Afia Zafar

Section of Microbiology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Telephone: 92 21 34930051


FRCPath, Royal College of Pathologists, UK, 2002
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pathology, University of London, UK, 1986
MBBS, Sindh Medical College, 1982

Research interests

Infection control
Antimicrobial Resistance


Chairperson, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The Aga Khan University, Pakistan, Dec 2015 to date
Professor, The Aga Khan University, Pakistan, July 2010 to date
Associate Professor and Section Head, The Aga Khan University, Pakistan, 2004-2010
Assistant Professor, The Aga Khan University, Pakistan, 2000-2004
Assistant Professor, SIUT, Civil Hospital, Karachi, 1999-2000
Assistant Professor, Ziauddin Medical University, Karachi, 1995-1999
Senior Registrar/Registrar, Belfast City Hospital, UK, 1991-1995

Professional associations

Member, Hospital Infection Society, UK
Member, Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, UK
Member, Pakistan Association of Pathologists
Member, Pakistan Medical Association
Member, Infectious Disease Society of Pakistan

Awards and honours

Joint award (National Tuberculosis Programme and WHO) for participation in Global Training Course on Infection Control for TB, Cairo, Egypt, 2009
2nd prize for Oral Presentation at the 3rd EuroAsia Congress of Infectious Diseases, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2009
Kaizen award, 2nd prize for the Quality Improvement Project, Expo Centre Reducing Ventilator-associated Pneumonia in ICU at AKUH. 2006
2nd Prize for abstract submission from 5th International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC) Congress in Zagreb, Croatia, 2005
Outstanding Teacher Award, The Aga Khan University, Pakistan 2004

Clinical profile information

Clinical designation

Consultant Microbiologist



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