Dr. Irfan M. Asif is a family medicine physician who is also board certified in sports medicine and currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He recently completed a 4-year term on the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Board of Directors (2015-2019) and is an Associate Editor for both the British Journal of Sports Medicine and Sports Health: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach.
His research explores several domains within sports cardiology with an emphasis on combating physical inactivity for the prevention of cardiometabolic disease. He has been invited to participate and speak at a number of national and international venues, such as the American College of Cardiology Sports and Exercise Cardiology Think Tank and the International Olympic Committee World Conference on the Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport. For this work, he has earned a number of honors including the AMSSM Best Overall Research Award, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Best Overall Research Paper, and the David T. Sisk Award for Best Review Paper in the journal Sports Health. He has been asked to Chair a national summit on Physical Activity in 2021 in San Diego, CA that is sponsored by the AMSSM.
Dr. Asif is also an avid educator. He has extensive experience as a sports medicine fellowship director and recently completed his term as the Chair for the AMSSM Fellowship Committee. His recent work includes developing standards of excellence for sports medicine fellowship training programs across the United States and he is also a current member of the writing group that is composing the International Syllabus in Sports and Exercise Medicine Education. His contributions have earned several awards including the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teaching Award and the Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development Course of the Year Award
Jonathan A Drezner, Aneil Malhotra, Jordan M. Prutkin, Michael Papadakis, Kimberly G. Harmon, Irfan M. Asif, David S. Owens, Joseph C. Marek, Sanjay Sharma> ;British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2021 Jan 20
David Humphries, Rod Jaques, H Paul Dijkstra, Irfan M. Asif, Mark E. Batt, Mats Börjesson, Emin Ergen, Celeste Geertsema, Boris Gojanovic, Anca Ionescu, Dina Christina...> ;British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2021 Jan 1
Vicki R Nelson, Robert V Masocol, Joseph A Ewing, Sheri Johnston, Allyson Hale, Michael Wiederman, Irfan M Asif> ;Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine. 2020 Jul 1
Jennifer L. Trilk, Ihsan A. Elkhider, Irfan M. Asif, April O Buchanan, John Emerson, Ann Blair Kennedy, Robert V. Masocol, Elizabeth Motley, Matthew A. Tucker> ;American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2019 Apr 3
Sanjay Sharma, Jonathan A Drezner, Aaron Baggish, Michael Papadakis, Mathew G Wilson, Jordan M Prutkin, Andre La Gerche, Michael J Ackerman, Mats Borjesson, Jack C Sal...> ;European heart journal. 2018 Apr 21
Nelson, V. R., Masocol, R. V., Ewing, J. A., Johnston, S., Hale, A., Wiederman, M., Asif, I. M.> ;Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine. 2018 Mar 31
Robert B. Hanlin, Irfan M. Asif, Gregory Wozniak, Susan E. Sutherland, Bijal Shah, Jianing Yang, Robert A. Davis, Sean T. Bryan, Michael Rakotz, Brent M. Egan> ;Journal of Clinical Hypertension. 2018 Jan 1
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