Prof. Dr. Syed Asghar Naqi

Chairman/Professor Department of Surgery / Dean Allied Health Sciences
Contact Email: asgharnaqi@gmail.com

Prof. Dr. Syed Asghar Naqi


East Surgical Ward is one of the oldest units of Mayo Hospital, built in 1871. This unit has the privilege of being headed by many famous surgeons and has a history of being a center of excellence in head and neck surgery. Currently, the unit is headed by Professor Syed Asghar Naqi, who has a great interest in undergraduate and postgraduate education. He is the president of the Society of Surgeons Pakistan, Lahore Chapter. East Surgical Ward is a competent team under the leadership of Prof. Syed Asghar Naqi which of Dr. Asadullah Khawaja, Associate Professor, Dr. Rana Sohail, Assistant Professor and Dr. Zahra Sattar, Dr. Haris Aslam, Dr. Ayra Suleman, Dr. Ahmed Naseer, Dr. Ammara Zia, Dr. Nazia, Dr. Javeria as Senior Registrars, Dr. Prabesh as the registrar along with 41 postgraduate residents and 20 house officers.
East Surgical Ward comprises male & female sides with a bed capacity of 40 & 20 beds respectively in Surgical Tower, Mayo Hospital. There are 2 elective lists per week with the availability of 6 fully equipped operation theaters. Prof Dr. Syed Asghar Naqi has a special interest in minimal invasive surgery & surgical oncology and under his leadership, the postgraduate residents are continuously thriving in this area along with open surgeries. There are 2 emergency duties per week of 24 & 12 hrs on Monday and Thursday respectively. The ward has been providing minimally invasive surgical facilities to the patients in Emergency as well with a fully functional laparoscopic tower placed in NEOT 3 through which diagnostic laparoscopy, appendectomy, and primary repair of enteric perforation, Graham’s patch repair has been done laparoscopically. The ward provides its services for the outpatient department twice a week directly supervised by consultants including Prof. Dr. Syed Asghar Naqi himself. The ward is fully accredited for MS & FCPS programs. Currently, 42 Postgraduate trainees are enrolled with the ward in different years of training. Post-emergency presentations, journal club meetings, clinicopathological conferences, morbidity, mortality meetings, synopsis meeting, and multidisciplinary meetings on a regular basis are a must in the ward for which the ward has a 50 seating capacity lecture theatre equipped with multimedia and audio-visual support. Along with training of postgraduate residents, the ward is also actively involved in the teaching of undergraduate students of 3rd Year, 4th Year & Final Year students of MBBS.


– To train undergraduate and postgraduate students to meet international standards.
– To produce safe surgeons.
– To manage patients with sympathy, devotion, and skilled medical care.
– To provide service to humanity with a commitment for excellence in medical education and research.


List of Faculty Members

NameDesignationQualificationContact Information
Prof. Dr. Syed Asghar NaqiHead Of DepartmentFCPS, FRCS (Ed), FACS, MCPS-HPEasgharnaqi@gmail.com
Dr. Asadullah KhwajaAssociate ProfessorFCPS, M. Phil-HPEdr_kmasadullah@yahoo.co.uk
Dr. Rana SohailAssistant ProfessorFCPS, FACSnoon196@gmail.com

– Fellowship program for the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan
– Master of Surgery, KEMU
– Undergraduate teaching of MBBS
– Teaching of Allied Sciences KEMU

  1. East Surgical Ward Enteric Perforation score: A new statistically valid scoring criteria for decision between repair or ileostomy in patients with peritonitis due to enteric perforation. International Surgery Journal. 2021 Aug 27;8(9):2533-8.
  2. Outcomes of Primary Peritoneal Drainage and Taylor’s Conservative Method in High-Risk Cases of Perforated Peritonitis. Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Sciences. 2023 Feb 6;17(01):24.
  3. Outcome of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy as a Day Case Procedure. Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Sciences. 2022 Dec 3;16(10):262-.
  4. A comparison between the ability of New Trauma Score (NTS) and Glasgow Coma Scale, Age and Arterial Blood Pressure (GAP) Score in predicting Mortality among General Trauma Population
  1. Transverse testicular ectopia with persistent Mullerian duct syndrome: An operative eureka. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2020; 71:338-340.
  2. A Rare case of isolated sigmoid Colon perforation in patient with Blunt Trauma Abdomen. l. J Emerg Med Trauma Surg Care 2020, 7: 053
  3. Benign idiopathic retroperitoneal cyst: A case series of three patients. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2019; 61: 210–213
  4. Outcome of management of mycotic pseudoaneurysms of femoral artery in IV drug abusers. Int J Appl Basic Med Res. 2014;4(1):23–26
  5. Breaking bad news skill of postgraduate residents of tertiary care hospital of Lahore, Pakistan: A cross-sectional survey. J Pak Med Assoc 2019; 69(5): 695-699
  6. Outcome of Patients Presenting 6 to 12 Hours after Isolated Vascular Trauma in a Tertiary Care Hospital of Pakistan. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2022 Nov 1;235(5):S100.
  7. How a Journal Club Course Changed Learners’ Approach in a Medical Doctorate Program: An Analysis of the PhD Scholars’ Perspective. Egy J Med Edu .2019; 1(1): 1-10
  1. Effectiveness of TRISS to Evaluate Trauma Care in a Developing Country. Emergency Med. 2012; 2(7):124.
  2. Femoral Pseudoaneurysms in drug addicts: Excision without revascularization is a viable option. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2006; 31:585-7
  1. Benign idiopathic retroperitoneal cyst: A case series of three patients. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2019; 61: 210–213.
  2. Comparison of outcome of open appendectomy with and without peritoneum closure in terms of mean operative time and post-operative pain. The Professional Medical Journal. 2022 Jan 31;29(02):150-
  3. Ammar AS, Naqi SA, Ashraf M, Saleem M, Raza HA, Haider U. A rare case report of short bowel anastomosis after acute mesenteric ischaemia in Covid-19 postive patient. J. Pak. Med. Assoc. 2022 Jun 1;72:1222-4.
  • A 50 seating capacity lecture theatre equipped with multimedia and audiovisual support.
  • Presentation of Postgraduate Residents on a weekly basis on novel surgical aspects
  • Weekly Class Of House Surgeons And Postgraduate Residents
  • Multidisciplinary(MDT) meetings
  • Monthly mortality and morbidity meeting.
  • Journal club discussion on a monthly basis.
  • Monthly assessment of the postgraduate residents via a written test.

East Surgical Ward Male Side

East Surgical Ward HDU

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Postgraduate Residents & House Officers in Post Emergency Presentation

Postgraduate Residents doing Laparoscopic Procedure in Emergency Theatre

Prof. Dr. Syed Asghar Naqi Chairing the Monthly Clinical Meeting

East Surgical Ward Get Together