Dr. Asim Kichloo named TCOM chair of internal medicine, geriatrics

Dr. Kichloo

Leadership in The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine recently named Asim Kichloo, MD, FACP, ABOM diplomate, as the new chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.

Kichloo was the chief of hospital medicine and program director of the internal medicine residency at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, N.Y. He also was the division chief of internal medicine at Samaritan Medical Center and on the Board of Trustees at Samaritan Health.

“We are incredibly excited to have Dr. Kichloo as our new chair of internal medicine and geriatrics,” said Dr. Frank Filipetto, TCOM dean and Everett Endowed Professor. “He brings an array of academic and clinical expertise to TCOM and will make an immediate impact. I know that he will do an incredible job to continue the growth of the department.”

In dual roles, as the chief of hospital medicine, Kichloo led a group of 16 physicians and three program coordinators. As the program director of the internal medicine residency program, he successfully secured full accreditation in 2022 from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

“Academia is the cornerstone of my career,” Kichloo said. “My focus has been on transforming academic medicine and creating pathways for physicians to be excellent teachers and mentors for the new generation. I want to integrate clinical with academic medicine to create ecosystems and models that foster improved medical education to meet the demands of the changing dynamics of medicine. I believe changing the world begins with someone, and that someone can be you.”

Kichloo was the lead author of 11 publications and articles related to COVID-19. He also has served as clerkship director and an associate professor of internal medicine at Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine.

He has done extensive research and was the research lead in the Department of Medicine at Central Michigan University. He led a team of resident physicians, medical students and faculty in original research projects and scholarly activities with 144 articles published in his time since 2017.

In 2021, he received the 20 Under 40 Emerging Leader Award from the Northern New York Business Magazine. He was named the Clinical Educator of the Year by the CMU College of Medicine for three straight years, starting in 2017. He won the Early Career Physician Research Presentation Award from the American College of Physicians in 2021. Kichloo was named a Community Health Hero in 2021 by the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization and the North Country Health Compass Partners for his dedication to the community he served.

He was named a diplomat in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, a member of the American Medical Association and a fellow of the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research.

Kichloo graduated from Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, a reputable medical school in northern India, and completed his residency training at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center academic affiliation with New York Medical College. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He has active licenses in Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Michigan and California.

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