PROFILE
Prof. Dr. Khwaja Zafar Ahmed Professor Pharmacy
email: khwaja.zafar@nhu.edu.pk phone: ++922136362046-54 www.nhu.edu.pk

INTRODUCTION

 

I, Prof. Dr. Khwaja Zafar Ahmed, a Ph.D in Pharmacology from University of Nottingham, England, United Kingdom, joined as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology Al-Fateh, Medical University, Tripoli, (Libya) and then worked as Professor and Director of Pharmaceutical Services, King Fahad University Hospital, Al-Baha, (Saudi Arabia). Coming Back Pakistan from abroad, joined Hamdard University, Karachi, as a Professor of Pharmacology. Then served as a Founding Dean and established Ziauddin College of Pharmacy, Ziauddin University, Karachi. Later on, joined as a Principal, College of Pharmacy, Govt. College University, Faisalabad, and then worked as a Chairman, Department of Pharmacology and Coordinator/ Supervisory Officer for the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Govt. College University, Faisalabad, which I had established, upgraded the standards and re-organized it as per Pharmacy Council of Pakistan policies and procedures. Served as a Founding Dean, School of Pharmacy, Barret Hodgson Int. Univ. At present working as a Dean/Incharge/Professor of Pharmacology, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi. I have served in different educational and professional institutes of Libya, England, Saudi Arabia & Pakistan. I am a Member of various academic and professional bodies such as: a) Registered Pharmacist from Pharmacy Council of Pakistan dated 2 nd Oct 1976. b) Member of Pakistan Pharmacological Society dated January 1988. c) Fellow of Royal Society of Health, England, UK dated 31 st Mar 1990. d) Saudi Council for Health Specialties dated 19 th Dec 2000. e) HEC approved Supervisor dated 15 th June 2012 I have served in various organizations, such as: a) Ministry of Health, Govt. of Pakistan for evaluation/ expert opinion for registration of drugs under Drug Act 1976. b) Member of National Curriculum Revision Committee to Finalize Curriculum Pharm.D Program, which was held at HEC Regional Centre, Lahore, dated 2 nd March 2011. c) Consultant to National Testing Services Pakistan dated 2 nd Feb, 2011 and now selected as a “Peer Reviewer of MCQ in Pharmacy\" Dated: 01 th Dec 2014. d) Appointed as an expert for Charter Inspection & Evaluation Committee (CIEC) in the province of Sind, dated: 13 th Feb 2017 I have also organized various symposiums, seminars, workshops and conferences. I have supervised many Ph.D and M.Phil Thesis at Ziauddin University, Karachi, and continuing the same at GC University, Faisalabad. I have also reviewed and supervised various papers/ thesis and have attended various National and International Conferences. My Research Articles are a valuable contribution the area of specialization. Have worked as an Anchor and hosted TV Program (PHARMAWATCH) related with the field of Pharmacy profession awareness and on current Public Health issues on Health TV and also provides expert opinion as Guest on various International Media and TV Channels. Received Excellence Award by the Governor of Punjab dated 24 th Sep, 2014 & Pride of Pharmacy Award presented by the Governor of Sindh on the Golden Jubilee of Pharmacy Education dated November, 2014.

ACHIEVEMENTS

 

Participation In National & International Conference, Symposium and Workshops ( I ) PAPERS PRESENTED  a) “Anti-inflammatory activity of cimetidine a H2-receptor antagonist” b) “Effect of B-blocking agents on cardiotoxity of anti cancer drugs in guinea pigs” 9 th Arab Pharmaceutical Congress held at Tripoli (Libya) from 9-12 December 1984.  b)“Screening of clonidine for effect on brain acetylcholine content, anticonvulsant and local anaesthetic properties” b) “Anti-inflammatory activity of Cimetidine a H 2 receptor antagonist” in Asian Congress of Pharmacology held at New Delhi (India) from 15-19 January 1985.  Presented, a) “Effect of ethanol dependence on rat brain acetylcholine release” b) “Effect of intracerebroventricular (ivt) administration of endogenous opiods and morphine on brain acetylcholine release in rats. 12 In XVIII Annual Conference of Pharmacology held at Pondicherry (India) from 8-10 January 1986.  Presented paper on “Antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects of poly herbal oil extract, (PHOE)” 3 rd Biennial Conference on Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Karachi. 14 & 17, 2005.  Presented paper on “The Role of Medicinal Herbs in Modern Medicines”, 3 rd Biennial Conference on Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Karachi. 14 & 17, 2005.  Presented paper on “The effectiveness of antivenom in scorpion envenomation”, in 6 th Hamdard Symposium in Hamdard College of Medicine & Dentistry, Hamdard University Hospital / Hamdard University Dental Hospital, Karachi. December 14 – 16, 2007.  Team Member for paper presentation on “Direct PCR technique without DNA extraction steps as a Rapid Method to amplify 3,4,9 and 14 of LDR Gene Using Blood samples” in the 33 rd PAP National Conference held at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, on 6 – 8 November, 2009.  Presented paper on “the effect sucralfate on pharmacokinetic of aceclofenac tablet (100 mg) in humans” in the 11 th International Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Africa. The role of chemistry in Development of Africa. Luxor Egypt. November 2010.  Presented paper on “Two Novel Mutations in Exon 3 & 4 of Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Receptor Gene in Patients with Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia” in the Montreal 2012 International Anticancer Forum on August 27 – 28, 2012.  Presented paper on “Mouth Dissolving Tablets: Pharmaceutical Approach for the Management of Diabetes induced Hyperpertension” in the 8 th International Pharmacy Conference & Exhibition” organized by Pakistan Pharmacist Association on 26-29 September 2013 in PC Hotel, Lahore, Pakistan.  Presented paper on “Phytochemical & Biological Investigation of Whole Herb of Conyza Ambigua” in the 3 rd International Conference , Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals, Faisalabad, Pakistan – December 4-5, 2013.  Presented paper on “Herbal Cream Preparation of Salsola Baryosma Linn (Khar Booti) and its characterization” in the 2 nd International Conference on Globa Environmental Changes, Faisalabad, Pakistan – February 25-26, 2014.  Presented paper on “Phytochemical and Biological Studies of Portulaca Quadrifid (Choti Lonak)” in the 2 nd International Conference on Global Environmental Changes, Faisalabad, Pakistan- February 25-26, 2014.

EXPERIENCE

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MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES  Registered Pharmacist from Pharmacy Council of Pakistan R.Ph. Registered No. 194 Pakistan  Member of Pakistan Pharmacological Society. M.P.P.S. Pakistan 1988  Fellow of Royal Society of Health. England UK (F.R.S.H.) England  Saudi Council for Health Specialties. S.C.H.S. 4. AWARDS / HONORS 1. Excellence Award by the Governor of Punjab on the 5 th Convocation on 24 th September 2014 2. Pride of Pharmacy Award presented by the Governor of Sindh on the Golden Jubilee of Pharmacy Education dated 10 th November Saudi Arabia

EDUCATION

1983CompletedUniversity of Nottingham, England, United Kingdom.Ph.D. (Pharmacology)

1976CompletedUniversity of KarachiB. Pharmacy