IMI's 10th International Conference

PAKISTAN – Progress & Advancement Through Knowledge, Integration, Science, Technology And Networking

Presenters List

Dr. Arshed A. Quyyumi - MD, FRCP, FACC

Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine

Tenured Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Co-Director Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute

Dr. Arshed A. Quyyumi, IMI's Former Global President, has been involved in clinical translational research in cardiovascular diseases for over 25 years. Dr. Quyyumi received his undergraduate degree in Pharmacology and medical degree from the University of London, England. He completed his residency at Guy's and Royal Free Hospitals in London, and cardiology fellowships at National Heart Hospital, London; Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston; and the National Institutes of Health. After completion of his residency and fellowship, he served in several capacities in the Cardiology Branch of National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH in Bethesda, MD, including Senior Investigator and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. In 2001 he was appointed Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine, and in 2010 he was named Co-Director of the Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute (ECCRI). Since 2005, Dr. Quyyumi has been awarded more than $9 million in research funding. He serves on the Editorial Boards of several national journals, is a member on several Scientific Advisory Boards, and is a reviewer for the NIH-NHLBI Study Sections. Dr. Quyyumi has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and has been an invited speaker and session chair at numerous National and International scientific meetings and conferences. Dr. Quyyumi's research focus includes vascular biology, angiogenesis, progenitor and stem cell biology, mechanisms of myocardial ischemia, and the role of genetic and environmental risks on vascular disease. Other interests have spanned the fields of personalized medicine and disparities in cardiovascular diseases. During his academic career, Dr. Quyyumi has carried out more than 50 NIH, industry-funded, or investigator-initiated projects, including numerous clinical trials. In addition to his phenomenal contribution to the profession of Cardiology in particular medicine in general, Dr. Quyyumi has vast contribution to the society in general and IMI in particular serving at the Global Board of Regents at the Imamia Medics International. Dr. Quyyumi lives with his family in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Huma Naqvi - MD

Montefiore Medical Center

Director, Director Geriatric Rehabilitation, Montefiore Medical Center & Assistant Professor, The Arthur S. Abramson Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Huma Naqvi, IMI Global President, is Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Director Geriatric Rehabilitation, Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Naqvi completed her MBBS at Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre—Jinnah Sindh Medical University in Karachi, Pakistan, her internal medicine internship at St. Vincent Medical Center and her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Naqvi’s particular areas of clinical expertise include geriatric rehabilitation, elderly musculoskeletal issues, wound care and alternative and complementary medicine—especially acupuncture for pain management. Dr. Naqvi’s research focus is on global health initiatives in Iraq. Dr. Naqvi started a certification course for Iraqi physicians and therapists on rehabilitation techniques and interventions and spearheads IMI’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Project in Iraq, in addition to overseeing all IMI activities in her role as Global President.

Dr. Mustafa Husain - MD

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Vice Chair for Faculty, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Internal Medicine, Lydia Bryant Test distinguished Professor in Psychiatry Research, Director of the Neuromodulation Research & Therapeutics Program (NRTP)

Dr. Mustafa M. Husain currently is Vice Chair for Faculty, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Internal Medicine, Lydia Bryant Test distinguished Professor in Psychiatry Research, Director of the Neuromodulation Research & Therapeutics Program (NRTP), at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Prior to rejoining UTSW he was Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Senior Fellow at the Center of Aging, Investigator at the Brain Stimulation Research Lab and Member, Duke Institute of Brain Sciences. Dr. Husain graduated from Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. He received his initial training in the United States at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. He completed his residency at the USC, SC and continued his research and geriatric fellowships at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. Dr Husain has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in national and international scientific journals, authored several book chapters, including chapter on ECT and Other Neurostimulation Therapies in the ninth edition of the Kaplan and Saddock’s Text Book of General Psychiatry. He currently serves as a reviewer for major professional journals. He is on the Editorial Board of J.ECT and Triage Editor for J.AAGP. Dr Husain is involved in training, education, and research in general psychiatry; aging and geriatric issues; and novel treatments for major depressive disorder, including magnetic stimulation therapy, vagus nerve stimulation and deep brain stimulation. He has received several federally funded grants, Foundation Supported Studies, and collaborative International Research Organization studies.. Dr. Husain has received several National and International awards. He was Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of Hawaii, Duke University-NUS Singapore and recently invited to Oxford University, UK as distinguished Lecturer. He has served as Grant Reviewer on NIMH study sections, NIMH Conte Centers review panels, Welcome Trust, London, UK and Canadian Alcohol and Mental Health (CAMH) Grant Reviews.

