10th International Conference

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

Presenters List

Mr. Abbas Ghazanfar - MBBS, FHEA, FCPS, FEBS, FRCS, FACS

St.. George's Healthcare NHS Trust & St. George's University of London

Clinical Speciality Lead Renal and Transplant Surgery / Consultant Transplant Surgeon & Honorary Senior Lecturer

Biography:
Mr Ghazanfar is a consultant transplant surgeon who has worked at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2012. He holds honorary consultant posts at Epsom and St Helier Hospitals NHS Trust and an honorary senior lecturer post at St George’s University of London. Mr Ghazanfar is currently the lead for vascular access surgery at St Helier Hospital and lead for transplant medical education. Mr Ghazanfar qualified as doctor from the University of Peshawar, Pakistan, in 1998. He completed his general surgical training at King Edwards Medical College and Mayo Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, and successfully completed his fellowship degree. He moved to UK in 2004 and undertook a clinical and research fellowship at Manchester Royal Infirmary where he worked from 2005 to 2012. His training included multi organ retrieval, kidney transplant in pediatric and adult recipients, pancreas transplantation and surgery for encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis. Mr Ghazanfar has profound interests in clinical research and medical education. He has presented his work in national and international conferences and has published articles in renowned journals. He is actively involved in medical education and supervision of medical students at different levels.

Prof. Abdul Basit - MBBS, FRCP(lon), FRCP(Edin)

Baqai Medical University and, Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology (BIDE)

Professor of Medicine & Director of BIDE

Biography:
Professor Abdul Basit is Professor of Medicine, Baqai Medical University and Director, Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology (BIDE). He was awarded fellowship from Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), London in 2005 and Fellowship from Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), Edinburgh in 20118. He is Regional Chair, IDF MENA Region. He is Joint Secretary, Diabetic Association of Pakistan (DAP) and Vice President, National Association of Diabetes Educators of Pakistan (NADEP). He is the founding member and member executive committee of Pakistan Endocrine Society (PES) and Diabetes in Asia Study Group (DASG). He is Vice Chairman of Health Research Advisory Board (RAB). He is Ex-Editor of Journal of Diabetology (JOD), the official Journal of DASG. His efforts have provided infrastructure for establishment of nationwide diabetes clinic network, running diabetic foot program and taking primary prevention of diabetes initiatives. He has more than 135 publications in national and international indexed journals and is author of various chapters.

Dr. Abolfazl Iranikhah - MD

Qom University of Medical Sciences

Chancellor

Biography:
Dr Abolfazl Iranikhah is a Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology Specialist at Tehran University Of Medical Sciences with sub speciality in Pediatrics as well as General Medicine. He has also served as the Dean of Emergency Centre as well as Trauma & Surgical Center at Qom University. He has also remained the Vice Chancellor for Health – Qom University of Medical Sciences. He also served as Deputy to The Minister of Health in Headquarters of Inspection in Qom. Currently he is serving as the Chancellor for Qom University of Medical Sciences since 2014. He is a member of Iranian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He has also been involved in Teaching at Upstate Medical University, USA as well as various institutes in UK. He has numerous Publications and theses to his credit, across the globe.

Dr. Adil H. Haider - MD, MBBS, FACS

Aga Khan University, Pakistan

Dean,Medical College

Biography:
Dr Adil H. Haider is an alumnus of AKU’s MBBS programme, and also holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a practicing Trauma and Acute Care surgeon and completed his residency training in General Surgery at New York Medical College / Westchester Medical Center, and fellowship training in Surgical Critical Care, and Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.? He received a National Institutes of Health (NIH), K23 Career Development Award, soon after being appointed as a faculty which enabled him to devote substantial time towards research. He has authored 300 peer-reviewed publications along with numerous book chapters and other publications. He is also recognized for introducing several novel methods for studying surgical outcomes and advancing the science of surgical health services research. Dr. Haider has completed eight major funded projects on topics related to gender and racial bias in healthcare as well as the impact of socio-demographics on health outcomes. Currently, he oversees six major research projects / trials with total funding of more than USD 12 million. Throughout his career, Dr Haider has held several major leadership positions including the Kessler Director of the Center for Surgery and Public Health-a joint initiative of Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School and Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health; Director, Surgical Mentoring programme for MPH Students, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Co-Director, and then Director, Center for Surgery Trials and Outcomes Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, amongst many others. He is also the recipient of several awards, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor (2017), one of the most prestigious honors for civilians in the United States for ‘promoting racial harmony and tolerance’. His other key awards include Honorary Fellow, Peruvian College of Surgeons; Special Teaching and Mentorship Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Diversity Leadership Award, Johns Hopkins University; and the Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson II Promising Investigator Award, American College of Surgeons for clinical research.?

Dr. Adil Shahnawaz - BDS, FCPS

Abbottabad International Medical & Dental College

Associate Professor & Head, Department of Operative Dentistry

Biography:
Dr. Adil did his graduation from de’Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore which is the pioneer dental college of the subcontinent. He completed his mandatory house job from yet another prestigious institute i.e. Armed Forces Institute of Dentistry, Rawalpindi. Soon after his house job he joined Islamic International Dental College in Jan, 2006 as demonstrator where he was not only involved in teaching under graduate students but also worked in the dental clinics that further enhanced his clinical skills. His clinical endeavoursled him into Fellow ship of College of Physicians & Surgeon Pakistan (FCPS) in the field of Operative Dentistry which successfully commenced in 2007 and culminated in 2010 after which he joined Islamabad Medical & Dental College as Assistant Professor and still working at this senior faculty position. His specialty has enabled him to master endodontics, restorative dentistry with special emphasis on aesthetic dentistry. Dr Adil has a number of publications in renowned journals. Dr Adil is associated with many continued dental education programs that are run all over the county. He is the course lead and facilitator at Academy of Continuing Health Education & Research (ACHER) where he is running a six month long certification course in endodontics and restorative dentistry. Dr Adil has a vast experience of conducting workshops related to endodontics and restorative dentistry. He continuously interacts with the dental fraternity here in Pakistan that enables him to accurately assess their need and therefore he designs and conducts workshops to fulfil those needs.

Dr. Aftab Husain - MD, FACS

Urological Solutions (Private Practice)

Urologist

Biography:
Dr. Aftab Husain completed MBBS in 1976 from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University. He did a rotating internship at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Hospital in 1977. Dr. Husain did a Urology Residency from 1979-1984 at University of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark NJ. He has been licensed to practice in New Jersey since 1980. He has been board certified by the American Board of Urology in 1986,2006, and 2016. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons . He is also a member of The American Urological Association. Dr Husain has been in private practice of urology since 1984 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Dr. Husain is an attending surgeon at RBMC, JFK, & RWJH

Dr. Aftab Mohsin - MBBS, FCPS, FRCP

Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore Pakistan

HOD Gastroenterology Department

Biography:
Forthcoming

Dr. Agha Shabbir Ali - MBBS, MCPS, FCPS, CMT

Post Graduate Medical Institute Ameer U Din Medical College Lahore General Hospital

HOD of the Pediatrics Department

Biography:
Forthcoming.

Dr. Akhtar Ali Bandeshah - M.B.B.S, FCPS(Cardiology), Pakistan

Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University(SZABMU), Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad

Associate Professor of Cardiology & Chairman Department of Cardiology

Biography:
Forthcoming.

Dr. Ali Raza Kazmi - MBBS, FESC, M.Sc. (Medical Cardiology)

KRL Hospital

Director General, IBGE, Dyp. Director Medical Services, Senior Medical Officer

Biography:
Dr Syed Ali Raza Kazmi is a Cardiology specialist based in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He graduated as a Fellow European Society of Cardiology (FESC) from UK in 2013. He also has an M.Sc in Medical Cardiology from University of Glasgow, UK and a Diploma in Cardiology from University of Vienna, Austria. Currently he is working as a Consultant Medicine & Cardiology at Agha Khan Health Services, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Previously, he has been associated with various leading organizations including KRL Hospital Islamabad, Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi and Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Peshawar. Dr Kazmi has many awards and certifications including “Best Healthcare Professional award” from Cambridge, UK, Gold Medals from Pakistan Hypertension League. He is a regular participant in various medical TV programs as well as contributor in major newspapers of the country.

Dr. Altaf Hussain Mughal - M.B:B.S. M.S. ( Orthopaedics)

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology (DOST), Unit-1. King Edward Medical University/ Mayo Hospital Lahore, Pakistan

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Biography:
Forthcoming.

Dr. Amjad Safvi - MD

Private Practice

Radiologist

Biography:
Dr Safvi was born in Pakistan but grew up in the United States. He finished a bachelors degree in electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He than attended Medical School at University of Illinois at Chicago. He than went back to finish a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois. He subsequently finished his radiology residency at Northwestern University in Chicago and than did a fellowship interventional radiology at the University of Iowa. He has since worked in private practice and started a teleradiology company called Radiology Reports Online for which he developed a pacs software which now runs his company. His primary interests are in using technology to develop medical workflows and improve medicine.

Dr. Ammar Pabaney - DMD

Dr. Dental

Associate General Dentist

Biography:
A dedicated and an enthusiastic general dentist, I have been shaping smiles for several years. I originally hail from Karachi, Pakistan and graduated as Valedictorian from the Bachelors of Dental Surgery (BDS) program at the Fatima Jinnah Dental College, University of Karachi in 2012 with several Gold Medals and Honors for Academic Excellence. From 2012-2014, I participated in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Externships at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital as well as at the University of Michigan, University of Cincinnati, and at Boston University. In 2016, I graduated with High Honors and Dean’s List from the Advanced Standing DMD Program at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Since then, I have been striving to achieve and further my training in general dentistry to provide the most cutting-edge and beneficial treatment services to my patients. I received basic dental implant training at the Global Institute of Dental Education (G.I.D.E.) in Los Angeles, CA, under the tutelage of Drs. Sascha Jovanovic and Kyle Stanley, and Mini-Implant training from Buffalo, NY, under the mentorship of Dr. Todd Shatkin. I also received certification in laser dentistry with the American Board of Laser Surgery in 2019. I am currently a Pre-Fellowship member of the prestigious Academy of General Dentistry (A.G.D.) and the Academy of Laser Dentistry (A.L.D.), and successfully passed the A.G.D. Fellowship Examination in 2018. I am also a member of the American Dental Association (A.D.A.), New Hampshire Dental Society (N.H.D.S.), the Greater Manchester Dental Society (G.M.D.S.), and the Massachusetts Dental Society (M.D.S.). I currently practice as an associate general dentist, with specific interests in Biomimetic Dentistry, Smile Reconstruction, and Minor Oral Surgery, for two dental practices in Manchester, New Hampshire, and reside with my family in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Dr. Anees Quyyumi - MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Biography:
Dr Anees Quyyumi graduated from Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, India and completed training in Medicine and Nephrology at D.C. General and Georgetown hospitals, Washington D.C. She is assistant professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and practicing Nephrologist. She is also the US coordinator for Medics International.

Dr. Aqeel Pabaney - MD

Grandview Medical Center, Kettering Medical Center, Soin Medical Center, Sycamore Medical Center

Physician, Brain & Spine, Neurological Surgery

Biography:
Dr. Aqueel Hussain Pabaney is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Kettering, Ohio. He graduated with honors in 2006. Having more than 13 years of diverse experiences, especially in NEUROSURGERY, Dr. Pabaney affiliates with many hospitals including Kettering Medical Center, Kettering Medical Center - Sycamore, Grandview and Southview Hospitals, Soin Medical Center, cooperates with many other doctors and specialists in medical group Alliance Physicians Inc. Dr. Pabaney completed his residency from Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI in Department of Neurological Surgery and fellowship from Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA in Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery, He did additional training in Gamma Knife Radiosurgery from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA with multiple clinical experiences.

Dr. Pabaney has various certificates and memberships of Ohio State Neurosurgical Society (OHSNS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) and more. He is also the author of various peer reviewed articles such as Surgical Neuromodulation of Tinnitus: A Review of Current Therapies and Future Applications. Neuromodulation, Management of acute subdural hematoma in a patient with portopulmonary hypertension on prostanoid therapy etc.

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

Biography:
Dr. Arshed A. Quyyumi, Former Global President of Medics International, 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 Medics International in particular serving at the Global Board of Regents. Dr. Quyyumi lives with his family in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Asad Ali Shah - MBBS, MS(UROLOGY), CMT(UHS)

Dept. Of Urology and Renal Transplantation Services institute of medical sciences/Services hospital Lahore

Associate Professor

Biography:
Forthcoming.

Dr. Asad Sadiq - DMD

Brite Management Group

Chairman of Board

Biography:
Dr. Sadiq is a competitive Dental Professional with a proven track record of success in Dental practice sector. He has successfully lead and mentored high performance teams. He has facilitated dynamic turn around and low performing individuals. He is an innovative professional with over 20 years of expertise in management level roles.

Dr. Asif Abbas Naqvi - MBBS, FRCP

CMPC

Dean, Prof. of Medicine, Trustee and Academic Director

Biography:
Dr. Asif Abbas Naqvi, MBBS, FRCP is Prof. of Medicine, Trustee and Academic Director of CPMC. He is Dean of CPMC and graduated from King Edward Medical College Lahore in 1977. He did MRCP in 1981, has a fellowship from London and Glasgow. He was awarded an honorary fellowship from the College of Physician and Surgeons of Pakistan. He is a senior lecturer at Sheffield Medical School and Hull York Medical School. He is a practicing consultant gastroenterologist, at Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, UK. His other assignment is foundation programme director (Post graduate training Programme in the UK). His last assignment in Pakistan was Professor of Medicine with Government of Punjab and he has worked in King Edward Medical College and Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore as Associate and Assistant Professor of Medicine. Member of British Society of Gastroenterology and is an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians of United Kingdom for MRCP and for the MBBS course of the University of Sheffield.

