Shifa Clinical Research Center Team


Dr. Tehreem

Clinical Research Associate

Dr. Tehreem completed her MBBS at Rawalpindi Medical College. She has been working on several International clinical trials at SCRC. Her work entails facilitation, day- to- day conduct and regulation of all international clinical trials conducted at Shifa International Hospital from feasibility, regulatory/ ethical approvals, budgeting, trial initiation, subject recruitment, follow-up to closeout. She also creates new research policies according to Joint Commission and Human Research Protection Program standards. Alongside clinical research, Dr. Tehreem also provides academic research facilitation to postgraduate students and consultants, oversees clinical research interns and provides orientation to new hires

sundus dadan

Dr. Sundus Dadan

Clinical Research Associate

Dr. Sundus Dadan completed her MBBS from Shifa Medical College. She has vast experience in conducting COVID-19 vaccination trials and has been pivotal in enrolling thousands of participants in SCRC’s CanSino and Livzon projects. She has been working on initiation of various clinical trials at SCRC and holds expertise in clinical trials’ administrative, logistical and financial aspects.


Dr. Sofia Khan

Clinical Research Associate

Dr. Sofia Khan graduated from Hebei united university china in 2015. She gained clinical experience for three and half years in cardiology department (SIH). Now she is serving as a cardiolgy clinical research associate in SCRC and supervising and managing all the clinical trials related to cardiology.


Dr. Dua Rasool

Clinical Research Associate

Dr. Dua Rasool is an MBBS graduate of Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad. She secured multiple Gold Medals, Silver Medals, Distinctions, and Merit Certificates in MBBS Professional Examinations. Currently, she is working as a Clinical Research Associate in the Neurology department at Shifa Clinical Research Center Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad. She is a GCP-certified medical professional and has prior research experience in observational studies. At SCRC, she is currently managing and coordinating International Cardiac Surgery clinical trials LIMIT and DEPOSITION sponsored by Population Health Research Institute Hamilton General Hospital Campus, Canada. She also critically appraises the research protocols.



Dr. Ammar Khalid Choudry  

Clinical Research Associate

Dr. Ammar Khalid is an MBBS graduate of Jinnah Medical and Dental College. He is an ECFMG certified individual. He completed his United States Medical Licensing Examinations in 2022 and has previous research experience in observational studies. In addition, he has ACLS and BLS certification from American Heart Association. Currently, he is working in Shifa Clinical Research Center as a Clinical Research Associate. His work entails facilitation and recruitment of study participants and is heavily involved in overview of the study protocols that are submitted to the research center. He is currently involved in two Clinical Trials of Oncology domain


Dr. Amna Khan 

Clinical Research Associate

Dr. Amna Khan, graduated from Rawalpindi Medical College in 2021, With experience in both public and private hospitals in Pakistan and the United States, she’s now part of our team at the Shifa International
Hospital as a Clinical Research Associate. Dr. Khan is involved in various clinical trials, both investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored, where she plays a key role in explaining research studies to potential participants, assisting with digital enrollment, and ensuring adherence to protocols and data management
requirements.Her responsibilities also include maintaining patient and regulatory research records and actively supporting recruitment efforts through interactions at waiting rooms, community events, telephone calls, and emails. Dr. Khan attends weekly meetings with the enrollment team and addresses barriers to recruitment. With a commitment to working independently and as part of a team, she builds a strong rapport with participants, demonstrating excellent communication skills, compassion, discretion, and follow-through.


Dr. Raja Waseem Akram (Rph)

Research Pharmacist

Dr. Waseem is a pharmacist by profession. He completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) from Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad (STMU_SCPS). He has working experience in the Country’s largest Phase-III clinical trial CanSino Bio’s Covid-19 Vaccine and Livzon’s Phase-III Covid-19 Booster dose trial as a Clinical Research Representative at SCRC. Currently, working in SCRC as a Research Pharmacist with the leading Clinical Trials. He assists in regulatory submission to IRB/NBC/DRAP and reports/record-keeping clinical trial data to the DSMB.


Mehwish Rafique

Senior Biostatistician

Mehwish Rafique has done MPhil in Applied Statistics and various international clinical research courses of NIH, USA, focusing largely on biomedical ethics. She is working primarily on International Clinical trials, research facilitation service, Postgraduate trainee research core competency program, research workshop presentation, statistical aspect of cancer registry annual data and data & safety monitoring board. She mainly covers the fundamental principles of application of theories of measurement, statistical inference, proportional incidence and limit the effects of chances to contribute to better clinical decisions and ultimately better prediction of health outcomes and guidance on how to go about the appropriate care of patients


Maliha Aziz


Maliha Aziz is a Ph.D. scholar, having a distinction in her MS (Statistics) degree from the International Islamic University. She provides academic research facilitation to post-graduate
students and consultants and assists as a data analyst in the cancer registry. For the Shifa. Center of Professional Excellence, she serves as a facilitator for research training sessions and delivers lectures on biostatistics at Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University. As a Data Safety and Monitoring Board member, she plays a key responsibility for data safety and protocol adherence in all clinical trials.


Aneeta Yaseen 

 Research Nurse 

Aneeta yaseen is staff nurse by profession. She completed her graduation from state college of nursing mirpur AJK . She completed her Post RN /BSN degree from shifa college of nursing  Islamabad.she has 4 year clinical experience including 3 year surgical ICU and 1 year coronary care unit . In addition, she has ACLS and BLS certifications from American Heart  Association.  She is now working as clinical research nurse in SCRC


Nimra Altaf 

Assistant Data Manager 

Nimra Altaf holds a Master’s degree in Physiology. She is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) with multiple international certifications in Medical Coding from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and Cancer Registry from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA. With 7 years of experience as a healthcare professional at renowned organizations; Aga Khan University Hospital and Indus hospital and health network, she has honed her expertise in medical coding, cancer registry, clinical documentation and electronic medical records.

Presently, she manages cancer registry database, abstract, organise and categorize the significant information of cancer patient utilizing standard tools to assist the physicians, administration and other healthcare providers for research and analysis.


Sumaira Gulzar

Data Abstractor , Cancer Registry 

Sumaira Gulzar is a PhD scholar. She completed her MS(Biotechnology) from International Islamic University Islamabad. Currently, she assists Tumor Registrar in case finding, data collection, abstraction interpretation and annual report writing of data pertaining to all cancer patients diagnosed or treated at Shifa International Hospital Ltd. She also participates in many International clinical trials


Zafar Iqbal Armani

Tumor Registrar

Zafar Iqbal Armani is a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) from the National Cancer Registrar Association in Alexandria, United States of America. He started the Shifa International Hospital Cancer Registry in January 2018. Prior to that, he worked for many years as a Tumor Registrar at the Saudi Cancer Registry, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Abdul Mannan Kiani

Research Coordinator

Abdul Mannan Kiani graduated from University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad AJ&K in clinical Laboratory sciences,and have well experience of conducting clinical research studies and also presented his thesis in AJK Medical college journal. Currently working withClinical Research Centre (SCRC) of Shifa International Hospital Islamabad as a clinical research coordinator.


Muhammad Irfan

Office Assistant

Muhammad Irfan is working as an office assistant, currently doing Associate degree (ADP).  He maintains and keeps record of necessary documents and perform other general office duties and errands. He assists in maintenance activities, including internal networking maintenance in coordination with MIS. He also participates in quality improvement and assurance activities.