From rural Tanzania to New York City, our
12,000-plus alumni are making a difference as nurses, doctors,
educators, researchers, innovators and leaders.
Professor of Women’s Health and Clinical Epidemiology at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr Khalid Khan, MBBS ’88,
is the editor of BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and
Gynaecology. He is a prolific researcher and lead author of the book
Systematic Reviews to Support Evidence-Based Medicine.
Fatemeh Shams Esmaeili, MA in Muslim Cultures ’09,
won the Jaleh Esfahani Foundation’s award for the best young Persian
poet, and has published two collections of poetry, 88 and Writing in the
Mist. She recently received a PhD in Oriental Studies from the
University of Oxford.
of Thoracic Surgery at Mt. Sinai Roosevelt and St. Luke’s hospitals in
New York City, and an Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery at the
Icahn School of Medicine, Dr Faiz Bhora, MBBS ’92, is
internationally known for his expertise in thoracic oncology surgery and
minimally invasive thoracic surgery. He is developing a 3D-printed,
implantable trachea made from biological materials.
Dr Aisha Sethi, MBBS ’99,
is Associate Professor of Dermatology and Infectious Diseases at the
University of Chicago. Dr Sethi has spent significant time in Malawi
working to improve dermatological care, especially for albinos. She
organized the first North American conference on tropical skin diseases,
and is at work on a textbook on tropical dermatology.
Salimah Meghani,Post-RN BScN ’97,
is Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of
Nursing and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She has
published dozens of articles on disparities in pain treatment for
minorities and vulnerable populations
Paediatric cardiologist Dr Babar Hasan, MBBS ’99,
returned to AKU in 2011 after completing a fellowship at Boston
Children’s Hospital’s No. 1-ranked paediatric cardiology programme. His
efforts are resulting in the addition of new diagnostics, improved
quality of care and the creation of a new generation of paediatric
cardiologists in Pakistan.
Alia Nasir, Diploma ’90 and Post-RN BScN ’96,
is Principal of the Ziauddin College of Nursing. The former Head of the
Aman Community Health Programme, she has extensive experience in
directing community health projects in underserved areas of Karachi, and
has contributed to the development of Pakistan’s national nursing
A member of the Institute for Educational Development’s first class, Mola Dad Shafa, MEd ’95,
earned his PhD at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for
Studies in Education. Since 2004, he has been the head of AKU’s
Professional Development Centre in Gilgit-Baltistan, where he oversaw
the Education Development and Improvement Programme.
As Geita Regional Education Officer, Euphrasia Buchuma, MEd ’09, oversees
nearly 700 schools in western Tanzania and has worked with her alma
mater to train hundreds of teachers in a variety of subjects.
As Country Director for the Palliative Care Association of Uganda, Rose Kiwanuka, Post-RN BScN ’05,
works to enhance the capacity of the country’s health care system to
stem the pain and suffering of patients with HIV and other illnesses.
Dr Edwin Mogere, MMed ’08,
recently returned to the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi after
completing his neurosurgical training in Cape Town, South Africa, making
him one of only two dozen neurosurgeons in East Africa and the only one
trained in neuroendovascular surgery.