The Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, international university committed to international standards of excellence, in teaching, research and service. The affiliated, Joint Commission International accredited, Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) provides state-of-the-art clinical care.
The Department of Emergency Medicine (ED) at the Aga Khan University, Karachi, is a regional leader in providing high quality clinical services and academic programs. The Department has a strong history of leading Emergency Medicine development in Pakistan. The Department has the largest residency training in Emergency Medicine in the Country. It also supports a mandatory emergency medicine rotation for medical students and a Pediatric Emergency Medicine sub-specialty fellowship, the first sub-specialty fellowship in Emergency Medicine in the Country.
The Department has a robust research programme and is actively involved in training and supervising residents, research fellows and facilitates faculty in capacity building in research through intramural and extra mural grants. ED also supports strong infrastructure for interdisciplinary research.
The current clinical facility consists of 60 beds including Triage & fast track area, separate adult and pediatric emergency units, cardiac emergency, a clinical decision unit, resuscitation rooms, isolation rooms including 8 bedded respiratory covid unit. The main Emergency Department (ED) provides care to up to 70,000 patients per year. Being a tertiary care hospital, ED receives high acuity patients requiring complex medical and surgical/trauma care. In addition, ED supervises a satellite urgent care center.
Trauma and emergency care is an area of growth for the University across all its regions as evidenced by the recently established Center of Excellence for Trauma and Emergencies (CETE). CETE is a university wide, community facing, cross-disciplinary academic center and presents a unique resource for a new chair to engage with and benefit from the various national and international partnerships and projects.
With a commitment to diversity, Aga Khan University invites applications for the position of Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine.