Diagnostic Radiology

​​​Diagnostic Radiology 

In recent years, there has been significant advancement in radiological sciences, especially due to the introduction and continued development of new imaging modalities and interventional radiology, the use of which has considerably improved patient care.  Radiology department of AKUH, Karachi has kept pace with this rapid development and offers the full complement of diagnostic and interventional services.  The radiologist should, in addition to interpretation of films, be able to perform all common diagnostic procedures.  The residency programme in Diagnostic Radiology at AKUH has been structured keeping in view the specific requirements for Pakistan, in addition to meeting the international training standards for training a modern Diagnostic Radiologist.


The objectives of the residency programme are to provide quality education and training, so that the students internalise the habit of which prepare the student for life-time learning.  Residents should be able to function effectively at any place in the world, even with limited available resources as in Pakistan.  At the completion of residency training, the residents are expected to pass the exit examination conducted by The College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan.  The programme intends to produce academic professionals capable of providing leadership in the field, promoting change through scientific inquiry and the highest professional standards.

Duration of training

The programme is of five years duration.


  • MBBS or equivalent degree approved by the PM&DC
  • One year internship with six months in Medicine and allied and six months in Surgery and allied disciplines
  • FCPS Part I in Diagnostic Radiology
  • At least two years' clinical experience is preferred

Further information can be obtained from the Chairman of the Department or the Director of Residency Training.

Scope and content 

Clinical training
The emphasis of the programme is on interactive learning.  Residents will rotate through all sub-specialty areas of Radiology.  They will gradually be given increasing responsibilities and independence in performing and reporting examinations.

All procedures and reporting will be supervised by the faculty.  In addition, residents will acquire formal education in basic radiological physics, film quality and processing, and radiation protection from a hospital physicist.  Residents will also receive instructions in radiographic positioning and techniques.

Didactic content
Although most of the teaching will be practical, on the film reporting and performing procedures, a number of didactic lectures on selected topics by the faculty are also provided.  Active resident participation is required in seminars, presentations on selected topics, journal clubs, and in clinico-radiological conferences and film viewing sessions.  Residents are also encouraged to write research articles and case reports.  For teaching purposes, a broad-based computer aided Radiology Learning File is available in the Department.  In addition, an active ACR coding based indigenous Radiology Teaching File (of films) is available, which is continuously updated.

A comprehensive process of evaluation and assessment along with feedback mechanism is in place.

Research and academic opportunities

In addition to teaching and training in diagnostic radiology, the department offers unique opportunities in the field of research.  In addition to dissertation writing residents regularly present and publish scientific studies under supervision of faculty.

On-call duties

Emergency in house calls are part of the training programme.  Call system during residency grooms the residents to become responsible in patient care.  Adequate supervision of faculty and senior residents help the juniors to flourish with confidence. 

Administrative set-up

The Head of the Department is Programme Chairman and a senior member of the faculty is the Programme Director, who is responsible for conducting the program in collaboration with the residency coordinator.  Presently, the Programme Director is Dr Naila Nadeem, and the Programme Coordinators are Dr Waseem Akhtar & Dr. Basit Salam.

Full-time faculty


Dr. Zafar Sajjad

Associate Professor

M.B.B.S (Karachi), M.R.C.P. (UK), F.R.C.R. (UK)​
Associate Professors

Dr. M. Nadeem Ahmad
Chief Operating Officer & Associate Professor
M.B.B.S. (Karachi), M.C.P.S. (Pakistan), F.C.P.S. (Pakistan)

Dr. Yousuf  
M.B.B.S. (Karachi), M.C.P.S. (Pakistan), F.C.P.S. (Pakistan), F.R.C.R (U.K.)

Dr. Tanveer ul Haq
M.B.B.S. (Karachi), M.C.P.S. (Pakistan), F.C.P.S. (Pakistan), F.R.C.R (U.K.)

Dr. Muhammad Azeemuddin
M.B.B.S.(Karachi), M.C.P.S.(Pakistan), F.C.P.S.(Pakistan)

Dr. Imrana Masroor
M.B.B.S. (Karachi), M.C.P.S. (Pakistan),  F.C.P.S. (Pakistan)

Dr. Maseeh Uz Zaman
M.B.B.S. (Karachi), MS Nuclear Medicine (Pakistan), F.C.P.S. Nuclear Medicine (Pakistan)

Assistant Professors

Dr. Vaqar Bari
M.B.B.S. (Punjab), M.C.P.S. (Pakistan), D.M.R.D (Punjab), F.C.P.S. (Pakistan)

Dr. Zishan Haider
M.B.B.S. (Punjab), M.C.P.S. (Pakistan), F.C.P.S. (Pakistan)

Dr. Wasim Ahmed Memon
M.B.B.S. (Karachi), M.C.P.S. (Pakistan), F.C.P.S. (Pakistan)

Dr. Naila Nadeem
M.B.B.S. (Karachi), M.C.P.S. (Pakistan), F.C.P.S. (Pakistan)

Dr. Waseem Akhtar Mirza
M.B.B.S., Karachi, F.C.P.S Pakistan

Dr. Basit Salam
M.B.B.S., Karachi, F.C.P.S., Pakistan

Dr. Shaista Afzal
M.B.B.S., Karachi, F.C.P.S., Pakistan

Dr. Gulnaz Shafqat
M.B.B.S.(Karachi), M.C.P.S. (Pakistan), F.C.P.S. (Pakistan)

Dr. Fatima Mubarak
M.B.B.S.(Karachi), M.C.P.S., Pakistan, F.C.P.S. Pakistan

Dr. Raza Sayani
M.B.B.S.(Karachi), M.C.P.S., Pakistan, F.C.P.S. Pakistan

Sr. Instructor (Medical Physicist)

Mr. Syed Mansoor Naqvi
B.Sc. Honors, M.S.C. Physics
Senior Instructors

Dr. Saima Hafeez
M.B.B.S., M.C.P.S, F.CP.S

Dr Zainab Hussain


Dr Nadir Khan

Dr Muhammad Idris

Dr Kiran Hilal

Dr Mahwash Rehan

Dr. Madiha Beg (Instructor Research)
M.B.B.S,  MSc Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Non Full Time Faculty

Dr. Riffat .P. Hussain
MBBS, MS (Nuclear Med)

Dr. Kamran Kamal
M.B.B.S. (AKU), Diplomate, American Board of Radiology

Dr. Masood Afzal
M.B.B.S. (Karachi), D.M.R.D. (Canada)

Dr. Samina Siddiq Khanani
M.B.B.S. (Karachi), M.C.P.S. (Pakistan), F.C.P.S. (Pakistan)

Dr. Kulsoom Fatima

Dr. Nevine Haider

Dr. Quratulain Haider
MBBS, M.C.P.S., FCPS, Pakistan

Dr. Aijaz Ali Memon
MBBS, Karachi, D.M.R.D. Punjab, MCPS., Pakistan

Dr. Saba Sohail

Fellow – Neuro Imaging

Dr. Mirza Amanullah Beg

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