Pediatrics

Pediatrics is a branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of patients from a younger age group such as infants, children, and adolescents. Pediatricians are the primary care physicians for children who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of children related diseases and medical conditions.
Child health is always a delicate matter, as children require special care from the beginning to strengthen their immune system and develop resistance against common diseases. This necessitates constant supervision under certified doctors to ensure the correct treatment is given.

Shifa Department of Pediatrics

Shifa Pediatrics Department has a variety of on-site health-related services for children, offering extraordinary dedication and expertise in a friendly environment. The department treats patients whose conditions vary from simple allergies to complex medical issues that require surgery. Ranked unanimously to uphold the highest caliber of medical services in the region. The department has been recognized by the College of Physician and Surgeons Pakistan for FCPS and MCPS training.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Shifa International hospital provides care to premature babies and other critically ill infants. A team of emergency surgeons is always prepared to perform Pediatric/Neonatal Cardiothoracic procedures and other on-site procedures.

  • Outpatient, inpatient, neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care
  • Sub-specialty services in the disciplines of pediatric gastroenterology and liver transplant, pediatric nephrology, urology, and renal transplant, pediatric hematology/ oncology and bone marrow transplant
  • Primary care including routine check-up for the newborn, vaccination development assessment and treatment of common childhood illnesses
  • Pediatric emergency services (24 x 7)
  • Pakistan’s leading Liver Transplant center to do living donor pediatric liver transplants
  • Burn and Trauma Center: A common occurrence, our burns, and trauma center are built on the foundation of rapid treatment with the latest in medical technology to avoid both excessive damage and promote swift recovery
  • Gastroenterology: Fully equipped in treating neonatal and adolescent patients, our Gastroenterologists are internationally accredited medical professionals
  • Liver Transplant: Pioneers in liver transplantation, we also extend our services in Pakistan and incorporate uncompromising standards for pediatric cases
  • Pediatric Nephrology: Our Nephrologists understand the delicate nature of children and bring both training and field experience to children’s kidney related issues
  • Urology and Renal Transplant: SIH is proud of its successful record of kidney transplants and treatment of the diseases of the urinary tract, many of which include pediatric cases
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: Our state-of-the-art pediatric intensive care unit houses highly trained staff, equipped with the latest generation of technology for taking care of neonatal and adolescent cases
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: A common issue among pediatric patients, our hematology-oncology specialists are swift in diagnosing and treating blood-related diseases
  • Bone Marrow Transplant: Shifa International successfully conducts complex bone marrow transplant procedure for young patients at the facility
  • Orthopedics: Internationally acclaimed, our pediatric orthopedic specialists understand the delicate state of the growing pediatric musculoskeletal structure
  • Psychiatry: Shifa International psychiatrists are separately trained for understanding and dealing with child psychiatry and are hence experts in resolving even the toughest of pediatric mental conditions
  • Eye Specialists: Our eye specialists treat eyesight in children as a sub-specialty, using the most advanced methods to diagnose and treat medical conditions related to eyes
  • Ears, Nose, and Throat (ENT): Diseases and medical conditions of ear, nose, and throat in children are interlinked. SIH has been overseeing pediatric ETN problems since 1993 with a 95% success rate
  • Dermatology: Children have delicate skins that are susceptible to injury, scarring, and allergic reactions. Our dermatologists understand these elements and utilize their expert knowledge for dispensing the best possible treatment
  • Cardiology: About 25% of children born with cardiac issues require surgery, which necessitates the presence of both accurate diagnostics and trained surgeons. Shifa International has a decorated team of cardiologists keen on diagnosing and treating each case with dedication
  • Childcare Facilities: Ranging from consultancy and diet plans to medical checkups and therapeutic treatments, our childcare facilities are both diverse and comprehensive
  • Vaccinations: We provide vaccinations for neonatal and adolescent patients

Children undergoing surgeries is a delicate matter for both the patients’ health and family members’ emotions. With us at the forefront of dealing with all types of medical complications encountered by any neonatal or adolescent patient, you can rest easy knowing your loved ones are in the care of the finest in pediatric surgeons. Our pediatric surgeries include:

  • Surgical corrections for physical hereditary defects
  • Cleft Lip Repair
  • Cleft Palate Repair
  • Surgical Correction for Tongue-Tie
  • Hernia Operation
  • The Full Range of Abdominal Surgeries
  • Surgical Correction for Undescended Testes
  • Hypospadias Repair
  • Both Major and Minor Surgeries for children

Dr. Rehana Sayeed
M.D., Diplomate American Board of Pediatrics (USA)
Consultant Pediatrics

Dr. Musarrat Hussain
M.D.,FAAP (USA), DCH (Dublin)
Diplomate American Board of Pediatrics (USA)
Consultant Child Specialist and Pediatric Nephrologist

Prof. Dr. Munir Iqbal Malik
MBBS (KE), M.D. (USA)
Diplomate American Board of Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics Shifa College of Medicine
Consultant Pediatrics and Ped. GI.

Dr. Yawar Najam
DCH, MRCP (Ireland)
Dip. Mgt. (Health Services)
Specialist in Newborn Medicine
Consultant Child Specialist & Neonatologist

Dr. Yasir Iqbal
M.D., DABP, FAAP (USA)
Consultant Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology

Dr. Masood Khan
M.D. FAAP
Diplomate American Board of Pediatrics
DCH (London)
Consultant Pediatrician

Dr. Mazhar Hussain Raja
MBBS, DCH, MRCP (UK), FRCPCH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Consultant Pediatrician (Special Interest in Neonatology)

Prof. Ejaz A. Khan
Diplomate American Board of Pediatrics
Diplomate American Board of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Professor (SCM), Chief of Pediatrics (SIH)
Consultant Pediatrician

Dr. Shahid Nazir
MBBS, M.D., FAAP (USA)
Diplomate American Board of Pediatrics
Consultant Neonatologist

Dr. Shehla Chaudhry
MBBS, MCPS, FCPS
Consultant Pediatrics