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I am an actively practicing physician in Houston, Texas with 15 years of clinical experience. In 2000, I completed my medical degree from King Edward Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan. Later, I completed residency in Internal Medicine at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia from 2003 – 2006 and fellowship in Nephrology & Hypertension at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York from 2012 – 2014. I am board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. My professional experiences have involved working in multiple healthcare settings both as a hospitalist and a nephrologist. These include outpatient clinics, acute care hospitals, acute rehabilitation facilities, hemodialysis units and long term acute care hospitals.
Even though my expertise extends a broad landscape including internal medicine, all of its sub-specialties in general and nephrology in particular, my main focus of interest is in the epidemiology, population demographics, risk factors, evaluation, treatment and prevention of hypertension. Hypertension has been deemed the silent killer because it can cause a lot of damage without causing significant symptoms, which leads to it going unnoticed for long periods of time. It is my dream to envision a world free of hypertension and its complications. Due to my passion for hypertension, I obtained certification from the American Society of Hypertension as a Clinical Hypertension Specialist. I am also a member of American Heart Association’s Hypertension Council and actively participate in the activities of the council.
It is my intent to provide fresh, innovative and useful content through this website about hypertension and related subjects. I hope you like it. Please do not forget to post your comments.
Please note that the discussions on this site are purely for educational and informational purposes. If you are a patient and have a medical condition such as hypertension, always consult with your physician for qualified medical advice pertaining to your unique situation. The discussions on this website are general, and may not be applied to any single patient’s unique medical condition. For additional information, please read the disclaimer.
Please also note that the content on this website is totally free and no payments have been received from anybody in the preparation and distribution of this content.
Kashif J. Piracha, MD FACP FASN FNKF
Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified Hypertension Specialist