The Department of Emergency Medicine was established on July 1, 2008 with Dr Junaid Razzak as the first Chair of the new department. In early 2004, the Emergency Room of the Aga Khan University Hospital was incorporated into the Department of Medicine as a section. The move towards an academic entity from a purely service-based unit reflects the growth in the size and importance of Emergency Medicine as a specialty.
Currently, the department has 10 full-time and one non full-time faculty representing both adult and paediatric emergency medicine. In addition to the faculty there are seven residents at different levels of training.
Our mission is to provide high quality and timely care to patients requiring emergency treatment; to offer outstanding educational opportunities for medical, nursing and allied health personnel, and to further medical knowledge through the pursuit of research. We strive to develop an environment that stresses compassion and respect for our patients and each other; that employs the highest ethical standards; that utilises resources in an efficient manner; and that promotes public health.