Arif Kamal, MD, assistant professor of medicine (Medical Oncology), recently earned the designation Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
The Academy is the professional organization for physicians who care for patients with serious illness. Advancement to fellowship status within the academy honors dedication to and scholarship in the field of the hospice and palliative medicine. This distinction represents a minimum of 5 years of membership, participation in AAHPM activities, letters of recommendation, and board certification in hospice and palliative medicine.
Dr. Kamal is physician director of quality at the Duke Cancer Institute.
Kamal and colleague Thomas LeBlanc were featured Twitter correspondents at the 2015 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium in Boston this weekend: see their tweets with the hashtag #PallOnc.