Professor Waris Qidwai awarded membership of Faculty of Public Health, Royal College of Physicians, UK
August 15, 2013
Dr Waris Qidwai receiving the award from Professor Lindsey Davies
Dr Waris Qidwai, Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine, Aga Khan University, has been awarded membership of the prestigious Faculty of Public Health by the Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom.
The membership through distinction award was presented by Professor Lindsey Davies, President FPH, on July 2, 2013 at the University of Warwick, UK.
FPH is a joint faculty of UK’s three Royal Colleges of Physicians (London, Edinburgh and Glasgow) that sets standards for specialists in public health in the country.
The level of membership received by Professor Qidwai is only offered to those physicians and scientists who are recognised as having distinguished themselves through their significant contribution to the science and literature or practice of public health.
Professor Qidwai has been associated with the Aga Khan University for the last 27 years, during which he has emerged as one of the strongest advocates of primary care research globally with special interests in primary health care, health systems, access and equity in healthcare, and geriatrics.
He has 135 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals to his credit and also provides editorial and advisory assistance to more than 20 medical journals.
After graduating from Dow Medical College in 1983, Professor Qidwai trained in family medicine and is a Fellow and Member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan and an International Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK). He was awarded the prestigious Burki Gold Medal award for his outstanding performance in CPSP Fellowship Examination in 1997.