Internationally Recognized Expert on Interventional Nephrology Joins Staff


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Internationally Recognized Expert on Interventional Nephrology Joins Staff

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August 6, 2012 - Albany , NY

ALBANY, N.Y., August 6, 2012-Arif Asif, MD, an internationally recognized expert on interventional nephrology, has been named chief of nephrology and hypertension at Albany Medical Center.

Dr. Asif has published hundreds of journal articles, book chapters and abstracts and is the lead author of the recently published first textbook on interventional nephrology. Interventional nephrology is a subspecialty of nephrology that uses ultrasound for kidney biopsy, insertion of dialysis catheters and for treating dialysis patients using various endovascular procedures.

"Dr. Asif is a leading expert in interventional nephrology, and his dedication to patient care, education and research make him a tremendous addition to the Albany Med community," said Vincent Verdile, M.D., dean of Albany Medical College and executive vice president for health affairs at Albany Medical Center.  "We are proud to welcome him to Albany Med."

A member and past president of the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology, Dr. Asif served most recently as professor of medicine and director of the Interventional Nephrology Program at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine in Florida. 

Dr. Asif, who is board certified in both internal medicine and nephrology, completed a fellowship in nephrology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He completed his residency in pediatric surgery at Mayo Hospital, King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan. He earned his medical degree from Punjab Medical College, University of the Punjab, Failsalabad, Pakistan.

Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York's only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 651-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region's largest physicians practice with 350 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region's health and quality of life. For more information: or

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