Editor

Prof. Saeed  Alam
drsaeed_alam@hotmail.com
                                             
EDUCATION
Phil (Pathology) Basic Medical Sciences Institute, Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre, Karachi. University of Karachi Pakistan  1992
MBBS Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi. University of Punjab ,Pakistan – 1981

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

  • 30 years of experience in medical profession serving at various senior-level teaching positions
  • Actively engaged in reporting surgical pathology and cytopathology specimens including Fine needle aspiration cytology
  • Developed department of Pathology and surgical pathology museum at newly established medical colleges
  • Actively involved in training of junior staff and supervising teaching programs in the subject of Pathology for undergraduate BDS and MBBS students.
  • Actively involved in medical research as author and Managing Editor of a medical Journal.
  • Experience of undergraduate and postgraduate examinations of various public and private sector Universities as Internal and External Examiner and Paper setter in various disciplines.
  • Experience of Strong leadership skills with a track record of initiative, removing obstacles and motivating various diverse teams
  • Proficient in Quality Assurance and Quality Control programs in Health Care Institutions particularly laboratory services
  • Excellent Communication Skills with an experience of working within a team-based culture involving compromise, commitment, planning, organization and time managemen

CURRENT AND PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS  

Islamabad Medical and Dental College Islamabad                                                                   6th April 2009- todate

Professor of Pathology & PreClinical Coordinator

Wah Medical College Wah Cantt                                                                               
1st March 2006 -  4th  April-2009

Associate Professor of Pathology                                                                                          

Rawalpindi Medical College Rawalpindi

Assistant Professor of Histopathology and Morbid Anatomy                                                     4th March  2003 –  28th February 2006

Jeddah Regional Lab. Jeddah  Mininstry of Health Saudi Arabia

Histopathologist  and In Charge Department of Histopathology                                                          
4th  April 2002- 24th March 2003

Rawalpindi Medical College Rawalpindi

Assistant  Professor of Histopathology and Morbid Anatomy                                       
19th May1997 –  3rd April 2002

National Institute of Health  Islamabad                                                                           
17th  May 1994 – 19th May  1997

Senior Scientific Officer (Histopathology) Public Health Division                                                                                    

Punjab Medical College Faisalabad                                                                                              
29th Sept 1993 – 16th May 1994

Assistant Professor Histopathology and Morbid Anatomy                                                                                

Federal Government Services Hospital.  Islamabad                                                          
5th April 1988 –28t September 1993

Medical Officer Department of Pathology                                                                                                     

Binladin Organization Saudi Arabia.                                                                            
6th January 1984 – 17th September 1985

Medical Officer Makkah Housing Project                                                                                                    

Nuclear Medicine Oncology and Radiotherapy Institute. Islamabad                                
February
1983 – January 1984            

Medical Officer                                                                                                      

Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre. Karachi                                                                   
10th
January 1982 – 9th July 1982

Senior House Physician Department of Medicine                                                                                            

Rawalpindi General Hospital (Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Hospital) Rawalpindi                         
6th July 1981 –5th January 1982

House Officer Department of Surgery                                                                                                       

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE     

  • Over twenty years of teaching experience at various Public and Private sector Medical Colleges recognized by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi, Punjab Medical College Faisalabad, Wah Medical College Wah Cantt. and  Islamabad Medical &Dental College Islamabad)
  • Internal and External Examiner and paper setter in various undergraduate and postgraduate examinations of various public and private sector Universities. (University of Health Sciences Lahore. Quaid I Azam University Islamabad, and Bahria University Islamabad.)
  • Provided Diagnostic Histopathology and Cytopathology services at affiliated teaching hospitals of Rawalpindi Medical College, and National Institute of Health Islamabad  (Reporting Histopathology and Cytopathology and performing and reporting Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology)
  • Establishing and upgrading department of pathology including surgical pathology museum at Wah Medical College and Islamabad Medical & Dental College.
  • Administrative experience as Incharge of Histopathology and department of Pathology at various hospitals.
  • As Pre Clinical Coordinator experience of preparing time table, academic calendar and date sheets for 2nd and 3rd Prof MBBS and BDS examinations.
  • Incharge Laboratory at Salma & Kafeel Medical Centre providing diagnostic laboratory services including Histopathology, Hematology, Microbiology Clinical Chemistry and Special chemistry.
  • Incharge Histopathology section at Biocare labs (Pvt) Ltd. Islamabad.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Academics:

  • Teaching General Pathology to undergraduate 2nd Prof BDS and MBBS students
  • Teaching Systemic Pathology to undergraduate 3rd MBBS students
  • Management, Planning, Supervision, Evaluation of academic Program
  • Development of teaching material for medical students
  • Developing Plans, reviewing according to need and time lines

Diagnostics and skill development:

  • Reporting a good number of surgical pathology specimens from various hospitals in Islamabad and other cities at Biocare Labs (Pvt.) Ltd. and at Salma &Kafeel Medical Centre Islamabad.
  • Reporting cytopathology specimens including FNAC of various palpable lesions.
  • Developing, Implementing and Monitoring mechanism and skills
  • Arranging seminars and lectures on Infertility and other topics for General practitioners

Medical research and development:

  • Managing Editor of Journal of Islamabad Medical and Dental College Islamabad
  • Established research forum for medical students and junior faculty members
  • Peer reviewer for Annals of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences and Journal of Khyber Medical University
  • Arranged workshops on medical writing

Internal and External Examiner:

  • External Examiner and paper setter for DCP, Part 1 and Part 2 M.Phil (Pathology) Exam of Quaid i Azam University Islamabad in the subject of Histopathology
  • External Examiner for 2nd and 3rd Prof Exam of University of Health Sciences Lahore
  • External Examiner and paper setter for MS and MD Exams of Quaid i Azam University in various disciplines including Surgery, Orthopedics, ENT.MDS .Pediatric surgery etc.
  • Internal Examiner and paper setter in the subject of Pathology 2nd and 3rd Prof MBBS exam of Bahria University Islamabad

Social Services:

  • As Incharge Blood Donor Society of Islamabad Medical and Dental College I have arranged several awareness seminars and blood donation camps.

