Shifa Cardiac Surgery Team

Shifa’s Cardiac Surgery team consists of full-time, devoted Cardiac Surgeons working to provide round-the-clock care that is integrated and individualized for every one of their patients. Our Cardiac Surgery team is equipped with the latest technologies and is knowledgeable about the most innovative breakthrough procedures being performed anywhere in the world. They bring the latest skills and a caring approach to the table ensuring you & your loved ones get a thorough and complete experience when you visit us.

Dr. Khalid Rasheed


Consultant Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Khalid Rasheed has vast experience in the field of Cardiac Surgery. He is a Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad. He was the pioneer in starting Cardiac Surgery Program at Shifa in 1996. He has worked at renowned international hospitals such as National Heart Hospital, London (UK), St.Thomas Hospital, London (UK), Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham,  King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, KSA. Dr. Khalid has introduced a new technique of Mitral Valve Repair (COMVAR) in ischemic heart disease patients in Pakistan. Dr. Khalid Rasheed specializes in performing common to complex cardiac surgeries including Heart Valve Repair, Aortic & Mitral Valve (COMVAR & CARVER), Aortic Root Surgery, and Multi Arterial & High-Risk CABG.

Brig (R) Dr. Inam Ullah Afridi


Consultant Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon

Brig ( R). Dr. Inam Ullah Afridi is a graduate of Khyber Medical College Peshawar in 1981. He possess fellowship in Cardiac Surgery from University of Wein, Autsria. He is also a fellow in international Pediatric Cardiac Surgery from University of Tennessee, USA. Dr. Inam Ullah holds extensive experience in performing surgical treatment of all kinds of congenital & acquired heart problems in adults and children. His area of interests include Aortic valve repair & replacement, Arterial switch procedures of defected arteries, treatment for hole in heart and surgical management of blue and pink babies of congenital heart diseases.

Dr. Haris Bilal


Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr. Harris Bilal graduated in 2004 from Rawalpindi Medical College. He finished his Foundation Programme Training at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. He completed his surgical training in the North West of England and has worked across many of the region’s leading hospitals, including Manchester Royal Infirmary, Wythenshawe Hospital, Blackpool Victoria Hospital, and Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.

He was awarded the National Aortic Fellowship by the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland (SCTS) and completed advanced Aortic Surgery training with Prof Aung Oo at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital. He was awarded a National Scholarship by Vascutek and completed visiting Fellowships at the Leipzig Heart Centre in Germany, the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and the Texas Heart Institute.

He was appointed as a Consultant Cardiac & Aorotvascular Surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary in 2015. He joined Shifa International Hospital 2021. He is involved in multiple research projects and is proudly affiliated with Manchester Metropolitan University as a visiting Professor. in collaboration with the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at MMU, Prof. Bilal is director of Manchester Aortovascular Institute (MAVI) along with Professor Yvonne Alexander (now Emerita) and Dr. Fiona Wilkinson.

Dr. Harris Bilal’s areas of interest include Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (Beating Heart Surgery) OPCAB, MID-CAB (Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting), Major Aortic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (VATS), Chest Wall Reconstruction and Pectus Excavatum/Carinatum (Nuss Procedure)

His up-to-date  surgical results are published with a risk adjusted survival rate of 98.9%.: