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Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

The bone marrow transplant unit at Children’s Hospital Karachi provides treatment of choice for conditions like leukemia, thalassemia, aplastic anemia and storage disorders. In presence and support of our highly qualified and experienced team members, we perform autologous and allogenic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Our BMT program director, Dr. Saqib Ansari has 18 years of transplant experience and has been the program director of BMT program at NIBD for four years.

Department of Hematology and Oncology (Pediatrics)

The Hematology and Oncology Faculty at Children’s Hospital Karachi offer consultative services and treat all types of pediatric benign and malignant cancers including Pediatric hematological (blood) disorders and solid tumor cancers. Leukemia, lymphomas, aplastic anemia, immunodeficiency disorders as well as coagulation disorders are frequently treated by our physicians. We anticipate and plan for the possible early and late complications of the hematological conditions as well as manage and treat in accordance with the rapidly evolving therapeutic interventions.

Dr. Saqib Hussain AnsariAssistant Professor
Consultant Paediatric
Hematologist &
Bone Marrow Transplant Physician
M.B.B.S, PhD (Khi),
DipRCPath (UK),
D.C.H (Ireland), DPGN (UK)
Dr. Noor-un-Nisa MasqatiAssistant professor of paediatrics
Consultant Pediatric
Hematologist & Oncologist
M.B.B.S, F.C.P.S (Paediatrics),,
Fellowship in Paeds,
Dr. Ahmer HamidConsultant
M.B.B.S, D.C.H, F.C.P.S
Fellowship in Paeds Haematology & Oncology

Department of Paediatric Growth and Endocrinology

The physicians in endocrinology and growth department are specially trained in the medical sciences, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the endocrine system and its related conditions including thyroid disorders, lipid disorders, metabolic bone disease, puberty and growth. Dr. Mohsina Ibrahim leads our team who has an experience of more than 20 years in paediatrics.  

Dr. Mohsina IbrahimConsultant Paediatrician & Paediatric Endocrinologist.M.B.B.S, D.C.H, F.C.P.S. (Endocrinology)

Department of Neonatology

Tiniest and most fragile babies require advanced specialized care tailored to their unique needs. Our neonatology department is led by Dr. Azhar Chaghtai, in which a specialized level of neonatal care is provided. We collaborate with a range of medical and surgical sub specialties to care for the sickest infants, including premature babies and low-birth infants

Dr. Azhar ChaghtaiChild Specialist & NeonatologistM.B.B.S, Fellowship in Neonatology (USA)

Department of General Pediatrics

The department of general pediatrician offers multidisciplinary clinical services in our outpatient and inpatient practices. We work closely with professionals from nursing, behavioral health, social work, and a variety of other fields. We specialize in disease prevention, primary care management, chronic care of children and adolescents in the context of their families and communities

Dr. Ibrahim ShakoorAssociate Professor and In charge Peads Unit II, Consultant PaediatricianM.B.B.S, D.C.H, M.C.P.S, F.C.P.S
Dr AzminaConsultant PaediatricianM.B.B.S, F.C.P.S
Dr Jameel AkhterConsultant PaediatricianM.B.B.S. (Dow), DCH (UK), F.R.S.H. (London)
Dr Misbah MuneerPaediatricianM.B.B.S , F.C.P.S  I , IMM (Paediatrics)

Department of Paediatric surgery

The department of Paediatric surgery provides expert surgical care for fetuses, infants, children and adolescents with congenital and acquired conditions. Our surgeons remain committed to the ongoing development of new surgical techniques for treating diseases in children, particularly minimally invasive approaches to replace more invasive open procedures that require large incisions

Dr Naima RasoolGeneral & Paediatric SurgeonM.B.B.S, F.C.P.S Paediatric Surgery, F.R.C.S (Surgery) Ireland,
F.A.C.S Paediatric Surgery (USA),
Dr. Sajjad AshrafM.B.B.S (Dow), F.C.P.S. SurgeryGeneral & Paediatric Surgeon

Department of Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT)

Our otolaryngologists are trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck. Dr. Naveed Anjum specializes in providing comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for various conditions involving the ear, nose and throat. Our future plan is to start cochlear implant program for children having congenital hearing disorders within Children’s Hospital Karachi.

Dr. Anjum NaveedENT SurgeonM.B.B.S, D.L.O, F.R.C.S, M.C.P.S                                                                         

Department of Neurology:

Our neurology department has expertise in diagnosing and managing vast range of neurological disorders affecting children and young people. Dr. Asma Niaz handles a range of neurological illnesses including epilepsy, headache, migraines, movement disorders and spinal cord disorders

Dr. Asma NiazConsultant NeurologistM.B.B.S (DOW) DCH (UK) F.R.S.H (London) MD Peads,
Dr. Muhammad ZeeshaanNeuro Surgeon (Paeds)M.B.B.S., M.C.P.S., F.C.P.S

Research and Training

At the children’s hospital, we foster research that enhances patient care, challenges clinical practice and promotes innovative health service delivery. Research is a discipline that is interwoven through every department at the Children’s Hospital Karachi.
Clinical research including clinical treat are being concluded at children’s hospital after the review and approval of institutional review board (IRB)

Dr. Muhammad AsifSenior Clinical Research ExecutiveM. Phil (Epidemiology), MSc (Genetics), MBA (Marketing)
Dr. Sadia ParveenClinical Research ExecutivePharm D, CRCP, M.Phil. (Pharmacology)
Omair AdilBiostaticianBS, MS (Biostatistics & Epidemiology)
Dr. Iqra AnsariClinical Research ExecutiveM.B.B.S, M.P.H* (Public Health)
Dr. Qammar JabbarClinical Research ExecutiveM.B.B.S

Department of Genetics & Rare Disorders

The Molecular genetic diagnostic laboratory provides DNA and RNA based molecular testing services for a wide variety of indications, including inherited genetic disorders.
Molecular techniques are used for direct monitoring of disease status and progression. Once a mutation in an affected individual is identified, genetic testing for family member is available, providing crucial information for the provision of genetic counseling and determination of recurrence risk.
The specialized and trained faculty at Children’s Hospital Karachi is privileged to provide treatment to patients with rare disorders including Gaucher’s Disease, MPS, and Pompe disease through enzyme replacement therapies. The Genetics and Rare Disorder Treatment Program is a unique initiative to register and maintain records of patients with rare disorders to figure out epidemiological disease burden in the 3rd world countries.

Dr. Muhammad ZohaibHead of Molecular GeneticsBS (Biotechnology), PhD (Biochemistry)                                                                      

Department of Adult Medicine

The department of adult medicine at the Children’s Hospital Karachi provides continuing, comprehensive healthcare that adheres to the acute and chronic illness which are more prevalent in our nation, such as hypertension, diabetes bleh, chronic liver diseases, heart diseases, and stroke. We also care for older adults. We dedicate our practice to improve our patient’s health and quality of life.

Dr Omer SultanConsultant Adult MedicineM.B.B.S, F.C.P.S                                                                    

Department of Adult Haematology

Our aim is to provide the highest quality clinical care for patients with a diverse spectrum of benign and malignant blood-related disorders. Patients receive the best management of their disease from a team of experts who consult together to provide an integrated care model.

Dr Shafaq Abdul SamadConsultant Haematologist and Oncologist (Adult)M.B.B.S, F.C.P.S (Clinical Haematology),                                                               

Department of Paediatric Nutrition and Wellbeing

Nutrition and well-being department works to improve human health through better nutrition and lifestyle. The department strives to accomplish this goal through research aimed at an increased understanding of how diet influences health at molecular and population levels. Dr Onaisa Qazi primarily works with children experiencing malnutrition or nutritional deficiencies.

Dr. Unaiza QaziM.B.B.S. M.C.P.S /D.C.HExpert in the management of malnourished (PCM)
Children Consultant Paediatrician

Department of Dentistry

Our dental unit is highly specialized and covers oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral surgery, orthodontics, Paediatric dentistry and restorative dentistry. Our dental team works in collaboration with physicians and surgeons to address dental needs of patients with known medical conditions.

