NAME Professor Salman Asghar
House 751 St 75 I 8-3 Islamabad Mobile: 009***********
UK ADDRESS :100 Rochdale Road Bury Lancs. BL9 7AY
Date Of Birth 17-04-1957
Education March 1972
9 GCE’O’ levels (Distinction in 5 subjects)
( Five A*s, Distinction in 2 subjects)
National Scholarship to study Medicine
Medical Educatuion April 1975-December 1980
University of Punjab/Nishtar Medical College Multan
Passed in Pathology, Community Medicine,
Medicine and Therapeutics, Paediatrics, Obstetrics &
Gynaecology, Surgery, Psychiatry, ENT, and
Qualification June 1994
Final Surgical Fellowship
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
PM&DC Speciality Reg. As Professor Neurosurgery
Faculty REG No.(Neurosurgery) 10668/4001-P/M dated 19-03-2013
GMC UK Reg. NO 5168526
Professor of Neurosurgery//Head of Department
Yusra Medical & Dental College Islamabad
September 01, 2017 to date
1st January 2014 to 31st August 2017
Islam Medical & Dental College Sialkot is recognized by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council Islamabad and have 100 Medical students enrolled every year. I am managing the Department as its Head of the department. I am involved in the teaching Neurosurgery to fourth and final year students as lectures and clinical teaching in addition to Two OT sessions per week. Emergency On-call is 1:3 with Surgical colleague covering General surgery and Orthopaedics as well. Independendtly managing Polytrauma, surgical emergencies and ICU care of our patients. Managing Neurosurgical outpatients independently and supervising Colleagues and Junior Staff in the Emergency settings as well as in the ward rounds. Three Teaching hospitals attached with the total bed capacity of 600 beds with all the major subspecialties represented. First batche of medical graduates will qualify this college next year. In the A&E Scenario, I handle Polytrauma Patients, Resuscitate them on arrival,and Intubate if crash team is not yet home. I take the lead role (as trauma team leader along with General surgeons or alone) and supervise Juniors in managing the clinical needs.
Associate Professor Neurosurgery
Head of Department of Neurosurgery
1st April, 2007 to 31st December 2013 Women Medical College, Abbottabad.
Women Medical College Abbottabad is recognized by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council Islamabad and have 100 Female students enrolled every year. I was managing the Department as its Head of department, involved in the teaching Neurosurgery to fourth and final year students as lectures and clinical teaching in addition to Two OT sessions per week. Emergency On-call is 1:3 with Surgical colleague covering General surgery and Orthopaedics as well. Independendtly managing Polytrauma, surgical emergencies and ICU care of our patients. Managing Neurosurgical outpatients independently and supervising Colleagues and Junior Staff in the Emergency settings as well as in the ward rounds. The Teaching hospital was 300 bedded with all the major subspecialties represented. Nine batches of medical graduates have already qualified form this college. In the A&E Scenario, I handled Polytrauma Patients, Resuscitated them on arrival. I took the lead role (as trauma team leader along with General surgeons or alone) and supervised Juniors in managing the clinical needs.
Assistant Professor Neurosurgery
25th Aug 2006 to 31st March, 2007 Frontier Medical College, Abbottabad. .
I was managing the Department as its Head of the department under the umbrella of Division of Surgery. Involved in teaching Neurosurgery to fourth and final year MBBS students (lectures) and third and fourth year for clinical teaching in addition to Two OT sessions per week. Emergency On-call is 1:3 with Surgical colleague covering General surgery and Orthopaedics as well. Independendtly managing RTA/ Polytrauma, surgical emergencies and ICU care of our patients. Managing Neurosurgical outpatients independently.
IN SAUDI ARABIA
March 2001-To 06-09-2005 Consultant Neurosurgeon
Assir Central Hospital Abha KSA
Assir Central Hospital at Abha is 500 beded hospital receiving all acute and elective admissions from Assir Region and adjacent areas of Najran, Taif, Jizan and Wadi-u-Dawasar. Fully involved in Emergency on call rota 1:2 and management of RTAs, Polytrauma with General surgeons and Orthopedic Surgeons During this appointment I have performed independently all major neurosurgical Operations including Spinal Fixation, Convexity and Skull base Meningioma and Discectomy at both lumbar and cervical region. I carried out all emergency Neurosurgical Operations and joined 1 : 3 Consultant on call Rota in addition to managing OPD clinics. Assir Central Hospital is Attached to King Khalid University College of Medicine at Abha & actively involved with Clinical Teaching Rounds with the Medical Students.
Nov 4,2000 –Feb 8, 2001 Neurosurgical Consultant
King Khalid Hospital Al-Kharj, K.S.A.
As Head of Neurosurgery Department of this MoH Hospital,I was managing the Unit with Routine ward, Emergency Trauma and OPD .Hospital was 300 beded with purpose built surgical Department and ICU.
17 January 2000 – 16 May 2000 Locum Specialist Neurosurgery
Hamad General Hospital Doha Qatar Dr. Ali Raza FRCS, FRCS (Surgical Neurology)
Hamad General Hospital at Qatar is 500 bedded hospital receiving all acute and elective admissions from Qatar and adjacent Saudi Arabia. During this appointment,I was involved with managing Emergency care od our patients in 1:3 on call. I assisted major neurosurgical operations like Aneurysm Clipping, Acoustic Neuroma, Spinal Fixation, Skull base Meningioma and Microdiscectomy at both lumbar and cervical region. I carried out all emergency Neurosurgical Operations and joined 1 : 3 on call Rota in addition to managing OPD clinic.
24 July 1997 - 30 November 1999 Senior Registrar Neurosurgery Lahore General Hospital, Lahore. Prof. I.A. Raja FRCSE
For almost two and a half years I was responsible for managing Neurosurgical Operations in this biggest tertiary referral centre for Neurosurgery in Pakistan attached to Mayo Hospital and King Edward Medical College Lahore. This hospital has two 200 Neurosurgical beds, 16 beded ICU and latest Neuro Operation Theatre and receives referrals from all over Punjab and NWFP as well. I joined 1 : 3 on call Rota with two senior registrars and carried out all emergency procedures independently in addition to supervising Neurosurgical Emergencies independently and supervising Junior Colleagues in Trauma.Was responsible for daily business rounds and patient management under the supervision of professorial consultant staff.
03 May 1997-5 June 1997
Locum Registrar Accident & Emergency Medicine
Doncaster Royal Infirmary
Short Locums as SHO Accident & Emergency Medicine
From 1996 - 1997
07 August 1996 – 02 May 1997 Locum Registrar in Neurosurgery
Royal London Hospital London Mr Sabin FRCS
February 96 - 6 August 96
Registrar in Neurosurgery Hull Royal Infirmary UKMr G Brocklehurst FRCS
1 July 95 – 31 January 96
Registrar in Neurosurgery Leeds General Infirmary UKMr P Van Hille FRCS /
July 94 - June 95
Senior SHO in Neurosurgery Newcastle General Hospital Newcastle UK/ Mr Alistair Jenkins FRCS (SN) /
May 93 - July 94
Senior House Officer in General Surgery and UrologyKing George Hospital, London UKMr E G W Slater FRCS
May 92 - November-92
Resident Medical Officer in Orthopedics Services Hospital. Lahore, PakistanProfessor Aftab Ahmed FRCSE
I have an Exposure of Emergency management of Fractures and surgical operations including Manipulation under Anaesthesia (MUA) for emergency fracture reduction in A& E department.
November 91 – April 92
Casualty Medical Officer Accident & Emergency (A&E)Dept.Services Hospital. Lahore, PakistanProfessor Aftab Ahmed FRCSE
I had direct Exposure of Emergency Medicine second time
November 89 - November 91
Registrar in General SurgeryServices Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan Professor S A Askari FRCS
September 89-November 89
Casualty Medical Officer Accident & Emergency(A&E)Dept.
Lahore General Hospital lahore
November 88 - July 89
Registrar NeurosurgeryLahore General/Mayo Hospitals, Lahore Professor Bashir Ahmed FRCSE
December 82 - April 87
Demonstrator in AnatomyNishtar Medical College, MultanProfessor LA Siddiqui (M.Phil Anatomy)
June 81 - June 82
Junior/Senior House Officer in Neurosurgery, Nishtar Hospital, Multan Professor I A Raja FRCSE
COURSES AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
Workshop on ASSESSMENT- Women Medical College Abbottabad
‘Young European Association of Neurological Surgeons’ (EANS) Conference Royal College of Surgeons London UK
Workshop on CURRICULUM and TEACHING- Women Medical College Abbottabad
Karachi SPINE WORKSHOP- Liaqat National Hospital Karachi
Symposium on MEDICAL WRITING- Lahore/Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons
Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons National Conference-Lahore
Hands on Workshop On ENDOSCOPIC SKULL BASE SURGERY AIMC Lahore
Workshop on SUPERVISORY SKILLS- College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP)
Workshop on EDUCATIONAL PLANNING & EVALUATION - College of Physicians & surgeons Pakistan (CPSP)
AOSPINE Principal Course and Workshop Beirut Lebanon
Horizon of Neurosurgery- KFU Dammam/Saudi Society of Neurosurgery KSA
Karachi SPINE WORKSHOP- Liaqat National Hospital Karachi
Workshop on RESEARCH PROPOSAL & DEVELOPMENT-Women Medical College Abbottabad
Critical Neurosurgical Care Symposium
Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
April – 1994
Final FRCS Course, Royal College of Surgeons of England London
Final FRCS Course, University of Edinburgh
5th John Hadfield Intensive course for Primary FRCSSheikh Zaid Post Graduate Institute, Lahore, Pakistan
July - September 1987
Basic Science Course FCPSCollege of Physician and Surgeon Karachi
COFERENCES AND SEMINARS
Young Neurosurgeon Meeting
European Association of Neurosurgeons (EANS)
RCS England London UK
Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons
November 19993rd Asian Australasian conference of Neurosurgery Lahore Pakistan
November 199811th Annual Conference of Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons Faisalabad Pakistan
2nd Asian Oceanion Skull Base Neurosurgical Conference, Islamabad. Pakistan
Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons National Annual Conferences December 1991
Ist International Neurosurgical Conference November 1989
9th Asia Pacific Cancer Conference.Lahore, Pakistan
2. Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons (PSN)
3. World Federation of Neurosurgery (WFNS)
4. North American Association of Spinal Surgeons USA (NASS)
5. Associate Membership of Saudi Society of Neurosurgeons
6. European Association of Neurological Surgeons (EANS)
RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED IN PM&DC RECOGNIZED JOURNALS
July - September 1999
Unilateral Craniotomy and repair for CSF Rhinorrhea published in "The Professional" May - Aug. 99 Quarterly Medical Journal Faisalabad Pakistan.
Tuberculoma brain : Diagnostic Criteria and Conservative Management
Published in The Medical Forum Monthly Lahore.
Surgical Management of Missile Trauma to Thoraco -Lumbar spine Published in The Medical Forum Monthly Lahore.
Surgical Outcome of thoracic and thoraco-lumbar injuries of the spine: A Case For Posterior Instrumentation Published in The Medical Forum Monthly Lahore.
Translation and Validation Study of the First Modified Pakistani Version of the Neck Disability Index and Its Pre-validation Published in The Medical Forum Monthly Lahore.
Subdural Empyema: How effective is The Burr hole Drainage? Published in The Medical Forum Monthly Lahore
Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome in The Differential Diagnosis of Low Back Pain and Sciatica Published in The Medical Forum Monthly Lahore
1. Adjuvant Therapy For Old Age Glioblastoma Patients
2. Outcome After Surgery Of recurrent Lumbar Disc: A Personal Series
ESEARCH INTEREST IN NEUROSURGERY
Paediatric Neurosurgery and Neurosurgery of the Spine.
My first Teaching Experience was as Anatomy Lecturer (1982-1987) at Nishtar Medical College Multan.
I was almost always appointed in a Teaching Institution and has taught undergraduates as Registrar, Senior Registrar, Assistant Professor and since last six years as Associate Professor in the Neurosurgery Department of Women Medical College Abbottabad and recently Islam Medical College Sialkot. When employed at MoH KSA, my hospital was aatached to Abha College of Medicine/King Khalid University Asir Province.Hence Teaching I have been throughout my career and have develop a passion for it .
In the Department of Anatomy at Nishtar Medical College, Multan from 1983-1987 (Four Years), I taught Ist and 2nd year students. My special interest was Neuro-Anatomy and Neuro-Histology.
As most of my experience is in teaching hospitals, I have continuously taught clinical students in General surgery and Neurosurgery. During my registrar ship in general surgery, my duties included teaching students; how to examine patients, and giving regular tutorials on various subjects in surgery.
At King George Hospital East London, I was regularly involved with teaching students from St Bartholomew's Medical School London, and Royal Free Hospital Medical School London.
SINCE RETURNING FROM SAUDI ARABIA IN 2005, I AM INVOLVED IN UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING WITH FIRST AS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR NEUROSURGERY, FRONTIER MEDICAL COLLEGE ABBOTTABAD AND THEN AS ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR NEUROSURGERY, WOMEN MEDICAL COLLEGE, ABBOTTABAD TILL NOW. I AM ALSO INVOLVED IN RESEARCH WORK AND AS IN-CHARGE OF CLINICO-PATHOLOGICAL CONFERENCE ON A FORTNIGHTLY BASIS.
is part of my Teaching Job throughout my career and from time to time we review management of our patients and in this process find for mistakes and in dsoing so develop a process to rectify them.
This began as checking randomly 50 patients files to see whether pre-op CBC was missed as an essential investigation.Seven percent miss was thought inadequate in the review meeting by Peers and strict monitoring was introduced .Later on the same was done for Clotting profiles,wrong side surgery, legally Informed consent and post-op wound Complications .Our experience encouraged other clinicians in the department to carry out more audits.
