MBBS, MCPS, FCPS, M.Phil., Ph.D.
Chairperson and Head of Community Medicine Department,
King Edward Medical University, Lahore .

Prof. Saira Afzal


List of Faculty Members

1.Prof. Dr. Saira AfzalMBBS, MCPS, FCPS, MPhil (Public Health and Preventive Medicine), Ph.D.Chairperson & Head of Department/  Professor
2.Dr. Saira TariqMBBS, MPH,Assistant Professor
3.Dr.  Ain ul MominaMBBS, MPH, MSc (Social Work)Assistant Professor
4.Dr. Amjad KhanPhD (Epidemiology & Public Health)Assistant Professor
5.Waseem HaiderMSc. (Sociology) , MPhil (Public Health)Health Educator
6.Dr. Fariha SalmanMBBS , MDDemonstrator
7.Dr. Taimoor Akram KhanMBBSDemonstrator
8.Dr. Muhammad NasirMBBS , MCPSDemonstrator
9.Dr. Ali Akram KhanMBBS , MDDemonstrator
10.Dr. Aabish MehreenMBBSDemonstrator
11.Dr. MaryamMBBSDemonstrator
12.Dr. Asma NaeemMBBS , FCPSDemonstrator
13.Dr. Shahzad SaleemMBBS, MSPHDemonstrator
14.Mrs. Abida KashifMa (Social Work)Medical Social Officer
  1. Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Pre and Post Menopausal Diabetics (Published in biomedica)
  2. Determinants of Wound Dehiscence in Abdominal Surgery in Public Sector Hospital (ANNALS of King Edward Medical University)
  3. Comparison of Traditional Two Injections Dorsal Digital Block with Volar Block (Journal of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan)
  4. Psychosocial determinants of preferring home births (Biomedica)
  5. Comparison of Saline with honey dressings in wound (ANNALS of King Edward Medical University)
  6. Determinants of depression in female adolescents and youth (Professional Med J)
  7. Precipitating factors of Hepatic Coma (ANNALS of King Edward Medical University)
  8. Factors associated with postpiercing auricular cartilage keloids (Journal of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan)
  9. Determinants for transmission of hepatitis B and C (ANNALS of King Edward Medical University)
  10. The Role of Branched Chain Amino Acids in Reversal of Hepatic Encephalopathy (ANNALS of King Edward Medical University)
  11. Correlation between the number of outdoor visits and climate variables for asthmatics in a developing country: A retrospective study (ANNALS of allergy, asthma & immunology)
  12. The special training for quinacrine sterilization in Faisalabad, Pakistan. A report (International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
  13. Hepatoprotective role of ButeaMonosperma against liver damage by paracetamol in Rabbits (ANNALS of King Edward Medical University)
  14. The determinants of self-medication (ANNALS of King Edward Medical University)
  15. Psychosocial determinants of Shisha smoking in Lahore community (ANNALS of King Edward Medical University)
  16. Adverse fetal outcomes after quinacrine sterilization failure in Faisalabad Pakistan (European Journal of Developing Country Studies)
  17. Hypertension and Low birth weight babies in females sterilized with Quinacrine in Faisalabad (ANNALS of King Edward Medical University)
  18. Psychosocial Risk factors Associated with hypertension in Females 18-49 years in a community in Faisalabad (ANNALS of King Edward Medical University)
  19. Determinants of smoking in Females (ANNALS of King Edward Medical University)
  1. Endometrial abnormalities on transvaginal ultrasonography and histopathology in women after quinacrine sterilization (Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences)
  2. Determinants of bronchopneumonia in children (ANNALS of King Edward Medical University)
  3. Risk Factors associated with the outbreak of Measles in Lahore, Pakistan (ANNALS of King Edward Medical University)
  4. Risk factors and attitude of the families towards child abuse (Health Med)
  5. Reforms in evaluation system in Public Medical Institutions at undergraduate level.
  6. Psychosocial determinants of lack of research orientation in Lahore Urban Community (Kemcolian Journal of Medical Sciences)
  7. 26.To Assess Evaluation System in Public Medical Institutions at undergraduate level.
  1. Metabolic Syndrome According to ATP3 Guidelines in a Public Sector Diabetic Clinic in Pakistan (Health Med)
  2. Depression in medical students- A cross-sectional study in a public sector institution (ANNALS of King Edward Medical University)
  3. Psychosocial determinants of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (ANNALS of King Edward Medical University)
  4. Prevalence of Generalized Anxiety Disorder in adolescents and youth in Lahore Urban Community of Pakistan (Health Med)
  5. The psychosocial impact of acne vulgaris on quality of life among youth in Lahore, Pakistan (Health Med)
  6. Time related effects of streptokinase administration on post-myocardial infarction morbidity(Health Med)
  7. Correlation between number of outdoor visits and climate variables for Asthmatics (Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences)
  8. Psychosocial risk factors of myocardial infarction and adverse effects of Streptokinase in public sector hospitals (Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences)
  9. Serial monitoring of blood glucose levels in flaps.
  10. Determinants of incomplete vaccination and role of Lady Health Workers Program in Immunization of 12-23 months old Children: An evidence from Pakistan Demographic and Health survey 2012-13.
  11. Life perspective and social health in victim after Acid burn violence in Pakistan: A Qualitative Study (International Journal of Public Health)
  12. Evolution of Assessment system in public medical institution at under-graduate level – The student perspective (Journal of Islamic International Medical College)
  1. Demographic and lifestyle risk factors of dysglycaemia in HCV positive patients in community.
  2. Critical Appraisal of Telemedicine in Rural Community Health Centres.
  3. Mentorship Model project in King Edward Medical University
  4. Responsible citizenship project in collaboration with British Council.

