Prof. Dr. Raafea Tafweez Kuraishi
MBBS, M.Phil, PhD

Chairperson Department of Anatomy & Histology

Phone: +92-42-99211145-53 Ext: 191

Prof. Raafea Tafweez Kuraishi


The Department of Anatomy being an integral and basic unit of the University is as old as King Edward Medical College, Lahore itself, being established in 1860. After construction of Farid Kot Block, in 1882, Anatomy Department was immediately shifted therein.

Many illustrious Professors, who have been the real architects of King Edward Medical College, Lahore headed this Department. Prof. M. A. Siddqui, Prof. Fakhar-ud-Din, Prof. M. Afzal, Prof. M. Tahir, Prof. T.S. Abidi, Prof. Naseem Feroze, Prof. Atiya Khalid are some of the incumbents to the chair of Anatomy. At present the department is headed by Prof. Dr. Raafea Tafweez. Prof. T.S. Abidi was pioneer in starting Postgraduate Degree of M.Phil in 1980. On acquiring the status of University in December 2006, Anatomy department remained actively involved in imparting knowledge to the M.D/M.S, M.Phil & PhD students of various disciplines. PhD program was launched in 2010. Anatomy department of KEMU was first to start FCPS Anatomy Program in Lahore in 2014.

Departmentof Anatomy
Sr. No. Name Designation Qualification
1 Prof. Dr. Raafea Tafweez Professor MBBS, M.Phil (Anatomy), PhD
2 Dr. Zahra Haider Associate Professor MBBS, M.Phil (Anatomy)
3 Dr. Mah Jabeen Muneera Associate Professor MBBS, M.Phil (Anatomy)
4 Dr. Sobia Ibrahim Assistant Professor MBBS, M.Phil (Anatomy)
5 Dr. Shazia Tufail Assistant Professor MBBS, M.Phil (Anatomy)
6 Dr. Izhar Ahmad Additional Principal Medical Officer (APMO) MBBS, M.Phil (Part-I)
7 Dr. Lubna Shah Additional Principal Medical Officer (APMO) MBBS, M.Phil (Part-I)
8 Dr. Iqbal Javed Senior Demonstrator MBBS, M.Phil (Part-I)
9 Dr. Sohail Ahmed Senior Demonstrator MBBS, M.Phil (Part-I)
10 Dr. Nadia Haq Demonstrator MBBS, M.Phil (Part-I)
11 Dr. Sadia Saqib Demonstrator MBBS, M.Phil (Part-I)
12 Dr. Sarah Khan Demonstrator MBBS, M.Phil (Part-I)
13 Dr. Muhammad Oneeb  Saleemi Demonstrator MBBS, Enrolled in FCPS Anatomy
14 Dr. Ammara Rasheed Demonstrator MBBS, Enrolled in FCPS Anatomy
15 Dr. Ponum Mirani Demonstrator MBBS, Enrolled in FCPS Anatomy
16 Dr. Gul Afshan Demonstrator MBBS
17 Dr. Salman Faisal Demonstrator MBBS
18 Dr. Saira Salman Demonstrator MBBS
19 Dr. Syeda Shabeeh Rubab Demonstrator MBBS
20 Dr. Saboohi Demonstrator MBBS FCPS Gynecology & Obstetrics
21 Dr. Mohtasham Hina Demonstrator MBBS
22 Dr. Warisha Iftikhar Demonstrator MBBS

We have a vast Dissection Hall equipped with all the necessities for undergraduate and postgraduate training. Mortuary & Embalming facilities and bone preparation modalities are so well established that they are catering for the needs of most of the medical colleges in Punjab.
In the spacious lecture theatre of department, medical knowledge is imparted to a class of 330 or more students through audio / visual aids. We have a well equipped Histology Laboratory with all the facilities for conducting histology practicals for MBBS, BDS, DPT, M.Phil, PhD and FCPS students. The facilities of this laboratory are also used for preparing slides for histological study and carrying out various research projects.


Postgraduate Programmes
• M.Phil
• Ph.D

Undergraduate Programmes
• BDS.
• B.Sc (Allied Health Sciences)



Professional Program Level

No. Of Students List Of Subjects Taught In Each Program No. Of Hrs. Taught In Large Class No. Of Hrs. Taught In Small Groups.

No. Of Hrs. Taught In Each Subject In Practical

  Undergraduate Program
MBBS Graduate Degree (1st Year) 325 General Anatomy, Gross Anatomy, Embryology, Histology, 3 hrs/ week
Total 93hrs
3 hrs/ week
Total 93hrs
11 hrs /week
Total 341hrs
MBBS Graduate Degree (2nd  Year) 327 Gross Anatomy, Embryology, Histology, Neuro Anatomy 3 hrs/ week Total 93hrs 4 hrs/ week
Total 124hrs
10 hrs/ week
Total 310 hrs
BDS Graduate Degree 95 General Anatomy, Gross Anatomy of Head & Neck, Embryology, Histology,

Neuro Anatomy

2 hrs/ week Total 62 hrs 3 hrs/ week
Total 93hrs
3 hrs/ week
Total 93hrs
B.Sc Allied Health Sciences 150 General Anatomy, Gross Anatomy, Embryology, Histology,

Neuro Anatomy

Selected topics of  48 hrs in 02 week 22 hrs in 02 week
Doctors of Physiotherapy 1st Year 45 General Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Upper Limb 1 hr / week
Total 31 hrs
3 hr / week
Total 93hrs
2 hr per week
Total 62hrs
Doctors of Physiotherapy 2nd Year 45 Head & Neck, Gross Anatomy of Lower limb, Thorax, Abdomen Pelvis, NeuroAnatomy 4 hr / week
Total 124 hrs
1 hr / week
Total 62 hrs
Post Graduate Degree
M. Phil (Masters) 3-5 General Anatomy, Gross Anatomy, Embryology, Histology,

Neuro Anatomy

24 hrs/ week 12 hrs/ week


List of Researchers doing Ph.D.
• Dr. Nabila Kaukab
• Dr. Jalal Ul Din Gohar
• Dr. Mah Jabeen Muneera

List of Researchers doing M.Phil (II)
• Dr. Iqbal Javed
• Dr. Suhail Ahmad
• Dr. Riasat Ali
• Dr. Lubna Shah
• Dr. Areiba Haider
• Dr. Sarah Khan
• Dr. Sadia Saqib
• Dr. Nadia Haq
List of Post Graduate doing FCPS
• Dr. Muhammad Oneeb
• Dr. Ponum Mirani
• Dr. Ammara Rasheed


Ongoing Research Projects

  • Morphology of mouse testis exposed to spironolactone.
  • Histometry of coronary artery in Human cadavers.
  • A study of the coronary artery variance in local population.
  • Identification of environmental risk factors for cleft lip and palate and their association with skeletal anomalies.
  • Anatomical Variations in Structures passing through carpal tunnel
  • Relation between morphological and genetic sex in disorders of sexual development
  • The cytogenetic study of sub-types of down syndrome and its relation with pattern of congenital cardiac defects

Departmental Extension

  • Anatomy Lecture Theater was thus renovated in 2015 because of the increase in number of students benefiting from Anatomy department the capacity was insufficient the capacity was increased to accommodate up to 450 students.
  • Dissection hall was also renovated the same year. The roof was reconstructed including modification of ventilation system. Special modern techniques were employed to preserve & reconstruct the historical drawings in the floor of dissection hall.

Special Features

  • Anatomy Learning & Research Center (established in March 2007)