Accident & Emergency Medicine Experience
I have an extensive exposure in Accident and Emergency medicine since my Graduation in 1981.
I started my career as House office Neurosurgery Nishtar medical College Hospital Multan Pakistan for one year and managed total neurosurgical emergency care/RTAs in a tertiary referral teaching hospital of 1200 beds with about 30 neuro cases daily After my Primary FRCS,I went through a rotation in Neurosurgery (Lahore General Hospital), Accident &Emergency Department (Lahore General Hospital),General Surgery, Orthopaedics and Accident and Emergency Department ( Services Hospital Lahore)for at least four years getting acquainted with A& E protocols in each speciality and also having straight experience of A&E in Pakistan.
I started my UK experience from King George’s Hospital (Redbridge) in Surgery and Urology and was doing On call 1:3 rota in both with Surgical ICU Rotation. From there on,North Manchester General, Preston Royals, Hull Royal Infirmary (Neurosurgery) and Doncaster Royal( A&E One Month), Wigan(A&E),Manchester Royal and many other (Locum A&E).In the latter, I have UK Exposure of A&E which would be easy to refresh once I join again.
Since back in Pakistan, as Senior Registrar Neurosurgery Mayo/LGH(King Edwards Medical College) Lahore,I was attached to teaching unit which is biggest in Pakistan (200 neurosurgical Beds) and was independently managing all Neuro trauma/RTA for 30 months and supervising junior colleagues. Further on, life took me to Hamad Medical Corporation Qatar and then as Consultant Neurosurgeon,Al Kharj followed by Aseer Central Hospital Abha Saudi Arabia .I was Manging Independently All Emergency and Elective cases,ICU Care,Emergency cover 1:3,and also involved in teaching students of Abha College of medicine(King Khalid University Hospital Abha).
Since last seven years,I am appointed first as Assistant Professor(Frontier Medical College Abbottabad) and then associate Professor Neurosurgery( Women Medical College abbottabad) for now Six years and Manging my unit independently with combined Emergency cover in
General and Neurosurgery.
I can perform following Accident & Emergency procedures/ Treatments independently:
All Nerve Blocks
Central Line Gunshot wounds
Care of the Ventilated Patient
Chest Tube Insertion
Wound Care (All Types)
Polytrauma Liver Biopsies
Major Bone Fracture
Cervical Column Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
Multiple organ Failure
Crebro Vascular Accidents
Anterior Nasal Pack
Reduction of Dislocated joints
Nail Bed Repair
Reduction Pulled Elbow
Bone marrow aspirations/biopsies
Cauterization (Littles’ Area
Fine needle aspirations
Acute and chronic renal failure
Intubation of a cardiac arrest patient
Malaria Prophylaxis, diagnosis & management
Intraosseous Needle Insertion
Jugular Venous Line Insertion
Reduction of Fractures
ural effusions tapped
Operative Nurosurgical Experience in United Kingdom, Pakistan and Middle East(from September 1994 on wards:)
Lumbar Disc 129 235
Extradural 30 58
Intradural 32 23
Spinal Stenosis 15 54
Post-traumatic Spinal Fixation 18 43
Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion 44 41
Transoral Odontoidectomy 05 --
Myelo Meningocele 27 80
Diastemetomyelia 07 05
Pedicular Screw Fixation Spine 23 34
Cervical lateral mass screws 12 08
Cervical Disc replacement 12 04
PLIF 05 03
Glioma 35 39
Meningioma 26 23
Transcranial 13 07
Transphenoidal 06 --
Craniopharyngioma 09 03
CPA Tumour 14 02
Medulloblastoma 15 05
Post Fossa (Others) 04 16
Burhole Biopsy 16 55
Subdural Empyema 05 09
Brain Abscess 16 23
CSF Rhinorrhea Repair 13 25
MVD 23 01
AVM 06 --
Aneurysms 41 03
Arachanoid cyst 09 08
V.P. Shunts 25 112
CT Guided Stereotactic Biopsy 07 11
Craniotomy for Cerebral Metastases 08 14
EDH 23 155
Depressed # 14 62
Acute SDH 12 42
Gunshot Dural Repair 09 29
Contusions 23 31
Aftab Ahmed FRCS Tel:+92-333*******
Vice Principal Clinical Off:+92-992-******
Professor of Ophthalamology
Women Medical College
Dr Costas Shamtanis MD
Consultant Neurosurgery Tel :+966-*-******* XT 2818
Armed Forces Hospital Southern Region Mobile +966-*********
P O Box 101
Dr O P Binitie FRCS
Assir central Hospital Abha
Dr Alistair Jenkins FRCS(Surgical Neurology)
Consultant Neurosurgeon Tel:0044 191-*******
Newcastle General Hospital
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