All the faculty members are actively involved in Public Health Consultation including technical consultation of Health Management and Information System, Safe water & Health, Environmental Health Strategy Punjab by World Health Organization (WHO), Ebola Virus Disease, and Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI).

  1. Demographic and lifestyle risk factors of dysglycaemia in HCV positive patients.
  2. Demography of facial burns in Lahore Urban population
  3. HPV vaccination and cervical carcinoma awareness in married women in Pakistan
  4. Quality of life in Breast Cancer women in Muzafargarh
  5. H.Pylori infection in critically ill patients in a Public sector Hospital.
  6. Assessment of obesity and its risk factors among elementary and high school going children of Tehsil Deepalpur district Okara.
  7. EPI status among urban and rural under 2 year’s children of district Sheikhupura
  8. Nutritional assessment of tuberculosis patients at chest OPD of Sheikh Zayed Hospital Rahim Yar Khan
  9. Epidemiological factors of Road Traffic accidents reported at District Head quarter Hospital Muzaffergarh
  10. Trends, clinical profile and risk factors associated with Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic fever in Quetta Balochistan, Pakistan.
  11. Prevalence and awareness about prevention against Rabies in Gilgit, Pakistan
  12. Knowledge, attitude and practices of prevention of dengue among Dengue Squad Staff in Lahore
  13. Antimicrobial spectrum of Garlic extract on pseudomonas and E.coli culture growths
  14. of planning and prevention strategies against Dengue fever in Lahore
  15. A study on satisfaction about the emergency services at Jinnah Hospital Lahore
  16. Assessment of client satisfaction in OPD of Services Hospital Lahore
  17. Knowledge, attitude and practices of prevention of childhood illnesses by Expanded Program of immunization
  18. Risk factors of child abuse: A case control study
  19. Outcome of planning and prevention strategies against Dengue fever in Lahore
  20. A study on the incidence of zoonotic tuberculosis to assess the associated risk factors and zoonotic potential of Bovine Tuberculosis in Lahore
  21. Quality Assessment of Maternal Health Care Service under primary health care setting in district Lahore
  22. Association between vaccination status and early childhood pneumonia- A case control study.
  23. Assessment and comparison of knowledge among general nurses and midwives related to prenatal and newborn care

