​​Section of Breast Surgery

About us

The Section of Breast Surgery is one of the clinical and academic divisions within the Department of Surgery at the Aga Khan University and Hospital, Karachi. The division well-led by the Section Head, Dr Lubna Vohra, provides comprehensive world-class care for all conditions related to the breast for optimal breast health.​ At our facility, you will encounter a compassionate, multidisciplinary team of specialists dedicated to addressing all breast-related issues, including all forms of breast cancer. Our team offers comprehensive care, focusing on all aspects of your wellbeing within a nurturing environment. Our multidisciplinary approach combines the expertise of various specialists who collaborate to determine the optimal therapy sequence and the most effective diagnostic and treatment options, particularly for complex and rare conditions.​

Section Head Message​​​

As the Section Head of Breast Surgery at Aga Khan University, it is a privilege to serve our patients and the community through this platform. I would like to emphasize the critical importance of breast screening and the early detection of disease.  Dr-Lubna.png

At Aga Khan University Hospital, our vision is to provide state-of-the-art services to our patients, delivered by specialists who are trained and accredited in breast surgical oncology. Our well-trained surgeons offer high-quality cancer care, including oncoplastic breast surgery and reconstruction for breast cancer patients. As leaders in the field of multidisciplinary treatment provision, we are dedicated to delivering comprehensive cancer care and support to achieve the best possible outcomes. Our energetic team is committed to guiding patients through every step of their journey, from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and recovery.  

We are proud to collaborate with leading policymakers in the US and Europe to standardize quality cancer care across Pakistan. Recently, I was honored to receive an International Scholarship from the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS), which allowed me to meet and network with fellow ASBrS members. I also had the opportunity to visit the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers headquarters in Chicago, where breast cancer programs, databases, and multidisciplinary breast cancer care were highlighted. 

Awareness involves staying proactive about breast health and encouraging friends and family members to do the same. Staying updated with the latest recommendations is crucial. I firmly believe that knowledge is power in the fight against breast cancer.​

Dr Lubna Vohra,
Associate Professor and Section Head 
Section of Breast Surgery

Patient Care

Our well-trained faculty members offer state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary breast care for benign as well as malignant breast disease to male and female patients, in close collaboration with medical oncologists, primary care physicians, psychologists, plastic surgeons, pharmacists, gynaecologists, and radiation oncology, pathology, radiology, anaesthesia, and genetics. We are well supported by our nursing colleagues, all of whom ensure the provision of information and education, clear communication, continuity of care, and support to all our patients, from diagnosis to survivorship. Our surgeons help each patient understand their diagnosis and treatment options to get them to feel comfortable in making the appropriate treatment decisions. Our faculty offers state-of-the-art, surgical care with the latest techniques and outcomes that match international standards. ​The multidisciplinary weekly tumor board helps us provide the best, evidence-based care to all our patients.

We offer breast care at the Aga Khan university main campus (stadium road), Clifton campus, Karimabad, Garden, and Hyderabad campuses. The BPLC, Chaired by Dr Abida K. Sattar, was established in 2018. It comprises a multidisciplinary team that helps establish institutional guidelines for patient care and ensures quality care, all with the patient in focus. Through such an approach, we strive to offer each patient, care that meets or exceeds international benchmarks.

If you are looking to get an appointment with one of our breast surgeons, you may call +92 21 111 911 911 or click on the mentioned linkBreast Clinic Appointment Application (aku.edu).


Medical Students

The Breast Surgery Rotation is a part of the Year-5 Surgery Clerkship. Each student is assigned a week-long, dedicated exposure to breast care with the expectation to participate in teaching sessions, tumor boards, clinics, operating rooms, and wards.

To apply to the medical college check out the linked page for openings: ​Pakistan | Admissions | The Aga Khan University (aku.edu).​​


The Section of Breast surgery by providing, state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary care for Breast disorders, offers real-life, hands-on training and learning opportunities to general surgery PGY1-3 residents and interns, as per CPSP and ACGME(i) requirements. To apply for residency, check out the page in the link: Residency programmes | MC, Pakistan | The Aga Khan University (aku.edu).​


The Breast surgery fellowship is a CPSP-approved, 2-year, competency-based structured program,  geared toward providing sub-speciality education to surgeons who wish to further their understanding and surgical skill in the treatment of breast disorders. During the 24-month period, the breast fellow is exposed to a multitude of benign and malignant breast conditions and is taught through didactic sessions, journal clubs, tumor board, hands-on clinic, operative experience, and state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary breast care. 

The surgical rotations allow adequate hands-on training in safely performing percutaneous breast biopsies, breast conservation and mastectomy, sentinel node biopsy and axillary node dissections, as well as exposure to reconstructive and oncoplastic procedures. To apply for a breast surgery fellowship, go through the linked page: Fellowship-Breast Surgery | MC, Pakistan | The Aga Khan University (aku.edu).​                             

                                        ​​               Breast Cancer Awareness 


The section of breast surgery is actively
engaged in high-quality clinical research,
collaborating with various specialities,
and collaborating with international
partners on various continents.
The Breast Research group of AKU is led
by Dr Abida K. Sattar. To find more on the
research groups click on the mentioned link: 



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Contact Information 

For the administrative office: 
 +92 21 3486 4751     
For academic-related matters:  
+92 21 3486 4751   ​