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President Pakistan Psychiatric Society (PPS) | Chairman, Department Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences | Punjab Medical College/ Faisalabad Medical University
Year of Experience: 25+ Years
Specialization: General and Adult Psychiatry
Sub Specialization: Child and adolescence, Substance Abuse & Forensic Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Divisional Head Quarter Hospital & Allied Hospital, Faisalabad
Institute of Medical Graduation: Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad
Education FCPS, MCPS, MBBS
Certifications: APA International Fellow
Languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi
Sub Specialization:Adult Psychiatry, Addictionology
Affiliated Hospital: JPMC, NMC, PIH
Meritorious Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Afridi, is a globally renowned Psychiatrist/Physician and presently holds highest academic posts at three prestigious institutions. Dean (Faculty of Medicine), Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU). Dean, Faculty of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP), where he is supervisor, examiner & convener. Dean, Medical Surgical & allied disciplines at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) since 2017, where he is also Professor & HOD, Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences since 2009. He has trained over 250 postgraduates, and several hundreds of Undergraduates, General Physicians, Nursing, Occupational Therapists etc.
As a Teacher and Clinical Supervisor, Dr. Afridi is greatly admired by his pupil and peers, who honoured him with Best University Teacher Award 2019 at Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU). He tirelessly works for the promotion of Mental Health, both locally and globally. Earlier in 2020, he invited the current President of World Psychiatric Association, Dr. Afzal Javed, as the key-note speaker to elaborate on the “Future of Psychiatry” to destigmatize and popularize field of Mental Health to overcome the huge gap of mental healthcare in Pakistan.
Institute of Medical Graduation Graduation from Bolan Medical College, Quetta
Specialization: General and Adult Psychiatry
Sub Specialization:Child and adolescence, Substance Abuse & Forensic Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Bolan Medical Complex Hospital, Sandeman Provincial Hospital, Quetta.
General Secretary –
Pakistan Psychiatric Society (PPS)
Consultant Psychiatrist / Assistant Professor
Balochistan Institute of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences / Bolan University of Medical & Health Sciences Quetta.
Year of Experience: 22
Sub Specialization: Special interest in Geriatric Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: King Edward Medical University, Lahore
Institute of Medical Graduation: King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
Certifications: Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi
Dr. Ali Madeeh Hashmi is a psychiatrist, teacher and writer. He is a graduate of King Edward Medical College, Lahore and completed his psychiatry training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He practiced and taught Psychiatry in the USA for 12 years. He is currently a Tenured Professor of Psychiatry at King Edward Medical University. He has served in leadership roles in both the USA and Pakistan. In the USA, he was Medical Director of the largest community mental health system in the state of Arkansas for 10 years.
He was also on the faculty of two medical colleges in the USA and received multiple awards for his teaching. He is currently serving as the elected Punjab Chapter Chief, Pakistan Psychiatric Society, the only national organization of Psychiatrists in Pakistan and is also serving on multiple provincial and national government policy and planning committees.
PPS Chapter Chief Punjab Prof Dr. Ali Madeeh Hashmi
Chapter Chief - Pakistan Psychiatric Society, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | Assistant Professor in Khyber Medical College
Year of Experience: 10+
Sub Specialization: Special interest in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Khyber Medical College/Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar
Education FCPS (Psychiatry), MHPE.
Location: Peshawar, Pakistan
Languages: Pashto, Urdu, Hindko & English
Dr Imran Khan is Chapter Chief, Pakistan Psychiatric Society, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He is currently working as Assistant Professor in Khyber Medical College and Teaching Hospital Peshawar after completing his fellowship training in Psychiatry in 2011. He is also a qualified Anesthesiologist, Intensivist & Family Physician (MCPS). He has a Masters in Philosophy (Gold Medal) from University of Peshawar. He is a qualified CBT therapist from Khyber Medical University. He is also a Medical Educationist & Researcher with a Masters in Health Professionals Education (MHPE) from Khyber Medical University, Peshawar. His area of interest is Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
Year of Experience: 15
Affiliated Hospital: Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences For Women (PUMHSW) | People Medical College hospital Nawabshah
Education MD, FCPS (Psychiatry)
Certifications: Certificate of reviewing LUMHS | Certificate of reviewing DOW
Location: Shaheed Benazirabad (Sindh)
Languages: English, Urdu, Sindhi, Saraiki
Dr. Moti Ram Bhatia has done his FCPS in Psychiatry He is the first FCPS certified Psychiatrist in the history of Shaheed Benazirabad, Sindh. He is currently Assistant Professor and Head of Department, People’s University for Medical and Health Sciences for Women, Shaheed Benazirabad (Nawabshah), Sindh.
Dr. Bhatia and his team are providing the full range of mental health services in a critically underserved area for mental health in Sindh province. He and his team treat patients of all age groups including children and adolescents, adults and geriatric patients for all mental illnesses. He is also actively involved in the education of undergraduate and postgraduate medical students as well as nursing, physiotherapy, D- Pharmacy students and hospital staff.
Dr. Bhatia also regularly arranges free medical camps for treatment of poor patients and their families as well as to raise awareness about mental health and mental illness for the general public as well as regular awareness activities for General Practitioners in and around Nawabshah.
