The fellowship in Infectious Diseases (ID) is a structured training program accredited with College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan.

Eligibility Criteria: It is a 2nd fellowship program. Candidates must either be FCPS from College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan or Diplomat American board certified in Internal Medicine.

Hospitals approved for Fellowship program in ID: The following hospitals are approved for fellowship training:

  • Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi (AKUH)
  • The Indus Hospital, Karachi (TIH)
  • Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi (SIUT)
  • Shaheed Mohtrema Benazir Bhutto Trauma Centre, Karachi (SMBBTC)
  • Shoukat Khanum Memorial Hospital, Lahore (SKMH)

The Training

It is a full time fellowship program of 2 years duration.

First year:

  • A 4 month training in microbiology where the fellows are required to learn the gram stains, the interpretation of cultures and sensitivities, Ziehl Neelson stains and interpretation of mycobacterial cultures and sensitivity, microscopy of parasites and basics of mycology
  • Rounds in the wards and ICU under the supervision of ID consultants
  • OPD consultations under the supervision of ID consultants

2nd year:

  • Independent rounds and consultations and discussing the difficult cases with the consultants
  • Rotations in in accredited hospitals for specialty training like multi-drug resistant TB and rabies at TIH, nosocomial and multidisciplinary infections at AKUH, Solid organ transplant infections at SIUT, malignancy related infections at SKMH and trauma related infection at SMBBTC, Sindh Aids Control program for HIV , Marie Adelaide leprosy center for leprosy

Academics:

  • Presentations, journal club, guideline reviews and lectures in the respective training centers
  • ID-clinicopathological meeting every month , where fellows are required to present an interesting ID case
  • In-service exam, every 2 months. The exam is prepared according to the FCPS guidelines so that the fellows get the opportunity to have in-depth reading and training in how to appear in final examination

Research:

  • The fellows are required to do an original research and publish their work in a peer reviewed journal during their 2 years training

Examination:

  • FCPS examination requires proof of training in ID and microbiology, e-log book maintenance and proof of acceptance of the research article in a peer reviewed journal.
  • The examination is held twice a year. It consists of theory (SAQs and MCQs) and viva (1 long case and 2 short cases)

Following are the names of Fellows who stand successful as of 2019 with their current designations:

S No. Name Year of Induction Institute Year of passing Present designation
1 Dr. Asma Nasim 2010 Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation Karachi 2013 Associate Professor Infectious Diseases ,SIUT Karachi
2 Dr. Shobha Luxmi 2010 The Indus Hospital, Karachi 2013 Assistant Professor Infectious Diseases ,DUHS, Karachi
3 Dr. Fivzia Hareker 2010 The Indus Hospital, Karachi 2013 HOD Internal Medicine Indus Hospital Karachi
4 Dr. Naveed Rashid 2010 Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer hospital Lahore 2013 Consultant Infectious Diseases, Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research center, Lahore
5 Dr. Sunil Dodani 2011 Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation Karachi 2014 Assistant Professor Infectious Diseases, SIUT Karachi
6 Dr. Kiran Kalam 2011 Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation Karachi 2016 Consultant Infectious Diseases, Prince Sultan Bin Aziz Cardiac Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
7 Dr. Ayesha Ilyaas 2011 The Aga khan University Hospital Karachi 2016 Consultant Infectious Diseases, National Medical Center and Tabba Kidney Institute, Karachi
8 Dr. Aon Raza 2012 Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer hospital Lahore 2014 Consultant Infectious Diseases, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital Lahore
9 Dr. Nausheen Nasir 2012 The Aga khan University Hospital Karachi 2015 Assistant Professor Infectious Diseases, The Aga khan University Hospital Karachi
10 Dr. Iffat Khannum 2013 The Aga khan University Hospital Karachi 2015 Senior Instructor , The Aga khan University Hospital Karachi
11 Dr. Azra Perveen 2013 Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer hospital Lahore 2015 Senior Instructor Infectious Diseases, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital Lahore
12 Dr. Nasim Akhtar 2014 Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer hospital 14Lahore 2016 Assistant Professor Infectious Diseases Pakistan Institute of Medical Science Islamabad
13 Dr. Saadia Aamir 2014 The Aga Khan University hospital Karachi 2017 Assistant Professor Infectious Diseases Liaquat National Hospital Karachi
14 Dr. Beenish Syed 2014 The Indus Hospital Karachi 2017 Assistant Professor Infectious Diseases Liaquat National Hospital Karachi
15 Dr. Azizullah Dhiloo 2015 Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer hospital Lahore 2017 Assistant Professor Infectious Disease, Dow Medical College,  Ruth K M Pfau, Civil Hospital, Karachi
16 Dr. Mehwish Bizanjo 2015 The Indus Hospital Karachi 2018 Assistant Professor Infectious Diseases and Medicine, Jinnah Medical and Dental College, Karachi
17 Dr. Muneeba Ahsan 2016 The Aga Khan University hospital Karachi 2018 Consultant Infectious Diseases, Shaheed Mohtrema Benazir Bhutto-Trauma Center Karachi
18

Dr. Nadia Majeed(FCPS ID)

2016 Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer hospital Lahore 2018 Consultant Infectious Diseases, Shaikh Zayed Postgraduate Medical Institute Lahore 
19 Dr. ZaheerUdin Baber 2017 Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation Karachi 2019 Assistant Professor Infectious Diseases, SIUT Karachi
20 Dr. Amjad Mehboob 2011 Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer hospital Lahore 2019 Consultant Infectious Diseases, Swabi
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