CIME Staff​​


Picture1.jpg​Professor Charles Docherty, Director

Professor Docherty studied nursing at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, in the college made famous by its founder, Rebecca Strong, a student of Florence Nightingale. While being a charge nurse in ICU, he obtained both Masters of Nursing and PhD from Glasgow University. Doctoral studies focused on the use of multimedia as a means of helping mentors assess students’ clinical skills.

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Mr Perwez Hashmi, Manager

Mr Perwez Hashmi is the Manager at the Centre for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME) at the Aga Khan University. He is also Secretary of CIME Marketing Committee and the Committee of Financial Sustainability CIME. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Management Sciences. He has over 30 years of professional experience.

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Information Technology Staff


Mr Numair Shahpur, Assistant Manager

Mr Numair holds a bachelor degree in electronics engineering from PAF Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology. He has a diverse experience in IT infrastructure and has been associated with the university since 2011. His prime responsibility at the centre is to ensure smooth operations of IT and AV technologies. He​ has a passion for technology that started at an early age, he utilize this curiosity for exploring technology into solving problems and bringing forth new ideas. He is a keen follower of football and also expresses interest in other sports and photography.​

L2 Resolution Picture12.jpgMr Naveed Muhammad, Analyst

Mr Naveed holds a bachelor degree in electronic engineering from Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology. He provides technical support to CIME and is responsible for ensuring that the technology is up to date and working reliably.

He has over five years of experience working in Home Automation. He has a keen interest in exploring new technologies. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family.

Biomedical Engineering Staff


Mr Saleem S. Pirani, Technical Specialist

Mr Pirani is serving CIME in his role of technical specialists to support and maintain high and medium fidelity simulators. He holds an Hons Degree in Electronics Technology with ​several IT certifications and number of international certified technical trainings on medical imaging equipment, patient care and surgical simulators. In addition to this, he also serves as a member of CIME Equipment Committee.


Picture6.jpgMr Ali Baig, Engineer

Mr Ali is a Biomedical and Healthcare Simulation Technology Engineer.  ​His role is to support high and medium fidelity simulators and support as a technical facilitator during courses and workshops. 

He has attended international trainings on various high fidelity patient care and surgical simulators. He has diverse knowledge of medical equipment in laboratory, critical care and imaging. He has over seven years of technical experience in field of biomedical engineering in Pakistan and overseas.


Administration Staff


Mr Burhan Ali, Senior Assistant

Mr Burhan holds a Masters degree in Human Resource Management from Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education (DIHE). He oversees CIME data management. He also perform the role of safety coordinator for CIME. Before joining CIME team, he was working in Surgery department where he was awarded best ​administrative staff for year 2016.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing cricket and basketball, watching movies and listening songs. 


Picture9.jpgMr Ghulam Nabi, Senior Assistant

Mr Nabi leads the marketing initiatives to spread the word about CIME to people around the world. He oversees the CIME marketing activities and manages CIME official website, intranet and social media site.

He is involved in organising and coordinating simulation-based courses and workshops. ​He is also responsible for the administrative and operational functions of e-Health Innovation Centre. He has been associated with the university since 2012. He loves learning new things and building things that help people learn.​ ​

Picture5.jpgMr Hamza Iqbal, Senior Assistant

Mr Hamza has a wide range of responsibilities to ensure smooth operations in a busy working environment. He provides administrative and logistics support on behalf of CIME to both internal and external customers.

He is also involved in organising and coordinating CME courses and workshops. His educational background includes MBA in Marketing from KASBIT and BBA in Finance from Bahria University.


​​Picture8.jpgMs Nazleen Punjwani, Secretary to the Director

Ms Nazleen holds a Masters degree in economics from University of Karachi. She has been working with the Aga Khan University Hospital at different administrative positions since 2008.

She joined CIME in 2016, providing secretarial and administrative support to the Director's office. She is also a member of CIME social media team. She is a joyful person among the CIME ​team.


Picture4.jpgMr Rehman Baloch, ​Assistant

​Mr Rehman oversees the CIME equipment management and provides administrative support to Section II. He has over five years of professional experience. Before joining the CIME team, he worked as a volunteer in Human Resource department where he honed his skills in office operations and event management. 

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching ​movies and hanging out with his friends.


Picture13.jpgMr Talha Ahmed Khan, Senior Assistant

Mr Talha holds a bachelor degree in computer engineering from Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology. He is involved in organising and coordinating nursing activities and simulation-based courses and workshops. He is responsible for equipment management. Furthermore, he also provides administrative support to simulation wards.

He has a keen interest in exploring new technologies and enhancing professional skills. He enjoys travelling and spending time with his family.