Welcome to the web portal of Department of Surgery. This site describes several exciting facets of academic activities in our department and ongoing developments in our academic programmes and research. Our academic mission is to train the next generation of surgical leaders in academics and community surgery. Our research is in indigenous problems and mainly translational.

Our top priority is to ensure the highest level of educational experiences for medical students, interns, residents, and fellows through our clerkship, internship, residency and fellowship programmes respectively. Our ten residency and four fellowship programmes (Gastrointestinal Surgery, Breast Diseases, Trauma Surgery, Vascular Surgery) are fully accredited by the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan. Graduates from our residency programmes are commonly accepted in national and international sub-specialty fellowships, and many pursue a career in academic surgery or as clinical leaders in community hospitals. Apart from developing critical thinking and academic approach to surgery through our structured academic programmes, the University also provides the opportunity to pursue a doctoral or MSc degree during training through the AKU PhD programme in Health Sciences, and Masters in Clinical Research (offered by the Department of Community Health Sciences). 

We are a leading research institute in the country. The department strives to be on the forefront of epidemiological and clinical research. Our focus is mainly on indigenous problems and on innovations to improve surgical access in developing countries. We constantly invest in a process of continual development of research capacity and infrastructure, and our faculty members have commendable research profiles including research grants and publications. They are a recognized resource for: policy and curriculum development, educational and training programmes, specialty examinations, editors and reviewers of peer-reviewed journals, and leaders and members of surgical societies.

The Aga Khan University Hospital is a tertiary care teaching hospital with state of art facilities and infrastructure to support its clinical services. The Department of Surgery is a leader and integral part of this mandate, and provides cutting-edge evidence based clinical services in surgical diseases and trauma. Our mission is to provide patients with high-quality, compassionate, and cost-effective clinical care.

Thank you for visiting the Department of Surgery Webpage! Please explore this site and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.