Dr. Shahid Mahmood Sethi
Dr. Shahid Mahmood Sethi
Ph.D. Epidemiology and Public Health, (Melbourne University, Australia)
MPH- Epidemiology and Bio-statistics ( Australia)
MPH- Public Health Practice (UHS)
M.Phil Community Medicine (UHS)
Certificate of Health Professional Education
Professor & Head of
COMMUNITY MEDICINE DEPARTMENT (AIMC)
Official email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Shahid Mahmood is a PhD scholar, public health expert and a foreign qualified epidemiologist. He has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience in public health and community medicine. He is associate professor and head of department since April 2021.
Dr Shahid has served as district co-ordinator of LHW program, surveillance officer for polio eradication, epidemiologist during dengue epidemic in Lahore and now is an important member of Corona Expert Advisory Group (CEAG) in Punjab.
Dr Shahid earned his medical degree in 1991 and then obtained his Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Punjab University with distinction and Master of Philosophy (Community Medicine) from University of Health sciences Lahore. He did his Master in Public Health (MPH) with majors in Epidemiology & Biostatistics and then PhD in Epidemiology from Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, the University of Melbourne Australia (World ranking number 32). He is a certified Health Professions Educationist.
He has published his scholarly work widely in national and international scientific peer reviewed journals.
Dr Shahid was awarded Australian Government Scholarships his Masters and doctorate in the University of Melbourne. He also attended training in Bangkok on Dengue fever prevention, management and control sponsored by the Government of Punjab. He has presented his scholarly work at international conferences in France, Australia and Seattle, USA.
Dr Shahid is a member of International Epidemiological Association (IEA), Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA), International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) and Society of Epidemiologic Research (SER), USA.
His vision for his department is to develop it as a centre of excellence in teaching, training, research and community service.
Department of Community Medicine imparts Medical students with latest preventive strategies as well as health education and communication modalities to deal with major public health problems on local as well as global level. Department owns a library and museum comprising of models and digital illustration of various public health issues.
The department plays a pivotal role in strengthening and promoting research culture not only in undergraduate medical students but also post graduate trainees of different specialties and faculty members. Faculty members and 4th year MBBS students have published numerous articles in indexed journals. The department also facilitates the research projects of various clinical specialties as well.
To foster leadership skills for health care delivery: to improve the health status of the community
To promote health, prevent disease and injury, protect communities and environment for sustainable development through research and education.
The department contributes a lot towards the academic and research activities of this institution. The academic program aims to impart quality medical education through interactive teaching and comprehensive training of under and postgraduate students in the field of community medicine and public health. The main focus of the deparment is the development of communication skills and professional approach to solve the community health problems and training of the students to conduct small research projects in order to develop research culture among forthcoming doctors and nurses.
- Research: The staff members and students have published a number of papers in national and international journals.
- International research project carried out through collaboration of World Health Organization includes “Tetanus toxoid vaccination coverage among pregnant women in District Lahore” & “Behavioral study for HIV in eunuchs in Lahore.”
- National research project conducted through collaboration of Federal Ministry of Health, Islamabad on “Measles vaccine coverage and field vaccine efficacy in District Lahore”
- Undergraduate Teaching (MBBS 4th Yr, 3rd Yr, 2nd yr,1st Yr, DPT, MLT)
- Small group discussions
- Field Visits: An extensive Field training programmen is conducted round the year , in 8 batches, each comprising of 45 students visiting the following places:
- BHU and RHC: for overview of Health system
- PSRD: Rehabilitation Services/NGO
- School : to impart health education messages and screening of children and referral to hospital
- Family Planning Services Rahnuma family Hospital.
- Village/community : communication skills, data collection analysis
- MCH center: Maternal and Child Health
- Research projects
- Health Education Material Development: About 80 posters and brouchers are developed each year by undergraduate students, in both Urdu and English, for the health education and dissemination
- Post Graduate Teaching: Department is recognized for FCPS Community Medicine Training and currently there are two post graduate trainee in FCPS .
Dr. Mehwish Akhtar
MBBS, FCPS (CM)
Dr. Sana Iftikhar
MBBS, FCPS (CM)
Dr. Mamoon Akbar Qureshi
M.B.B.S, M.P.H. M.Phil.,(Public Health)
Dr. Tahir Ismail
Dr. Muhammad Ali
M.B.B.S, M.H.M M.Phil.,(Public Health)
Dr. Ruqqaiya Awan
Dr. Lubna Azam
Dr. Saira Amir
MBBS, MPH, MMCH
Dr Zarabia Pervaiz butt
MBBS, FCPS (CM)
Mr. Muhammad Anwar Ch.
Health Education Officer