Dr. Asma Razavi - MD

Loma Linda University Children's Hospital

Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Assistant Professor Pediatric Critical Medicine

Biography:
Born and raised in the U.S.A. Studied Medicine in Szeged Hungary (M.D.), 2006, Dr. Razavi completed her Pediatric Residency and further specialized in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Chidren's Hospital Los Angeles and Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care at Texas Children's Hospital. I joined Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, in California, where I was on faculty and served as the Medical Director of the Cardiac ICU. I later then moved to Texas where I joined Texas Children's Hospital, leading in cardiac surgery and cardiac critical care where I am currently faculty. My interests lie in Pediatric Heart failure and Mechanical Support Devices, anticoagulation, Process Improvement, Quality Improvement and Standardization of care to decrease variation in clinical practice.

Prof. Atif Kazmi - MBBS, MD

University of Lahore

HoD Dermatology, Dean IPMS

Biography:
Forthcoming.

Dr. Bader Al Mustafa - MBBS, DPHC(RCGP), ABFM, SBFM, ECHS

Qatif Primary Health Care

Senior consultant in Family Medicine and Clinical Hypertension

Biography:
After his graduate from medical school in 1989, Dr. AlMustafa has done his postgraduate training in clinical pathology, family medicine, chronic care and hypertension in multiple institutions in KSA, UK, USA and European Union. Currently, he is a senior consultant in Family Medicine and Clinical Hypertension in Qatif Primary Health Care, KSA. He has taking multiple leading responsibilities in multiple institutions. Currently, he is the General Secretary of the Saudi Hypertension Management Society, and the Middle East Regional Director of the World Hypertension League. Dr. AlMustafa has developed and adapted multiple clinical and professional guidelines, and being engaged in mltiple national and international scientific committees. He has carried out hundreds of training, quality improvement and research works in the management of hypertension and cardiometabolic risk. He is having multiple published articles and books in the field of primary care and preventive cardiology, in particular.

Dr. Bagher Larijani - MD, FACE

The Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute (EMRI)

Founding President and Chief Scientific Officer EMRI & Professor of Medicine (TUMS)

Biography:
Professor Bagher Larijani was trained as an endocrinologist at Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) and obtained his Fellowship distinction from the American College of Endocrinology (FACE). He is the Founding President and Chief Scientific Officer of the Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute (EMRI), the largest medical research center in Iran with dozens of scientists and hundreds of employees. He is currently Professor of Medicine at TUMS and serves as Deputy Minister of Health. He has served as the Chancellor of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, the oldest and most prestigious medical school in Iran, and has held the position of the Chairman of the Policy-making Council at the Ministry of Health and Medical Education. In addition to his leadership role in Iranian medicine, Dr. Larijani continues to practice endocrinology and conducts clinical research. He has authored hundreds of journal articles and published several books in the fields of endocrinology, osteoporosis and medical ethics. With more than 16000 citations and an H-index of 68 recorded by Google Scholar in 2019, he is arguably the most prominent physician in Iran. Internationally, he has contributed to several global-scale research and policy-making conventions and assemblies, such as Lancet Commission on Obesity, and has been involved in different capacities in many projects of the International Osteoporosis Foundation, World Health Organization and other global health-related groups. It is noteworthy that during the past two decades, his main interest at the EMRI has been promoting pioneering translational medicine in Iran and bridging the gap between basic and clinical research in diabetes, osteoporosis, and other non-communicable diseases. Recently, as the Deputy-Chair of the National Supreme Committee for Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases, Dr. Larijani has made significant contributions to design and development of national-scale, multi-sectoral policies aiming at controlling the rampant nation-wide increase in the burden of non-communicable diseases which is predicted to dramatically inflict the nation in the future.

Mr. Bashir Hanif - MD, FACC,FSCAI

Tabba Heart Institute Karachi, Pakistan

Executive Director

Biography:
forthcoming

Dr. Batul Ladak - MD

Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics LLC

Developmental Pediatrician

Biography:
Dr. Batul Ladak is an experienced and compassionate Developmental Pediatrician with training and experience in general pediatrics and neurodevelopmental disabilities. After graduating from Dow Medical College (Pakistan), Dr. Ladak completed her residency traiing at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital (New York, NY), and her fellowship training at Roosevelt Hospital Affiliate of Columbia University (New York, NY). She has been in practice for more than 20 years. She has been involved in training pediatric residents and providing consultation in hospital clinic and private practice.

Miss. Bilquis Yasmeen - Ph.D. in Radiation Chemistry, Lean Sigma Expert

Operational Excellence Consulting (OEC), Variance Reduction International, USA Inc. ,Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA),

Owner , Senior Consultant, Local consultant ,

Biography:
Bilquis Yasmeen is an experienced trainer, auditor and consultant in the areas of Quality Management Systems, lean sigma, process /system development & leadership. Dr. Yasmeen worked in GSK for seventeen years in various business roles & has versatile professional experience and leadership in Operational Excellence and Organizational Development. As a Quality Executive in the health/ pharma industry, she has developed implemented, managed and audited GMP compliant quality management systems. She led the processes of gap analysis, risk management, change management, CAPA, GMP Training and audits. In her role of Global Quality Auditor, she provided training, technical support and audits across GSK network. She led the team of BPCS (ERP Software) implementation at 4 sites of GSK Pakistan. She rolled out Lean Sigma processes at GSK sites of Thailand & Pakistan. Conducted White Belt & Green Belt Lean sigma trainings at GSK India, Malaysia & Pakistan. Dr. Yasmeen conducted GB training for staff of Wythe Pakistan. She is mentoring GBs in LS projects at Chevron, Philippines. Her lean sigma background includes applications of SPC, DMAIC, FMEA, root cause analysis, functional baseline& lean sigma deployment. Lean Sigma Baseline activities in topical, inhalers, steriles & antibiotic value streams led to identification of several projects which not only exceeded the financial targets but brought a cultural change for sustainable process improvement. From the platform of her Company, Operational Excellence Consulting (OEC) she is working with Green Productivity Consultants in association with Bf/ Germany and Espire, JICA, SMEDA, NPO, IBA, IDH/NEC for the development of industrial sector in Pakistan. The industries include auto parts, food, pesticides, oil & gas, textiles. She is nominated as Chief Consultant for JICA Projects. At present OEC has affiliation with Pharmaceutical Consulting Services (PCS), Netherland and Variance Reduction International (VRI), USA. EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION AND SIGNIFICANT TRAINING B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry, 1984 Karachi University, Pakistan M.Sc. in Physical Chemistry, 1985 Karachi University, Pakistan Ph.D. in Radiation Chemistry, 1990 Manchester University, UK Lean Sigma Expert, 2002 GlaxoSmithKline, UK Black Belt, 2004 GlaxoSmithKline, UK Master Black Belt, 2009 Variance Reduction International, Inc.USA Pharmaceutical Consulting Services Qualified Lean Sigma Trainer, 2004 GlaxoSmithKline, UK Leadership Advocate, 2008 Joint venture of Sen Delaney & GSK Certified Quality Auditor, 2010 American Society for Quality (ASQ) Green Productivity Auditor, 2013 Espire/ Bfz Chemical Management, 2014 Espire/ Bfz Certified Pharmaceutical GMP Professional, 2015 American Society for Quality (ASQ) ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor, 2015 SGS Academy, Pakistan. Chief Consultant JICA Project, August 2019 INTERNATIONAL WORK: India, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines & UK LANGUAGES: English & Urdu PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Operational Excellence Consulting (OEC), Owner 2011 – Present OEC offers services of its qualified and experienced consultants, to help organizations to improve efficiency and effectiveness of their processes and activities in order to stay competitive and profitable. This in turn leads not only to capacity building but sustainable development of organizations. OEC is based in Karachi, Pakistan. It has international affiliations with organizations. These are Variance Reduction International (VRI) Inc. USA and Pharmaceutical Consulting Services, Netherlands. We are also working with different local/ international organizations in Pakistan such as IBA/ CEE, PIQC, NPO, JICA (Japan), Bfz (Germany), IDH/NEC, Dow University of Health Sciences, Sindh Health Commission. Variance Reduction International, USA Inc. 2011 – Present Senior Consultant Hilton Pharma Limited (Director Quality Assurance) 2010-2011 Led quality operations of the plant & expansion projects of the plant. Highnoon Laboratories Limited (Executive Director Quality Operations) 2008-2010 Led the Quality operations & prepared the plant for qualification of international markets by training of personnel, conducted gap analysis & implemented QMS. Pharmaceutical Consulting Services GlaxoSmithKline 1992 - 2008 Operations Head, Global Quality Audit, Operational Excellence Champion, Black Belt & Expert, Lean Sigma project assessor, Head of Production Planning and Inventory Control/ Supply Chain, BPCS Project leader, Manager Quality and Qualified trainer. KEY INITIATIVES ? GB training Wythe Pakistan: A four months customized training module was developed for the client. Trained plant directors, senior and middle management from business functions. ? GB training Pakistan: Karachi 2012 – 2013 The training was organized by Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturer Association (PHMA) and SMEDA, Ministry of Industries, Government of Pakistan. This was sponsored by Bfz, Germany. The participants were from automobile, textile, Bfz and SMEDA. The 10 days training involved classroom lectures, activities, videos, discussions /brainstorming sessions, quiz rounds and presentation on projects by the participants. ? GB Mentoring at Chevron, Philippines: 2012 – 2014 Facilitating Lean Sigma process deployment at ITC, Manila ? Green Productivity (GP) Assessment of Textiles: 2013 – 2016 The project is sponsored by Bfz, Germany. ? GB training Pakistan and Mentoring: Lahore 2014 – November 2014 The training was organized by Espire, Pakistan and SMEDA, Ministry of Industries, Government of Pakistan. This was sponsored by Bfz, Germany. The participants were from leading organizations of Pakistan. ? Quality/ Productivity Workshops: Organized by SMEDA 2014 – To date Conducted different workshops. ? Capacity Building of Auto Parts Industry 2016 – To date Local Consultant with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). ? Lead Tutor: The Certified Pharmaceutical GMP Course 2016 – 2017 Organized by PIQC and DOW Institute of Management Sciences. ? Trainer: The Certified Pharmaceutical GMP Course 2017 – To date Organized by CEE/ IBA Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. ? cGMP Set up : Development of Pharmaceutical Quality 2018 – To date System of Anti Snake Venom Plant at Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Ojha Campus. ? cGMP Training: DUHS University From July 2019 Development of core curriculum Pharmaceutical Consulting Services ? Consultancy for Qualification 2018 – To date ? DRAP Qualification of local Medical Devices Company ? Qualification in ISO systems- Local Pharma companies PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS American Society for Quality & Royal Society of Chemistry, Britain

Dr. Brig (r) Syed Dilawar Abbas Rizvi - MBBS FCPS. FRCP (Edin)

Shaheen Health Plus Clinics Saddar Rawalpindi

Consultant Dermatologist

Biography:
Forthcoming.

Dr. Brig(r)Prof Shahzada M Hassan Jafri - M.S (ORTHOPAEDIC), PhD

Army Hand Upper Limb Surgery Institute

Founder

Biography:
Forthcoming.

Dr. Brig. Abrar Hussain Zaidi - MBBS, FCPS

Fauji Foundation Hospital & Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad

Consultant General Surgeon & Associate Professor of Surgery

Biography:
Brig. Abrar Hussain Zaidi is he former HOD surgery of CMH-Peshawar. He has remained committed in the surgical care of patients with war injuries –especially during war against terrorism in North West region. Brig. Zaidi established a State of the Art trauma care unit in CMH Peshawar. He also managed victims of APS terrorist attack. He was awarded the COAS commendation and now serves with Fauji Foundation after retirement.

Dr. Brig. Assad Abbas - Forthcoming

Rashid Latif Medical and Dental College

Head of Maxillofacial Department

Biography:
Brig. Assad Abbas’s affiliation with dentistry dates back to three decades. He graduated proudly in 1984 from De’Montmorency College of Dentistry and then attained Fellowship in Maxillofacial Surgery. Brig Assad Abbas has done his certification in Maxillofacial Surgery from University of Columbia. His research caliber is vast and has delivered multiple award winning presentations. Moreover, multiple national and international publications are under his credit. Brig. Assad Abbas has been professionally affiliated with Pakistan Army as Maxillofacial Surgeon and has multitude of experience in ‘war wounded trauma’ and ‘Orthognathic Surgery’. Brig. Assad Abbas excels in leadership qualities and has been in command as Officers Commandant for multiple dental centers including CMH Lahore and CMH Karachi. There has been extended dedication from Brig. Assad Abbas for his profession. Currently Brig. Assad Abbas is working as Head of Maxillofacial Department at Rashid Latif Medical and Dental College.

