Sadaf Khalid

Dr. Sadaf Khalid MBBS, MPM, MSPH.
Education and Training
  • Master of Science in Public Health 2014-2016
  • Health Services Academy, Quaid-e-Azam University, Pakistan
  • Masters in Project Management 2011-2012
    Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Management Science, Islamabad
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) 1991-1996
    Dow Medical College, University of Karachi
Senior Lecturer- Community Medicine and BMT Program CoordinatorIslamabad Medical & Dental College  June 2016
Present Pakistan branch coordinator Cure2children Foundation, Italy  July 2007 – Present Project director     Dec 2010 – Oct 2014
Prevention and Cure for thalassemia major in Pakistan financed by ‘Pakistani –Italian debt for development swap program’ (PIDSA) (85 Million PKR)

Training(Certificate Courses)

·      Certification Course in Health Professional Education (CHPE), (6 months) Riphah International University.

·      Introduction to Principal and Practice of Clinical Research”, National Institute of Health USA. Distance Learning program

·      Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI)

·      House job in Pathology (6 months), DHQ Hospital, Faisalabad.

·      House job in Surgery, Civil Hospital, Karachi

·      House Job in Medicine, Civil Hospital, Karachi


·      T N Jaffery, S Mirza, S Farheen, S Khalid. Reluctance to serve in rural areas: Doctors perspective. Vol 7 No 3(2017): Pakistan Journal of Public Health

·      L Faulkner, C Uderzo, S.Khalid, P Mirwah,R Soni, N yaqub. ATG vs Thiotepa with Busulfan and Cyclophosphamide in matched-related bone marrow transplantation for Thalassemia. Blood Advances 2017 1:792-801; blood advances. 2016004119

·      R Waris, G Shahid, ST Khalid, A Riaz, A Rehman. Aetiology of Cytopenias in Children admitted to a Tertiary Care Hospital. JIMDC. Volume 6(2) April- June 2017

·      Editorial, “School Health Services”, JIMDC. Volume 6(1) Jan-Mar 2017.

·      S Hamid, R Kanwal, MH Bajwa, S Khalid, H Mubarak. Ethical issues faced by nurses during nursing practice in district Layyah, Pakistan. Diversity and Equity in Health and Care (2016) 13(14): 302-308.

·      L.Faulkner, P Marwah, NYaqub, R Soni, S Khalid. I Fatima. ATG vs Thiotepa in addition to BuCy for low-risk BMT in severe Thalassemia. Bone Marrow Transplantation 50, S47-S47, 2015.

·      N Yaqub, S Khalid, F Itrat, A Khan, SK Gilani, ME Missiry, MH Hussain, C Uderzo, L Faulkner. Second BMT for Thalassemia major using CY Post Transplant. Bone Marrow Transplantation 49(6), 845-846, 2014.

·      S Khalid, NYaqub, PMarwah, RSoni, F Itrat, A Khan, S Khan Gilani, Mel Missiry, MHamed Hussain, C Uderzo, LFaulkner. Improved Engraftment and Transfusion Independency after Cyclosporine withdrawl in patient with mixed chimerism after matched sibling transplant for Thalassemia major. Bone Marrow Transplantation 49,S317-S317, 2014.

·      NailaYaqub, Itrat Fatima, Sadaf Khalid. Bone Marrow Transplant for low Risk Thalassemia Patients in Low Resource Setting (Original Article) Int.j.pathol 2013;11(2):50-53.

·      Hussein, MH, El Missiry M, Khalid S, Yaqub N, Khan Gilani S, Fatima I, Zara T, Marwah P, Soni, R, Bernard F, Manna N, Uderzo C and Faulkner L. Bone Marrow Transplantation for Thalassemia: a Global Perspective. Thalassemia Reports 3:103–107, 2013. doi:10.4081/thal.2013.s1.e42.

·      Faulkner L, Yaqub N, Khalid S, Zhara T, Ansari S, Farzana T, Shamsi T: Transplantation in low resource countries. Thalassemia Reports 1:30-33, 2011, doi:10.4081/thal.2011.s2.e9

·      Yaqub N, Khalid S, Zahra T and Faulkner L. Second BMT for thalassemia major using post-transplant cyclophosphamide only as GVHD/rejection prophylaxis.Poster presentation at the at the 2011 annual meeting of the European group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Paris, France 3-6 April 2011.

·      Ansari S, Shamsi T, Khalid S, Yaqub N, Rashid K, Farzana T, Iqbal Y, Zahra T, Choudhry S, Sodani P, Gallucci C, Erer B, and Faulkner L. Extending access to bone marrow transplantation to low-income countries: The preliminary experience of the Cure2Children Foundation in Pakistan. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 55 (5):PN012, 2010.

Workshops and Seminars


·      “Pediatric Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant Nursing”, Islamabad Nursing College in collaboration with Cure2 Children Foundation, Italy, 26-27 October 2017.

·      “Basics of Research”, Islamabad Medical and Dental College. April 18-17 2017

·      “Advance concepts for Thalassemia Major”, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad. (2015)

·      Workshop on Bone Marrow Transplantation and its supportive care - 9th – 11th September 2008.

·      Supportive care Workshop for pediatric malignancies and Stem cell Transplantation in Shaukat Khannum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research centre Lahore- 12 &13th July 2008.

·      The Cure2Children Foundation Thalassemia support project in Pakistan workshop (Sala palazzo Patrizi, Siena, Italy)- 27th & 28th March, 2008.


·      Workshop on “Neurodevelopment disorders (Autism) & disabilities”, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad (2015)

·      5TH Annual Public Health Conference “Universal Health Coverage: Issues and Challenges in Pakistan”, Health services academy, Islamabad. 11th &12th December, 2014.

·      40TH Annual Meeting of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation- 30th March -2nd April 2014 (Milan, Italy).

·      12th annual Thalassemia International federation meeting, Antalya, Turkey. May 2011.

·      Northern area Thalassemia Summit- 4th December 2010

Workshop on Aplastic Anemia- 13th June 2009