Clinical and basic science research is a major focus of the Department. The research aims to ultimately improve patient care and the teaching of medicine, in accordance with the three-part mission of the Aga Khan University. The surgical faculty and residents are involved in diverse clinical and laboratory research projects, with local funding from Aga Khan University as well as external funding primarily from Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. Several residents and faculty have received best paper awards at national and international conferences.


The Department of Surgery strives for research that is rigorous academically and relevant to clinical practice and policy. Research in the department encompasses a broad array of areas: Clinical, Basic, Community and Educational.

Research Activities

  • Electives Selectives Opportunities in Breast Diseases
  • Research by Sections
  • Book Chapters​
  • Editorial Board Members
  • Patent
  • Tissue Bank Research
  • Publications
  • Research Funding Opportunities
  • Fa​cilities​