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Sajjad Ali

Primary Affiliation
CPSP Pakistan, ACP USA
Saudi Arabia


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Curriculum Vitae




Dr. Sajjad Ali

MBBS, FCPS Medicine, FACP (USA), Fellowship Training in Infectious Diseases (Pak)

Associate Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Internist

Chairman Infection Control and Prevention Committee

Special Interest in Transplant Infectious Diseases









Personal Details:

Name:                                                                      Sajjad Ali

Date of Birth:                                                           7th September: 1977

RTMC Reference                                                           Med-2005-183-2989

(1st Fellowship in Internal Medicine)

RTMC Reference#                                                        IFD-2011-198-009

(2nd Fellowship in Infectious Diseases)

Professional Registrations:                                        Full Registration with Pakistan Medical & Dental Council

Contact No:                                                                         +966547938480

Email:                                                                      [email protected]

Contact Address:                                                      Sultan Bin AbdulAziz Humanitarian City Hospital Riyadh Saudi Arabia




Awarding Body

Date Awarded

FACP Internal Medicine

American College of Physicians USA

1st July 2013

Fellowship Adult Infectious Diseases

Sindh Institute of Medical Sciences/Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation

February 15th 2013

FCPS Internal Medicine

College of Physician & Surgeon Pakistan (CPSP)

May 2011

Member ACP

 American College of Physicians

1st April 2011

Intermediate Module (IMM)  Internal Medicine

College of Physician & Surgeon Pakistan (CPSP)

November 2009


 CMC Larkana                University of Sindh, Pakistan

June 2002


Residency Training:                       

Internal Medicine at Department of Medicine

Civil Hospital Karachi & Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi

From 18th November 2004 till 30th November 2009


Rotated through different departments including

  1. Cardiology
  2. Neurology
  3. Pulmonology
  4. Medical ICU
  5. Psychiatry
  6. Dermatology
  7. Diabetes and Endocrinology
  8. Gastroenterology



First Fellowship:                            Internal Medicine


Second Fellowship:                       Infectious Diseases


Fellowship in Adult Infectious Diseases (from 16th February 2011 till 15th February 2013)

SIUT Started as an 8 bed unit in 1971 is now a 500 bedded facility teaching hospital, one of the largest health organization in Pakistan which provides free and comprehensive services in Urology, Nephrology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Radiology, Pathology, Oncology, Molecular Biology  and Renal Transplantation and liver related diseases. A recognized centre of excellence in South East Asia by the name of 'Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation'

Department of Infectious Diseases plays a vital role in looking after transplanted patients to prevent them from rejecting their transplanted kidneys as they are immuno-compromised and susceptible to multiple infections which are often very complicated and require expensive and time consuming treatment. Moreover, SIUT conducts around 63000 surgeries annually. Infectious Disease input is required for preoperative surgical input access. Infectious Disease is therefore a very critical service required in an institute of our kind and size. Infection control is a field in Infectious Disease that has to do with preventing the spread of infection within the hospital. This involves increasing awareness among health care workers as to how pathogens are spread.

Infectious Diseases Fellowship is 2 years programme affiliated with College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, which awards FCPS in Infectious Diseases on completion of training. ID fellowship, involves daily wards rounds, attending Infectious Diseases consults, 4 ID clinics in a week, weekly journal club, monthly combine CPC meeting where ID and Microbiology fellows presents complicated cases and discuss management. Interdepartmental service exams are conducted on regular basis after every second month. Every ID fellow has to rotate with Infectious Diseases Consultants for one month at Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, Indus Hospital Karachi, and Shaoukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre Lahore and one month rotation in Sindh AIDS Control Programme where we manage HIV/AIDS patients



