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Dr. Asif Named Thomas Ordway Chair at Albany Medical College

ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 31, 2013— Arif Asif, M.D., FASN, FNKF, has been named the Thomas Ordway, M.D., Distinguished Chair in Medicine at Albany Medical College. Dr. Asif, who is also chief of nephrology and hypertension, is an expert in interventional nephrology.

“Dr. Asif has demonstrated leadership in his field and excellence in his commitment to quality patient care, medical education and scholarly activities,” said Vincent Verdile, M.D., dean of Albany Medical College and executive vice president for Health Affairs for Albany Medical Center. “We are delighted to support the efforts of this outstanding member of our faculty.”

Dr. Asif, who has been instrumental in Albany Medical Center’s efforts to diagnose and combat high blood pressure in the patient population, has published hundreds of journal articles, book chapters and abstracts.  He is the lead author of the first textbook on interventional nephrology, a subspecialty of nephrology that uses ultrasound for kidney biopsy and various methods that improve vascular access for dialysis patients.

An endowed chair is an elite faculty position financially supported by the funds generated by the investment of a gift designated as an endowment.

A member and past president of the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology, Dr. Asif completed a fellowship in nephrology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center at the University of Illinois in Chicago and a 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. He joined Albany Med in 2012.

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 734-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 nearly 400 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life. For more information: www.amc.edu or www.facebook.com/albanymedicalcenter .

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