DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS

Dr. Zujaja Zaheer

Head Department of Pharmacology,
King Edward Medical University, Lahore.

Pharmacology& Therapeutics as a subject acts as a foundation stone on which the entire clinical empire is based. The research in the subject of pharmacology has paved the way for new approaches and trends towards the clinical use of drugs and their practical usage for the optimum health of ailing humanity.
The department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics is the oldest one comprising of nine offices, laboratories for Pharmacy & Experimental Pharmacology (one each) and a spacious lecture theatre accommodating about 200 students.
Ever since its inception in 1871, the premier health institution, Mayo Hospital, had been harboring a “Hakim Class” which was introduced for people with some knowledge of “Unani System” with general emphasis on Anatomy and Surgery. In 1883, as the number of students increased, a professor was appointed for the faculty of Materia Medica (now known as Pharmacology) & Pathology. The training classes for the Ward Boy and compounders were introduced in 1894 and 1901, respectively. During 1906-11, the Chemical Examination Department was shifted from the college and hence its several rooms got vacated where a separate department of Materia Medica was established. The Principal of this prestigious institute, Dr. Nelson Harper, in 1935, ardently emphasized for the construction of a separate building for the Pharmacology and hence in 1937, the Pharmacology department was constructed.
Prof. Col. Rai was crowned as the first head of the department. Later, Prof. Amir Chand succeeded him as the next head of the Pharmacology department.
Then the renowned physician Col, Ilahi Bukhsh headed the department from
1937 to 1947. During this period, the Pharmacy department of the Punjab University, Lahore started working in K.E.Medical College, but later on, it was shifted back to its original Alma mater in 1950.

Sr. No.

Name  Year

1

Dr. Mahboob Rabbani 1947-57

2

Dr. Abdul Hamid Khan 1957-72

3

Dr. Bilquees Jamal Zafar 1972-74

4

Dr. Abdul Hamid Khan 1974-77

5

Dr. Obaidullah Khawaja 1978-80

6

Dr. Bilquees Jamal Zafar  1980-89

7

Dr. Maqsood Ahmad Cheema 1989-92

8

Dr. Obaidullah Khawaja 1992-97

9

Dr. Majeeda Tahira Malik 1997-02

10

Dr. A. Shabbir Ali Bhatti 2002-2009

11

Dr. Muhammad Zahid 2009 to 2014

12

Dr.Zujaja Zaheer 2014 to date

The existing Pharmacology and Therapeutics department is actively involved in teaching MBBS undergraduates since the day of its emergence. The BDS 2nd year class of de,Montmorency college of Dentistry is attached to the department for last 76 years. The classes of nurses and dispensers were also conducted in the department as well.
As a part of curriculum, the undergraduate students are assigned various topics to prepare through making charts or mountings for presentations. Special assignments are also given to prepare a note book which comprises of updated treatments for 25-30 common diseases.
In order to keep our teachers abreast with the modern trends in the subject, a Journal Club Meeting is being held once a week, in which doctors present research papers related to the techniques & methodology of the experimental pharmacology in the field of their interest.

With the uplifting of KEMC to kemunew in 2006, different postgraduate classes and research projects have been initiated. The department of pharmacology has a commendable role in teaching the basic modules of all postgraduate degree courses (MD, MS& M.Phil), postgraduate diplomas and Doctor of Physiotherapy.

M.Phil leading to Ph.D (Pharmacology)
M.Phil (Pharmacology)

MBBS
BDS
Doctor of Physiotherapy
B.Sc Allied Health Sciences

The year 2009 can be termed as the period of physical development of the department. Extensive renovations / repairs of the whole department were carried out and the department now bears an entire new look. It was made possible in record time only through the special attention and keen interest of Ex-Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Zafar Ullah Khan.

A well equipped and modern Animal House in the kemunew was long awaited and
urgently required for the purpose of research work by the postgraduate students and the Staff as the existing Animal House was inadequate for the modern requirements of training research work concerned.

With special efforts and keen interest of Prof Dr Asad Aslam Ex. Vice Chancellor kemunew, Lahore, the Animal House is now reconstructed on modern design with sufficient provisions like keeping, housing, breeding, rearing and confining of different species of animals required for research purposes.

List of Faculty

Sr. No.

Name Designation Qualification

1

Dr. Zujaja Zaheer Associate Professor MBBS, M.Phil

2

Dr. M. Najam Ayyaz Additional Principal Medical Officer BSc, MBBS, MCPS

3

Dr. Rubina Iqbal Additional Principal Medical Officer MBBS, M.Phil

4

Dr. M Nawaz Tahir Additional Principal Medical Officer MBBS

5

Dr. Afzaal Senior Demonstrator MBBS, M.Phil-part I

6

Dr. Ahmed Fawad Senior Demonstrator MBBS, M.Phil-part I

7

Dr. Riaz Khaokhar Senior Demonstrator MBBS MPhil-part I

8

Dr. Zia Masood Shahbaz Senior  Demonstrator MBBS

9

Dr.Haseeba Talat Demonstrator MBBS MPhil-part I

10

Dr. Maher Sohail Demonstrator MBBS

11

Dr.Saira Salman Demonstrator MBBS

12

Dr.Kanwal Ahmed Pharmaceutical Chemist Pharm D

List of Researchers doing M.Phil.

Sr. No.

Name
 1 Dr. Najam Ayaz
 2 Dr. Haseeba Talat
 3 Shahzad Anjum
 4 Dr. Narmeen Nasir
 5 Dr. Taiba Ahmad
 6 Dr. Wardah Siddique