Center Of Excellence


Heart ( is an international peer reviewed journal that keeps cardiologists up to date with important research advances in cardiovascular disease. New scientific developments are highlighted in editorials and put in context with concise review articles. Education in Heart articles provide a comprehensive, continuously updated, cardiology curriculum.
Heart promotes active interchange among researchers and readers to come together as a community to advance science and improve patient care via regular free audio podcasts, letters to the Editor, and news via Twitter and Facebook.
Heart is an official journal of the British Cardiovascular Society and is endorsed by the following societies:

• British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
• British Congenital Cardiac Association
• British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging
• British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
• British Society for Cardiovascular Research
• Irish Cardiac Society

Lead Academic Consultant

Prof. Muhammad Ishaq

MBBS, MRCP (UK), FRCP (Glas, London, Edin) FACC (USA), FCPS (Cardiology) FPCS.
Former Professor of Cardiology NICVD.
Former Executive Director KIHD.
Professor Emeritus KIHD.
Visiting Faculty Aga Khan University Hospital and Tabba Heart.
Lead Academic Consultant Cardiology for Kupgrade (IHI), Pakistan. Founder, Past president and Current patron of Pakistan Hypertension League.
Life Member of Pakistan Cardiac Society, Pakistan Society of Interventional Cardiology (PSIC) and Past President Pakistan Aspirin Foundation (PAF).
Chair of International Society of Hypertension Regional Advisory Group for South and Central Asia (SACA). Examiner FCPS, MRCP, MD and Dip Card.

“It gives me a great pleasure to introduce this academic project to my fellow Academic Experts and potential participants. I’m grateful to IHI-Kupgrade Pakistan for giving me this opportunity to act as the Lead Academic Expert. This project is a joint venture of Kupgrade, BMJ Learning and IHI we have the resources available to us in form of leading medical educational providers like BMJ, Wolters Kluwer and AAFP.
I’m grateful to my fellow Academic Experts for their kind consent and contribution towards this great academic initiative for Pakistani Cardiologist and Cardiologist In training. I’m grateful to Mr. Khalid Qureshi the focal person of BMJ in Pakistan and his secretarial staff for all the secretarial job and producing this beautiful brochure.
We are hoping to liaise with the leading pharmaceutical companies interested in academics to launch this program across the country. Initially the program is to have a monthly meeting based on a topical issues discussed in BMJ Heart and will take it from there and we are also hoping to introduce various courses and variety of other academic activities that are required to update our young cardiologist and fellows in cardiology.
I’m once again grateful to IHI-Kupgrade for appointing me as a Lead Expert I’m grateful to my fellow Academic Experts who have kindly agreed to join our team and I look forward to a great productive, interactive and fruitful association, I hope our efforts will enhance the standards of medical education in particular of Cardiology in Pakistan thank you very much once again.
Let us pray for the success in our noble cause.”

Academic Experts - Our National Faculty

Dr. Abid Amin

MBBS, Dip-card NICVD, MD-CARD NICVD FACC, FESC, MRCP (Glas) Ex-president Pakistan Cardiac Society, Ex-Vice President Pakistan Hypertension League Chairman HF council to date

Prof. Dr. Feroz Memon

MBBS, BSc, Dip card, MPHIL Card, FACC, FESC, FAPSC, FPCS, FISH, FPSIM President Pakistan Hypertension League (PHL) Past President Pakistan Cardiac Society (PCS) Vice-Chancellor/Principal & Professor of Cardiology Indus Medical College The University of Modern Sciences, TMK

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nawaz Lashari

MBBS (Gold Medallist): FCPS Cardio (Pak); FACC (USA); MESC, MEAPCI (Europe) Fellowship in interventional cardiology certified (03 years) NICVD, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist Program Director MD and Diploma Cardiology Supervisor and Examiner FCPS ii Cardiology CPSP Head of Department of Cardiology CHK / DMC/DUHS, Karachi

Dr. Tariq Ashraf

MBBS, Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad Dip. Card, Karachi University FCPS Cardiology, CPSP Karachi FSCAI, SCAI, USA FACC, USA

Dr. Bilal Mohyudin

Executive Director Punjab Institute of Cardiology Intervention cardiologist Formerly Head of Cardiology at King Edward Medical University and Mayo Hospital Graduated from King Edward Medical College Sectary General of Pakistan Cardiac Society

Prof. Naeem Malik

MBBS, Dip Card. MD Prof of Cardiology and E.D Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS)

Prof. Kaleem Ullah

MBBS: Chandka Medical College, Larkana Sindh (Aug1996) FCPSII (Medicine): College of Physicians & Surgeon of Pakistan (Aug2005) FCPSII (Cardiology) College of Physicians & Surgeon of Pakistan (Aug2010) Fellowship (Intervention cardiology) Tabba Heart Institute Karachi Pakistan (2012-2014)

Prof. Aamir Hameed

MBBS: Rawalpindi Medical College FCPS (internal Medicine): College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan 2001. MCCEE: The Medical Council of Canada Evaluation Exam FCPS Cardiology: College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan

Dr. Hamid Sharif Khan

MBBS (UHS), MD (USA) FCPS (Cardiology), FCPS (Interventional Cardiology) Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology (UK) Diplomate CBCCT (USA) Consultant Cardiologist Rawalpindi institute of Cardiology

Dr. Kashif Hashmi

MBBS—Dow medical college Karachi, FCPS Cardiology (College of Physician and surgeon Pakistan) MD Cardiology (University of Health sciences Lahore) FESC (EU) FRCP (Glasgow)

Prof. Fawad Farooq

MBBS, FCPS (Cardiology), Interventional Cardiology from NICVD, Joined KIHD as Senior Registrar, Treasurer Pakistan Cardiac Society, Authors of Basics of ECG Booklet, Extending valuable CME

Dr. Syed Imran Ahmad

MRCP UK, FRCP London Consultant Cardiologist & Head Cardiology Section, ZU Clifton Campus, Karachi

Dr Kamran Babar

American Diplomat Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist Medical Director Buch International Hospital / Shalamar Hospital CPSP Supervisor Interventional Cardiologist. Fellowship training At Maimonides Medical Center, NY and served as Assistant Professor Cardiologist at University of Texas

Dr. Muhammad Abdur Rauf

MBBS, FCPS (Cardiology), FACC (USA), MEAPCI(Germany), FESC (EUR), Assistant Professor, Intervention Cardiologist, General Secretary of Heart Failure Scientific council of Pakistan, Managing Editor of Pakistan heart journal, Pakistan Cardiac Society

Prof. Jalal Ud Din Achakzai

MCPS, FCPS, FESC. Clinical & invasive cardiologist Head of Cardiology dptt. BMC hospital, Quetta. Local chapter Coordinator for PCS & PHL Quetta, Balochistan. Ex- Joint secretory Pakistan Cardiac Society

Prof. Mahmood ul Hasaan

Head interventional Cardiology department Hayat abad medical complex Peshawar pakistan MBBS,FCPS,FACC. Examiner cardiology College physician and surgeon of Pakistan Supervisor interventional cardiology CPSP

Dr. Amber Ashraf

MBBS, FCPS (Medicine), FCPS (Card) MHPE (KMU) Chairperson Medical Specialties, Professor & Head of Cardiology Division, Director Cath Lab (KMC / KTHP)

Dr. Ghazala Irfan

MBBS,FCPS (Card), FESC Fellowship Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing, UZ Brussel University hospital, Belgium, DAS-CAM, Maastricht University, Nederland Associate Professor, Cardiac electrophysiology National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Karachi, Pakistan