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The Aga Khan University’s experts are recognized nationally and internationally for their expertise in a number of fields.​

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​Pakistan​

Asad Mian is an associate professor of paediatric emergency medicine at AKU in Pakistan. He specialises in childhood emergencies.​​


Ather Enam is a professor of neurosurgery and chair, Department of Surgery in Pakistan.​ He is expert in neuro-oncology, neurovascular surgery and spinal surgery.

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Farhat Abbas​ is a professor of urology, and dean of Medical College in Pakistan. He is an expert in urological cancers, molecular research in urological cancers and medical education.​




Javaid Ahmed Khan is a professor of pulmonology at AKU in Pakistan. He is expert in asthma, COPD, tuberculosis, and smoking cessation.



Muhammad Muneer Amanullah is an associate professor, cardiothoracic surgeon and interim associate dean of Postgraduate Medical Education at AKU in Pakistan. He is expert in paediatric cardiac surgery, adult congenital cardiac surgery and paediatric thoracic surgery.


Rafat Jan is a ​​professor at the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Pakistan. She is also president of the Pakistan Nursing Council.

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Saad Shafqat is a professor of neurology at AKU in Pakistan. He is expert in stroke and neuromuscular diseases.​




Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta is a senior professor of paediatrics and child health, and the founding director of the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health.


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​​East Africa

​Alex Awiti is the director of the East African Institute. He is expert in public policy issues in environment, education, agriculture, water, extractive resources, urbanization and climate change.​


Joe Lugalla is director of the Institute for Educational Development in East Africa. His r​esearch is focused on medical sociology, medical anthropology, globalization, global health, development, and education.


Marleen Temmerman is a professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, and director of Women's Health and Research in East Africa. Her interests include women's health, global health, implementation science, policies and practices, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.​

United Kingdom​

Philip Wood, an associate professor at the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, is an expert in the intersection of political and religious ideas in the Middle East, ca. 500-800. He is also interested in the reception of this period of history in contemporary curricula.​


Sarah Bowen Savant is an associate professor at the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations. She is a cultural historian specialising in the Middle East and Iran ca. 600-1100.