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

  1. Saeed Alam, Faiza Qazi, Farida Ahmad, Athar Saeed Dil (1999) Spectrum Of Breast Diseases- An experience at National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad. Pakistan J. Med. Res. Vol.38 No.3, 1999.
  2. Faiza Qazi, Saeed Alam, Nuzhat Nauman (1999) Incidence of Endometrial Hyperplasia and its role in Abnormal Uterine Bleeding. Pakistan J.Med.Res.Vol.38 No.3 1999
  3. Saeed Alam, S. Mehmood Alam (1999) Diagnostic Value of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in Cold Thyroid Nodules. Pakistan J.Med.Res.Vol.38 No.4 1999
  4. Saeed Alam, Nasera Bhatti, Umar Farooq, Tasneem Akhtar; Tumoral Calcinosis: A case report and brief review of literature Journal of Rawalpindi Medical College (JRMC) Vol 4 (1&2) Jan-Dec 2000.
  5. Umar Farooq, Saeed Alam, Nasera Bhatti, Tasneem Akhtar; Application of Banf Criteria on Acute Renal Graft Rejection. Journal of Rawalpindi Medical College (JRMC) Vol 4 (1&2) Jan-Dec 2000.
  6. Nasera Bhatti, Jai Kishan, Matloob Azam, Mushtaq A Khan, Saeed Alam; Aetiology of Systemic Hypertension in children. Journal of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences 2002;13(1)
  7. Saeed Alam, Nasera Bhatti : Pattern of ovarian neoplasm at a tertiary care hospital in Rawalpindi, Annals of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences 2007 3(1)49-53
  8. Saeed Alam, Nasera Bhatti, Mahmood Alam, Nasir Ali Khan. Histopathologic findings in Hysterectomy specimens – a study of 415 cases Annals of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences 2007 3(2)118-122
  9. Nasera Bhatti, Matloob Azam, Saeed Alam, Naheed Shahab: Severe Nutritional Anemia in Hospitalized Children. Annals of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences 2008; 4(2):81-84
  10. Saeed Alam, Nasera Bhatti, Non-neoplastic lesions of ovary a study of 150 cases Annals of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences 2010; 6(3):156-159
  11. Salma Kafeel,Saeed Alam,Huma Mushtaq and Riffat Bibi,Uterine Leiomyomata-unusual number managed with conservation of uterus-  a case report Journal of Islamabad Medical & Dental College (JIMDC) 2012;(1) :37-38
  12. Saeed Alam,Naghmi Asif, Huma Mushtaq, Dengue Fever  review article  Journal of Islamabad Medical & Dental College (JIMDC) 2012 (1):41-47
  13. Saeed Alam ,Editorial Medical Research- Local Perspective Journal of Islamabad Medical & Dental College (JIMDC);1(2) 2012:55-55
  14. Salma Kafeel,Huma Mushtaq.Saeed Alam.Endometrial histological findings in infertile women. Journal of Islamabad Medical & Dental College (JIMDC)vol 1(1) 201261-64
  15. Salma Kafeel,Wajeeha Mahjabeen,Saeed Alam ,Role of female age in determining causes of infertility and predicting outcome of in- vitro fertilization.Journal of Islamabad Medical & Dental College (JIMDC);2012(2):56-61
  16. Saeed Alam,Huma Mushtaq,Salma Kafeel. Deciduosis in a Cesarean scar- case report. Journal of Islamabad Medical & Dental College (JIMDC);2013:2(1);32-34
  17.  Wajeeha Mahjabeen, Salma Kafeel. Saeed Alam and Riffat Bibi. Immunoglobulin therapy in recurrent pregnancy loss Journal of Islamabad Medical & Dental College (JIMDC);2013:2(2);64-68
  18.  Huma Mushtaq, Saeed Alam, Mumtaz Ahmad Khan. Histopathological pattern of testicular biopsies in male infertility. Journal of Islamabad Medical & Dental College (JIMDC);2013:2(2);81-86
  19. Nadir Mahmood, Huma Mushtaq and Saeed Alam . Histopathological analysis of cases presenting with acute appendicitis Journal of Islamabad Medical & Dental College (JIMDC):2014:3(1):11-14
  20. Naghmi Asif, Saeed Alam, Shaheen Mehmood and Rehan Uppal. Vitamin D status in females of urban population. Journal of Islamabad Medical &dental college (JIMDC):2014:3(1):11-14
  21. Saeed Alam and Huma Mushtaq. Uterine Symplasmic Leiomyoma: A rare smooth muscle tumor                 Journal of Islamabad Medical &Dental College (JIMDC):2014:3(2):82-84
  22. Sahar Sajjad, Saeed Alam, Wajiha Mahjabeen,Salma Kafeel. Association of clinical features with obesity and gonadotrophin levels in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Journal of Islamabad Medical &Dental College (JIMDC):2014:3(2):58-61
  23. Ghazala Mudassar,Ashok Kumar Tanwani,Huma Mushtaq,Saeed Alam. Urothelial carcinoma:is urine cytology an important diagnostic test? Journal of Islamabad Medical &Dental College (JIMDC):2014:3(2):53-57

Thesis

Saeed Alam, S. Mehmood Alam: M.Phil Thesis Titled “Diagnostic value of FNA in cold thyroid nodules” J.P.M.C (B.M.S.I) University of Karachi 1992

Current Research Topic

  • EXPRESSION OF GPR54/KISSPEPTIN IN PARAFFIN EMBEDDED TISSUES OF VARIOUS LOW AND HIGH GRADE EPITHELIAL TUMORS
  • EVALUATION OF PRE AND POST TREATMENT PLASMA METASTIN LEVEL IN CANCER PATIENTS

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/ FELLOWSHIP

  • Member, Pakistan Association of Pathologists.
  • Member, Pakistan Society of Cytopathology and Histopathology.
  • Fellow, College of Pathologists of Pakistan

