Liver Transplant in Pakistan – A Milestone Achieved

Liver transplant is a treatment option for people with liver failure and for some people with liver cancer who have significant complications due to end-stage chronic liver disease. The chronic liver failure may be caused by a variety of conditions. Among other causes, Hepatitis B & C viruses remain the major cause of cirrhosis leading to liver failure and liver transplant. Cirrhosis is so far the most frequently cited reason for a liver transplant.

It is estimated that over 2.5 million people in Pakistan require Liver Transplantation at any stage during their treatment. The availability of sustainable and quality Liver Transplantation & Hepatobiliary surgery services in Pakistan is a great benefit to the local population, which previously had no option than to go overseas for the treatment.

Today, Pakistan is among the World’s leading nations who have been successfully providing Liver Transplantation services to their people in conformity with International quality & patient safety standards. It is a landmark achievement in Pakistan’s medical history that such a complex and advanced surgical treatment has been provided at Shifa International Hospital Islamabad to Pakistanis by utilizing the expertise of Pakistani healthcare professionals.


Dr. Zaheer Ahmad (Late)Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer

Chairman and CEO

Dr. Habib-ur-RahmanChairman
Dr. Manzoor H. QaziChief Executive Officer

Medical Director

Dr. Zeeshan Bin IshtiaqueMedical Director

President, Medical Staff Executive Committee

Dr. Mazhar Ali MuftiPresident, Medical Staff Executive Committee

Directors, Medical Administration

Dr. Mian Amjad SohailDirector, Medicine & Allied
Dr. Darakhshan JabeenDirector PGME & CME
Dr. M. llyas ShakirCMO, SIH Faisalabad
Dr. Sheikh M. IlyasDirector, SMC F-11

Clinical Chiefs

Dr. Ghulam SiddiqChief of Surgery
Dr. M. Amer AwanAssociate Chief of Surgery
Dr. Syed Nayer MahmudChief of Medicine
Dr. Saeed ZameerAssociate Chief of Medicine
Dr. Shazia FakharChief of Obs&Gyne
Dr. Shahnaz NawazAssociate Chief of Obs&Gyne
Dr. Muhammad AshrafChief Of Anesthesia & Pain Medicine
Brig (R). Dr. M. ZameerAssociate Chief of Anesthesia & Pain Medicine
Dr. Ejaz A. KhanChief of Pediatrics
Dr. Shahid NazirAssociate Chief of Pediatrics
Dr. Imran Nazir AhmadChief of Pathology
Dr. Nadira MamoonAssociate Chief of Pathology
Dr. Atif RanaChief of Radiology
Dr. Rashed NazirAssociate Chief of Radiology
Dr. Abdus Salam KhanDirector, Emergency Medicine
Dr. Haseeb Haider ZiaDirector Transplant Program

Division/Section Heads

Dr. AamnaBatoolDermatologySection Head
Dr. Osama IshtiaqEndocrinologySection Head
Dr. M. Asad SaleemCardiologyDivision Head
Dr. M. AshrafInternal MedicineDivision Head
Dr. MaimoonaSiddiquiNeurologyDivision Head
Dr. M. Ayaz MirMedical OncologySection Head
Dr. AftabAkhtarPulmonolgy& Critical CareSection Head
Dr. Shafqat HassanCardiac SurgerySection Head
Dr. Farooq AfzalOphthalmologyDivision Head
Dr. Sohail HafeezOrthopedic SurgerySection Head
Dr. Mamoon RashidPlastic SurgerySection Head
Dr. Inayatullah KhanNeuro SurgerySection Head
Dr. M. AminENTSection Head
Dr. Anwar Ali ShahDental SurgerySection Head
Dr. M. Ayaz KhanUrologyDivision Head
Dr. Syed Farhat AbbasNephrologyDivision Head
Dr. Abdul WahabYousafzaiPsychiatrySection Head
Dr. Saeed ZameerGastroenterologyDivision Head
Dr. ZafarullahRheumatologySection Head
Dr. Khaula AshrafPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Clinical)Section Head
Dr. Mohammad AmirGeneral SurgeryDivision Head
Dr. Haseeb Haider ZiaLiver Transplant and Hepatobiliary SurgerySection Head
Dr. AtharNiazRanaAllergy & ImmunologySection Head
Dr. ShahidNazirNeonatologySection Head
Dr. M. FarrukhRadiation OncologySection Head
Dr. Salman A. SaleemPain ManagementSection Head
Dr. Ejaz A. KhanInfectious DiseasesSection Head
Dr. AqdasQaziPalliative CareSection Head
Dr. Anwar Ul HaqPediatric SurgerySection Head
Dr. Ata Ullah KhanPediatric ICUSection Head
Dr. M. ZameerHead of SICUSection Head

Section Heads – Laboratory

Dr. Imran N. AhmadMolecular Lab & Flow Cytometery LabSection Head
Dr. Shawana KamranCytogenetic LabSection Head
Dr. Ayesha JunaidBlood Transfusion Services & Hematology LabSection Head
Dr. Ghazanfar AbbasChemistry LabSection Head
Dr. M. UsmanMicrobiology LabSection Head
Dr. NadiraMamoonHistopathology LabSection Head
Dr. Tahir AzizImmunology LabSection Head

Section Heads – Radiology

Dr. BelqeesYawar FaizMRISection Head
Dr. SanamYasirCTSection Head
Dr. RaheelaAqeelUltrasoundSection Head
Dr. Sana SayeedMammographySection Head
Dr. Zahid Amin KhanInterventional RadiologySection Head
Dr. Madiha Saeed WahlaFluoroscopySection Head
Dr. Salma GulX-RaySection Head

Shifa International Hospitals Transplant Program

Dr. Haseeb Haider ZiaLiver TransplantDirector Program
Dr. Zeba I. MatinCorneal TransplantDirector Program
Dr. M. Ayaz KhanKidney TransplantDirector Program
Dr. M. Ayaz MirBone Marrow TransplantDirector Program

Hospital Administration

Aziz Ahmed JanChief Operating Officer
Muhammad ZahidExecutive Director Planning & Development
Dr. Omar Imtiaz HasanDirector, Shifa External Services
Dr. Zeeshan Bin IshtiaqueDirector Quality Assurance
Ahmad SanaChief Financial Officer
Dr. Kashif HaqqiChief Information Officer
Taimoor ShahDirector Quality
Brig ® Abu Bakr Amin BajwaChief Supply Chain Officer
Imran FarooqiAdministrator Lab & Marketing Services
Dr. Malik Imad KhanAdministrator Allied Services
Malik Muhammad UzairAdministrator HR & Diagnostics
Brig. (R) Dr. Lubna SohailAdministrator PED
Col. Dr. Muhammad Naeem (R)Administrator (Evening)
Nuzhat SultanaDirector of Nursing Education
Mohammad AslamGeneral Manager Credit & Collection
Afzaal AhmedGeneral Manager Regulatory Affairs
Shams-Ur-Rehman AbbasiGeneral Manager, Accounts & Finance
Amer FarooqSenior Editor (Associate General Manager)
Aziz Ur RashidAdministrator, SIH Faislabad Hospital
Nabeel Ahmad MalikAssociate General Manager Business Development
ZarshadAssociate General Manager, FMD
Erasto Gonzales BrombuelaAssociate General Manager OR
Shuja RaufAssociate General Manager Marketing & Media