Dr. Capt. Sajjad Haider Zaidi - PhD

Power Systems Research Lab, PNEC

Director

Biography:
Dr. Sajjad Zaidi graduated his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in the field of Electrical Engineering from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) in 1998 and 2006 respectively. He further pursued his Doctorate in the field of Electrical Engineering the Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA; in 2010. Although, his major field of expertise are Smart Grid and Modern Power Systems but he has also being endeavoring in the field of biomedical and related areas. He has supervised MS theses and final years projects in this area. His has significant publications and projects on his credits. He has filed a patent related to early medication of Epilepsy seizures. Presently, he is working on projects related to brain computer interface and early detection of epileptic disorders and seizures. Dr Zaidi has established his research lab at NUST PNEC. He has earned research funding worth more than 80 Lacs from HEC, US Aid and local industry. The lab is presently working on different industry related projects, has filed 3 patents, and 02 are in pipe lines. He is the 1st researcher from Academia who has licensed out his developed project/product to local manufacturer. He has more than 30 national/international publications with an aggregate impact of 15. He won several distinctions such as PN Engineering College Best Instructor in 2012, he won best professor award in 2015 and 2016. He has been nominated for University Best professor in 2016 for the international high research award. For the year 2019, he won “The NUST BEST Innovator Award” alongwith cash prize of Rs 150,000. He is member of International Electrical, Electronic Society and Pakistan Engineering Council National Task force for OBE implementation.

Dr. Ch Mohammad Kamran - MBBS , FCPS , FACS

Allama Iqbal Medical College, Jinnah Hospital, Lahore

Consultant General & Laproscopic Surgeon, Associate Professor of Surgery, Head of Dept Surgical Unit 4,

Biography:
Forthcoming

Prof. Col. Iffat Batool Syed - BDS, MCPS, C-Orth, FCPS, DCPS, HCSM, M-Orth, FICCE, FICD, FCPS

Sharif Medical and Dental College

Principal, College Of Dentistry

Biography:
Col. Iffat Batool Syed's services to dentistry dates back to three decades during which she has professionally been affiliated with Pakistan Army as an Orthodontist, faculty and examiner with a multitude of dental education facilities including De' Montmorency College of Dentistry Lahore, Army Medical College Rawalpindi and CMH Medical and Dental College Lahore. Currently she is Principal College Of Dentistry of Sharif Medical and Dental College. She is supervisor as well as examiner of both undergraduates and postgraduates associated with University of Health sciences and College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. She is member of Faculty of Orthodontics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan (CPSP) and has recently been nominated as Secretary Faculty of Orthodontics CPSP. She is elected President of Pakistan Association of Orthodontics. Dr. Iffat’s M-Orth is from the Royal College of Edinburgh and post graduate training from the New York University. Besides qualifications related to dentistry, she also holds MCPS in Hospital Management and Medical Education. She is an active member of Medical Education at CPSP. Dr. Iffat, who has extended her services for dentistry has been speaker in multiple national and international conferences. Additionally she is the author of multiple national and international publications.

Dr. Dilawar Padhani - MBBS, PGD, MMED

The Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salam, Tanzania

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Biography:
Dr. Padhani Graduated from Dow Medical College, Karachi in 1989 and did his Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Management from the Institute of Management and Science, Karachi in 1990. He did is MMED (Opthamology from Muhibili University College of Health Sciences Dar es Salam, Tanzania in 1997. Dr. Padhani did his fellowship in Medical Retina at St. Thomas’ Eye Hospital, London in 2006. He was the Unit incharge at T.M.J Hospital Dar es Salam till May 200 and then he continued on to be a Senior Lecturer in Opthamology at the International Medical and Technological University, DSM till December 2001. He served as a Lecturer in Opthamology at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) till February 2017. Dr. Padhani has many publications and is a member of COECSA and Tanzania Opthamological Society, he is also a fellow of the East African College of Opthamology (FEACO).

Dr. Dilbar A. Saeed - MBBS, MBA

Fatimiyah Hospital

Medical Superintendent

Biography:
Dr. Dilbar A. Saeed is a Doctor (MBBS) and MBA (Marketing) with 18+ years of Pharmaceutical industry experience, including Marketing, Business Development, Medical Affairs and Clinical Research functions, combined with in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and prescribers’ behavior. He is currently working as Medical Superintendent at Fatimiyah Hospital. He graduated from Sindh Medical College, Karachi in 1995-96. He joined as a lecturer in Fatima Jinnah Dental College. He commenced his Pharmaceutical career with Hoechst Marion Roussel (later became) Aventis Pharma in August 1999 as Clinical Research Associate, conducted Phase IV Post Marketing and Phase III B Double Blind Clinical Trials in Pakistan. He then moved to Allergan Pharma in 2002. During his jobs he continued his studies and completed MBA marketing in 2003 from Institute of Business Administration (IBA). He also worked in Pfizer, Global Pharma and Sanofi as Product Manager Cardiovascular and ophthalmology. He was promoted as Senior Product Manager in Sanofi and managed Oral antidiabetics’ portfolio. Later on, he joined Sante Private Ltd. as Business Development Manager. He switched to Abbott Laboratories in May 2015 on same post, promoted to Head of Business Development within two years of joining Abbott Pakistan. Dr. Dilbar has passion of teaching, he has been visiting faculty member in Iqra University, Institute of Business Administration, College of Physicians & Surgeon Pakistan, Institute of Business and Management and Ziauddin University.

Prof. Dr. Arshad Mahmood Malik - MDS

HBS Dental College Islamabad

Principal/Dean

Biography:
Prof. Arshad Mahmood Malik graduated in 1979 from de’ Montmorency College of Dentistry. Later he did his MDS from PGMI Lahore. He served as Principal Dental Section / Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad and SAHARA Medical College Narowal. Apart from having more than 26 years of teaching experience, he is an eminent examiner for the post-graduate studies in the subjects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology at College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan, University of Health Sciences Lahore, Punjab University, Ghandhara University, PIMS Islamabad, SZAB University Islamabad, University of Bolan, ISRA University and University of Lahore. He is fellow, Regent ICD region 24 Afghanistan and Pakistan and remained Chief Editor International College of Dentists from Section XV. He has been elected as President Emeritus Central Council Pakistan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, President Pakistan Dental Association, Chakwal (2018) and Pakistan Medical Association, Chakwal. In addition, he is also Fellow of Pakistan Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Pakistan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Dr. Arshad is a regular presenter in many international conferences as an invited speaker. He has more than one hundred original publications of his research work.

Prof. Dr. Arshad Mehmood Malik - BDS, MDS

HBS Dental College Islamabad

Principal/Dean

Biography:
Prof. Arshad Mahmood Malik graduated in 1979 from de’ Montmorency College of Dentistry. Later he did his MDS from PGMI Lahore. He served as Principal Dental Section / Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad and SAHARA Medical College Narowal. Apart from having more than 26 years of teaching experience, he is an eminent examiner for the post-graduate studies in the subjects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology at College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan, University of Health Sciences Lahore, Punjab University, Ghandhara University, PIMS Islamabad, SZAB University Islamabad, University of Bolan, ISRA University and University of Lahore. He is fellow, Regent ICD region 24 Afghanistan and Pakistan and remained Chief Editor International College of Dentists from Section XV. He has been elected as President Emeritus Central Council Pakistan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, President Pakistan Dental Association, Chakwal (2018) and Pakistan Medical Association, Chakwal. In addition, he is also Fellow of Pakistan Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Pakistan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Dr. Arshad is a regular presenter in many international conferences as an invited speaker. He has more than one hundred original publications of his research work.

Prof. Dr. Izhar Hussain - Ph. D., MBA

Center for Executive Education, Institute of Business Administration (IBA)

Director

Biography:
Dr. Izhar Hussain is Director of Center for Executive Education, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi. Before joining the IBA CEE, he spent more than 25 years of senior management positions in various MNCs. His last engagement before joining IBA was with Abbott Laboratories where he was serving as Director Business and Development covering multiple regions, i.e. GCC, South Asia, and the Far East. Earlier, he was associated with the WHO-UNICEF through MOH Libya and coordinating their projects in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Dr. Hussain is the chairman of the Board of Director of Institute of Financial Markets (An institute formed under the SECP), and a member of the Board of Directors of the Pakistan Security Printing Corporation (PSPC). He is Ph.D. and MBA. He is also Six Sigma Black Belt and Lead Auditor for Quality Management System (ISO). He holds memberships of various national & international professional bodies. He is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Pharmacy and Journal of Strategy and Performance Management. He publishes research papers and writes articles on topics of common interest in local newspapers, magazines, and periodicals.

Prof. Dr. Musarrat ul Hasnain - MBBS, DCPS (HPE), MHPE, PhD (Medical Education)

Rashid Latif Medical Complex

Professor/HoD

Biography:
Forthcoming

Prof. Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui - BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Ziauddin University, Karachi

Vice Chancellor

Biography:
Prof. Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui is an eminent person in the field of higher education management in Pakistan. He has over 50 years’ experience of teaching, research and educational management and at present serving as Vice Chancellor Ziauddin University, Karachi, Pakistan. He earned his B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. from Karachi University, Pakistan; PhD from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England; Certificate of Professional Development from AIT, Bangkok, Thailand and a Certificate of Higher Education Leadership from the Leadership Foundation of Higher Education, UK. He served in the capacity of Vice Chancellor in public/private sector Universities of Pakistan for 16 years. Besides being the Vice Chancellor of University of Karachi for 8 years, he was the founding Vice Chancellor of Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology, Pakistan. He has been a member of the Board of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and the Charter Inspection and Evaluation Committee for Private Sector Universities in Sindh and the Convener of Standing Search Committee for Vice Chancellorship of Public Sector Universities in Sindh, Pakistan for several years. Dr. Pirzada Qasim (Pen Name of Prof. Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui) occupies a very prominent place in the contemporary Urdu poets of Pakistan and the rest of the world. He is considered to be amongst the few top ranking intellectuals in Pakistan in the field of poetry. He is well known to a very large number of people around the world who know the Urdu language and literature particularly poetry. Dr. Pirzada Qasim has travelled extensively for participation in poetry reading sessions and in poetry symposia in UK, USA, Australia, Canada, European Union, Africa, Saudi Arabia, India and Gulf countries. Special exclusive ceremonies honouring Dr. Pirzada Qasim for the lifetime achievement award have been organized in USA, Canada, UAE, Qatar, India and Pakistan. More than twenty exclusive special awards have been conferred on Prof. Dr. Pirzada Qasim. He has published three volumes of Urdu versed and numerous popular articles, prefaces and critical notes.

Prof. Dr. Saad Asad - CPSP

Private Practice & College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan

Consultant Orthodontist & Post Graduate Clinical Supervisor for Fellowship Program for CPSP

Biography:
Professor Dr. Saad Asad is a well-known Consultant Orthodontist in Islamabad. He has previously worked as Vice Principal, Director Post-Graduate Program, Professor and Consultant Orthodontist at Watim Dental College Rawalpindi, Vice Principal, Professor and Consultant Orthodontist at University College of Dentistry, The University of Lahore. Head of Virtual Orthodontics at Align Technology Lahore. He is Post-Graduate Clinical supervisor for Fellowship program at CPSP. He has 20 publications to his credit in national and international journals. He is a Member Academic Council SZABMU and The University of Lahore. He is three times elected General Secretary Pakistan Association of Orthodontists. He is also currently in editorial board of Pakistan Orthodontic Journal.

Prof. Dr. Saima Batool - MBBS, FCPS(Pediatrics) MME(UOL).

UCMD, University of Lahore

Professor of Pediatrics

Biography:
Dr. Saima Batool's initial post graduate training was at Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore. She also did post graduate training at Children Hospital, Lahore. She worked as Senior Registrar, AP and Associate Professor at University college of medicine and Dentistry, University of Lahore (UOL). She is a Supervisor for FCPS Pediatrics at CPSP. Currently Dr. Batool is also working as Co Chair Assessment committee UCMD, UOL, Lahore. Her Special interests are in the fields of Neonatology, Pediatric Rheumatology and Pulmonolgy,Assessment and curriculum planning in Medical education. She has Publications in various national journals.

Dr. Farwa Batool Shamsi - MBBS, MPHil

Faisalabad Medical University

Associate Professor & Head of Department of Pathology

Biography:
Forthcoming.

Dr. Fatema Jawad - MBBS, MCPS (Med), FRCP (Edin)

SIUT , JPMA , WAME

Consultant , editor–in-chief, Director

Biography:
Dr. Fatema Jawad graduated from Dow Medical College, Karachi and did her training in Medicine in Karachi and in Diabetology at Bad Oeynhausen Germany. She received the FRCP from the Edinburgh University. She is heading the Diabetology department at Sind Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi and has the credit of initiating live related renal transplantation in Patients with Diabetes and End Stage Renal Failure at SIUT. Dr. Jawad is also the editor–in-chief of the most prestigious and first pubmed indexed journal of Pakistan, Journal of Pakistan Medical Association (JPMA) since 2004. She has raised the standard of the journal which includes peer reviewed articles on all biomedical subjects. She has trained many junior professionals and medical students in the field of research and its publication. She is a founder member of the Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME) and was the President for the term 2014 to 2016. She is a member of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) since 1996 and was elected as the Director WAME for the term, 2015 to 2017. She has 120 publications to her credit which includes book chapters.

