare disease that initially led to hepatic dysfunction, pulmonary and renal failure and a near-complete fibrosis of bone marrow in a previously active and healthy female. She eventually had full recovery after treatment with a novel drug and gave birth to a healthy baby. This is only the third case of TAFRO ever to have been diagnosed in the United States and the first case of TAFRO in an individual of African American descent. In appreciation of his academic and leadership contributions to the field of medicine in the early stage in his career, in 2018 Dr. Tariq was inducted as a Fellow in the prestigious American College of Physicians and earned the title FACP.

In his personal life, Dr Tariq was born in Pakistan. He grew up in Cary, NC, and went to Cary High School. He can speak several different languages due to his diverse background. Dr. Tariq loves to travel and has been to different parts of the United States and abroad, including three trips to Alaska and several visits to the Himalayan mountain range in northern part of Pakistan, which is home to six of the eight tallest peaks in the world, the tallest desert and some very good fishing—a hobby he enjoys dearly.

In the year 2007, Dr Tariq was awarded with a travel scholarship through UNC to document an ancient tribe in the remote part of the Himalayan mountain range believed to the be descendant of Alexander the Great. Dr Tariq is blessed with a small family comprising of his wife, a mother and two sisters living on east and the west coast. He loves to spend his free time with family and friends.

American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology, Medical Oncology

Residency Training:

  • University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL.


  • MCG/Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Professional Affiliations: 

  •  ASH: The American Society of Hematology
  • ASCO: American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • ACP: American College of Physicians

Leadership Experience

  • Director/Department Chair: Oncology Service Line: Seby B. Jones Cancer Center, Boone, NC: Since 3/18/2019
  • Director: Research Department at Seby B. Jones Cancer Center
  • Chairperson: Cancer Committee for Seby B. Jones Cancer Center
  • Professor at Appalachian State University
  • Oncology Physician leader: Policy Committee for NOC with Appalachian Regional Healthcare System
  • Oncology Physician leader: Clinical Council leadership committee for Appalachian Regional Healthcare System
  • Oncology Physician leader: Pharmacy P&T committee with focus on drug pricing and contracts

International Leadership

  • American Society of Hematology
    • Program Chairperson: ASH Live Review Pakistan: Highlights of ASH 2020
    • Founding Member/Event Organizer: First ASH endorsed event anywhere in Southeast Asia or the Middle East

Guest Speaker and Panelist at International Hematology Oncology Conferences

  • Pakistan Society of Haematology at HaemCon2020, February 2020
    • MPN: Updates in Essential Thrombocythemia
  • Best of American Society of Clinical Oncology with SMOP, August 2020
    • Discussion panelist for updates in Multiple Myeloma
  • Pakistan Society of Haematology at HaemCon2021, February 2021
    • Updates in CART cell therapy.
  • SKM Oncology Symposium 2021: November 2021
    • Updates in MMR-d and Metastatic Colon Cancer
    • Effects of Hematologic Cancer Treatments on COVID-19