Irfan Asif, MD, Family Medicine, Birmingham, AL, University of Alabama Hospital

IrfanMAsifMD

Family Medicine Birmingham, AL

Sports Medicine (Non-Surgical)

Chair, Professor, University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB)

Overview of Dr. Asif

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

Education & Training

  • University of Washington
    University of WashingtonFellowship, Sports Medicine, 2010 - 2011
  • University of Washington
    University of WashingtonResidency, Family Medicine, 2007 - 2010
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    University of Cincinnati College of MedicineClass of 2007

Certifications & Licensure

  • AL State Medical License
    AL State Medical License 2018 - 2021
  • SC State Medical License
    SC State Medical License 2014 - 2019
  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2011 - 2015
  • WA State Medical License
    WA State Medical License 2007 - 2013
  • American Board of Family Medicine Family Medicine
  • American Board of Family Medicine Sports Medicine

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Lectures

  • Concussion and Return to Play Guidelines: New Concussion Management Paradigms 

Press Mentions

  • A World of Collaboration in Sports Medicine: The 2020 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Issue
    A World of Collaboration in Sports Medicine: The 2020 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine IssueFebruary 17th, 2020
  • UAB Physicians Keep Birmingham Legion FC in the Game
    UAB Physicians Keep Birmingham Legion FC in the GameMay 24th, 2019
  • Athlete Anxiety No Excuse to Skip Heart Test: Study
    Athlete Anxiety No Excuse to Skip Heart Test: StudyMay 23rd, 2014
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