Dr. Gauhar Malik - BSc (Hons), MBBCh, MRCP (UK) Neurology (CCT) Stroke (CCT)

Southmead Hospital

Consultant Neurologist

Biography:
Dr. Gauhar Malik is a Consultant Neurologist with special interest in Stroke Medicine. He is currently practicing at at Southmead Hospital, Bristol. He is a member of the Association of British Neurologists (ABN) and Bristish Association of Stroke Physicians (BASP). His area of expertise includes Stroke, headache, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis. He is long experience in research, audit, teaching and management as a Consultant. Dr. Malik has been awarded Teaching Excellence (Undergraduate) Award, Cardiff University. He has a teaching experience of ten years. Dr. Malik has been the part of many research projects like Neuromyelitis Optica and related spectrum disorders in UK population based sample, which was accepted for presentation at Association of British Neurologist (ABN) 2010.

Mr. H.E. Sayed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari - *

Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Minister of State and Special Assistant To The Prime Minister on Ministry Overseas Pakistanis & HRD

Biography:
Sayed Z Bukhari, Minister of State and Advisor to the Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (TBC) A British-Pakistani, having grown-up in London and Islamabad, with roots in his rural ancestry home in Punjab, Sayed was appointed Minister of State and Advisor to the Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development in September 2018. Sayed has played an active role in supporting leading Pakistani social causes, and is particularly close to some of the largest charitable projects in the country run by Pakistan’s Prime Minister, former cricketer, philanthropist and close friend, Imran Khan. Sayed’s latest project, currently under construction, aims to house over 100 destitute and orphan children in Pakistan in a purpose-built school campus with secure living facilities, his first such flagship project on the outskirts of Islamabad. Sayed Bukhari founded the Bukhari Foundation in 2017 to institutionalise his social and humanitarian efforts. Sayed has been recognised for his efforts and commitment to social issues and philanthropy both in the UK and Pakistan and is currently a Vice Chairman of The British Asian Trust – a leading UK-based charity, President and Founder HRH The Prince of Wales.

Prof. Hassan Abbas - LLM, PhD

National Defense University’s College of International Security Affairs

professor and chair of the Department of Regional and Analytical Studies

Biography:
Hassan Abbas is professor and chair of the Department of Regional and Analytical Studies at National Defense University’s College of International Security Affairs in Washington, DC. He is also a senior adviser at the Asia Society. Previously, he served as the distinguished Quaid i Azam chair professor at Columbia University and a senior adviser at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He holds a PhD. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, an LLM in International Law from the Nottingham University, UK and MA in Political Science from Punjab University, Pakistan. He regularly appears as an analyst on international media and writes pieces for various leading international newspapers and academic publications. His latest book, The Taliban Revival (Yale University Press, June 2014) chronicles the Taliban’s survival and resurgence after 2001, through firsthand research and interviews in the area.

Dr. Hidayat Hussain - Ph.D, MSc.

Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry

Humboldt Guest Professor

Biography:
Dr. Hidayat Hussain got obtained Ph.D. degree (2004) in Medicinal Chemistry from H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Pakistan. He was Post-Doctoral fellow from June 2004 to Sept. 2007 in University of Paderborn Germany and from Oct. 2007 to Sept. 2007 at University of Maine France. Moreover he was group leader in the group of late Prof. Karsten Krohn (University of Paderborn Germany) from Dec. 2008 to Oct. 2010. He joined University of Nizwa Oman in Oct. 2011 and worked an Associate Professor till Nov. 2017. Dr. Hidayat Hussain was also a Visiting Professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego USA for five months (from May 2017 to Sept. 2017). Currently Dr. Hidayat Hussain is working as Humboldt Guest Professor at Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry Halle, Germany. His research interests include role of Natural Products and synthetic compounds in anticancer, antidiabetic, antimalarial, and antimicrobial, and antidiabetic drug discovery. To date he has authored and co-authored over 240 international publications (including one book and seven book chapters) with cumulative impact factor of more than 520 and given over 50 podium lectures at International Conferences. He is a member of editorial board of several International Journals and also serving as a referee for over 30 international journals. In addition he has more than 4100 citations with 31 h-index and over 126 i10-index.

Dr. Hina Zafar Raja - BDS, FCPS, MSc (Restorative Dentistry)

Institute of Dentistry, CMH LMC

Professor of Prosthodontics

Biography:
Forthcoming.

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

Biography:
Dr. Huma Naqvi, Medics International 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 our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Project in Iraq, in addition to overseeing all activities in her role as Global President.

Dr. Imran Abbas - MD, FMIS, FACS, DIBS, MASMBS

Iranian Hospital Alwasl Road

Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgeon

Biography:
Dr. Abbas graduated from Qazvin University of Medical Sciences & Health Services, Iran in 2001. He is currently working as a Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgeon in Dubai and would like to serve humanity at any spot of planet. He is a trained General Surgeon with Minimal Invasive Surgery Fellowship. His main interest field is Laparoscopic Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery. His interest currently is in Obesity and Metabolic syndrome especially Diabetes as a challenge in the world.

Mr. Imran Ismail - Graduation from Government National College, Karachi

Sindh, Pakistan

Governor of Sindh

Biography:
Born on January 1, 1966, in Karachi. Imran Ismail completed his matriculation education from Cantonment Public School and then joined the Government Commerce College from where he finished his intermediate education. He then completed his graduation from Government National College, Karachi. And later moved abroad to Italy and the United States, where he studied leather chemical and leather technology. He also helped in establishing Imran Khan Foundation after the 2010 floods in Pakistan. With this, he helped to establish a hospital in Jamshoro to help the flood affectees. For the same reason, he teamed up with PUKAR Foundation to raise funds for the affectees and was able to collect 2 Arab rupees. Mr. Ismail began taking an active part in social and welfare work in 1996 as a volunteer for Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust and later launched the donation collection campaign in which he took help of international celebrities including Bollywood actor Amir Khan whom himself came to Pakistan to raise funds for this noble cause. In 2018 general elections, Mr. Ismail ran from PS-111 (previously PS-112) where he was elected as a member of Sindh Assembly which he later resigned from to take up the responsibilities of the Governor of Sindh on August 27, 2018.

Prof. Imran Saeed Ali - MBBS, FCPS

Rawalpindi Medical University

Professor of Cardiology & Head of Department, Cardiology

Biography:
Forthcoming

Dr. Iqbal Dogar - MBBS, DMRD, FCPS

The Children’s Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Lahore.

Associate Professor of Pedaitric Radiology

Biography:
Dr Iqbal Hussain Dogar is a specialist in Pediatric Radiology and has been affiliated with major Hospitals of Lahore including Mayo Hospital, Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Services Hospital and the Children’s Hospital as well as King Edward Medical University. He graduated in 1994 and did his DMRD (Radiology) in 2001, and FCPS (Radiology) in 2006.He has served as the Chairman / Head of Radiology Department - King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital Lahore from 2015 to 2017 and currently is working as Associate Professor of Pediatric Radiology at The Children’s Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Lahore. He has a diverse experience in Radiology with over 15 publications to his credit.

Dr. Iqbal Jafri - MD, FAAPM&R

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, JFK Medical Center, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School & Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

Medical Director, Pain Management Program, Founding Program Director ACGME Pain Medicine Fellowship, Founding Medical Director, Inpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services, Clinical Professor, Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and De

Biography:
Dr. Jafri completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in 1988, where he served as Chief Resident. He then joined the medical staff as an attending physician. Dr. Jafri also serves as a consultant in the specialties of Pain Medicine and Physiatry at JFK Medical Center, Roosevelt Care Center and as consulting Physiatrist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Jafri established inpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs for patients who undergo open heart surgeries, including patients with heart transplants and ventricular assistive devices as well as pre and post lung transplant patients. He has been teaching residents in PM&R since 1988. Furthermore, he teaches Pain Medicine fellows from the Pain Fellowship Programs at JFK Medical Center and RWJ University Hospital. Dr. Jafri has lectured locally, nationally and internationally on topics of Pain Management. He coauthored a chapter on Cardiac Rehabilitation in the book “Physical medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine Board Review” and also wrote a chapter on Pain Management in the book “Women with Disabilities: A Comprehensive Guide to Care”. He has also authored numerous abstracts and articles published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Jafri is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine. He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Medical Director, Pain Management Program JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Founding Program Director ACGME Pain Medicine Fellowship JFK Medical Center Founding Medical Director, Inpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute

Dr. Jaffer Syed - MD, MEd (Education), FRCPC

McMaster University

Associate Clinical Professor, Medicine, Health Sciences

Biography:
Dr. Jaffer Syed originally hails from Hyderabad, India. A graduate of the University of Toronto Medical School, he went on to complete residencies in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Toronto, and a Clinical Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto. Prior appointments include a Faculty position at the University of Western Ontario, at which time he completed a Master’s of Education, and rose to the level of Associate Professor of Medicine, before moving on to McMaster University where he is currently Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine. For over 12 years, he has been actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, and he continues as teaching Faculty at the annual Interventional Cardiology Fellows’ Course, a national meeting organized by the Canadian Association of Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Syed’s clinical interests include complex/high-risk coronary interventions and trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), for which he is the founder and program lead at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. For the last few years, he has volunteered with the IMI Arbaeen medical mission in Iraq.

Dr. Kamran Niaz - MBBS, MPH

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC)

Senior Epidemiologist

Biography:
Kamran Niaz is a public health physician with post-graduate training in public health with a major in epidemiology. He has worked in the field of drug use prevention, treatment of drug use disorders and epidemiology of substances use over the past 30 years. Working with United Nations office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) he has been posted in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Turkey, and Uzbekistan - covering South West and Central Asia. He also has extensive experience of working in Pakistan, Afghanistan, countries in South East Asia, Central Asia and the Caucasus, and West Africa. Since 2010 Niaz is working in the UNODC Research Branch where he is part of the team that compiles global information and author the UNODC annual publication the World Drug Report. Dr Niaz is also the lead person in UNODC, providing technical assistance to low resourced countries in implementing drug monitoring systems and national surveys on drug use. He has lead the completion of national drug use surveys and assessments in many low resourced countries globally. Dr Niaz is a long standing member of the American Public Health Association (APHA) as well as a fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH).

Dr. Kulsoom Fatima Rizvi - BSc, BDS, MSc (London) DDPH,RCS (Eng.)

Bahria University, Karachi

Vice Principal of Dental College, Associate Professor & Head of Department of Community Dentistry

Biography:
Dr. Kulsoom Fatima Rizvi is serving as Vice Principal of Dental College and Associate Professor and Head of Department of Community Dentistry at Bahria University, Karachi, where, she is also among the pioneering faculty of the Dental College. She did her postgraduation from King’s College, London and Royal College of Surgeons, England. She actively participates as guest speaker at various conferences and seminars nationwide. She has the prestige of 17 research publications in well reputed journals. Her research work has been presented at the FDI Annual World Dental Congress. She holds a number of academic and professional awards including the “Best Researcher” award for the year 2016 at Bahria University Dental College, award for her research work at “Dow University Health Exhibition” in 2015 and “Distinguished Teacher” award for the year 2017 at Bahria University Dental College. Yet another outstanding achievement to Dr.Kulsoom's acclaims is the “Community Support Program” which is being run at Bahria University Dental College under her dynamic leadership and supervision that conducts dental education awareness sessions and provides free dental check-ups to the underprivileged schools and residential areas of Karachi. Dr. Kulsoom’s research areas of interest include oral cancer screening and disease epidemiology.

Dr. Kulsoom Fatima Rizvi - BSc, BDS, MSc DDPH,RCS (Eng.)

Bahria University, Karachi

Head of Department of Community Dentistry

Biography:
Dr. Kulsoom Fatima Rizvi is serving as Vice Principal of Dental College and Associate Professor and Head of Department of Community Dentistry at Bahria University, Karachi, where, she is also among the pioneering faculty of the Dental College. She did her postgraduation from King’s College, London and Royal College of Surgeons, England. She actively participates as guest speaker at various conferences and seminars nationwide. She has the prestige of 17 research publications in well reputed journals. Her research work has been presented at the FDI Annual World Dental Congress. She holds a number of academic and professional awards including the “Best Researcher” award for the year 2016 at Bahria University Dental College, award for her research work at “Dow University Health Exhibition” in 2015 and “Distinguished Teacher” award for the year 2017 at Bahria University Dental College. Yet another outstanding achievement to Dr.Kulsoom's acclaims is the “Community Support Program” which is being run at Bahria University Dental College under her dynamic leadership and supervision that conducts dental education awareness sessions and provides free dental check-ups to the underprivileged schools and residential areas of Karachi. Dr. Kulsoom’s research areas of interest include oral cancer screening and disease epidemiology.

Dr. Liaqat Ali - FCPS Urology

Additional Director Academics, Associate Professor

Urology Institute of Kidney Diseases, Hayatabad, Peshawar

Biography:
Dr. Liaqat Ali is a renown Urologist, Researcher and Medical Educationist. He graduated from Khyber Medical College Peshawar in 1995 and did his postgraduate fellowship in Urology in 2004. Dr.Liaqat has a vast post fellow clinical experience of Urology of 15 years. His possesses extraordinary surgical skills in Urolithiasis and Urooncology. Dr. Liaqat Ali has so far 32 publications in reputed national and international medical journals. Dr. Liaqat Ali has more than 79 presentations on national and international forums including USA, UK, Australia, France, Malaysia etc.He has been awarded Gold medal twice in 2004 and 2005 at International PIMS symposium for best research papers, He was Awarded best paper at Cambridge USA in 2015. He was awarded 5 times with best paper award in UROCON and International Conference on Urolithiasis. Dr. Liaqat Ali is currently working as Associate Professor of Urology and Additional Director Academics at Institute of Kidney Diseases Hayatabad Peshawar. Dr.Liaqat Ali is supervisor and Examiner for Urology for CPSP Karachi. Being Academician He has organised two international Conference UROCON 2017 and 2019 as Chairman Scientific Committee. VEIN Additional Director academics of IKD/ HMC he has managed to produced 45 FCPS Urology from the Institute with best passing percentage in College of Physicians and Surgeon Pakistan.

