Prof. Zaigham Abbas


  • FRCP, Ireland, 2008
  • FRCP, Glasgow, 2006
  • FRCP, Edinburgh, 2000
  • FCPS Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, 1990
  • MBBS, Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, 1985

Personal Profile

Dr. Zaigham Abbas is currently working as Head of the Department of Gastroenterology at the Ziauddin University Hospital, Clifton Karachi. He is the Vice President and President-elect of Pakistan Society for the Study of Liver Diseases (PSSLD), member and ex-Dean of the Faculty of Gastroenterology in the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, and Governor of the American College of Gastroenterology for Pakistan. He is a member of the Guidelines Committees of the World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) and the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL), and a member of The Coalition for the Eradication of Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific (CEVHAP). He is a founding member of the Executive Committee, South Asian Association for the Study of the Liver (SAASL). He is a member of the Academic Board, The Kidney Centre Postgraduate Training Institute and Honorary Senior Lecturer at The Aga Khan University. He is ex-member of the Executive Committee of APASL, and Ex-Vice President of the Pakistan Society of Gastroenterology. He established the Department of Hepatogastroenterology at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) and served as its Head for fifteen years where he trained many fellows in gastroenterology and hepatology and helped start the liver transplantation program. He has represented Pakistan in many international meetings as a faculty member. He is currently doing collaborative work with the Hepatitis Delta International Network and APASL ACLF Research Consortium. He has more than 200 publications to his credit in peer reviewed journals.

Prof. Masood Siddiq


  • MBBS Nishtar Medical College, Multan, 1976
  • MCPS Medicine CPSP Karachi, 1979
  • FCPS Medicine CPSP Karachi, 1993

Personal Profile

  • He is a graduate of Nishtar Medical College (1976), served in the medical corps of the armed forces as a General Physician and followed by Gastroenterology.
  • He was trained locally and abroad; served in Muscat, Oman; and spent a lot of time with Naval Hospital Karachi.
  • He was appointed Personal Physician to the Prime Minister of Pakistan. He remained a member of Drug Registration Board at Ministry of Health.
  • After Premature retirement from Armed forces joined Foundation University Medical College and headed the Department of Medicine.
  • He is immediate Past President of Pakistan Society of Gastroenterology and G.I.Endoscopy.

Prof. Saeed Sadiq Hamid


  • MBBS, King Edward Medical College, Lahore, 1981
  • MRCP, UK, 1988
  • FRCP, London, 2000
  • FRCP, Ireland, 2002


  • Senior Instructor, The Aga Khan University, Pakistan 1990-1993
  • Assistant Professor, The Aga Khan University, Pakistan 1993-1998
  • Associate Professor, The Aga Khan University, Pakistan 1998-2003
  • Medical Director and Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan, 2007-2008


  • Internship, Civil Hospital, Karachi 1981-1982
  • Senior House Officer, Cardiology, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Karachi 1982- 1983
  • Post Registration House Officer, General Medicine, Staincliffe General Hospital, UK 1983-1984
  • Senior House Officer, General Medicine and Gastroenterology, District General Hospital, Mansfield, UK 1984- 1986
  • Registrar Rotation in Medical Specialties, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, UK 1986-1988
  • Registrar, Gastroenterology and General Medicine, Royal Infirmary, Sunderland UK,1988-1989
  • Senior Registrar, Gastroenterology and Medicine, West Middlesex University Hospital, London, UK, 1989-1990
  • Clinical Research Fellow, Gastroenterology, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K, 1995
  • Fellowship in Hepatology, Liver Unit, Southwestern Medical School, University of Texas, Dallas, USA, 1996-1997

Prof Syed Mohammad Wasim Jafri


  • FRCP, Glasgow, 2004
  • FRCP, London, 1995
  • FRCP, Edinburgh, 1991
  • MRCP, England, 1983
  • MBBS, Dow Medical College, Karachi, 1976


  • Professor, The Aga Khan University, Pakistan 2000 to date
  • Associate Professor, The Aga Khan University, Pakistan, 1993-2000
  • Assistant Professor, The Aga Khan University, Pakistan, 1988-1993
  • Senior Instructor, The Aga Khan University, Pakistan, 1987-1988
  • Consultant Physician and Chief of Medicine, Buaydah Central Hospital, Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia, 1984-1986


  • Clinical Fellow in Hepatology, University of Miami, USA, 1997-1998
  • Registrar, Royal Victoria Hospital, Bournemouth, UK, 1983-1984
  • Registrar, Lister General Hospital, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK, 1981-1983
  • Senior House Officer, Hertford Country Hospital, Hertford, UK, 1980-1981
  • Senior House Officer, Castle Hill Hospital and Royal Infirmary Hull, UK, 1979-1980
  • Internship, Civil Hospital, Karachi, 1997-1978