University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical College of Wisconsin

Fahad Aziz, MD, named new WMJ Editor-in-Chief

The Publishing Board for the Wisconsin Medical Journal (WMJ) has named Fahad Aziz, MD, FASN, Editor-in-Chief for a three-year term effective immediately.

Fahid Aziz, MD

Doctor Aziz is an assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Medicine and Public Health, where he also serves as director of the Nephrology Fellowship Program. He has extensive editorial experience, having authored and edited books, published over 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts and seven book chapters, and served as a peer reviewer for more than 10 academic journals. He is also a member of the editorial board of Kidney360, the official publication of the American Society of Nephrology.

A graduate of King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan, Dr. Aziz completed his residency in internal medicine at Jersey City Medical Center, a fellowship in nephrology at the University of Missouri, and a fellowship in transplant nephrology at UW Hospital and Clinics. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology and is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Nephrology, and the American Society of Transplantation. As a medical educator, and he has presented clinical research at national medical conferences and has provided classroom instruction to physician assistant students and nephrology fellows, as well as continuing medical education presentations to clinicians.

“When faced with the challenging task finding a replacement for Dr. (Sarina) Schrager, the WMJ publishing board had the good fortune of interacting with Dr. Aziz—an accomplished author, reviewer, and editorial board member,” said publishing board chair Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD, MS, associate dean for public health and community engagement at UW School of Medicine and Public Health. “We were also impressed with his vision for the WMJ—to produce cutting-edge research in all the fields of medicine, promote the success of medical trainees and young professionals, and to extend knowledge and its applications beyond the boundaries of any institution. We are excited to welcome him to the WMJ team.”

Dr. Aziz succeeds Sarina Schrager, MD, MS, who stepped down to assume the editorship of Family Medicine, the official journal of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. She has been WMJ editor-in-chief since 2020 and served as interim editor-in-chief in 2019. Prior to that, she was associate editor and a member of the WMJ Editorial Board.

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