Dr. Shahzad Raza - MD

University of Missouri Kansas City

Assistant Professor

Dr. Raza is currently as Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Missouri Kansas City where he also serves as director of malignant hematology program and site director of hematology & oncology fellowship program. Dr. Raza graduated from Dow Medical College, Pakistan and receive advance research training as “clinical investigator” in “Cancer Angiogenesis” at NYU Medical Center. He completed his internal Medicine training at Brookdale University Medical Center and Hematology & Oncology fellowship at University of Missouri Columbia/Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. He then moved to New York and joined Columbia University Medical Center where he was an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the division of malignant hematology. During his tenure, he was awarded as “Teacher of the year” Award at Columbia University of Medicine Center. Dr. Raza had extensive experience with graduate medical education in several academic centers and serve as chief resident and chief hematology oncology fellow. He was also awarded as first Michael Perry fellow award for his translational research in animal models and outstand fellow award from State of Missouri. Dr. Raza has published over 55 manuscripts and research articles. His worked has been widely cited in top medical journals including “New England Journal of Medicine”, Lancet and many others. He is an active speaker nationally and internationally provide valuable input to IMI career guidance program.

Prof. Syed Shabih Haider Zaidi - FRCS, FACS, FCPS

Imamia Medics International

Former IMI Global President

The Dean of the American University of Barbados, School of Medicine, Dr. Shabih Haider Zaidi completed his MBBS from Dow Medical College (DMC) in 1966. Following this he proceeded to UK for FRCS. He returned to Pakistan in 1972, and started teaching at his alma mater and rose to be the Professor and head of the department of ENT. He was also Principal of Sindh Medical College, Head of Medical Education, at DMC, Sindh Medical College and Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center until 2001. Over the years, he was awarded Fellowships from of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), International College of Surgeons (FICS), and the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan (FCPS). Dr. Zaidi founded the Department of Medical Education at DMC. Dr. Zaidi has written several books and monographs, and published over a hundred scientific papers. He has also worked as an advisor and a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO), and was a visiting Professor to the University Sains, Kelantan, Malaysia. Dr. Zaidi relocated to England in 2001 where he joined the University of Liverpool Teaching Hospital as an ENT Consultant. In 2004 he joined one of the University of Birmingham teaching NHS hospitals.

Dr. Syed Wajih Rizvi - MD


Chief, R-Endocrinology, Associate Professor Clinical Endocrinology, University of Medicine & Dentistry (UMDNJ) and Consultant Endocrinologist, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, NJ

IMI Founder, Dr. Syed Wajih Rizvi graduated from Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. He did his internal medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, and then completed a fellowship in Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Lipid Disorders from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann University, and the University of Pennsylvania. For 8 years he headed the Endocrine Division of the Dakota Clinic and Innovis Health Systems in Fargo, ND, and was Associate Professor of Clinical Endocrinology at the University of North Dakota. Currently he is an Associate Professor, Clinical Endocrinology, at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and Chief of R-Endocrinology and R-Research, in Hamilton, NJ. Dr. Rizvi is one of the founding members of Imamia Medics International, and serves as Advisor, International Relations & Affairs and IMI’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and oversees the IMI Headquarters. He has an avid interest in philosophy, Urdu poetry, traveling and wild life. He lives with his family in New Jersey.