Amir K Jaffer, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Division Chief of Hospital Medicine, in the Department of Medicine at the University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. He recently joined the faculty after 10-years at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Jaffer, is also the Service Chief of Medicine at the University of Miami Hospital in Miami, Florida.
Dr. Jaffer received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 1994. His postgraduate training includes an internship and residency in internal medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and practices both Hospital and Perioperative Medicine.
He was selected as one of the Best Doctors in America 2005, 2006 by Best Doctors an independent organization that uses exhaustive, annual surveys of the medical profession. These doctors were considered by other doctors to be the best in their specialties. He was also featured in the Cleveland Magazine in March 2006 and March 2007 as one of the Best Internal Medicine Doctors in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Jaffer is actively involved in patient care, education, research, administration and quality improvement in the area of hospital and perioperative medicine. He was awarded the Scholarship in Teaching Award in 2006 and again in 2007 by the Case Western Reserve Medical School for recognition of his efforts as an educator. He is the Associate editor of the book Hospital Medicine Secrets. He speaks nationally within his areas of interest and expertise, which include: Treatment and prevention of venous thromboembolism, prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation, anticoagulation therapy, specifically perioperative management and medical consultation.
He is currently a board member of the Anticoagulation Forum and the Society of Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement (SPAQI). He is also an active member of several professional organizations including American College of Physicians (ACP), Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) and the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH).