By Our Staff Reporter
KARACHI – Dr Ishrat ul Ebad Khan, Governor of Sindh & Chancellor, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), has appointed Prof Dr Noshad A. Shaikh as the new Vice Chancellor of Dow University of Health Sciences. According to the notification issued from the Governor House, Prof. Noshad A. Shaikh’s appointment for a period of 4 years has been done as per Sindh Universities Laws (Amendment) Act 2013. Prof Noshad A. Shaikh immediately assumed the charge as Vice Chancellor, DUHS.
Prof Dr Noshad A. Shaikh (born 27 October 1958), also previously served as Vice-Chancellor of the Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro (LUMHS).
Prof Noshad acquired his MBBS degree from the University of Karachi in 1983, where he did postgraduate work in General Surgery. He was awarded fellowships from the International College of Surgeons USA and College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. He has written several papers in both National and International journals. He has attended and presented papers in several conferences both within the country and abroad. He has been keynote speaker at many conferences and seminars.
He has worked as Professor of Surgery at Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi along with various administrative capacities including the coveted posts of Medical Superintendent, Lyari General Hospital and Civil Hospital Karachi. Later, he was appointed as Principal, Sindh Medical College Karachi. He served as Secretary, Health Department, Government of Sindh from September 2004 to May 2007.
As Secretary of Health, he had a pivotal role in drafting and implementing the first Provincial Health Policy. He was the pioneer architect in the development of Safe Blood Transfusion Act 2006, Private Hospitals Regulatory Authority bill and the telemedicine project in the province of Sindh.
Under his leadership, LUMS became the first ever public sector medical institution in the country to introduce Biomedical Ethics and IT as subjects in the undergraduate syllabus. Among his many achievements, He also introduced an Integrated Curriculum and a Semester System, and established a cardiac surgery unit, a minimally invasive surgery unit, and regular public awareness programs.
He is also honorary Director of the Pakistan Medical and Research Council (PMRC) Jamshoro and the Chief Editor of JLUMHS the official research journal of LUMHS.