Dr. M. Liaquat Raza - B. Pharm, MPhil, PhD

LUND University

Guest Researcher, Department of Clinical Sciences

Biography:
Dr Muhammad Liaquat Raza has a Doctorate in Medical Neurosciences from Charite—Universitatmedizin, Berlin, Germany. He also has an M.Phil in Pharmacology from University of Karachi, Pakistan He has been an Associate professor & Chairperson – Department of Pharmacology, Hamdard University, Pakistan. Currently, he is a Guest Researcher, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Sweden. He has various certifications and is a member of International Society of Neurochemistry (ISN), International Association for the study of Pain (IASP), as well as European Molecular Cellular Cognition Society (EMCCS).

Dr. Major General Badshah Zaidi - MBBS, MRCP, FCPS, FRCP(Edin), FRCP(Lon)

Pakistan Armed Forces

Former Director General of Medicine

Biography:
Major General Badshah Hussain Zaidi has been a renowned Pulmonologist in Armed Forces Of Pakistan. He is a Graduate Of 1980 from DOW Medical College and did his MRCP from the United Kingdom. He has held various senior positions in the field of Pulmonology in the Pakistan Armed Forces. He was the Director General (DG) of Medicine, Head of Department of Pulmonology at Military Hospital (MH), Rawalpindi. He also has been Advisor Pulmonology and Supervisor & Examiner with College of Physician and Surgeon, Pakistan. He has been a decorated soldier and has been awarded Hilal e Imtiaz as well as the United Nations (UN) Peace medal.

Dr. Malik Mudasir Hassan - MBBS, FCPS Radiology

QAMC Bahawalpur

Assistant Professor

Biography:
Forthcoming.

Dr. Masood Syed - DMD

Private Practice

Dentist

Biography:
Forthcoming.

Dr. Mehmet - MD

Koç University Hospital

Associate Professor of Pediatric Nephrology

Biography:
Dr. Mehmet M.D. was born in 1977 in Igdir and graduated from Trakya University School of Medicine in 1998. He finished his residency in Ministry of Health Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital for Pediatrics in 2009, his pediatric nephrology fellowship in Istanbul University Cerrahpasa School of Medicine in 2013. He worked in Ministry of Health Bagcilar Education and Research Hospital between 2013-2015. In October 2015 he participated in observership program in the Division of Nephrology at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA. He is working in Koç University Hospital since December 2015.

Mr. Mohammad Haroon Qassim - MBA , C.P.A

PharmEvo (Pvt.) Ltd

Managing Director

Biography:
Mohammad Haroon Qassim spearheads the most dynamic pharma company of Pakistan known to the world as PharmEvo (Pvt.) Ltd whose meteoric rise & rocketed journey to the club of top 20 companies amongst more than 700 companies in Pakistan landed him a stature of a leader & a mentor who stands in a class of its own. PharmEvo incredible journey of achieving 20th rank in such a short span of time speaks volumes about his leadership, his unmatched vision & let’s-do-it approach. This implausible success is also attributed to his lead- from- the- front approach and complete autonomy and empowerment given to his employees. Haroon Qassim is also running Shield Corporation an Oral and Baby Care Company, as a Managing Director. Shield registered double digit growth & stellar performances year after year as it rose from a common oral care name to the upper echelons of leading household names in Pakistan. Haroon Qassim brought innovative technology to Shield’s products & realigned its product portfolio that transformed the consumers’ experience , a true steward of all that is good & right when it comes to managing and inspiring others. He is the former Chairman of Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (2010-2011); an association of 250 plus members and the only voice of Pharmaceutical Industry. While in this position he had earned reputation for embracing people from all kinds of background & handling a diverse portfolio, & for championing the cause of Pharma Industry. He is also admired for his tenacity for handling bureaucracy on everyday basis as he advocated the case of Pakistan Pharma industry as its captain. Haroon Qassim extensive corporate experience also includes his role as the Executive Director of Premier Distributors and Premier Agencies, one of the largest distribution houses in Pakistan. His intelligence & savvy approach has helped Premier agencies immensely in expanding its growth exponentially. He also sits at the board of English Biscuits Manufacturers, Peek Freans brand who reaps the benefits from his wisdom on how to amplify its business impact. Being a firm believer in investing and supporting youth, Haroon Qassim has also served Memon Professional Forum (MPF) from the year 2011 to 2012 as the president. The MPF was formed to foster Networking amongst members of various discipline such as Doctors, Engineers, Architects, Accountants, and Lawyers etc. According to Andrew Carnegie "No man can become rich without himself enriching others. Taken to this philosophy, Haroon Qassim has also served as the former Honorary Treasurer and Deputy Honorary Chairman of Memon Medical Institute and Hospital, a nonprofit trust hospital serving the community of Karachi. Haroon Qassim career is standing firmly on an educational foundation that provides him the latitude to wield his skill set like a maestro. His education includes Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, CHICAGO one of the distinguished universities in USA known for its bright alumni who already earned Emmy, Grammy, Peabody, and Pulitzer awards. He also completed his (C.P.A.) CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT from the State of Illinois, USA.

Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Ansari - MD

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Director, Cardio Cath Lab, Structural Heart and Interventional Cardiology Research & Assistant Professor of Medicine- Division of Cardiology

Biography:
Dr. Ansari is currently the Director, Cardiology Cath Lab, Structural Heart & Interventional Cardiology Research, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center University Medical Center, Lubbock, Texas and also an Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock. He graduated from DOW Medical College in 2001. He has since served as a Co-Director, Structural Heart and Interventional Cardiology Research, from 2016-2017. He was also a Research Associate, Division of Cardiology, Tufts University School of Medicine Boston from 2009-2010.

Dr. Mohammad Wehbi - MD

Atlanta Gasteroenterology

Gastroenterologist

Biography:
A native of Lebanon, Dr. Wehbi graduated with honors from the American University of Beirut with a Bachelor of Science degree and Medicine. He completed residency training at Atlanta Medical Center, was named Intern of the Year, followed by the Award for Outstanding Chief Resident. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Emory University School of Medicine, was named Attending Physician of the Year and received the Golden Apple Teaching Award for Outstanding Fellow and the Presidential Award Poster from the American College of Gastroenterology. Most recently, Dr. Wehbi served as chief of gastroenterology at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Dr. Wehbi has focused on several areas of research, including colorectal cancer screening modalities, quality improvement in the colonoscopy reporting system, demographic distributions of colorectal polyps and cancer, and colorectal cancer screening in HIV patients.

Prof. Mohammed Saeed Quraishy - MBBS, FRCS

Dow University of Health Sciences

Professor of Surgery & Vice Chancellor

Biography:
Prof. Mohammed Saeed Quraishy, Meritorious Professor of Surgery & Vice Chancellor, Dow University of Health Sciences is a graduate of Dow Medical College. After the completion of his MBBS in 1983, he headed for his fellowship training and research to the UK, leading to a fellowship degree in the year 1987. With a strong commitment to the institution that is Dow, he joined Dow Medical College as Assistant Professor and started teaching and training. Meanwhile, he also pursued his own training in the field of laparoscopic surgery and was elevated to Professor of Surgery in 2002. As Medical Superintendent of Dr. Ruth K.M. Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, a complex health care organization and the largest public sector hospital in Karachi, he has ensured a high quality of care, despite resource scarcity. Most notably, his improvement projects include – a fully equipped and modernized gastrointestinal investigation unit, having a full range of endoscopic procedures. His commitment to Dr. Ruth K.M. Pfau Hospital is an example of his commitment to the community, and is recently reflected in the development of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Trauma and Accident Centre which offers emergency services, a project of Government of Sindh for which he worked tirelessly to materialize. Also, under his supervision, 17 trainees have obtained FCPS and MRCS. To his credit, more than 60 international papers are published in peer reviewed journals. He has also organized and participated in number of conferences, seminars, symposiums, and workshops on national and international levels.

Dr. Mowadat Hussain Rana - MBBS, MCPS, FCPS, DCPS-HPE, MCPS-HPE, D-CBT (Oxford), MRCPsych (UK), FRCPsych (UK)

Numerous

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences

Biography:
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Dr Mowadat Hussain Rana, MBBS, MCPS, FCPS, DCPS-HPE, MCPS-HPE, D-CBT (Oxford), MRCPsych (UK), FRCPsych (UK), a gold medalist graduate of the pioneer batch of Army Medical College, is the Chief Editor of the Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society, Chairman, The Healing Triad-Pakistan, the Honorary Chair of Department of Behavioural Sciences, and Adjunct Professor at University of Health Sciences, Lahore. Dr Rana is the Patron EMDR Pakistan and the founding Secretary General of EMDR Asia. He is an Honorary Professor at Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom, and a Consultant to World Health Organisation. An author of twelve books, and more than sixty national and international publications, he was declared the Best University Teacher in the field of Medicine by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan, in 2007, and is the recipient of Sitara e Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) from the Government of Pakistan. He is two-time winner of the coveted Avicenna Award. His interests include professional education, psychotrauma, and psychosocial interventions in the field of mental health and education. He is a visiting faculty and a trainer at the National School of Public Policy, National Institutes of Management, National Defence University, University of Health Sciences, and various other public and private sector universities and training institutions at home and abroad. Professor Rana retired from Pakistan Armed Forces as a Brigadier after holding various academic, clinical, and teaching positions including Advisor in Psychiatry and the founding Commandant of Armed Forces Institute of Mental Health. He was formerly the Dean of Faculty of Psychiatry of College of Physicians, and Surgeons, Pakistan. Professor Rana continues to teach, train, and undertake research and clinical and educational work both locally and abroad.

Dr. Mudussar Abrar Ahmad - MBS, MRCS, FRCS (Tr & Ortho)

Whittington Health NHS Trust

Consultant Trauma & Orthopedic Surgeon

Biography:
Dr Mudussar Abrar Ahmad is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopedic Surgeon at the Whittington Health NHS Trust in London UK. He graduated from Royal Free & University College Medical School and his MRCS and FRCS from The Royal College of Surgeons, UK. He also has a certificate (CCT) in Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery. He possesses a diverse experience of 19 years in various Hospitals in UK and did his Fellowship training from Royal National Orthopedic Hospital, Stanmore and West Hertfordshire NHS Trust. He has more than 9 Major publications to his credit and has also been conducting audits for the last 15 years.

Prof. Muhammad Arshad Cheema - FRCS

University of Lahore

Director UoL Cancer Center, Chairman Department of Surgery

Biography:
Forthcoming

Prof. Muhammad Shahzad Anwar - MBBS FCPS MHPE PHD SCHOLAR ME

SIMS SERVICES Hospital Lahore

HOD and Professor of Urology

Biography:
Forthcoming.

Prof. Mulazim H. Bukhari - MBBS, DCP, MPhil, FCPS, PhD, CHPE, Post Doc

UCMD, University of Lahore

Additional Dean IPMS and Head of Pathology Department

Biography:
Prof Mulazim Hussain Bukhari did his MBBS in 1983. Following which he proceeded to King Edward Medical University for his Postgraduation, MPhil, FCPS and PhD. He went to University of Sydney to get the training of Electron Microscope, University of Kagoshima for PCR and Moffitt Cancer Center; University of South Florida for Research of his PhD. He is the first PhD scholar of King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan. Dr Mulazim Hussain Bukhari is working as Head of the Department and Chairman of Pathology Department, University of Lahore since 2016. He worked as HOD Pathology PMC for one years 2015-16, FJMC one year 2014, Associate Dean in American University of Barbados since may 2013 and worked as Prof of Pathology at King Edward Medical University, Project Director for Advanced Lab and Diagnostic Center and Director PhD Program. He is also working Visiting Scholar Physician at Moffitt University of South Florida USA. Dr Bukhari has also been selected by Commonwealth NSH programme for Postdoctoral fellowship in Manchester University, UK for 2011. Over the years, he was awarded an award from Prime Minister of Pakistan as a best PhD scholar in 2011. He has given lectures of different topics of Research about 27 countries and visited 58 countries. He has more than 200 Research Publication on Google scholar and med lines (Pubmed). He has many book chapters in internationally written books on cancers. He had been working as a Dean of Basic Medical Sciences at Fatima University New York.

Dr. Nafisa Fatima - MBBS, MPhil Hematology,PhD Hematooncology

N/A

Interest: Thalassemia

Biography:
Dr. Nafisa Fatima served for more than 30 years in PIMS (Islamabad) & Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore, in the Dept. of Hematology.

