Prof. Dr. Mohammad Hafizullah
He is Professor of Cardiology, Head of Department, Cardiology Department, Lady Reading Hospital and Hayat Abad Medical Complex and served as Chief Executive Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar and Vice Dean, Research, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Peshawar. He is Editor in Chief of Journal of Postgraduate Medical Institute official Journal of PGMI Peshawar since 1993. He is the project director of upcoming Peshawar Institute of Cardiology being established at Peshawar.
He has a distinguished academic career and received his earlier education at Cadet College Hasan Abdal. He topped MBBS in 1979, received President of Pakistan award, Gold medals and foreign scholarship for the best graduates. He had the distinction to be on five roll of honours.
He received membership of Royal College of UK in 1983 and fellow ship of Royal Colleges of Physicians of Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1995. He was awarded fellowship of American College of Cardiology, USA in 2000 and coveted Society of Coronary Angiography and Intervention, USA 2002.
He joined Cardiology department, Postgraduate Medical Institute in 1984 and has been associated with it since then. He is Examiner for FCPS Cardiology since 1999, exit examination for Cardiology fellowship held by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. He is Supervisor for trainees preparing for FCPS Cardiology and Moderator for MD Cardiology examination held under the auspices of University of Peshawar.
He has actively contributed to national guidelines on thrombolysis, acute coronary syndrome, and ST elevation myocardial infarction developed by Pakistan cardiac Society. He was chairman of committee to develop guidelines for Research Ethical committee by PMDC. He chaired the committee of Pakistan Cardiac Society to develop guidelines on Stable angina. He is vice President of Pakistan Hypertension League and has contributed to develop guidelines on hypertension. He is chairman of Council on Preventive Cardiology by Pakistan Cardiac Society and has developed national guidelines on preventive cardiology.
He has authored more than hundred scientific articles and abstracts which have been published internationally and locally. Preventive Cardiology has been a passion to him and he has been in the forefront of public awareness. He has been regularly delivering lectures at various forums locally and nationally and has been on the electronic media advocating prevention measures. He has published more than hundred articles in the leading newspapers of Pakistan under regular columns of ‘Know your heart’ in Frontier Post, ‘From the core of my heart’ in The News and ‘Heart to heart’ in The Statesman. He has written extensively about ‘heart’ and various other topics ‘close to his heart’ but unrelated to the ‘physical heart’. He also author of ‘Know thy Heart’-investigations of heart diseases, ‘Heal thy Heart’-treatment of heart ailments, ‘Heart to Heart’-stories of heart and ‘Heart of Heart’-heart problems.