Elgin, IL (PRWEB) April 28, 2010
Passages Hospice is pleased to announce the appointment of Afshan Hafiz, MD as Medical Director of the state-wide hospice provider’s northeast region. As Medical Director, Dr. Hafiz will conduct admission and recertification examinations and lead an Interdisciplinary Guideline team to evaluate patient needs.
“We are honored to have Dr. Hafiz join our team,” said Passages Hospice Administrator Seth Gillman. “Her experience and compassionate spirit will ensure our patients receive the utmost in palliative care.”
Dr. Hafiz received her medical degree at Siddhartha Medical College in India in 1994. She completed her internship and residency at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, South Carolina in 2001. Her fellowship was completed at the University Hospital of Cincinnati in 2002.
Dr. Hafiz is certified in Family Medicine, with subspecialties in Hospice and Palliative Care and Geriatrics. She is certified as a Medical Director in Long Term Care and in Wound Care. She is a current candidate for Fellowship in the American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Hafiz has been awarded as the Outstanding Resident of the Year by the South Carolina Academy of Family Medicine in 2001 and was a part of the American Medical Directors Association’s Futures Program for young physicians interested in long term care in 2000.
Dr. Hafiz practices at Shifa Senior Health in Bloomingdale, Illinois. Her medical interests include hospice and palliative care, long term care and healthy aging practices.