FCPS, MHSC. (BIOETHICS)
Professor Aasim Ahmad passed his MBBS from Sindh Medical College in 1983. He then joined JPMC as a registrar in 1990 and then joined Aga Khan University as an instructor and rose to Associate Professor and spent a year at Guys Hospital as a Renal Registrar.
In 2003 he pursued his interest in Bioethics and completed his Masters in Health Sciences from the University of Toronto, Canada. In 2004 Professor Aasim Ahmad joined The Kidney Centre as Interim Dean & Chief Nephrologist.
Professor Ahmad has dedicated over 40 years to teaching and continues to do so. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate medical students and doctors at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan.
He is adjunct faculty at the Centre for Bioethics & Culture (CBEC) in Karachi, Pakistan, and the advisor and faculty on a joint curriculum grant by FIC at NIH USA given to CBEC & KEMRI in Nairobi, Kenya, and also public health ethics to postgraduates at Jinnah Sindh Medical University in Karachi Pakistan. Being the Faculty of Nephrology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan, he supervises and conducts Nephrology Clinical examinations.
Professor Ahmad specializes in Research ethics, especially in disasters and epidemics, and is a member of the Ethics Review Board of the Médecins Sans Frontières, helping him write in journals and two book chapters. He has to his credit many publications in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in four textbooks; he is a reviewer of accredited medical journals at the International and National levels. He is the primary author for the ‘Collection, Usage, Storage and Export of Human Biological material’, a guidance document for the National Bioethics Committee of the Government of Pakistan.
Recently he was elected as a Member of the Board of International Association of Bioethics (IAB); he was also selected by World Health Organization (WHO) to serve as a member of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Guideline Development Group on EVD Therapeutics to create a new guideline for EVD therapeutics. He is a Member of the WHO Ethics & COVID-19 Expert Group, and his contributions are in many WHO publications. He was specially invited to facilitate “Ethics review of research on Lassa and other infectious disease outbreaks” at a WHO workshop.
Professor Ahmad Chairs, the Institutional Review Board of Jinnah Sindh Medical university, is also a member of the Ethical Review Committees of two other medical universities in Karachi, namely Aga Khan University and Ziauddin Medical University and the Ethical Review Committee of The Kidney Centre Post Graduate Training Institute. He also serves as the “International Advisory Board” of the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics.