Dr. Syed Abdul Nasir Shah is a highly accomplished medical professional specializing in Family Medicine. He holds an MBBS degree from The Aga Khan University, Karachi, and has pursued additional qualifications, including MCPS in Family Medicine, FCPS in Family Medicine, MRCGP International, and FRCGP International. With extensive experience across various aspects of family medicine, Dr. Shah has actively contributed to research studies on contraception methods, sexually transmitted diseases, complications of circumcisions, disease pattern in earthquake, family physicians’ job satisfaction, and community perceptions of diseases. His research work has been published in reputable medical journals. In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Shah has held key administrative roles, serving as a Program Director for Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs, Director of Family Medicine Residency Programs, and Head of Family Medicine Departments at esteemed institutions such as the University of Health Sciences (UHS) and Fatima Memorial Hospital. He has made notable contributions to the field through his involvement as an Examiner for MRCGP International and the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP). Currently, Dr. Shah serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Central Institute of Family Medicine, where he continues to advance the practice of Family Medicine and enhance healthcare delivery in Pakistan. His expertise and dedication make him a highly respected figure in promoting quality healthcare in the country.
Ayesha Humayun, MBBS, FCPS, PhD
Vice-Principal, Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Medical College, Pakistan
Head, Department of Public Health & Community Medicine, Shaikh Zayed Postgraduate Medical Institute, Pakistan
Dr. Ayesha is a fellow of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) and holds a Ph.D. in Community Medicine. In 2023, she was chosen as one of 20 scholars for the prestigious two-year Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) fellowship. Dr. Ayesha is currently actively engaged in the WHO-TDR project, collaborating with renowned international researchers. Her involvement as a Global Burden of Diseases (GBD) collaborator further highlights her dedication to addressing global health challenges. In addition to her research contributions, Dr. Ayesha serves as an Editor for a peer-reviewed, indexed scientific journal published by the Shaikh Zayed PGMI. She also holds a position on the Editorial Board of Computer Programs and Methods in Biomedicine Update by Elsevier Publishers. Her meticulous approach to research and scientific writing is evident through her impressive portfolio of over 100 research papers. With a wealth of experience, Dr. Ayesha is actively engaged as a senior instructor, supervisor, mentor, examiner, and evaluator in various universities. She has successfully supervised 7 Ph.D. candidates and guided numerous MPhil and MPH scholars. Dr. Ayesha's areas of expertise lie in nutritional epidemiology, epidemiological methods, qualitative research, and healthcare quality and safety, reflecting her keen interest in these fields. Dr. Ayesha's passion for advancing knowledge and improving healthcare practices is evident in her commitment to research and teaching. Her contributions have a lasting impact on the field of medicine and beyond.
Hiba Ashraf, MBBS, FCPS, MRCGP (Int), MHPE
Director and Consultant, Family Medicine - Primary Care Program
Indus Hospital and Health Network (IHHN), Pakistan
Dr. Hiba Ashraf is the Director of the Primary Care Program and Faculty of Family Medicine at IHHN, Pakistan. With over 17 years of clinical experience, she has worked in diverse rural and urban settings, including positions at Aga Khan University and Fatima Memorial Hospital in Lahore. Currently, Dr. Hiba serves as a faculty member and supervisor at CPSP and Iheed-University of Warwick, and she also acts as an examiner at CPSP and MRCGP South Asia board. She also holds a master’s in health professions education and has made significant contributions, including the initiation and accreditation of the Family Medicine postgraduate training program at the Indus Hospital. Additionally, she played a key role in developing and implementing the revised residency curriculum of Family Medicine as a faculty member of CPSP for both FCPS and MCPS at the national level. Under her guidance, the Indus Hospital and Health Network's Primary Care Program received the prestigious "Best Innovative Solution Award" at the International Humanitarian City MGM Awards in 2021. Dr. Hiba is an active member of the Executive Committee of the National Family Medicine Committee and the ISO Council for Family Physicians. Her expertise is well-recognized, and she has several publications to her name. Overall, Dr. Hiba’s vast experience, dedication, and contributions have significantly shaped the field of Family Medicine in Pakistan and beyond.
Mr. Ishtiaq Ahmad is an accomplished professional in medical administration, currently serving as the Director of Administration at the Central Institute of Family Medicine (CIFM). With over two decades of experience, Ishtiaq began his career in 2002, specializing in medical administration. Mr. Ishtiaq plays a crucial role in promoting family medicine and educating family physicians. He actively organizes training programs, facilitates Continuing Medical Education (CME), and supports the establishment of clinics for family physicians. Mr. Ishtiaq's steadfast dedication to enhancing the field of family medicine is evident in his commitment to ongoing professional development and his involvement in preparatory courses for postgraduate family medicine exams. His strategic leadership ensures the efficient functioning of the CIFM. He oversees administrative operations, supporting the institution's mission of delivering high-quality education, research, and healthcare services. Mr. Ishtiaq's extensive knowledge of the healthcare industry and his resolute determination have significantly impacted the advancement of family medicine in Pakistan.
Dr. Zafaruddin is an Assistant Professor in Urology at Swat Medical College, bringing a wealth of knowledge from diverse fields such as Family Medicine, Urology/Andrology, health management, and professional health education. He holds qualifications from prestigious institutions, including Aga Khan University, Royal College London, and Khyber Medical University. With valuable experience from renowned healthcare institutions like Aga Khan Health Services, Aga Khan University Hospital, Lady Reading Hospital, and the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Zafaruddin has established expertise in Urological-oncology, Andrology, and Family Medicine, focusing on maternal and child health, osteoporosis, health screening, and Vitamin D deficiency. He is actively engaged in research and has contributed to numerous national and international publications on diverse topics such as diabetes, prostate cancer, COVID-19, and tumor biology. Dr. Zafaruddin's dedication extends to medical education, where he actively teaches and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students. His commitment and expertise make him an invaluable asset in advancing healthcare excellence.