A b

CBEC Faculty
Dr. Farhat Moazam, MD, Ph.D
Professor and Chairperson
Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture, SIUT
Karachi, Pakistan

Dr. Farhat Moazam is the founding Chairperson of CBEC, and has had a long academic career. She was the founding Chairperson of the Department of Surgery and the first Associate Dean for Post Graduate Medical Education, FHS, in Aga Khan University, Karachi. Currently she is also a Fellow of the Institute of Practical Ethics and Visiting Professor at the Center for Humanism in Medicine, at the University of Virginia, USA.

Dr. Moazam has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences on topics that have included Islamic Perspectives on Abortion; Foundational Ethical Concepts in Islam: The Qur’an, Imam al-Ghazali, and Muslim Physicians; Local Moral Worlds: Reflections on Renal Transplantation in Pakistan, and From Individualistic Ethics to Relational Morality.

She has published extensively in her areas of interest. Her doctoral dissertation, Bioethics and Organ Transplantation in a Muslim Society: A Study in Culture, Ethnography and Religion, was published by the Indiana University Press, USA in September, 2006.

Email: famoz@mindspring.com

Dr. Farhat Moazam

Dr. Anwar Naqvi
Professor and Coordinator
Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture, SIUT
Karachi, Pakistan

Dr. Anwar Naqvi is a well known name in the field of urology and transplantation nationally and internationally. He is Vice President of the Pakistan Association of Urological Surgeons (PAUS), and a Council Member representing Pakistan in the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation (MESOT) and at the Asian Society of Transplantation (AST).

He was Managing Secretary of the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association (JPMA), the oldest and most respected internationally indexed medical journal from Pakistan, and has contributed over 50 publications in internationally indexed journals. He has written two chapters, “Resistance to Cadaver Organ Donation: Experience in a Developing Country” and “Fallouts of Commercialism in Organ Donation as seen in Pakistan,” both published in Organ Replacement Therapy: Ethics, Justice, Commerce (Springer Verlag: Germany).

Email: info@siut.org

Dr. Anwar Naqvi

Dr. Aamir M. Jafarey
, FCPS, FRCS, MBE (Bioethics)
Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture, SIUT
Karachi, Pakistan

Dr. Aamir Jafarey joined CBEC in October 2004 after training in bioethics as a Fogarty Fellow in the Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Jafarey has been involved in bioethics related activities in Pakistan since 1997. He has been the recipient of several grants for bioethics related projects. He has conducted several research projects and has published in national and international journals. He has been invited to present papers and conduct workshops at various institutions nationally and across the region. Dr Jafarey serves as the Coordinator of the Ethical Review Committee of SIUT.

Email: aamirjafarey@gmail.com

Dr. Aamir Jafarey

Ms. Anika Khan
, BA
, MBE (Bioethics)
Senior Lecturer
Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture, SIUT

Anika Khan works as faculty at the Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture, SIUT, Karachi. She joined CBEC as associate faculty following the completion of her Master in Bioethics (2011) from the Sindh Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS), Karachi. In 2012, she became a Senior Lecturer at the Centre and is now a full-time faculty member. Prior to joining CBEC, she worked as a remedial teacher and faculty member at READyslexics (Pvt.) Ltd, Karachi, from where she had completed a postgraduate diploma course in remedial teaching in 1997.

Anika Khan’s work at CBEC involves promoting ethics education in schools in Karachi, including schools in low income areas. Within CBEC, she participates in the Centre’s work in organizational, research and academic capacities. During academic cycles, she takes sessions related to humanities and other course-related topics. She is a member of the ERCs of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi and Ziauddin University Hospital, Karachi.

Email: anikatahir@gmail.com

Ms. Anika Khan

Dr. Bushra Shirazi
, FCPS, PGD (Biomedical Ethics), MBE (Bioethics)
Professor and Associate Dean
Ziauddin University
Karachi, Pakistan

Dr. Bushra Shirazi is a general surgeon and Associate Dean at Ziauddin University (ZU), Karachi and faculty at the Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture (CBEC, SIUT). She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Ethics from CBEC (2007) and was appointed to its faculty in 2008. She has an MA in Bioethics (2011) from the Sindh Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS), Karachi.

Dr. Shirazi is a member of the ZU committee that developed the bioethics curriculum for its medical students, and is responsible for taking ethics education sessions for students and faculty. She is also a member of the Ethics Review Committee of ZU. Dr. Shirazi is actively involved in CBEC educational programs including national workshops and seminars, and has presented several papers in national and international bioethics related conferences. She has served as the Vice President (West Asia) of the Asian Bioethics Association. She is a member of the Karachi Bioethics Group and current chair of ZU’s Ethical Review Committee.

Email: bbushrashirazi@gmail.com

Dr. Bushra Shirazi

Dr. Ali Lanewala
, DABIM, PEAD, NEP, PGD (Biomedical Ethics)

Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation
Karachi, Pakistan

Dr. Ali Lanewala is Professor and is Incharge of Department of Pediatirc Nephrology at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi. He is an alumnus of the Postgraduate Diploma Program in Biomedical Ethics offered by CBEC, Class of 2007. Dr. Ali is Co-Chair of Ethics Review Committee (ERC) at SIUT. He has been in charge of organizing Ethics Grand Rounds at SIUT for the past 7 years and has a special interest in clinical ethics.

