B.Sc, MBBS, FCPS (Medicine)

Dr. Sajid Abaidullah

North Medical Ward is the latest addition in the Medical Department of Mayo hospital Lahore. It was created in 1970. Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ali was first head of this unit. At present this ward is headed by Prof. Dr. Sajid Abaidullah who joined it from 20th May 2011.
It consists of male & female wards & High Dependency unit / Intensive Care Unit with total bed strength of 60. Currently 1 Professor, 3 Assistant Professors, 2 Senior Registrars, 12 Medical Officers & 2 Registrars are working in this unit. There are 43 Postgraduate Trainees & 30 House Officers in the unit.
The unit handles Medical Emergency patients 36 hours a week & offers OPD services twice a week & a High Dependency Unit round the clock.


Sr No. Name Designation Qualification
1. Prof. Dr. Sajid Abaidullah  Head of Department B.Sc, MBBS, FCPS
2. Dr. Quratul-Ain-Tahira Assistant Professor MBBS, FCPS
3. Dr. Somia Iqtadar Assistant Professor & Dengue Specialist MBBS,FCPS,DEPCAM
4. Dr. Samar Firdous Assistant Professor MBBS, FCPS
5. Dr. Zafar Niaz Senior Registrar MBBS, FCPS
6. Dr. M. Kamran Yousaf Senior Registrar MBBS, FCPS
7. Dr. Mohsin Masud Registrar MBBS, FCPS-I
8. Dr. Atta Cheema Registrar MBBS, FCPS-I
9. Dr. Sidrah Lodhi Woman Medical Officer MBBS, FCPS
10. Dr. Masooma Hashmat Woman Medical Officer MBBS, FCPS-I
11. Dr. Mian Sajjad Ahmad Medical Officer MBBS,FCPS-I
12. Dr. Sami Ullah Mumtaz Medical Officer MBBS,FCPS-I
13. Dr. Ali Asad Khan Medical Officer MBBS, FCPS-I
14. Dr. Raja Nouman Medical Officer MBBS,FCPS-I
15. Dr. Nauman Dawood Medical Officer MBBS,FCPS-I
16. Dr. Yasir Shafi Medical Officer MBBS,FCPS-I
17. Dr. Furqan Saeed Medical Officer MBBS,FCPS-I
18. Dr. Kashif Nawaz Medical Officer MBBS,FCPS-I


  1. Shahzad Aslam
  2. Rana Shahzad Rana
  3. Mehreen Mehmood
  4. Dr Mariam Arif
  5. Dr Naima Huma
  6. Dr Qudsum Yousaf
  7. Dr Arsilah Erum
  8. Dr Atta Mohy-ud-din
  9. Dr Waqas Gulzar
  10. Muneeba
  11. Haseeb
  12. Zafarullah
  13. Zafar Iqbal
  14. Moazzam Javaid
  15. Arsalan Masoud
  16. Omer Farooq
  17. Omer Hayat Bhatti
  18. Ayesha Naeem
  19. Ayesha Saif
  20. Quratul Ain
  21. M. Nabeel Akhtar
  22. Anzar Bashir
  23. Shehzad Hussain
  24. Sikandar Masood
  25. Awais Hashmat
  26. Furqan
  27. M. Zubair Khan
  28. Zaigham
  29. Nuzha Niazi


  1. Mushraf Hussain (MD Gastroenterology)
  2. Hari Ghimiri (MD Gastroenterology)
  3. Aqeel Arshad (MD Gastroenterology)
  4. Usman Ahmad Othi (MD Gastroenterology)
  5. Maaz Ahmad (MD Gastroenterology)
  6. Faisal Masood (MD Medicine)
  7. Abdullah Warraich (MD Medicine)
  8. Farmanullah Khan (MD Medicine)
  9. Zabih Ullah Saqib (MD Medicine)
  10. Farooq Shabbir (MD Medicine)
  11. Arshad Khan (MD Medicine)
  12. Khalid Khan (MD Medicine)
  13. Mobeen Raza (MD Medicine)
  14. Hira Bashir (MD Medicine)

    ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS   Following doctor passed FCPS Intermediate Module Examination (Written + MOCK) in year 2015

  1. Dr. Rana Shahzad
  2. Dr. Shahzad Aslam


  1. FCPS ( Internal Medicine)
  2. D (Internal Medicine & Gastroenterology)
  3. Clinical Rotations from the Medicine Sub-Specialties


  1. Final Year M.B;B.S
  2. 4th Year M.B;B.S
  3. 3rd Year M.B;B.S
  4. D.S


  1. Patterns of deranged lipid profiles in patients of chronic hepatitis C (Dr. Mohsin Masud).
  2. Mean blood ammonia level after treatment with Rifixamine vs. Neomycin in CLD patients presenting with Hepatic Encephalopathy. ( Sami Ullah Mumtaz)
  3. Frequency of Acute Hepatitis & its effect on outcome of Patients with Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever. ( Razia Amanat)
  4. Frequency of Non-compliance in hypertensive patients presenting to mayo hospital.( Masooma Hashmat )
  5. Frequency of type of brady-arrythmias in acute inferior wall Myocardial Infarction.( Ch. M. Kalimullah)
  6. Hyperuricemia as an independent risk factor for ACS in patients without metabolic syndrome.( Nauman Dawood)
  7. Vitamin D deficiency in patients with chronic liver disease presenting in a tertiary care hospital (Dr. Amina Rehman)
  8. Comparison of doxirubicin and pregablin in diabetic neuropathy in term of good pain relief. (Dr. Yasir Shafi)
  9. The situation of bedside teaching. Quratul Ain Tahira, Dr. Sidrah Lodhi, Prof. Sajid Abaidullah


