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Sriram S. Narsipur, MD, named Edward C. Reifenstein Professor of Medicine

Sriram S. Narsipur, MD, FASN, FACP, MRCP, was recently appointed the Edward C. Reifenstein Professor of Medicine at Upstate Medical University. The announcement was made by Lawrence Chin, MD, dean of the College of Medicine, and Eileen Pezzi, vice president for development at Upstate.

“It’s a pleasure to bestow Dr. Narsipur with this honor, especially following his appointment earlier this year as chair of the Department of Medicine,” Chin said. “Both are testimony to his great leadership here at Upstate.”

Narsipur joined Upstate in 1996, and in addition to being chair of Medicine, he serves as a professor of medicine, pediatrics and surgery; chief of nephrology; and medical director of University Dialysis Center.

Narsipur’s key area of research is cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal failure.

Pezzi explained the historical significance of the professorship. “Dr. Edward Reifenstein was the medical advisor and close friend of Horace White, the 37th governor of New York state. Mr. White left a quarter of his estate to Syracuse University’s College of Medicine in honor of his friend ‘who has devoted many years of faithful, distinguished, gratuitous service to said college of Medicine.’ The college, of course, later transferred to SUNY.”

Narsipur earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. He did his graduate medical education at Baystate Medical Center, Tufts School of Medicine, where he served as chief resident in pediatrics. He completed a fellowship in Nephrology/Hypertension at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

Narsipur is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nephrology, and a member of the Royal College of Physicians.