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  • Advert number: 354050-0
  • Posted Date: 25/03/14


Aga Khan University (AKU), a private, self-governing international university chartered in Pakistan in 1983, is a role model for  academic, research and service programmes in health and higher education in the developing world. The University currently has teaching sites in Pakistan, East Africa, the United Kingdom and Afghanistan, and is a major component of Aga Khan Development Network. The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) is a Joint Commission International accredited major tertiary care referral centre.


The Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) at AKUH was upgraded to a state-of-the-art infrastructure in 2008. More than 60,000 patient visits in a year handled by DEM include acute  medical, surgical, trauma-related, gynaecological and psychiatric emergencies. It is the only department in Pakistan offering a five year residency training programme. Being sensitive to the needs of the community, DEM has developed a separate area for  catering to paediatric emergencies. It is also venturing the concept of urgent care services and is committed to bringing emergency medical care to the door step of the community. Through a WHO – Fogarty-Johns Hopkins collaboration, DEM has been on the forefront of research related to trauma and injury prevention in the region.

The Chair will provide dynamic leadership to the department and will have the responsibility to conduct its academic and service mandate. Candidates must have suitable post-graduate  qualifications with extensive leadership, managerial and clinical experience in a teaching hospital. The incumbent should have strong interpersonal skills, notable achievements in research and teaching, as well as administrative experience at a senior level. The appointment will be initially for three years, renewable for a further two years subject to performance review.

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