Kashif Latif, MD, practiced internal medicine until he found his calling, an unexpected discovery that occurred when his young son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Learning how to support his son and discovering the complexities of daily life with diabetes led Dr. Latif to specialize in endocrinology and open his practice, AM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center in Bartlett, Tennessee.
Dr. Latif began with a vision to create a one-stop-shop that offered a comprehensive range of services for patients with diabetes and other endocrine problems such as thyroid disease. He fully realized his vision, and today AM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center offers medical care that far exceeds a typical medical practice, as it offers exceptional services ranging from on-site stabilization of newly diagnosed patients to an insulin pump center that was the first of its kind in the nation.
Dr. Latif attended Aga Khan University Medical College in Pakistan and practiced internal medicine in Dyersburg, Tennessee, until his then-girlfriend, Shazia Hussain, received a fellowship to train at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. He followed suit and completed a fellowship in internal medicine at the University of Tennessee in Memphis.
After decided to specialize in endocrinology, Dr. Latif returned to school to complete specialized training. He now holds dual certification in internal medicine and endocrinology from the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Latif and Shazia, a pediatrician with Pediatrics East, married in 1997, and they have one son, who receives lots of love, support, and education about how to live his best life with diabetes.
Dr. Latif is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Endocrinology. After having received his degree from Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan, Dr. Latif completed his Internship and residency training in Internal Medicine and his Fellowship at Division of Endocrinology at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, TN where he was awarded the James R. Givens Outstanding Residents Award in Endocrinology.
His passion to take care of patients is evident in the wholesome, scientific and personalized experience that patients receive in treatment of their endocrine disorders.
Dr. Latif currently serves as Medical Director, Practicing Physician, Principal Investigator for research trials at AM Diabetes and Endocrinology Center in Bartlett, TN. In addition, Dr. Latif is the Medical Director for Camp Hopewell, a camp for children with diabetes in Oxford, MS. He is also the principal of a start up developing an online diabetes mellitus management system.
Over 14 years ago, Dr. Latif began the Sugar Run 5K in Collierville, TN to benefit JDRF’s Fund a Cure, where all money donated is used for diabetes mellitus research.