Medical licensure


Pakistan Medical and Dental Council:        Registration No 41910-S


Present Position

20th January 2014 till date

A/Consultant Infectious Diseases and Internist

Chairman Infection Control and Prevention Committee

Sultan Bin AbdulAziz Humanitarian City Hospital

Riyadh Saudi Arabia


Previous Positions and Appointments


19th November 2013 till 18th of January 2014

Honorary Attending Physicians/ Consultant Infectious Diseases

Medical Unit 2

Civil Hospital Karachi & Dow University of Health Sciences

Karachi Pakistan


16th February 2013 till 18th of November 2013

     Senior Infectious Diseases Fellow

     Department of Infectious Diseases

   Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi

 Previous Professional Positions and Appointments





16-02-2011                  till 15-02-2013

Infectious Disease Fellow


Dr Shehla Baqi

01-12-2010                 till 15-02-2011

Senior Registrar in Infectious Diseases


Dr Shehla Baqi

01-12-2009 till           30-11-2010

Clinical Registrar in Internal Medicine


Professor Salahuddin Afsar

September 1st 2009  to November 2009

Resident year 4

Department of Dermatology  CHK & DUHS

Dr Zarnaz Wahid       Professor of Dermatology

February 1st 2009 to   31st August 2009

Resident year 4 Medical Unit-III

Medical Unit-II CHK & DUHS

Professor Salahuddin Afsar

November 1st 2008       to January 31st 2009

Resident year 4    on rotation in Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry        CHK & DUHS

Dr Raza Ul Hasan

October 1st 2008 to October 31st 2008

Resident year 4

Medical Unit-II CHK & DUHS

Dr BFZ, Dr RQ,


July 1st 2008 to September 30th 2008

Resident year 4   On rotation in Medical ICU

Medical Unit-II CHK & DUHS

Dr BFZ, Dr RQ,


April 1st 2008 to       June 30th 2008

Resident year 3    On rotation in Pulmonology

Medical Unit-II CHK & DUHS

Dr BFZ, Dr RQ,


July 12th 2007 to    March 2008

Resident year 3

Medical Unit-II CHK & DUHS

Dr BFZ, Dr RQ,


Oct: 14th  2006 to       Jan: 13th 2007

Resident year 2  on rotation in Neurology

Department of Neurology        CHK & DUHS

Dr Muhammad Abdullah     Dr S. Jamil Siddiqui

July 8th  2006 to         Oct: 7th  2006

Resident year 2   on rotation in Cardiology

South Ward  NICVD Karachi

Dr Khan Shah Zaman Professor of Cardiology

Nov: 18th  2004 to    May: 31st  2006

Resident 1 & 2 years

Medical unit-VI CHK & DUHS

Dr. M. Zaman Shaikh Professor of Medicine

Aug: 2003 to  Nov: 2004

Senior Medical officer

Medical unit-IV CHK & DUHS

Dr. Rashid Qadeer

Feb: 2003 to Jul 2003

PRHO Surgery

 Civil Hospital Hyderabad,    LUHS Jamshoro

Professor A Sattar  Memon

Aug: 2002 to Jan: 2003

PRHO Medicine

Civil Hospital Karachi & DUHS

Dr Bader Fayyaz Zuberi




Teaching Activities–Hospital or Office-Based


Actively involved in teaching of Medical Student and Postgraduate Trainees in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi and Sindh Institute of Urology and transplantation Karachi respectively



Hospital/University Committee Appointments


1.      Consultant Infectious Diseases and Internist

Sultan Bin AbdulAziz Humanitarian City Hospital

Riyadh Saudi Arabia

2.      Attending Physicians/ Consultant Infectious Diseases

Medical Unit 2

Civil Hospital Karachi & Dow University of Health Sciences

Karachi Pakistan

3.      Consultant Physician and Consultant Infectious Diseases

Department of Infectious Diseases

Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi

4.      Senior Registrar in Infectious Diseases dates 12-01-2010 till 02-15-2011

5.      Clinical Registrar in Internal Medicine  dates 12-01-2009 till 11-30-2010


Professional and Society Memberships  


·        The Transplantation Society. (Membership #  18367 )

·        Member of American College of Physicians (Membership # 01509011)

·        Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) (Membership No: 30985)

·        European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)

·        International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC) (Associate Member)(Membership No 539)

·        Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan

·        British Infection Association


Lectures:  Delivered lectures/ presentations at different Hospitals     


1.      Live Related Renal Transplant Infection, at Department of Internal Medicine / Infectious Diseases at Shaoukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre Lahore

October 2012

2.      IDSA Guidelines for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria, complicated Urinary Tract Infections and Uncomplicated Cystitis and Pyelonephritis at Department of Urology, Nephrology and Infectious Diseases, Indus Hospital Karachi, April 2012

3.      Sexually Transmitted Infections, Diagnosis and Management ‘’The Hidden Epidemic’’ delivered lecture at 1st Infectious Diseases  course for General Practioner, conducted by Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan at SIUT September 2012



             Transplant Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award 2013 awarded by The          Transplantation Society, Canada


Travel Grants:


TID 2013 Travel grant to attend 7th International Transplant Infectious Diseases Conference held on 7th September 2013 at Vienna Austria

Oral Presentations:


·        A Case ff Disseminated Nocardiosis In Live Related Renal Transplant Patients Successfully Treated With Trimethoprim And Sulfamethoxazole.   Monthly ID CPC meeting at Aga Khan University Teaching Hospital Karachi.  November 2012


·        A case presentation on, Rhodococcus Pneumonia in 19 years old live related Renal Transplant patient. Monthly ID CPC meeting at Aga Khan University Teaching Hospital Karachi. January 2012


·        A case presentation on Renal Graft Muccormycosis in 40 years old Live Related Renal Transplant patient,   Monthly ID CPC meeting at Aga Khan University Teaching Hospital Karachi July 2011


·        A Case presentation on ,, A Young Fertile Female Presented With Kartangere Syndrome &  Cor Pulmonale,, weekly CPC meeting At Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan (Feb 2008)


·        A Case presentation on ,, Foramen Magnum Syndrome  Secondary To Meningioma At Cranio-cervical Junction,, weekly CPC meeting At Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan (Dec  2007)


·        Case presentation on “Coeliac Disease with Protein C & Protein S Deficiency” Grand Ward Presentation, Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan (Dec 2007)


·        Case Presentation on “Painful Proximal Myopathy Secondary to Brochogenic Carcinoma”, Grand Ward Presentation, Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan (Nov 2007)


·        Case Presentation on “Infective Endocarditis presented with severe Mitral Regurgitation in Hodgkin Lymphoma Patient”, Grand Ward Presentation, Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan ( Oct 2007)


·        Case Presentation on “ asymptomatic large 19 mm vegetations in aortic valve in patient presented with Endocarditis”, Grand Ward Presentation,  Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan  (Sep 2007)


·        A Case presentation on ,, Kikuchi - Fujimoto Disease, weekly CPC meeting At Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan (Feb 2006)


·        Prevalence of Sensory Neuropathy in Newly Diagnosed Type 2 DM : A Cross sectional study in a Civil Hospital Karachi in Pakistan, weekly journal club meeting at Civil Hospital Karachi  (Dec 2005)


Publications/ Research Work



Ali S, Kumar S and Baqi S. Cryptosporidiosis and Its Treatment Outcomes with Nitazoxanide; Do We Need Combination Therapy with Paromomycin or Azithromycin? (Submitted in JIDC for Approval)


Kumar S, Kalam K, Ali S, Siddiqui S, Baqi: Frequency, Clinical Presentation and Microbiological Spectrum of Candidemia in a Tertiary Care Center in Karachi, Pakistan. J Pak Med Assoc 2014; 64: 281-285;

Kalam K, Qamar F, Kumar S, Ali S, Baqi S. Gram Negative Bacteremia and Risk Factors for Carbapenemase Resistance in Adults at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Karachi J Pak Med Assoc 64: 530; 2014

Ali S, Kumar s, Kalam K, Raja K, and Baqi S: Frequency and Clinical Presentation of Cryptosporidiosis in Immunocompetent Adult Patient Presenting with Acute Diarrhoea.J Pak Med Assoc 64: 613; 2014  

Memon SA, Zuberi BF, Ashfaq MN, Kiran Zareen, Qadeer R, Memon AR, Afsar S, et al. Frequency of Depression in chronic Hepatitis C Naïve Patients . Pak J Med Sci 2011; 27(4):780-783


Zuberi BF, Zuberi FF, Hasan SR, Kumar R, Memon SA, Afsar SFrequency of acute Hepatitis C after needle sticks injury and its treatment outcome. Pak J Med Sci 2009; 25(5):766-769.


