Category Archives: Professors

Professor Nadeem Qamar

Professor Nadeem Qamar has had a 24 year long and enduring journey with National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Karachi. Earning an MBBS degree from Liaquat Medical College, Jamshoro, Prof. Nadeem Qamar went abroad to complete his residency in Internal Medicine from Franklin Square Hospital, USA and received his fellowships in Cardiology and Angioplasty from McGill University  Canada and Ottawa Heart Institute Canada respectively. He has trained countless cardiology fellows specializing in Interventional Cardiology and Catheterization Laboratory Techniques, has authored many research papers and is a lifetime member of Pakistan Cardiac Society and Pakistan Hypertension League. Prof. Qamar currently is leading the team as Executive Director of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Karachi and also fulfilling the responsibilities of Secretary to Governing Body.

Professor Fazle Rabbi

Prof. Fazle Rabbi is one of the best Cardiac surgeons in Pakistan. After completing his MBBS from DOW Medical College, Karachi, he obtained his higher education from UK and gained experience there in medical and cardiac surgical fields for 13 years. He acquired his MRCP from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and FRCS from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He joined NICVD in 1996. Besides surgery for Coronary Heart Disease (CABG), his other interests include heart valve repairs and corrective surgery of congenital heart diseases.

Professor Muhammad Anis Memon

Professor Muhammad Anis Memon boarded the NICVD’s team in 1988 as a Senior Resident Medical officer and presently serves as an Associate Professor of Cardiology. His impressive academic portfolio includes Diploma in Cardiology and MD in Cardiology. He has been actively involved in teaching and giving lectures and teaches diagnostic procedure to Medical student, Nurses, House Officers and Trainee Resident Medical Officer. He has also acquired experience in organizing medical conferences and presently serves as a Supervisor for FCPS trainees. He has drafted 13 research papers which have been published in various national journals.

Professor Syed Zahid Jamal

Prof. Syed Zahid Jamal has been an integral part of the NICVD team since 2001. He is a certified Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Cardiology from New York and Boston respectively. He further proceeded to receive his Fellowship in Electrophysiology from Harvard University, USA. Apart from being the Director of Medical Education and Electrophysiology & Pacing Departments at NICVD, Prof. Zahid is also the person responsible for establishing the Electrophysiology Department in 2002, performing the first implantable defibrillator procedure (2002) and implanting the first heart failure device at NICVD (2004). He is a founding member of the Pakistan Heart Association which is an academic organization involved in conducting workshops/symposiums based on the latest updates in the field of cardiology.

Professor Najma Patel

Prof. Najma Patel is a remarkable cardiologist who specializes in the field of Paediatric Cardiology. After completing her MBBS, she received her fellowship (FCPS) from CPSP. She is also fellow of Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI), which is a mark of her excellence among interventional cardiologists and also fellow of American College of Cardiology. Her exceptional journey with NICVD dates back to 1994 when she joined this institution as a fellow and is now serving as Head of Paediatric Cardiology. She also has specialized in adult congenital heart diseases, congenital and structural heart defects intervention. She has performed more than 1200 percutaneous interventions including complex procedures. She is currently serving as Convenor of the committee member of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (Equivalent to Dean of Faculty) and also as a supervisor of FCPS Paediatric Cardiology.


Prof. Muhammad Saeed Talpur is a 1983 medical graduate from Liaquat Medical University, Jamshoro. He completed his M.Phil in Haematology and Pathology from Postgraduate Medical Institute (PGMI) of Punjab University in 1990. He joined NICVD in 1994 after serving 11 years in Sindh Government Health Department. He is an active teaching faculty at NICVD and an honorary faculty member of Dow University of Health Sciences. He has authored 12 research papers published in national and international journals. He is also a life member of Pakistan Society of Haematology (PSH) and Pakistan Association of Pathologists (PAP).

Professor Tahir Saghir

Professor Tahir Saghir has earned Fellowship of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (FCPS) in Cardiology and Fellowship of Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI). He commenced his journey with NICVD in 2003 with the focus of his interest in Clinical and Interventional Cardiology. He is one of the two Certified Interventional Cardiologists for Aortic Valve Implant (TAVI). He is currently acting as Director of Clinical Research Department and Associate Director of Cardiac Cath and Intervention Department. The Clinical Research Department has conducted several successful researches under his leadership.


Professor Saeed Ahmed Mahar is presently working as professor of Medicine and Consaltant Endocrinologist and Diabetologist at NICVD. He is a CPSP certified Fellow in Internal Medicine and has also completed a Fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism from Aga Khan University, Karachi with a clinical attachment at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, UK and was awarded best fellow in Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism. He is also Fellow of American College of Physicians (FACP) and Fellow of American College of Endocrinology (FACE). His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid, lipid disorders, metabolic bone diseases, obesity & infertility. He is supervisor and Examiner at CPSP and other universities in Pakistan. He has more than 20 published articles on his credit, in various medical journals. Currently, he is President of Pakistan Endocrine Society (2015-16) and General Secretary of American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist (Pakistan Chapter).


Professor Khuwaja Amin Muhammad is Head of Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at NICVD. Apart from his MBBS from Liaquat University of Medical Sciences, he also has completed MCPS and FCPS from College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. His wide and admirable portfolio includes working as a Registrar in Anaesthesia in Meath Hospital Dublin Ireland, Senior House Officer at Regional General Hospital Limrick Ireland and Glushtershire Royal Hospital Glouster UK. He also served as Clinical Observer in Guys Hospital London UK. He is General Secretary of Pakistan Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologist, Vice President of Pakistan Society of Anaesthesiologist Karachi and Member Executive Committee of Pakistan Society Critical Care Medicine. He is also engaged as an Instructor of BLS / ACLS at American Heart Association. He has published 10 original research papers in PMDC and HEC recognized journals and is involved in fellowship training of future anaesthesiologists.