Dr Faisal Ismail is an Associate Professor and Gastroenterologist, as well as Vice-Chair of Education in the Department of Medicine at AKU. Dr Ismail is an educator with a keen interest in Healthcare Simulation. He is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), a qualification bestowed by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) and has a Masters’ degree in Healthcare Simulation from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, USA.
He completed his MBBS in 1997 and subsequently undertook a residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Gastroenterology at AKU, where he served as Chief resident in both programmes. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. Additionally, he is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the UK and an Inaugural Member of the Haile T. Debas Teachers Academy at the AKU. He is the Director of the Interprofessional Simulation Certificate course in liver diseases and has conducted multiple simulation based courses in endoscopic therapeutics. His research interest is debriefing, and the use of simulation to improve the quality of training and patient care.