Clair Shores, MI — Awais Zaka, MD, FACP, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Top Nephrologist and Hospitalist for his extraordinary work in the Internal Medicine field.
Beginning his career in 2008, Dr. Zaka graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College in Pakistan with his medical degree. He relocated to the United States, and performed a residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Buffalo Affiliated Hospital in 2014. Next, he completed a Fellowship in Nephrology at Ascension St. John Hospital in 2020.
In his day-to-day practice, Dr. Zaka specializes in treating acute kidney disease and performing hospitalist duties. In his current capacity, he works with the Academic Internal Medicine Specialists (AIMS) in Southfield, Michigan. AIMS specializes in hospitalist practice, which frequently changes as new technology becomes available to aid adult inpatients. In the hospitalist practice, physicians are specially trained to treat adult patients with complex needs, giving them an advocate to secure the best possible care. Dr. Zaka also holds hospital privileges at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan.
He likes to make patients comfortable with a touch of humor and creativity as he helps them navigate their hospital stay. Over his ten years in the field, he has watched as medicine evolved from paper on clipboards to computer screens, but he strives to meet with patients in person to assure a human element to their care. He also believes in research, innovation, and always learning more about his field. Dr. Zaka believes in everyone’s right to proper healthcare, and is excited by the introduction of telemedicine, as it expands access to patients.
As a Nephrologist, Dr. Zaka treats patients who have kidney disease or other kidney issues. Patients with kidney issues can have a wide range of symptoms, including nausea, swollen ankles, fatigue, blood or protein in the urine, and kidney pain. Kidney infections and acute kidney injuries can be life-threatening if not treated immediately. Hepatitis C is a viral disease that can affect the liver and kidneys, and is sometimes transmitted to a patient during hemodialysis. In order to prevent or cure diseases in his patients, Dr. Zaka makes it his mission to work closely to monitor each patient and change course as needed.
Treatments can range from changes in diet to medications to renal replacement therapy. In his role as a Hospitalist, Dr. Zaka cares for hospitalized patients who are acutely ill. He has seen a lot of death and disease up close, especially during the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020. However, he believes he is still around for an important reason: to treat all his patients to the best of his ability.
Dr. Zaka is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), a physician-led independent evaluation group created by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), which provides critical guidance for doctors specializing in Internal Medicine.
In his spare time, Dr. Zaka dedicates his time to helping his local community charities. He speaks several languages, including Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, and English. Dr. Zaka loves to spend time with his family, relax in his backyard, read, and write.
Dr. Zaka would like to dedicate this recognition to his mentors, Dr. Akhtar Ali, Dr. Zafar Husain Iqbal, Dr. Nishat Robadi, and Dr. Keith Bellovitch.