Emad Ahmed, MD
Dr. Ahmed has been practicing nephrology for 12 years. He completed his residency traning in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. After graduation he joined New York Medical College at St. Vincent Hospital as a fellow in the nephrology department and specialized in the treatment of kidney disease and hypertension. After earining his degree in nephrology he moved to Athens, Georgia in 1998 with his wife and two children. He initially worked as a nephrologist for Gambro Health care, at that time one of the largest provider of kidney care in the nation, and subsequently with a large nephrology practice in Athens. In 2005, he started his own practice, Kidney Clinic of Athens and has been providing care for patients with kidney disease in the Athens area since then. Dr. Ahmed is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology and member of the medical staff at Athens Regional Medical Center, St. Mary's Hosptial, Landmark Hospital, and several other community hospitals in the surrounding counties. He serves as the Medical Director at Davita Dialysis Clinic in Elberton, Lake Hartwell Dialysis in Hartwell and Classic City Dialysis in Athens. Over the last 10 years his practice, Kidney Clinic of Athens, have grown from a one physician solo practice to a four physician nephrology group which, by number of physicians, is the largest nephrology practice in Athens. He opened Classic City Dialysis, a new and independent dialysis clinic in Athens to provide better care of patients who need in-center or home dialysis.
Dr. Ahmed has earned a reputation among the physician and medical community in Athens as a competent physician and a compassionate human being. Dr. Ahmed treats family members of local physicians, nurses and other health care providers who have referred their loved ones to his care. He sees patients in our Athens office and several other satellite offices in Elberton, Hartwell, Greensboro and Winder. He also sees patients in Athens Regional, St. Mary's Hospital and Landmark Hospitals. Dr. Ahmed lives in Athens with his wife and family. He and his wife had a third child, a daughter, who was born in Athens three years ago. He is active in the community and runs a non-profit organization to help the impoverished and the needy. He enjoys fishing, travelling and spending time with his family.
Omar Mushfiq, MD, MPH
Dr. Mushfiq completed his masters degree in Public Health from Harvard University in 1993. After graduation he was involved in medical research at the Channing Laboratory of the Brigham & Women's Hosptial in Boston. After several years in research he returned to clinical medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Albany Medical College in Albany, New York, while his wife was a medical student in Philadelphia. Dr. Mushfiq did his nephrology training at the Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia and then joined a nephrology group in New Jersey. He moved to Georgia in 1996 to be close to family members who live in Atlanta. After a year of practice in Stockbridge, Georgia, Dr. Mushfiq moved to Athens to Join Dr. Ahmed at the Kidney Clinic of Athens. He has been serving patients in Athens and some of the surrounding towns since then.
Dr. Mushfiq is board certified in Nephrology and a member of the medical staff at Athens Regional Medical Center, St. Mary's Hospital, Landmark Hospital and Barrow Regional Hospital. He serves as the Chair of the infection control committee at Barrow Regional Hospital and as medical director at Lake Hartwell Dialysis Center, US Renal Care Winder Dialysis and Classic City Dialysis. His wife, Dr. Ahsan, worked as a hospitalist at St. Mary's Hospital for 2 years. She left hospitalist work to pursue a career in treating children with autism and other special needs. Dr. Mushfiq lives with his family in Athens. He and his wife has two boys, aged 10 and 12. Dr. Mushfiq loves, travelling, hiking, boating and ourdoor activities.
M. Hisham Bashir, MD
Dr. Bashir received his training in Internal Medicine at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh. He then completed fellowship training in Hospital Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was a co-author of the Hospital Medicine Core Curriculum for the Department of Hospital Medicine at Mayo Clinic. After that he joined a the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, a clinical campus of Drexel University. As a nephrology fellow he has done research on effects of specific medications on the function of transplanted kidney, dose adjustment of drugs in patients with chronic kidney disease and perioperative management of chronic medications. After graduation, he joined Kidney Clinic of Athens as a clinical nephrologist. He is a member of the medical staff at Athens Regional Medical Center, St. Mary's Hospital and Landmark Hospital. Dr. Bashir and his wife had their first child soon after moving to Athens. Dr. Bashir enjoys travelling, reading and photography.
Geoffrey H. Golembiewski, MD
Dr. Geoff Golembiewski was raised in Athens, completed his education at Duke University(1983) and Emory University School of Medicine(1987). Dr. "G" performed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine as well as his Nephrology fellowship at Wilford Hall U.S. Air Force Medical Center in San Antonio. After more than a decade of practicing as a solo nephrologist in Athens, he joined Kidney Clinic of Athens in 2016. Dr. "G" and his wife Virginia, a registered nurse at Athens Regional Medical Center, have three daughters, Elizabeth, Eleanor and Hannah. His professional interests include resistant hypertension, and slowing down progression of chronic kidney disease.