Dr. Najmul Hassan Shah - MBBS, MRCP, FCPS (Gen Med), FCPS (Gasteroenterology)

Consultant Hepatologist & Director of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation Department

Quaid-e-Azam International hospitals

Biography:
Dr. Shah is currently working as a consultant hepatologist & Director of Hepatology & Liver transplantation department at Quaid-e-Azam International hospitals, Islamabad, Pakistan since 1st January 2017 He has contributed to the conception, planning, execution and successful running of the Shifa International Hospital Islamabad’s Liver Transplant program as a founder director from 2009 till 31st December 2014 and subsequently as member of the transplant team as a hepatologist till end of 2016. Dr. Shah is an expert ERCP endoscopist, especially specializing in management of post living donor liver transplant biliary complications and management of hepatocellular cancer and difficult to treat chronic viral hepatitis. He has published extensively in national and international peer reviewed journals with original research from within Pakistan and also regularly attended continuous medical education activities with numerous guest lectures at national and international scientific forum and conferences. Dr. Shah is a supervisor & examiner for Fellowship program in Gastroenterology for College of Physicians and surgeons Pakistan.

Dr. Nasir Abbas Bukhari - MBBS, MD

Forthcoming

Medical Doctor

Biography:
Experienced Medical Doctor with a demonstrated history of working in the medical practice industry. Skilled in Pediatric Hematology /Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant. Strong healthcare services professional who graduated from Nishtar Medical College.

Dr. Nasir Saleem - BDS, FCPS, MSc (Restorative Dentistry)

Boulevard Dental Practice

Dentist

Biography:
Dr. Nasir Saleem is a graduate of the Nishtar Medical and Dental College Multan, and then completed his Fellowship in Operative Dentistry from the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. Dr Nasir’s quest for knowledge made him do an MSc. in Restorative Dentistry from the University of Manchester. Dr Nasir has been a key speaker at various National and International forums; and he is widely respected for his clinical expertise and sound understanding of the subject.

Prof. Nazli Hossain - MBBS, MCPS, FCPS, Post graduate diploma in Bioethics CBEC SIUT, Master in Bioethics CBEC SIUT

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Unit II Dow University of Health Sciences

Professor

Biography:
Forthcoming

Dr. Nusrat Majeed Ara - MBBS, FCPS

Rawalpindi Medical University

Associate Professor of Cardiology and Consultant Physician

Biography:
Forthcoming.

Dr. Nuzhat Shikoh Zaidi - MBBS, MS

Doctor's Hospital

Anesthesiologist & Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery

Biography:
Dr Nuzhat Shikoh did her M.B.B.S from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College of Aligarh Muslim University in 1979. She was appointed Lecturer in the Department of Surgery at J.N Medical College in 1983. She moved to Karachi, Pakistan in 1985 and worked in Liaqat National Hospital as a Surgeon and taught the students from Aga Khan Medical College. She worked as Assistant Professor in Baqai Medical College in the department of Surgery and Anatomy. She was appointed Chief Surgeon in 1990 at the Government Hospital in Karachi. She married to Dr Iqbal Mehdi Zaidi in 1993 and moved to California. She did a year residency at Lincoln Hospital in Bronx, New York and then at Texas Tech University Medical Center at El Paso, Texas. After finishing her residency in 2001 as an anesthesiologist she worked in several hospitals in California and Arizona. At present she is working in the Doctor’s Hospital in Manteca, California and she is the Vice chair of Surgery department at the Doctor’s Hospital.

Dr. Parvez Ahmed - AFPGMI,CPSP,CMH

Quaid-e-Azam International Hospital, Islamabad

Consultant Haematologist & Director Bone Marrow Transplant Program

Biography:
PAST POSITION HELD: 1, Consultant Haemotologist & Bone Marrow Transplant Physician Forces Bone Marrow Transplant Centre Rawalpindi: JAN 2001 - AUG 2016 2. Professor of Haematology Army Medical College Rawalpindi: JAN 2009 - AUG 2017 3. Commandant Armed Forces Bone Marrow Transplant Centre Rawalpindi: AUG - 2009 - AUG 2017 4. Consultant haematologist, Advisor in Pathology Commandant Armed Forces Institute of Pathalogy (AFIP) Rawalpindi: AUG 2016-AUG 2017

Dr. Rabab Z. Jafri - MD

Pediatric Endocrine Associates, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children,

Endocrinologist

Biography:
Forthcoming.

Dr. Rafi Raza - MD

Harbour Hospital

Senior Radiologist

Biography:
Dr. Rafi Raza is a Diagnostic Radiology Specialist in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated with honors in 1991. He completed a residency at University at Buffalo. Dr. Raza also specializes in Neuroradiology and has more than 28 years of diverse experiences. Dr. Raza affiliates with many hospitals including Medstar Harbor Hospital, Medstar Saint Mary's Hospital, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Medstar Union Memorial Hospital, Medstar Montgomery Medical Center.

Dr. Raheela Mohsin - MBBS, FCPS

Aga Khan University

Associate Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Biography:
FCPS, College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, 1997 MBBS, Rawalpindi Medical College, University of Punjab, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, 1986 Training Fellowship in Urogynaecology, Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney, Australia, 2003 Residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Military Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, 1997 Research interests Urogynaecology Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions Utero-Vaginal Prolapse Surgery for Urinary Stress Incontinence Awards and honours Best Teaching Award, 2010

Prof. Rukhsana W Zuberi - Master of Health Professions Education -University of Illinois, Chicago ; MBBS - King Edward Medical College, Punjab University

CPSP, Association of Medical Education in Eastern Mediterranean Region, Regional Editorial Board of Health Professions Education, Aspire Academy -- Aspire Assessment Panel , Association for Medical Education in Europe

Director National Residency Program South, Member Executive Committee, Member , Member, Member

Biography:
Professor of Family Medicine, with joint appointment, Department for Educational Development, Aga Khan University, is a graduate of King Edward Medical College, Fellow College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan (CPSP), Masters in Health Professions Education, University of Illinois at Chicago, and received Tamgha-i-Imtiaz in medical education conferred by the President of Pakistan, 2019. As Associate Dean, Education, she led the MBBS curricular renewal, initiated MHPE at AKUMC and was chair of the planning and commissioning committees of the Center for Innovation in Medical Education, state-of-the-art Simulation-Lab, where she served as the founding InterimDirector. Nationally, she was instrumental in initiating Family Medicine (CPSP), Chaired the Higher Education Commission national MBBS curriculum revision group, conceptualized the competencies of a seven-star doctor as member of the PMDC Curriculum Committee, was a Councilor CPSP, and is currently Director National Residency Program South, CPSP. Regionally, she is Member Executive Committee, Chair Group on Capacity Building, Association of Medical Education in Eastern Mediterranean Region, and member of the Regional Editorial Board of ‘Health Professions Education.’ Internationally, she is member Aspire Academy, member Aspire Assessment Panel and on the International Editorial Board ‘Medical Education.’ She is an invited co-signatory for Accrediting Excellence for Medical Schools.

Dr. Sajjad Naqvi - MBBS MCPS FCPS

Private Practice

Psychiatrist

Biography:
Dr. Sajjad Naqvi did his matriculation from DPS in 1973 and F. Sc from GC in 1975. He then joined the first batch of Army Medical College RWP and graduated in Nov. 81. A practicing Psychiatrist since 1988, Dr. Naqvi retired from the Pakistan Army as Lt. Col.in 2002. He currently runs his own Psychiatric Hospital in Attock.

Dr. Saleem Qureshi - MBBS. BSc. MCPS. FCPS

Islamic International Medical College & Rawalpindi Medical College

Professor of Medicine

Biography:
Former Head of Department of Medicine KRL Hospital Islamabad, Professor of Medicine Islamic International Medical College and Rawalpindi Medical College. Professor Saleem Qureshi is a clinician, researcher and former chair of department of medicine KRL Hospital Islamabad. He has held professorial affiliation with Rawalpindi medical college and Islamic medical college. He is a senior medical teacher and a fellow of the CPSP. He is an active member of American Diabetes Association, European Association for study of Diabetes, American Association for Study of Liver Diseases, American College of Gastroenterology, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and European Association for Study of Liver.Dr Saleem Qureshi has published more than 60 publications in both national and international journals. Professor Saleem’s research interest are diabetes and liver disorders, Hypertension and internal medicine. He is currently a leading expert in diabetes, liver & GI disorders, Hypertension, stroke & asthma.

Dr. Salwa Ahsan - B.Pharm (Gold Medalist), Pharm.D upgrade, MBA (Health & Hospital Management)

Shifa International Hospitals Ltd. , Pakistan Society of Health-System Pharmacist (PSHP), PPA

Chief of Pharmacy . Vice President , Lady representative Federal Capital

Biography:
Dr Salwa is currently serving as Chief of Pharmacy in Shifa International Hospitals Ltd. and previously has over 15 years’ experience with Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi. She has expertise in hospital & clinical pharmacy setups, Healthcare Quality Management Systems, Joint Commission standards, Pharmacy Informatics, Computerized Physician Order Entry and Clinical Decision Support systems etc. She has great passion towards medication safety and is a Certified Medication Safety expert from American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) & Institute of Safe Medication Practice (ISMP) USA. She has been a seasoned trainer, coach and facilitator in her field of expertise and has conducted various workshops and facilitated training sessions both nationally and internationally. Dr Salwa is Vice President Pakistan Society of Health-System Pharmacist (PSHP) and Lady representative Federal Capital for PPA. She is serving as technical/expert member on various forums at DRAP and Ministry of Health level.

Dr. Sarwar Malik - MBBS, FCPS-MEDICINE, FCPS-ENDOCRINOLOGY

Private Practice

Consultant Endocrinologist

Biography:
Forthcoming.

Dr. Shahzad Raza - MD

University of Missouri Kansas City

Assistant Professor

Biography:
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 our career guidance program.

Dr. Shehla Naqvi - MD

Mt. Vernon Neighborhood Health Center

Pediatrician

Biography:
Dr. Shehla Naqvi is a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Mount Vernon, New York and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Brookdale Hospital Medical Center and Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital. She received her medical degree from Dow University of Health Sciences and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Dr. Shireen A. A RamzanAli - M.B.B.S, FCPS, ACS, CPSP, AKUH, CHQP, JPMC, RCSEd

Acute appendicitis in month of Ramadan, Enhance recovery after small bowel anastomosis -a study of fifty nine cases (under process)

Writer

Biography:
Language: Urdu English Arabic Sindhi Area of Experties: Trauma Surgery Emergency Surgery Breast Surgery Future Interest: Certified Health Professional Education Certified Quality Health Care Professional FRCS (surgery)

Dr. Shujayat Ali - MD

University of South Florida/Lehigh Valley Health Network

Assistant Clinical Professor Pediatrics & Medical Director

Biography:
Dr Shujayat Ali graduated form Nishtar medical college, Multan Pakistan. After completion of internship, Dr Ali joined general surgery fellowship training at Nishtar Hospital Multan. Upon successful completion of ECFMG certification, Dr Ali joined Columbia University/Harlem Hospital center to complete residency in Pediatrics. Dr Ali is currently working as Assistant Clinical Professor Pediatrics & Medical Director at University of South Florida/Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA.Dr Ali has served at various leadership positions during his residency. Dr Ali served as director of IMI professional Guidance services & has been conducting yearly professional guidance seminars. Dr Ali's main areas of interests are: teaching, current affairs/politics, journalism & religious studies/recitation

Dr. Sobia Qamar - MBBS, FCPS

The Children's Hospital & ICH Lahore

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Medicine

Biography:
Forthcoming

Dr. Syed Asad Hosain - MD

Al Mafraq Hospital

Senior Consultant, Pediatric Neurology

Biography:
Dr. Hosain is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology. He served as an Instructor in Neurology and Pediatrics at the Weill Medical College at Cornell University, New York in 1999. He was an Associate Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at UMDNJ, New Jersey Medical School till 2007. In 2008 he was the Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Rutgers University, till 2016. He then served as a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Gulf University, UAE in 2018 and now is a Senior Consultant, Pediatric Neurology at Al Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi.

Prof. Syed Asghar Naqi - FCPS, FRCS (Ed), MCPS-HPE

King Edward Medical University

Professor of General Surgery, HOD of East Surgical Ward

Biography:
Forthcoming.

Dr. Syed Atif Mahmood Kazmi - FCPS General Surgery, FCPS Neurosurgery

Fauji Foundation Hospital

Head of Department of Neurosurgery, Professor of Neurosurgery FUMC

Biography:
Forthcoming.

Dr. Syed Faisal Jafri - MD, FAGA, FACG, FASGE

Sarah Canon Cancer Center

Director of GI Oncology

Biography:
Syed Faisal Jafri, MD, FAGA, FACG, FASGE Gastroenterology, Therapeutic Endoscopy Kansas City Gastroenterology and Hepatology Dr Faisal Jafri is a graduate of Dow Medical College. He did his residency in Internal Medicine from University of Missouri and then fellowship in Gastroenterology from University of Kansas followed by advance fellowship in therapeutic endoscopy from the University California-Irvine. He then joined the faculty at University of Kansas and developed and directed the endoscopic ultrasound and therapeutic endoscopic unit at the University of Kansas. He is now in private practice for the last 15 years building a group from 2 providers to 15, with referral base all over the bi-state area. His focus is therapeutic endoscopy and GI oncology. He is the Director of GI oncology at the Sarah Canon Cancer Center where he directs a large GI oncology program with special interest in hepatobiliary cancers. He is also involved in developing endoscopic ultrasound and therapeutic endoscopy in Pakistan and makes frequent trips to Pakistan to run endoscopic ultrasound workshops in several University hospitals all over Pakistan.

