Dr. Zia earned a MBBS degree from King Edward Medical College, Pakistan. Following an internship in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, she completed her second and third years of pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University in Detroit. Since becoming a hematology/oncology fellow in 2009, Dr. Zia presented at the American Society of Hematology and has had five abstracts accepted for presentation at other major hematology meetings. Dr. Zia will continue her specialized training in pediatric hemostasis-thrombosis under the directorship of Dr. Jeanne Lusher. The NHF-Baxter Clinical Fellowship award will foster Dr. Zia's development as a clinical scientist, allowing her to study clinical research design, statistical analysis as well as pursue research concerning the thrombogenicity of hormonal supplementation in adolescent girls under the mentorship of Drs. Madhvi Rajpurkar and Michael Callaghan, a previous NHF/Baxter clinical fellowship recipient.