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  1. Attended a course on Nuclear Medicine (April 2, 1983 to June 1, 1983) at Atomic Energy Medical Centre, Mayo Hospital Lahore.
  2. Presented a paper on Diagnostic value of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in Cold Thyroid Nodules Feb. 1992. At Federal Government Services Hospital, Islamabad.
  3. Attended AIDS Awareness Workshop for Hospital Staff 10-11 April 1992 at Federal Government Services Hospital, Islamabad.
  4. Conducted Training Course on Clinical Management of “HIV” 6-7 Dec 1992 at Federal Government Services Hospital, Islamabad.
  5. Participated in National Workshop on Epidemiological Surveillance of HIV / AIDS 2-4 Oct. 1993 at National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad.
  6. Attended National Conference on Hysteroscopy, Endoscopic Surgery and Reproduction 16-20 November at Islamabad.
  7. Attended WHO / NIH Workshop/Course on Quality Assurance in Clinical Chemistry, 23-24 Nov. 1994 National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad.
  8. Participated in Workshop/Course in Diagnostic Histopathology, 28-29 Jan 1995 Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi.
  9. Attended a Course on “Ocular Pathology”, 29-30 April 1995 at College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan, Karachi.
  10. Attended Workshop/Course on Dermatopathology, from 27th Nov to 2nd Dec. 1995 at College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan, Karachi.
  11. Attended Workshop/Course on Liver and Gastrointestinal Tract Pathology from 30th – 31st March 1996 at Armed Force Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi.
  12. WHO / NIH National Workshop on Laboratory Techniques in the Diagnosis of Leishmaniasis, from July 20 – 22, 1996 at National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad.
  13. Attended MOH/NIH/WHO workshop on Quality Assurance Scheme in Clinical Chemistry, 27th – 28th Nov. 1996 at National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad.
  14. Attended a workshop on Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology on 29th March 1997 at Armed Force Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi.
  15. Attended 4th Computer Orientation Course for Medical Doctors held at Rawalpindi Medical College June 6 – July 7, 1997 conducted by Computer Division Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Sciences and Technology, Nilore, Islamabad.
  16. Attended a Symposium on Pathology of Gastrointestinal Disease, 3rd May 1999 held at Armed Force Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi.
  17. Attended Millennium Cytopathology Conference and Workshop, Jan 17th – Jan 19th 2000 at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad.
  18. Attended workshop arranged by College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan, on Education and Planning & Evaluation, Feb 12th – Feb 14th at PIMS Islamabad.
  19. Dermatopathology Conference & Workshop 26th – 27th April 2003 at PIMS Islamabad.
  20. Attended and participated in 28th National Conference of PAP at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Islamabad as General Secretary in ENT seminar.
  21. Conducted Workshop in Gynaecological Pathology at Rawalpindi Medical College on 24th December 2004
  22. Participated in the National Consultative Meeting of the Experts to develop National guidelines on Quality Assurance Dec15-18 2004 at National Institute of health Islamabad.
  23. Participated and attended Workshop on Quality Assurance and Biosafety from June 14-16 2005 at NIH Islamabad.
  24. Regular participation at workshops at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Islamabad

 

MEDICAL EDITING WORKSHOP

  1. Workshop on “Medical Editing and Peer Review.” Organized by: Pakistan Medical Journalists’ Association (PMJA) in collaboration with Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME), 30th August 2008 at Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad
  1. Workshop on the topic of “Constructing Multiple Choice Questions for the Basic and Clinical Sciences” at Wah Medical College, Wah Cantt. 20th to 21st Feb 2009
  1. “Symposium on Medical Writing” organized by Islamabad Medical and Dental College 9th March 2009 at Islamabad Medical and Dental College Islamabad

REGIONAL

  1. Represented Govt. of Pakistan at a WHO Regional meeting of the Directors of Blood Transfusion Services Sept. 4th – Sept. 8th 1993 held at Amman, Jordon.