Dr. Ahsan Joins FVAMC as New Chief of Medicine - Fayetteville VA Coastal Health Care System
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Fayetteville VA Coastal Health Care System

 

Dr. Ahsan Joins FVAMC as New Chief of Medicine

August 19, 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Dr. Nasimul Ahsan has joined the staff of the Fayetteville VA Medical Center as the new Chief of Medicine.  In this position he oversees operations of all inpatient, specialty and emergency room patient care for the facility.

Ahsan, who is board-certified in nephrology, comes to Fayetteville from the W.G. Bill Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, N.C., where he was the Interim Associate Chief of Staff of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, as well as the Chief of Nephrology.  He has also been an attending transplant physician at the Mayo Clinic Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital, both in Jacksonville, Fla.

He is a graduate of Chittagong Medical College, Chittagong, Bangladesh, and completed residency programs at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Penn.; University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore; Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Norfolk, Va.; and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.

He also completed a Master in Business Administration degree from the prestigious Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and American Society of Nephrology; and member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and American College of Physician Executives.

"I'm very excited about coming to Fayetteville in this capacity," Ahsan said.  "We have a wonderful staff who are proud of providing outstanding care for our Veterans, and I'm proud to be part of that staff."

The Fayetteville VA Medical Center provides primary, specialty and mental health care for almost 50,000 Veterans living in 21 counties in North and South Carolina.  In fiscal year 2010, there were more than 389,000 outpatient visits at the medical center and its seven satellite sites, and more than 2,700 Veterans were admitted to the hospital for inpatient care. 

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