Dr. Syed Furqan Zaidi - MD

Radiology Partners

Vice President Clinical Operations and Growth

Biography:
Dr Syed Furqan Zaidi MD, MBA is one of the leading radiologists in the United States, and has been recognized as an innovator in radiology quality and population health management strategies. He is Vice President Clinical Operations and Growth of Radiology Partners, the largest national radiology group in the US, which has grown rapidly over 4 years to 1600 doctors, in 23 states. He was also elected as Chairman of the Presidents Council in Radiology Partners. Dr Zaidi serves on the national Board of RADPAC, the key political advocacy group representing radiologists in Congress. He is also heavily involved in leadership roles with the American College of Radiology serving as Chair of the Economics Committee of the Patient and Family-Centered Care Commission, and Chair of the Population Health Management Committee. He has been invited to speak at over 20 national healthcare society meetings on value-based care. Dr Zaidi received his medical training from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his clinical training in Diagnostic Radiology at Beth Israel Medical Center and his Fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology from Yale University. Dr Zaidi has also received an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. He and his wife, Mehdia, along with their daughter Maira make their home in Washington, DC.

Dr. Syed Hasan Jafri - MBBS

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology

Biography:
Syed Hasan Raza Jafri MBBS is an Associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Oncology at UT Health McGovern School of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He obtained his medical degree from the Aga Khan University, Karachi Pakistan. He did internal medicine residence from Indiana University and hematology/oncology fellowship from Louisiana State University. He also obtained additional fellowship in integrative medicine from University of Arizona. Dr. Jafri specializes in treating Lung and head and neck cancers and his research interest is in cancer cachexia. Dr. Jafri has also done course work in Islamic theology, philosophy and mysticism and is an author of a book titled, God and god of Science which discusses relationship between reason and faith, science and religion.

Dr. Syed Hussain Raza - forthcoming

Glan clwyd Hospital, North Walves & luton, England

Speciality Doctor in Anaesthesia & Pain Management & Director Dr. Pharmacy

Biography:
forthcoming

Dr. Syed Imtiaz Ali Shah - MBBS, FCPS (Ophthalmology)

Chandka Medical College/SMBB Medical University Larkana

Professor of Ophthalmology (Rtd)

Biography:
Born in 1959, Dr. Syed Imtiaz Ali Shah received his MBBS from University of Sindh Jamshoro in 1980 and FCPS in Ophthalmology from CPSP in 1987. He was promoted to Professor of Ophthalmology in 1999 and served as Head Department of Ophthalmology at Chandka Medical College Larkana Sindh and SMBB Medical University Sindh Pakistan in 2009 till 2018. He has 51 published research papers in internationally reputed journals and numerous scientific presentations to his credit. He is author of well known textbook of Clinical Ophthalmology "Concise Ophthalmology Text & Atlas" (ISBN: 978-969-637-361-2). He is inventor of "IZZP device" for visual acuity testing of preverbal children. He has added new physical signs like "Imtiaz’s sign in Vitamin A deficiency" in clinical ophthalmology. He has identified new clinical entities like “bleeding pterygium of Imtiaz” and has modified some operative procedures like phaco, entropion with better prognosis. He has received several National and International Awards including 1. NOVAL CHRISTY GOLD MEDAL (DECEMBER 2007) 2. GOLDEN JUBILEE GOLD MEDAL OF OSP (DECEMBER 2009) 3. APAO AWARD 2010 FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICES IN PREVENTIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY IN ASIA PACIFIC REGION (FEB 2010) 4. BEST UNIVERSITY TEACHER AWARD 2016 HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION PAKISTAN 5. DISTINGUISHED SERVICES AWARD OSP LAHORE 2017 6. LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD OSP KARACHI 2018 7. LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD OSP LARKANA 2019 He is member of editorial boards of several reputed journals of ophthalmology. He has acted as scientific evaluator of international conferences representing Pakistan. He is Examiner of postgraduate examinations (Membership, Fellowship and Masters) in Pakistan and Southeast Asian countries. He has chaired seats of Dean Faculty of Surgery and Allied Sciences and Director Academics at SMBB Medical University Larkana, Pakistan.

Dr. Syed Kumail Naqvi - MBBS, FCPS (Urology)

Ameer Uddin Medical College Lahore General Hospital Lahore

Urologist

Biography:
Forthcoming

Dr. Syed Mohammad Javaid - MBBS, MCPS, DMRD

Riphah University Hospital

Consultant Radiologist

Biography:
Dr Syed Mohammad Javaid MBBS, MCPS, DMRD, has served in Pakistan Armed Forces for 16 years as Diagnostic Radiologist in class A CMHs. He has also been a Consultant radiologist with the Fauji Foundation Hospital Rawalpindi for 9 years. Now serving in Riphah University Hospital.

Dr. Syed Mubarak Raza Naqvi - MD

SANOFI

Senior Director, Global Medical Affairs & Medical Head, Insulin Based Therapies

Biography:
Dr. Naqvi is a medical doctor. He has done his MBBS and MD from Aligarh Muslim University in India and has received further training in the United States. In a career spanning almost 20 years, Dr. Naqvi has been a clinical practitioner and head of medical and research departments of multinational pharmaceutical and research companies. In his current role, Dr. Naqvi works out of Mumbai and Paris offices of Sanofi. He is the medical head of insulins based therapies for China & Emerging markets, a region that includes Latin America, Africa, Eurasia & Middle East, Asia (including China & India). He has been with Sanofi for almost ten years. In the past, Dr. Naqvi held leadership positions in clinical research and medical affairs and has been based in California, New Jersey & North Dakota in the US; and New Delhi & Mumbai in India. Dr. Naqvi also volunteers for medical, social and business organizations.

Dr. Syed Nayyar H Shamsi - MD, FACC

Emory University School of Medicine & the Emory Clinic’s Heart and Vascular Center

Assistant Professor & Cardiologist

Biography:
Dr. Shamsi is an invasive, non-interventional, cardiologist from The Emory Clinic’s Heart and Vascular Center, in Atlanta, GA. He is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Shamsi holds Board certifications in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography and is Director of Cardiac Imaging at Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

Dr. Syed Saeed Naqvi - MD, FRCP, FACP

Aetna HealthCare

Medical Director

Biography:
Saeed Naqvi is a 1984 graduate of Liaquat Medical College, Jamshoro, Pakistan. He is a board certified Internist. He has Fellowships from the Royal College of Physicians, American College of Physicians and American College of Physician Executives. He is a Senior Fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine. He was Associate Professor at the St. John’s University in Queen’s New York as Voluntary Faculty. He presently works as Medical Director for Aetna HealthCare. He has special interest in Urdu Fiction writing. He has compiled four collections of short stories, written two novels, and a collection of Poetry. He has also translated fiction from Urdu to English and English to Urdu.

Dr. Syed Saeed P. Bokhari - MD, FACG, AGAF, FASGE

Mercy Health Rockford, IL

Gastroenterologist

Biography:
Dr. Syed Saeed P Bokhari was born in Pakistan where he attended King Edwards Medical College. He completed his medical training in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Bokhari completed his fellowship training in Gastroenterology and founded a successful GI specialty group in the Chicago suburban area. He has had a long career in serving the community through various nonprofit social and community based organizations. He was on the board of Regents of Medics International, Director of Anjuman Wazifa Sadaat e Momineen of North America in addition to serving as President of Medical Staff and Chief Medical Officer of St. Mary’s Hospital in Illinois. Dr. Bokhari has been instrumental in leading initiatives to advance the state of Gastroenterology care in Iraq, traveling annually to train local physicians in advanced endoscopic techniques. Dr. Bokhari brings a wealth of experience in medicine as well as international humanitarian efforts.

Dr. Syed Shabbir Ijaz Bokhari - MD, FACC, FSCAI

Catholic Health Initiatives Medical Group & Saint Joseph Hospital London

Interventional Cardiologist

Biography:
Dr Syed Shabbir Ijaz Bokhari is an Interventional Cardiologist at Saint Joseph Hospital in London Kentucky USA. He is a graduate of the Aga Khan University Medical College and did Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Minnesota. Subsequnetly he trained in Cardiology and Interventonal Cardiology at University of Miami Florida. He is Board certified in Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology and has been practicing in the US for more than 7 years.

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

Medics International Virtual University

Chancellor

Biography:
The Chancellor of Medics International Virtual University and former 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 Shujat Ali Naqvi - MD. DFAPA, DFAACAP

Wayfinder Family Services (& Private Practice in California, USA)

Director of Psychiatric Services

Biography:
Syed Naqvi MD is Board certified and recertified, in both adult and child & Adolescent psychiatry . He provides state-of-the-art psychopharmacological treatment to children with autism, Intellectual disabilities with psychiatric issues, Asperger's disorder, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Tourettes disorder. Dr. Naqvi has been funded by the National Alliance for Research against Schizophrenia and Depression to study the use of Omega 3 fish oil in adolescent depression. Dr. Naqvi has been the recipient of the Beatrix Hamburg Award for Best Research Poster in 1998, the Judd Marmor Award in 1997 for outstanding service to consultation liaison psychiatry and the winner of the prestigious Presidential scholar award by American Academy for Child & Adolescent psychiatry in 1999. He has won the Golden Apple Awards for Best Teacher in Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles for four separate years in 2001, 2004, 2006 & 2010. A distinguished Fellow of both American Psychiatric Association and The American Academy for Child & Adolescent psychiatry, he was awarded the prestigious membership of the American College of Psychiatry in 2011. He served as president of Southern California Society for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in 2004. He also served as Examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology separately in adult and child and Adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Naqvi received his medical education in Pakistan and post graduate education in Adult and Child Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles USA. He has published several articles in scientific journals and is the author of the popular book, “Aspergers disorder, helping children thrive at home and school.” He is at present he devotes his professional tine as Director of Psychiatric services at Wayfinder family services in Los Angeles and in his private practice in Beverly Hills and Calabassas. Dr Naqvi has now presented workshops and given lectures in all of the five continents of the world numbering more than twenty countries. He has made real tangible efforts to translate knowledge and to transfer expertise to some of the most underserved areas of the world including Bangladesh, Nepal, Fiji, Iran and Pakistan. His practice provides clinical care to patients across USA and over forty seven countries in the world. He is now recognized as an international teacher Par excellence, in the field of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in general and pediatric Psychopharmacology in particular.

Dr. Syed Wajih Rizvi - MD

R-Endocrinology

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

Biography:
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 Medics International, and serves as Advisor, International Relations & Affairs and the Permanent Representative to the United Nations and oversees the Global Headquarters. He has an avid interest in philosophy, Urdu poetry, traveling and wild life. He lives with his family in New Jersey.

Dr. Syed Wasi Rizvi - MD

Newtown Medical

Internal Medicine Specialist

Biography:
Dr. Syed Wasi Rizvi is an Internal Medicine Specialist at Newtown Medical in Alpharetta, Georgia. He graduated with honors in 1986. He did his residency and internship from Bridgeport Hospital Internal Medicine Program in 1992. He has more than 33 years of diverse experiences, especially in internal medicine. He is affiliated with numerous hospitals in Georgia and more, including Northside Hospital. Dr. Syed Wasi Rizvi is licensed to practice by the state board in Georgia.

Dr. Syeda Batool Mazhar - MBBS (PB) FRCOG (U.K), FCPS (PK)

Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS)

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Department

Biography:
Forthcoming

Prof. Syeda Kauser Ali - UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION-- M.B.B.S. (1984), POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION-- Master of Health Professions Education (1992-1994),Doctor of Philosophy (2008-2011)

Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) -Institute of Medical Education , Indus University of Health Sciences , Association for Excellence in Medical Education (AEME) -Sindh Chapter

Professor and Chairperson , Member of Indus University of Health Sciences Advisory Committee,Convener