Year of Experience: 8+ Years
Affiliated Hospital: Bacha Khan Medical Complex, Swabi, KPK
Education MD , FCPS (Psychiatry)
Certifications: Certificate in Health Professionals Education (CHPE)
Languages: English, Urdu, Sindhi
Dr. Asif Kamal, originally from Baluchistan completed his medical education from Nishter Medical University Multan. He started fellowship training in Psychiatry after directly observing the affectees of the disastrous earthquake in Ziarat District in 2008. He completed his Psychiatry fellowship training from the Institute of Psychiatry, Rawalpindi and is currently serving as Associate Professor in a public sector institution of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. As Vice Principal and HOD of Psychiatry, he established the first inpatient psychiatric hospital in District Swabi KPK. He is currently serving as Secretary Federal Chapter PPS.
Institute of Medical Graduation Bolan medical complex hospital, Quetta
Sub Specialization:Special interest in Adult Psychiatry/Child and adolescent Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Balochistan institute of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Bolan Medical College, Quetta.
Dr. Ramesh Chand is a psychiatrist, teacher and researcher. He is a graduate of Bolan Medical College, Quetta and completed his psychiatry training at Bolan medical complex hospital, Quetta and Aga khan University Hospital Karachi. He has practiced and taught Psychiatry in Pakistan for the last 8 years. He is currently a Senior Registrar of Psychiatry at Balochistan institute of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences (BIPBS), Quetta. He has served in several leadership roles in Pakistan. During his 8 years of practice he also been trained in the World Health Organization’s mental health gap program (mhGAP) as master trainer and also trained medical and paramedical staff in his local community regarding mental health issues. He is also trained in EMDR and has practiced it in Quetta. He is currently serving as the elected Balochistan Chapter Chief, Pakistan Psychiatric Society; the only national organization of Psychiatrists in Pakistan.
He is also teaching under graduate and post graduate trainees in Psychiatry enrolled in MCPS and FCPS programs at BIPBS. He is an International member of American Psychiatric Association (APA). He also has a busy private practice in Quetta.
Secretary Gilgit Baltistan Chapter Pakistan Psychiatric Society (PPS) | Member Pakistan Psychiatric Society (PPS) | Consultant Psychiatrist Regional Headquarters (RHQ) Hospital Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan
Year of Experience: 7+
Sub Specialization: General and Adult Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Regional headquarter Hospital Skardu
Institute of Medical Graduation: King Edward Medical University, Lahore.
Education M.B.B.S, MD (psych)
Location: Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan
Languages: English, Urdu, Balti, Shina
Secretary Gilgit Baltistan Chapter Pakistan Psychiatric Society (PPS)
Member Pakistan Psychiatric Society (PPS)Consultant Psychiatrist Regional Headquarters (RHQ) Hospital Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan
Year of Experience: 5+
Affiliated Hospital: Combined Military Hospital Azad Kashmir
Education MD, FCPS (Psychiatry)
Certifications: Certification in Addiction Psychiatry
Location: Rawalakot Azad Kashmir
Languages: English, Urdu, Hindko
Dr Syed Azhar Ali Kazmi is currently working as Head, Department Of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Poonch Medical College Rawalakot (AJK). He was selected as National Trainer by the United Nations Office of Drug Control (UNODC) in 2019 for training of addiction professionals. He is currently the Provincial Secretary, Pakistan Psychiatric Society for Azad Jammu and Kashmir. For the last 5 years, he has been actively involved in teaching Behavioral Sciences and Psychiatry to undergraduate medical, pharmacy and psychology students.
Head, Department Of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Poonch Medical College Rawalakot (AJK)
Consultant Psychiatrist | Public Health Expert
Institute of Medical Graduation Nishtar Medical College
Affiliated Hospital: Institute of Psychiatry, Benazir Bhutto Hospital
He works at Institute of Psychiatry, Benazir Bhutto Hospital. Institute of Psychiatry is WHO collaborating centre and one of the largest Institutes to treat mental health disorders in Pakistan. Dr Rao graduated from prestigious Nishtar Medical College, the second oldest medical Institution in the country.
He did his masters in public health from four leading universities in Spain, Italy, Hungary & Lithuania and therefore he is the esteemed faculty member for various quality management courses at Rawalpindi Medical University. He interacted with transcultural aspect of Psychiatry by working in Spanish and Italian models of treatment. He did his fellowship from college of physicians and surgeons and now he is the supervisor for teaching and training in psychiatry and esteemed examiner at CPSP.
He has substantial experience of working in forensic psychiatry during ten years and has dealt with complex nature of forensic cases. His special interests include treatment of major psychiatric disorders, alcohol, heroine dependence, cannabis intake, family, marital counseling and psychotherapy. He is enthusiastic to provide standardized psychiatric services at private and public sector to serve the masses.
One of the main goals of PAPANA is to assist and prepare Psychiatry Residency and Fellowship applicants from Pakistan or of Pakistani descent from any part of the world to successfully enter Psychiatry Residency and Fellowship programs in the United States.
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