  1. Assessment of metabolic profile and body mass index in type II diabetic treated with metformin and insulin 1992.
  2. Serological markers of C virus infection in patients with chronic active hepatitis 1992.
  3. Insulin sparing effect of glibenclamide in poorly controlled type Ii diabetics and its effect on the body mass index 1993.
  4. Cutting needle thyroid biopsy in the pre-operative evaluation of isotopically “Cold”, solitary, solid thyroid nodules 1993.
  5. Efficacy of alpha interferon in the treatment of hepatitis C virus positive chronic active hepatitis (CA) 1993.
  6. Autonomic dysfunction of GI system in diabetic population 1994.
  7. Chronic liver disease and pulmonary hypertension 1995.
  8. Role of diabetic autonomic neuropathy in the pathogenesis of dyspepsia and gastritis 1996.
  9. Insulin resistance and hyper-insulinemia in patients with ischaemic heart disease 1996.
  10. Albuminuria & cardiovascular complication 1996.
  11. Acarbose: New trend in the management of NIDDM 1997.
  12. Electrical stimulation in low back pain management 1998.
  13. Evaluation of cardiovascular risk factors in patients with essential hypertension 1999.
  14. Postural backache and its prevention 1999.
  15. Social loss brought by low back pain. Journal of Neurological Surgery 1999.
  16. Role of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in diagnosing white coat hypertension. Annals of KEMC 1999.
  17. Characteristics of diabetic patients and pattern of diabetic complications Annals of KEMC 2000.
  18. Mode of presentation of for the first dialysis in the haemodialysis unit of East Medical Ward, Mayo Hospital, Lahore. Annals of KEMC 2000.
  19. Exercise therapy in low back pain. Annals of KEMC 2000.
  20. Complications developed in spinal cord injured and physiotherapy. Annals of KEMC 2001.
  21. Prospective study of patients with Guillian Barre syndrome treated with positive pressure ventilation. Pakistan Journal of Neurology 2001.
  22. Role of ACE inhibitor on glycaemic control in type II diabetes with hypertension Annals of KEMC 2001.
  23. Association of risk factors with Lung Cancer Umair Javaid Chaudhary, Umer Najib, Somia Iqtadar, Waqar Hasan, Shehla Gulzar, Maaz Ahmed. et al Annals of KEMC, 2002; 8(4): 261-262.
  24. Incidence of Hepatopulmonary syndrome in Cirrhosis of Liver, Annals of King Edward Medical University. Nazeefa Barlas, Javed Akram, Sajid Abaidullah 2004.
  25. Atrial fibrillation in mitral stenosis and its correlation with age, sex & clinical Symptoms. Annals of KEMC 2005.
  26. Frequency of atrial fibrillation in mitral stenosis and its correlation with left atrial size. Annals of KEMC, July 2005
  27. Hepatitis B virus: Old, new and future approaches to antiviral treatment. Pakistan Journal of Gastroenterology. Volume 19, No. 1, March 2005.
  28. Early Aspirin administration in patients of acute myocardial infarction, who received thrombolytic/fibrinolysis therapy later on in emergency department-a clinical audit. Annals of KEMC, July 2005.
  29. Atrial fibrillation in mitral stenosis and its correlation with mitral valve area and left atrial thrombus., (Bio-Medica)Issue-II, 2005.
  30. Mortality review of diabetic ketoacidosis in East Medical Ward. Bio-Medica; Issue-II, 2005.
  31. Randomized comparative study of oral ofloxacin versus intravenous cefotaxime in spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. Pakistan Journal of Gastroenterology, October 2005.
  32. A Medical Audit on Management Protocol of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in East Medical Ward. Annals of KEMC, 2005.
  33. The prevalence of renal complications in type- 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Asim Jameel, Asaad Akbar Khan, Umer Najib, Sarmad Waqas, Imran Ali Shah, Hammad N. Qureshi,Taimoor Hashim, Sana Shakeel, Somia Iqtadar, Zunera Zahoor and Shahnaz Javed Khan et al Pakistan Postgraduate Medical Journal 2005; 16(1): 13-16).
  34. Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus compared to healthy Pakistani adults have impaired flow mediated dilatation at similar body mass indices: Ali Jawa, Babar Rizvi, Zafar Niaz, Anjum Razzaq, Sajid Abaidullah, Jawad Zaheer, Mumtaz Hasan. Preliminary results of Lahore Epidemiological Adult Population-Brachial Artery Reactivity (LEAP-BAR) Study. Poster Abstract presented at International Diabetes Federation Meeting 3-7 December 2006 at Cape Town, South Africa.
  35. Flow mediated dilatation and nitroglycerine dependent dilatation profile of healthy Pakistani subjects: Preliminary results of Lahore Epidemiological Adult Population-Brachial Artery Reactivity (LEAP-BAR) Study. Ali Jawa, Zafar Niaz, Babar Rizvi, Sajid Abaidullah, Jawad Zaheer, Mumtaz Hasan. Presented Oral Abstract on December 6, 2006 during International Diabetes Federation Meeting 3-7 December 2006 at Cape Town, South Africa.
  36. Prospective Universal 75gm 06 TT screening in pregnant Pakistani woman; preliminary results of LEAP-GDM study. International Diabetes Federation held in Cape Town, South Africa. Somia Iqtadar, Ali Jawa. 3-7 December 2006.
  37. Prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction in Pakistani subjects with and without type 2 diabetes: Preliminary results of Lahore Epidemiological Adult Population-Erectile Dysfunction (LEAP-ED) study. Zafar Niaz, Ali Jawa, Babar Rizvi, Anjum Razzaq, Asim Shahzad, Sajid Abaidullah, Mumtaz Hasan, Presented poster abstract at Pakistan Endocrine Society Meeting September 4-5, 2006 at Karachi, Pakistan.