  1. Psychological Problems and Rehabilitations after facial burns: Developing country prospective.
    • (Knowledge, Attitude and Practice) KAP study about Child hood obesity
    • Health care provision factors associated withChild immunization coverage
  2. Frequency of pulmonary tuberculosis among smokers admitted in TB outdoors, Mayo Hospital, Lahore.
  3. Effect of excessive mobile phone usage on the sleep patterns among the students of KEMU,
  4. To determine the frequency and determinants of burns in females of all age groups
  5. Frequency and determinants of primary and secondary malnutrition under 5 years of age, attending the Pediatrics Department of Mayo Hospital, Lahore
  6. Frequency of Acne vulgaris with regular usage of cosmetics on female students of KEMU, Lahore.
  7. Determination of relationship of parental health and social support during pregnancy with the risk of non syndromic oral clefts.
  8. Frequency and determinants of community acquired pneumonia in children of Paeds Ward Mayo Hospital, Lahore
  9. Knowledge, attitude and practice of safe food handling among food handlers in King Edward Medical University Lahore/Mayo Hospital, Lahore.
  10. KAP study regarding biomedical waste management among medial staff of Mayo Hospital, Lahore.
  11. Frequency of Road Traffic Accidents presented to A and E Department Mayo Hospital, Lahore and satisfaction with treatment provided by medical staff.
  12. Frequency and determinants of pre-eclampsia among pregnant women visiting Lady Aitcheson Hospital, Lahore.
  13. Frequency and determinants of tuberculosis lymphadenopathy among children up to age of 12 years visiting Pediatrics medical department Mayo Hospital, Lahore.
  14. Frequency & Determinants of swellings of neck among adult patients visiting surgical OPD Mayo Hospital, Lahore.
  15. Perspective of quality of life among young girls having early facial hirsutism.
  16. Geomapping of diagnose patients of hepatitis C in Lahore.
  17. Frequency & determinants of Nephrotic syndrome in pediatric department Mayo Hospital, Lahore.
  18. Risk factors for Pediatric burns, Mayo Hospital, Lahore.
  19. Hospital based study to determine the incidence of Rotavirus Hospitalization and mortality rate from 2010 – 2015 in Mayo Hospital, Lahore.
  20. The determination of advantages of regular usage of video games on memory and problem solving abilities in medical students of KEMU, Lahore.
  21. Knowledge attitude and practice ( KAP) of breast feeding and weaning diet among mothers of children up to 2 years visiting , Mayo Hospital, Lahore.
  22. Frequency and determinants of digital dementia among students of KEMU by over use of smart phones and electronic media.
  23. Frequency and determinants of oral Cancer among patients coming to the Oncology department of Mayo Hospital, Lahore.
  24. Knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP study) of Medical Ethics in the medical students of KEMU, Lahore.
  25. Knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) of Health Professionals towards Nosocomial infections in Mayo Hospital, Lahore.
  26. Risk factors of extra pulmonary tuberculosis among patients attending mayo hospital, Lahore
  27. Association between academic learning strategies with final result among medical students of Kind Edward Medical University, Lahore.
  28. Determination of circumstances and incidence of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation in Accident and Emergency Department Mayo Hospital, Lahore.
  29. Quality of life in Chronic Renal Disease Patients undergoing haemodialysis at Mayo Hospital, Lahore.
  30. Determinants of Amblyopia in patients prescribing to Eye Department, Mayo Hospital, Lahore.
  31. Frequency and determinants of lower limb amputations in diabetic in surgical department of Mayo Hospital, Lahore.


                              1ST SCHEDULE OF ALL WORKSHOPS
1.Biostatistics & Research MethodologyDr. Mustehsan Bashir29.09.201503.10.2015
2.Synopsis writingDr. Saira Afzal05.10.201507.10.2015
3.Communication skillsDr. Ahmed Uzair Qureshi26.10.201528.10.2015
4.I.T skillsMr. Salah ud Din16.11.201520.11.2015
                              2ND SCHEDULE OF ALL WORKSHOPS
1.Biostatistics & Research MethodologyDr. Mustehsan Bashir07.12.201511.12.2015
2.Synopsis writingDr. Saira Afzal03.01.201605.01.2016
3.Communication skillsDr. Ahmed Uzair Qureshi26.01.201628.01.2016
4.I.T skillsMr. Salah ud Din15.02.201616.02.2016
                              3RD SCHEDULE OF ALL WORSHOPS
1.Biostatistics & Research MethodologyDr. Mustehsan Bashir07.03.201611.03.2016
2.Synopsis writingDr. Saira Afzal04.04.201606.04.2016
3.Communication skillsDr. Ahmed Uzair Qureshi26.04.201628.04.2016
4.I.T skillsMr. Salah ud Din09.05.201613.05.2016
                              4TH SCHEDULE OF ALL WORKSHOPS
1.Biostatistics & Research MethodologyDr. Mustehsan Bashir06.06.201610.06.2016
2.Synopsis writingDr. Saira Afzal04.07.201606.07.2016
3.Communication skillsDr. Ahmed Uzair Qureshi26.07.201628.07.2016
4.I.T skillsMr. Salah ud Din15.08.201619.08.2016



Distribution of Eid gifts in poor kids in hospital


Chair person of community medicine department doesn’t not only help students in curricular activities but also encourage their equal participation in extra-curricular activities like sports, debates, dramatic etc.

 Group photo of Chairperson of department with members of sports club


Encouraging students in dramatics

Hence concluding, Community medicine is concerned with specified populations rather than individuals. It provides comprehensive primary care and preventive services to all members of the Community – from new babies to grandparents! Community physicians have unique attitudes and skills. They are qualified to care for all community members regardless of sex, age, or type of problem (physical biological, behavioral, or social). In addition to recognizing, preventing, and treating disease, community physicians work to get to know the community and develop long-term relationships with their members.