Biography:
RESEARCH INTERESTS • Student Assessment & Psychometrics • Program Evaluation • Faculty development • Curriculum development POSITIONS Current Position Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) January 2019 to date Professor and Chairperson, Institute of Medical Education Current Honorary Positions Indus University of Health Sciences April 2016 to date Member, Indus University of Health Sciences Advisory Committee December 2015 to date Convener, Association for Excellence in Medical Education (AEME), Sindh Chapter Previous Positions Aga Khan University (AKU) January 2017 to Dec 2018 Senior Lecturer (part time), Department for Educational Development, FHS, AKU July 2014 to Dec 2016 Program Director, Master of Health Professions Education program July 2013 to July 2014 Program Director, Advanced Diploma in HPE July 2013 to Dec 2016 Associate Professor Jan 2006 to June 2013 Senior Lecturer (Full time faculty), Nov 2005 to Dec 2006: Senior Lecturer (Part time faculty) College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (Department of Medical Education) Karachi Jan 2017 to Dec 2018 Dean, Medical Education, Department of Medical Education Supervisor & Examiner MCPS-HPE programs Jan 2002 to May 2005: Director and Associate Professor Nov 1995 to May 2005: Associate Professor April 1994 to Oct 1994: Assistant Professor April 1991 to Nov 1992: Medical Educationist DISTINCTIONS/AWARDS 2010 AKU Outstanding Teacher’s Award in recognition of Outstanding Teaching and Academic Pursuits 2007 AKU Faculty Development Award for PhD 1992 WHO Faculty Development Award for Masters in Health Professions Education awarded through the Ministry of Health, Government of Pakistan GRADUATE TEACHING EXPERIENCE (Full Time Faculty) • Master of Health Professions Education, JSMU January 2019 – to date o Basic and Advanced Assessment o Program Evaluation o Research methods • Master of Health Professions Education, AKU 2011 – 2018 o Basic and Advanced Assessment o Program Evaluation o Research methods • Diploma of CPSP in Health Professions Educations 2004-2005 GRADUATE TEACHING EXPERIENCE (Visiting/Invited Faculty) • Master of Health Professions Education, JSMU 2017 – 2018 • Master of Science in Public Health, JSMU 2015 – till date • Master of Health Professions Education, DUHS 2006 – to date • Master of Health Professions Education, AKU January 2019 – to date • Membership of the CPSP in Health Professions Education, 2010– to date GRADUATE THESIS SUPERVISION • PhD Thesis Co-Supervisor – International Graduate Medical Education Program, University Ambrosiana, Italy • Master of Health Professions Education, JSMU • Master of Health Professions Education, AKU • Master of Health Professions Education, DUHS GRADUATE THESIS EXAMINER • PhD Examiner – University of Calgary, Canada • Master of Health Professions Education, UHS, Lahore • Master of Health Professions Education, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar • Master of Health Professions Education, AKU • Master of Health Professions Education, DUHS • Master of Science in Public Health, JSMU INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE April 2012 –June 2013 Invited facilitator for course on Assessment. Master of Medical Education program, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University, January 2002 Invited Educational Expert for Faculty Development – Bangladesh College of Physicians & Surgeons facilitated workshops on Medical Education for Supervisors of the Bangladesh College of Physicians & Surgeons held in Dhaka Jan – Feb 2000 Invited Educational Expert for Faculty Development by the Saudi Council for Health Specialties, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: facilitated workshops on medical education for supervisors of the Saudi Council For Health Specialties held in Riyadh, Dammam, Abha and Jeddah NATIONAL EXPERIENCE Dec 2015- to date Convener for the Sindh Chapter of Association for Excellence in Medical Education, Pakistan. Convened a meeting of the leadership of medical universities/ colleges top initiate a dialogue for strategic planning to improve quality of health professions education in Sindh. Initiated quarterly Medical Education Journal Club (MEJC) for faculty, graduates and students of health professions education, two JCs have been conducted and third is planned in May 2016. September, 2008 Association of Social Studies Educator and Teachers at AKU-IED, Karachi Lead Facilitator for workshop on Value-based teaching to discuss issues in teaching Core Values in schools and integrating them in the curriculum May 2006 Resource Person – Staff Development program, University of Karachi Developed and conducted sessions for improving teaching and assessment skills of the teachers selected on a National level by the University of Karachi. April 1994-June 2005 Educational Expert for educating CPSP Supervisors Conceptualized, developed and conducted new workshops for supervisors of the CPSP fellowship and membership programs in the areas of Performance-based assessment, Research methodology, Dissertation Writing, Supervisory Skills and Enhancing Facilitation Skills Educational expert for capacity building workshops for CPSP trainees Assisted in the conceptualization and development of workshops on Research Methodology, Dissertation Writing and Communication Skills for trainees of the CPSP fellowship programmes Faculty for Teacher Training Workshops Conducted faculty development workshops on Educational Planning and Evaluation, Writing Multiple Choice Questions and Assessing Clinical Competence for medical and nursing teachers organized by the ‘National Teacher Training Center and WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Development of health Personnel’ at the College of Physicians & Surgeons, Pakistan CONSULTANCIES June 2015 - June 2016 Technical Resource Facility and Health Department Khyber PakhtoonKhwa. Developing training package for Minimum Health Service Delivery Package for the Health care providers of first level health care facility in the Khyber PakhtoonKhwa province. Jan 2013 - Dec 2014 Technical Resource Facility and Pakistan Nursing Council. Developing an Examination System for the Community Midwife (CMW) programme February 2006 WHO consultancy on development of guidelines for the establishment, promotion and networking of the Educational Development Centres (EDCs) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Presented and accepted in the WHO consultative meeting in Manama, Bahrain June 2003 Leadership Development in Reproductive Health (RH) through Mentoring Process in Pakistan a project of the Population Council (an NGO) Jan 2002 – Dec 2003 Lead Consultant, Ministry of Health, Government of Pakistan • Developed the Curriculum for Lady Health Workers (LHW) and their Supervisors, • Conducted Workshop for training the trainers of the LHW program. June 2002-July 2003 Lead consultant, Ministry of Population Welfare, Government of Pakistan Developed the Curriculum and Trainers Manual for members of the Mobile Service Unit Jan 2001 – March 2002 Lead Consultant, National AIDS Control Program, Government of Pakistan Developed Manual for Peer Educators and their Master Trainers for the HIV/AIDS & STIs program and conducted Train the Trainers Workshops. May 2001 – Dec 2002 Lead Evaluator, World Health Organization & Ministry of Health, Government of Pakistan Implementation of Community-Oriented Medical Education Project in four Medical Colleges of Pakistan. August 2000- Jan 2001 Consultant in Curriculum Development, Department of Psychiatry, Hamdard University Developed an Integrated and Problem-Based Curriculum for Psychiatric Clerkship at Hamdard University Medical College Jan 1996 - Dec 2000 Faculty, Community Oriented Medical Education Project initiated by the Government of Pakistan and World Health Education in four Medical Colleges, one in each province of Pakistan Editorial activities May 1994 - Dec 2000 Assistant Editor, Journal of College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan (JCPSP) indexed with the INDEX MEDICUS & WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. Reviewer International 2014 till date BMC Medical Education 2007 till date Advances in Physiology Education Reviewer National 2010 to date Annals of Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad 2007 to date Journal of Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore 2006 to date Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan (for Manuscripts, Monographs and Research proposals). 2006 to date Medicine Today 2005 to date Journal of Pakistan Medical Association

Mr. Tahir Nabi Mirza - B.Sc. (Microbiology and chemistry) , MBA

Helix Pharma(Pvt) ltd

Director Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance

Biography:
Expeirience of Pharma Industry : 30 years. Presently: -Director Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance , Helix Pharma (Pvt) Ltd. Previous Experience: -Director Plant Operations ,Hilton Pharma. -Director Regulatory Affairs & Quality & Safety Health & Environment , Roche Pakistan. -Head of Quality Operations , Roche Pakistan. - Quality Assurance Manager, Sterling Winthrop. -Asst. Manager Quality Control , Winthrop. -Analyst/Microbiologist , Winthrop.

Dr. Tasneem Naqvi - MD, MRCP, MA (Medical Management)

Mayo School of Medicine

Medical Director of Echocardiography, Consultant Cardiologist, Professor of Medicine

Biography:
Dr. Naqvi is the Medical Director of Echocardiography, consultant cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at the Mayo School of Medicine in Scottsdale Arizona. She is board certified in American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine, National Society of Echocardiography and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians UK. She has earned Master in Medical Management. She is also the Co-Director of the Mayo Clinic Annual Echocardiography Symposium. She has been affiliated with UCLA as Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and was a professor and clinical scholar in medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. She joined Mayo Clinic as the Director of Echocardiography in 2013. Dr. Naqvi graduated from Dow Medical College in Karachi Pakistan. She earned her MRCP from London in 1989 and then became a Registrar in internal medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, UK from 1989-1991. She then did internal medicine residency at the Stony Brook University in New York, United States and clinical cardiology fellowship at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She began her career in the US as a staff cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai in 1996, eventually becoming the center's Associate Director of Echocardiography and Director of cardiovascular screening and interventional ultrasound before she joined University of Southern California as a Director of Echocardiography in 2007.

Dr. Uzma Zaidi - MBBS, FCPS (Haem)

Assistant Professor, Consultant haematologist & Transplant Physician and Section Head, Myeloproliferative Neoplasm

National Institute of Blood Diseases & Bone Marrow Transplant,

Biography:
Dr Uzma Zaidi is a Stem Cell Transplant Physician at National Institute of Blood Diseases & Bone Marrow Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan. Previously she has been Section Head, Myeloproliferative Neoplasm as well as Assistant Professor & Consultant Haematologist at the same Institute. She has also been associated with Liaquat College of Medicine & Dentistry, Jinnah Medical & Dental College and Darul Sehat Hospital Karachi. She is a Graduate of 2004 and did her Fellowship in Clinical Haematology in 2017 and Fellowship in Stem Cell Transplant in 2019. She is a Member of the American Society of Bone Marrow Transplant, European Haemotology Association & Pakistan Society of Haemotology. She also has more than 10 Publications to her credit.

Dr. Wahida Karmally - Ph.D. RDN, CDE, CLS, FNLA

Columbia University

Special Research Scientist

Biography:
Dr. Karmally is a Special Research Scientist at Columbia University. She was a director for the American Diabetes Association (2008-2010), member of Professional Practice Committee (2008-2009), Scientific Programs Oversight Committee (2010), Scientific Sessions Planning Committee (2011-2012) Board Development Committee (2011-2015). Asia Pacific Diabetes Action Council the (2006-2017). Dr. Karmally served on the Board of Directors for the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology. She served on the board of the Northeast Lipid Association, Expert Committee on Disorders of Lipid Metabolism for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Evidence Analysis Library and was a member of the Evidence-Based Practice and Research Committees, member of the House of Delegates, Professional Development Committee of AND (2012-2015) She was a national media spokesperson for AND for 11 years.

Dr. Wasi Haider - BDS

Pearl Dental Clinic

Senior Dentist

Biography:
Dr. Haider has over 20 years of experience in the field of Dentistry. His special interest is in Oral surgery (in particular wisdom teeth extractions and complicated tooth extractions). He has experience of doing many wisdom teeth extractions over the past 20 years and conducts his surgeries with the greatest empathy for his patients, keeping them well informed at all times and offering strict and comprehensive aftercare and instructions.

Dr. Yawar Sajjad - MBBS, FCPS Plastic Surgery, FCPS General Surgery.

Jinnah Burn & Reconstructive Surgery Center, Lahore

Associate Professor & Consultant Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Biography:
Forthcoming

Dr. Yawer Mehdi - FRCS

St. Georges Hospital

Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon

Biography:
After graduation in Medicine, Dr. Mehdi completed a Surgical Fellowship from Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland in 1995. Trained in all aspects of Plastic surgery, he worked as Specialist Plastic Surgeon in reputable university hospitals of Ireland/ UK until 2007 and as an Asst. Professor-Plastic & Hand Surgery in Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan. He returned as a Senior Surgeon at St. Georges Hospital in 2013. He has more than 20 years of experience in this dynamic specialty with the special interest in Aesthetic Surgery including body contouring post bariatric surgery.

Dr. Yawer Nensey - MD

Florida Gastroenterology Associates

Gastroenterologist

Biography:
Dr. Yawer practices Gastroenterology and Hepatopancreatobiliary medicine with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures on a full time basis. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College Karachi, and a resident in Internal Medicine, Cook County Hospital Chicago, IL. Dr. Nensey has done fellowship in Gastroenterology from Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, MI. He is currently working at Florida Gastroenterology Associates, PA Zephyrhills, FL. Dr. Yawer is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital Plant City, FL and Florida Hospital of Zephyrhills. He has various research publications including Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia associated with Sphincter of Oddi manometry, Endoscopy-related barogenic perforation of the esophagus distal to a stricture and more.

Prof. Zafar Ullah Chaudhry - MBBS, Diploma in Anesthesia (DA, London), DRCOG, FRCS (Edin)

College of Physicians and Surgeons

President

Biography:
Professor Zafar Ullah Chaudhry graduated (MBBS) from Nister Medical College, Multan in 1960 and went to UK for higher studies. He qualified Diploma in Anesthesia (DA, London) in 1962, DRCOG in 1963 and FRCS (Edin, Eng) in 1967. He was awarded Fellowship of College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan in 1990. He is also Fellow of International College of Surgeons and FCPS, Bangladesh. Currently besides being the President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (Pakistan), he is also Head of the Surgical Division of National Hospital and Medical Care, Lahore. He is also a State Director of American College of Surgeons and National Director, ATLS for CPSP. Previously, he was elected to the position of Vice President of CPSP from 2002-2003. He was Vice Principal and Professor of Surgery, King Edward Medical College, Lahore for 21 years and retired on the same position. He has been Dean, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lahore and Dean, Faculty of Surgery, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Pakistan. He has served as Assistant Professor of Surgery and later as Professor of Surgery at Nishter Medical College, Multan and RMC. He served the Army as Classified Major during 1971 War. He was the founding Regional Director of CPSP Lahore. He has also been the Clinical Tutor of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Professor Chaudhry was decorated with Lifetime achievement award in the field of Medical Sciences on behalf of Surgical Society of Pakistan. He pioneered Plastic Surgery in Pakistan in 1969. He is one of the Pioneers of Laparoscopic Surgery in Pakistan. He has trained hundreds of his trainees in Laparoscopic Surgery through Workshops.

Dr. Zara Nensey - DMD

Dr. Bee Pediatric Dentistry

Dentist

Biography:
Zara Nensey earned DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2014 and went on to complete her Pediatric residency as Chief Resident at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida. Since graduation, she has worked full time at Dr. Bee Pediatric Dentistry, a small private practice in Tampa, Florida. Zara Nensey or is working on her Masters in Public Health from George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health with a projected graduation in 2020. Her professional interests are minimally invasive dentistry, including but not limited to Silver Diamine Fluoride and laser dentistry, community dentistry, oral health education, and health policy.