  38. Prolonged corrected QT interval is associated with microalbuminuria and left ventricular hypertrophy in males with type-2 diabetes mellitus. Umair Javaid, Somia Iqtadar, Ali Jawa, 43rd Annual European Association for the study of Diabetes. 3-7 December 2007.
  39. Efficacy of intravenous Octreotide in early Variceal Rebleeding following Sclerotherapy, Jawad Zaheer, Sajid Abaidullah, Waseem Ahsen, Mumtaz Hasan. Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Sciences, Vol. 2, Jan-Mar 2008.
  40. A Non-invasive Parameter to Predict Esophageal Varices in Cirrhosis due to Hepatitis C virus. Journal of Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan. Vol. 2, Issue-4. Oct-Dec. 2008.
  41. Determining the association between retinopathy and metabolic syndrome in patients with Type-2 diabetes mellitus visiting Mayo Hospital, Lahore. Annals of King Edward Medical University, Lahore. Vol. 16, Issue 2. Apr-Jun. 2010.
  1. Hypogonadotrophic Short Statured with Asomia: Kallann’s syndrome, Shandana Tarique, M Hassan Iqbal, Hina Riaz, Sajid Abaidullah, and Tahira Murtaza Cheema, Journal of the college of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, Vol. 21, February, 2011
  1. Syndrome X (Metabolic Syndrome) and Diabetic Retinopathy: A comparative study in type-2 diabetes mellitus patients. Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Sciences. Vol. 5, Apr-Jun., 2011.
  2. Identification of Non-Endoscopic Predictors of Esophageal Varices in Cirrhosis. Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Sciences. Vol. 5, Apr-Jun., 2011.
  3. Predictors of Complications of Tuberculous Meningitis. Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Sciences. Vol. 5, Apr-Jun, 2011.
  4. Non-Endoscopic Predictors of Esophageal Varices in Cirrhosis. Pakistan Journal of Gastroenterology. Vol. 25, No. 1. Oct. 2010 (Bi-manual March 2011).
  5. Microalbuminurea in Stage 2 Hypertensive Patients with Left Ventricular Hypertrophy, Somia Iqtadar, Sajid Abaidullah, Ali Asad Khan, Annals of King Edward Medical University, Lahore. Vol. 17, Issue 4. Oct-Dec, 2011.
  6. Unhappy doctors in Pakistan: What are the causes and what can be done? Nazish Imran, Imran Ijaz Haider, Somia Iqtadar, Muhammad Riaz Bhatti et al Pak J Med Sci April – June 2011 27   No. 2   244-247.
  7. Frequency of Low Calcium Intake, a Risk Factor for Development of Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Pakistani Women, Maimoona Ghias, Somia Iqtadar, Sajid Abaidullah, Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Sciences, Vol.6, Jul.-Sept., 2012.
  8. Frequency of Asymptomatic Dengue Infections in Health Care Professionals of Pakistan, Sajid Abaidullah, Somia Iqtadar, 44th APACPH Conference, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall Colombo, Srilanka, 13-18 October, 2012.
  9. Study of frequency and responsible factors for post stroke depression in patients of stroke coming to Mayo Hospital Lahore Umair Javaid Ch, Salman S Osman, Somia Iqtadar, Waleed Zafar, Sana Shakil, Zunaira Zahoor, Javed Akram et al Annals of KEMU. Jan;2012(2):299-301.
  10. Clinical and laboratory profile in dengue haemorrhagic fever in adult Pakistani population. A study at tertiary care hospital. Somia Iqtadar, Nabeel Akbar, Sajid Abaidullah. 3rd International Conference on DF and DHF. Bangkok, October 2013.
  11. SAAG Ratio as Predictor of Esophageal Varices in Patients with Cirrhosis and Ascites, Momin Ali, Zafar Niaz, Sajid Abaidullah, The Pakistan Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 26, No:2 and Vol.27, No. 1, 2013.
  12. Specificity of Hess test as a marker of DHF. Somia Iqtadar , Sami Ullah Mumtaz, Sajid Abaidullah, Razia Amanat, Mohsin Masud, Singapore Conference on Dengue & Infectious Diseases 2012. Annals of KE. March-April 2013.
  13. The study of knowledge, attitude and practice of medical law and ethics among doctors in a tertiary care hospital. Quratul Ain Tahira, Sidrah Lodhi, Syed Tasneem Haider, Sajid Abaidullah. Annals of KEMU, Lahore. Vol. 19, Issue-1. P 55-60. Jan-Mar 2013.
  14. Clinical characteristics, risk factors and outcomes in elderly experiencing dengue infections. 18th International Congress on Infectious Diseases 2014. 2-5 April 2014. Somia Iqtadar, Muhammad Nabeel Akbar Chaudhry, Sajid Abaidullah.
  15. Profile of Hepatic involvement in Dengue infections in adult Pakistani population. 6th ASEAN Congress of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology. 5-7th March, 2014.
  16. Discriminative value of elevated Transaminases for Dengue Fever (DF) and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF). 6th ASEAN congress of tropical medicine and parasitology. 5th – 7th March 2014.
  1. Factors influencing choice of internal medicine and subspecialties by postgraduate residents in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Quratul Ain Tahira, Sidra Lodhi, Sajid Abaidullah. Annals of KEMU. Vol 20. Issue-3, Jul-Sep. 2014.
  1. Hypocholesterolemia as a predictor of disease severity in dengue fever. Sidrah Lodhi, Quratul Ain Tahira, Sajid Abaidullah. Annals of KEMU. Vol. 20. Issue-4, Oct.-Dec. 2014.
  2. Frequency of IgG positivity against Dengue Fever Virus in Health Care Professionals of Pakistan. Somia Iqtadar, Sumaira Majeed, Sajid Abaidullah, Nabeel Akbar, Naeem Majeed. JVBD. Thai. November 2014.
  3. Deep vein thrombosis in anticardiolipin antibody positive woman. A case report. Somia Iqtadar. Nauman Farooq, Anum Asif Bukhari


