Kamal Earns Fellow Status

November 17, 2015
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, DCI

Arif Kamal, MD, MHS, FACP, 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 five years of membership, participation in AAHPM activities, letters of recommendation, and board certification in hospice and palliative medicine.

Kamal is assistant professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology and Palliative Medicine) at Duke University and physician director of Quality at the Duke Cancer Institute. He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and trained in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the Mayo Clinic and Hematology/Oncology at Duke University. He recently completed a Masters in Health Science in Clinical Research from the Duke Clinical Research Training Program.

Kamal will receive the designation during the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association in Chicago, IL, on Saturday, March 12, 2016.

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s membership includes more than 4,900 physicians and other healthcare professional committed to improving the care of patients with serious or life-threatening conditions. Since 1988, AAHPM has supported hospice and palliative medicine through advancement of clinical practice standards, fostering research, providing education, and through public policy advocacy.