Dr. Asif serves as the Thomas Ordway Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Chief of Nephrology and Hypertension at Albany Medical College. He specializes in glomerular diseases, hypertension, vascular access, dialysis and acute kidney injury. Dr. Asif has established and solidified multiple programs within the division including a Hypertension Program, Kidney Donor Evaluation Program, Glomerular Diseases Program, Renal Translational Research Program, Dialysis Access Program and a strong Outpatient Dialysis Program. Dr. Asif is also the founding Program Director of Nephrology Fellowship Training Program at Albany Medical College. He is a national and an international figure in the area of Interventional Nephrology and is the Past President of the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology.
He has published over 120 articles in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, chaired multiple scientific meetings and has delivered over 200 lectures at national and international scientific meetings. Dr. Asif has edited the first three books written on the topic of Interventional Nephrology. He has received multiple awards for teaching, research and scholarly activity and excellence in patient care. He serves as an editor, editorial board member and reviewer of numerous journals in NEJM, JAMA, KI, CJASN, AJKD and Seminars in Dialysis. He has conducted both industry and NIH funded studies. His current research is focusing on various aspects of dialysis access including novel therapeutic interventions to halt neointimal hyperplasia in fistulas, biomarker identification in hypertension, peripheral vascular disease in the dialysis population, surveillance of vascular access, acute kidney injury and hypercalcemia.