Email: alilanewala@yahoo.com

Dr. Ali Lanewala

Ms. Sualeha Siddiq Shekhani
, BS

Research Assistant
Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture, SIUT
Karachi, Pakistan

Sualeha Siddiq Shekhani is a Research Assistant at CBEC. She holds an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences from SZABIST (2014), with majors in Psychology. During the course of her education, she became interested in the field of social sciences research and has been actively involved in such work. She is also conducting two research projects at Aga Khan University with Department of Psychiatry currently. Sualeha is also a member of the Ethics Review Committee at SIUT.
She has previously co-authored a manual on the effects of custodial torture on mental health of individuals, which was funded by Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC).

Email: shekhanisualeha@gmail.com

[move to top]

Ms. Sualeha Shekhani
Associate Faculty
Nida Wahid Bashir, FCPS, FRCS(Edin), PGD Bioethics
Consultant General Surgeon
Patel Hospital
Karachi, Pakistan

Dr. Nida Wahid Bashir
Elizabeth A. Bukusi, MBChB, M.Med (ObGyn), MPH, PhD (Bioethics), CIP, PGD, MBE (Bioethics)
Chief Research Officer and Deputy Director
Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Elizabeth A. Bukusi
Richard Cash, MD, MPH
Senior Lecturer
Department of Population and International Health
Harvard School of Public Health
Boston, USA

Dr. Richard Cash
James Dywer, Ph.D
Upstate Medical University in Syracuse
New York, USA

Dr. James Dywer
Saima Pervaiz Iqbal, M.D
Associate Professor
Department of Community Health Sciences
Shifa College of Medicine
Islamabad, Pakistan

Dr. Saima Pervaiz Iqbal
Amar Jesani, M.D
Managing Trustee, Anusandhan Trust
Coordinator of the Centre for Studies in Ethics & Rights
Mumbai, India

Dr. Amar Jesani
Murad Moosa Khan, MBBS, MRCPsych, CCST, Ph.D
Department of Psychiatry
Aga Khan University
Karachi, Pakistan

Dr. Murad Moosa Khan
Sharmeen Ali Khan, LLB (Hons), LLM
Director Compliance Africa Middle East, Turkey
Amjen, Dubai, UAE

Ms. Sharmeen Khan
Paul A. Lombardo, JD., Ph.D
Professor of Law
Georgia State University, College of Law
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Dr. Paul A. Lombardo
Muhammad Khalid Masud, MA, Ph.D
Council of Islamic Ideology
Government of Pakistan
Islamabad, Pakistan

Dr. M. Khalid Masud
Mala Ramanathan, MA, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Kerala, India

Dr. Mala Ramanathan
Ahson Qavi Siddiqi, MBBS, MCPS, DTCD, MPH
Chief Scientific Officer
Head of Regulatory Affairs, Novartis Pharma
Karachi, Pakistan

Dr. Ahson Qavi Siddiqi
M. Naim Siddiqi, MBBS, MRCPsych
Consultant Psychiatrist
Aga Khan University
Karachi, Pakistan

Dr. M. Naim Siddiqi

Abdul Wahab Suri, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy
University of Karachi
Karachi, Pakistan

Dr. Abdul Wahab Suri
Riffat Moazam Zaman, Ph.D
Department of Psychiatry
Aga Khan University
Karachi, Pakistan
[move to top]

Dr. Riffat M. Zaman
Invited Teaching Faculty
Manzoor Ahmed, Ph.D
Professor, Chairman of the Board
Usman Institute of Technology
Karachi, Pakistan

Dr. Manzoor Ahmed
Natasha Anwar, Ph.D, PGD Bioethics
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Lahore, Pakistan

Dr. Natasha Anwar
Asif Aslam Farrukhi, MPH
Writer and Critic
Health & Nutrition Specialist
Karachi, Pakistan

Mr. Asif A. Farrukhi
Mariam Hassan, MBBS, PGD Bioethics
Clinical Research Officer
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre
Lahore, Pakistan

Dr. Mariam Hassan
Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Ph.D
Research Associate
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
University of London
London, UK

Dr. Ziba Mir-Hosseini
Kausar S. Khan, MA       
Associate Professor
Community Health Sciences
Aga Khan University
Karachi, Pakistan

Ms. Kausar S. Khan
Rana Muzaffar, Ph.D
Molecular Microbiologist, SIUT
Karachi, Pakistan

Dr. Rana Muzaffar
Asma Fozia Qureshi, FCPS, DCH
Department of Medical Education
Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation
Karachi, Pakistan

Dr. Asma Fozia Qureshi
Nida Rais, BA, LLB
Advocates & Legal Consultants
Vellani and Vellani
Karachi, Pakistan

Ms. Nida Rais
Arfa Sayeda Zehra, Ph.D
Department of History
Forman Christian College
Lahore, Pakistan
[move to top]

Dr. Arfa Sayeda Zehra
Copyright © 2007 CBEC, All Rights Reserved