Dr. M. Kaleem KhanConsultant Oral Surgeon, Cosmetic Dentistry, Crown & BridgeB.D.S, R.D.S. , C.ORTHO (APO Pak)

Chronic Villus Sampling

Chronic Villus Sampling is a prenatal procedure which is used for the diagnosis of fetal cytogenetic, molecular, and biochemical disorders. This is used to avoid the later complications of later prenatal diagnosis by amniocentesis. Children’s Hospital Karachi houses research facilities to use CVS in our thalassemia prevention program, where we are currently investing resources to detect thalassemia in fetuses, and work not only towards treatment, but also to find methods to prevent this chronic disease. Our aim is to improve the health and safety of the mother and her fetus in order to make our community healthier.

Prof. Dr. Amjad SattarInterventional RadiologistM.B.B.S, M.C.P.S, F.C.P.S, Fellow VIR Singapore

The Role of Clinical Pharmacy

At Children’s Hospital Karachi (CHK) Clinical pharmacy provides direct patient care that boosts the use of authentic and safe medication and promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention.  

Clinical pharmacy at Children’s Hospital Karachi is licensed, temperature controlled and aims to contribute to safe medication use by providing comprehensive management to patients in CHK through ensuring authentic and quality medicines availability. The services include protocols management for chemotherapy, supportive care and ambulatory treatment for co-morbidities, medication information for the medical staff and patients, therapeutic drug monitoring (anticancer agents, anti-infective agents, immunosuppressive drugs in recipients of allogeneic stem cell transplantation), supportive care counseling (nutritional support, pain management, chemotherapy side-effects prophylaxis and treatment), elaboration of therapeutic guidelines and optimal use of economic resources.

Clinical pharmacy often works into a formal collaborative practice with the healthcare providers to create friendly work environment which boosts the learning opportunities for all relevant stakeholders.

Dr. Rubia ZafarHead of Clinical Pharmacy ServicesPharm D, CRCP, M. Phil (Pharmacology)

Infection Prevention and Control

As healthcare service provider Infection Prevention and Control is one of the highest priorities at Children’s Hospital Karachi (CHK) and we have a zero tolerance approach to healthcare associated infections (HCAIs). Effective infection prevention and control is an essential component of a quality health service. CHK aims to meet the requirements of the infection control assurance framework by:

1.      Reducing infection related morbidity and mortality
2.      Reducing the cost of patient care by preventing healthcare associated infection
3.      Providing a safe working environment for all

The duties of the Infection Control Department and all healthcare workers are clearly outlined in the IPC documentation sections of CHK.

Ms. Riffat Shaheen,Head of Quality Assurance and Infection ControlPGD PA, MAS,QMS, EHS, NEBOSH, ISO Lead Auditor

Environmental Health and Safety

The hospital has a fast-paced environment and associated with various workplace health and safety hazards. Children’s Hospital Karachi emphasizes on measures to ensure health and safety and promotion of preventive measures among all staff.

The administration of CHK works to minimize the health and safety hazards burdens and ensures that each staff member is adequately trained and follows the correct H&S procedure at all time at CHK. 

Ms. Riffat Shaheen,Head of Quality Assurance and Infection ControlPGD PA, MAS,QMS, EHS, NEBOSH, ISO Lead Auditor

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Our laboratory provides reliable, accessible, cost effective, efficient and innovative laboratory testing across multiple lab sections including clinical, pathology, microbiology, chemistry, hematology, immunology and blood banking services.

Dr. Saqib Hussain AnsariAssistant Professor, Pathologist,
Consultant Paediatric Hematologist &
Bone Marrow Transplant Physician
M.B.B.S, PhD (Khi), DipRCPath (UK),
D.C.H (Ireland), DPGN (UK)

Blood Transfusion

CHK works with a vision to provide the safest possible blood in accordance to the international standards to serve all segments of the society without any discrimination. CHK endorses education and promotion of voluntary blood donation.