  1. A Handbook on Dengue Fever “HUM AUR DENGUE” by Dr. Somia Iqtadar, Assistant Professor, North Medical Ward, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan. Published by King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital Lahore 2012.
  2. A chapter on Epidemiology, Pathogenesis & complications of ULCERATIVE COLITIS edited by Mortimer B. O’ Connot, Zafar Niaz, Senior Registrar, North Medical Ward, Mayo Hospital Lahore, Pakistan., published by in Tech, Janeza Trdine 9, 51000, Rijeka, Croatia, November, 2011.


  1. Acute Medical emergencies & out-patient cases are admitted & managed.
  2. State of the art High Dependency / Intensive care facilities available.
  3. State of the art Upper & Lower GI Endoscopic facilities available twice a week. (Monday & Thursday)
  4. Procedures like sclerotherapy and band legation are carried out as necessary.
  5. The unit not only caters for its admitted and out patients, but entertains call for other departments.
  6. Regular teaching is carried during these procedures to the attending Post Graduate Trainee and House Officer on duty in the section.


  1. Indoor Bedside learning during clinical rounds on daily basis.
  2. Journal Club/Clinical guidelines classes are conducted every Friday.
  3. Clinical Methods class is conducted on every Tuesday.
  4. Mortality & Morbidity Conference is conducted on every Monday.
  5. Monthly Clinical evaluations are carried out on regular basis at the end of every month.
  6. MOCK preparatory courses being held on quarterly basis.
  7. This excellent teaching program has raised the unit at TOP MERIT amongst the recent inductions of House Officers & PGRs.
  8. Monthly Tests are being held on every second Tuesday for Postgraduate Trainees for evaluation of PGRs.


Best House Officer & PGR Award is given at the end of every month on the basis of performance, hard work, behavior and clinical evaluation score.