Head of Department
Prof. Waseem Ismat Chaudhry
Diplomate of the Iranian Board in Anesthesia
Fellow of the College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Pakistan
Pain Management Training Liverpool, England
Prof. Waseem Ismat graduated from King Edwards Medical College, Lahore in 1977. Joined Shiraz medical university residency program in Anesthesia . he topped the Iranian board exam in 1985 and came to Pakistan to join King Edward medical college as assistant Professor in 1986.He establish neonatal anesthesia department at the Paediatric surgery department and helped reduce the surgical mortality rate in neonates. 1988 he went to England for Pain Management Training at the Pain Releaf Foundation Waltan Hospital, Liverpool UK and learned the latest invasive procedures in pain releaf for cancer patients and placement of implants for epidural drug delivery systems. He acquired an extensive experience of neurosurgical anesthesia at the Neurosurgical unit of KEMC at Lahore general hospital from 1990 to 1994.He was promoted to Associate professor of Anesthesia by the Punjab public service Commission in 1994 and later selected as Professor of Anesthesia & ICU in 1996 at Sheikh Zayed Hospital and Federal Post Graduate Medical Institute Lahore, from where he retired in 2014 after serving as professor of Anesthesia for more than eighteen years. He has been always involved in the academic activities of the specialty and acquired second Fellowship in Anesthesia from the College of Physician and Surgeons of Pakistan in 1999. Since then he has been a member of the Faculty of Anesthesia of the college and continued his services as Supervisor and Examiner of the MCPS and FCPS examinations. He has also been involved in paper setting and preparing TOACS stations for MCPS & FCPS examinations.
He has several Publications to his name in the recognized national and international journals which made other universities like University of Health Sciences, King Edward Medical University and Punjab University to put him on their Panel of examiner for their postgraduate courses like MS & DA and is regularly involved in paper setting assessing and conducting VIVA exams for the Universities. He is also a member of the Faculty of the Committee of European Education in Anesthesia (CEEA ) and delivers lectures on various topics every year at the courses held by the committee. CPSP and PMDC have been sending him for inspection of various institutions and examinations for recognition and quality assurance. He established Pain clinic and Epidural services for painless delivery at Sheikh Zayed Hospital. Neurolytic blocks like Coelliac Plexus block for pain relief of Cancer patients has been his passion during his service. He was part of the team that conducted first Live Related Liver Transplant in Pakistan at his institute and for the purpose he went to Organ Transplant centre at Shiraz Medical University Iran to update himself with the Anesthesia tips for Organ Transplant surgery.
Prof. Waseem served as secretary of the Pakistan Society of Anesthesia Lahore for several years during its infancy and was also the Editor of the journal of Pakistan Society Anesthesia,lahore. The Society elected him as vice President for two years and later became the President of the society from 2000 to 2004. He is a member of the editorial board of the Anesthesia journal "APICARE" (Journal of Anesthesia, Pain & Intensive care).