Zuberi BF, Zuberi FF, Memon SA, Qureshi MH, Ali SZ, Sustained Virological Response Based on Rapid Virological Response in Genotype-3 Chronic Hepatitis C with Standard Interferon in Pakistani Population. World J Gastroenterol 2008 April 14; 14(14): 2218-2221. PMID: 18407597

Shahid Wahab, Nasir Mahmood, Zaman Shaikh, Waqar H Kazmi MD. Frequency of retinopathy in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients Journal of Pakistan Medical Association: Vol. No 58,557 10; October 2008 Acknowledgments The authors acknowledge the help of Dr. Bhagwan Das and Dr. Sajjad Ali Memon in collecting the data for this study.

Case Report:


Khan MY, Ali S, Baqi S, Rhodococcus Equi Pneumonia In A Live Related Renal Transplant Recipient.  J Pak Med Assoc 2013; 63: 635-638.


Local Guidelines;


Contributed in the development of local guidelines


1.       Infectious Diseases Guidelines for General Practioner in Pakistan


2.      Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Guidelines for Urological Procedures




International:                   7th Transplant Infectious Diseases Conference, held in Vienna Austria on 7th of September 2013

National:                            10th Annual Infectious Diseases Conference, held in Lahore Pakistan on 22nd and 23rd of February 2013

9th Annual Infectious Diseases Conference, held in Karachi Pakistan from 29th of Feb till 3rd of March 2012         




Courses Attended

Basic Epidemiology                                            Conducted by WHO and EMRO

Infectious Control                                               Conducted by Department of Infectious Diseases SIUT

Mastering dissertation/Thesis/Paper                         Conducted by Research Centre for Training & Development

Writing using SPSS V.20 & EndNote X5                                   

MRCP PACES Course                                                    Conducted by Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer & Research Hospital Lahore

EALING MRCP PACES COURSE                                   Conducted by Ealing Hospital London UK


BLS (Feb 2014)                                                   Conducted by AHA at SBAHC                    

ACLS (Feb 2014)                                                              Conducted by AHA at SBAHC

Research Methodology, Biostatistics                 Conducted by DME & National Training Centre CPSP

& Dissertation Writing


Communication Skills                                       DME & National Training Centre CPSP




Infectious Diseases as My Future Career: 

Choosing a subspecialty is the most important career decision a medical resident must make. It is a difficult decision—one that has become increasingly complex over time. Medicine is evolving rapidly, giving rise to a growing number of specialties and subspecialties

Why I selected Infectious Diseases as my future career: well while completing my fellowship training in Internal Medicine, very honestly admitting I always found myself very weak in treating infections disease patients. Microorganism and antibiotics always made me puzzled and I faced difficulties to treat them. I realized that being infection diseases which were almost treatable and curable but we couldn’t, succeeded and faced failure in the face of mortality and morbidities. I realized and accepted that Infections should and best treated by specialists in Infectious Diseases. While in training I meet Infectious Diseases specialist Dr Shehla Baqi, at that time she recently joined ID Consultant in Civil Hospital Karachi as Associate Professor. Dr Shehla Baqi did her Diplomat American Boards in Internal Medicine, then in Adult Infectious Diseases and Pediatrics Infectious Diseases from UCLA. Her real approach for complicated infectious diseases patient established hope inside me.

Later on I decided to make weakness as my strength and my future career. I joined Dr Shehla Baqi as Senior Registrar in Infectious diseases department at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation and later on started my 2nd Fellowship in Infectious Diseases.

Infectious disease experts focus on the interface between humans and the microbial world and the associated consequences of infection. Infectious diseases are the third leading cause of death in the United States—170,000 each year—a figure that has nearly doubled since the early 1980s. Globally, infectious diseases rank as the second leading cause of death, over half of which are children under the age of 5. Existing and emerging diseases present a continuous threat to society.

ID specialists have eradicated smallpox worldwide, led efforts to eliminate polio, and developed vaccines that have enabled dramatic reductions in diseases such as hepatitis B and varicella. ID specialists are on the leading edge of some of the hottest topics in medicine today—from treatment for HIV/AIDS patients, to the growing threat posed by antibiotic resistance, to concerns about the appropriate evaluation and response to threats of bioterrorism. They are also leading efforts to strengthen and improve U.S. and global preparedness against pandemic influenza, and they have spearheaded the response to epidemics such as West Nile encephalitis, mad cow disease, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

I am striving my best and enjoying Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine and desperate to complete my 2nd fellowship in Adult Infectious Diseases and start working for HIV/AIDS patients here in our country

As a potential medical student of the Internal Medicine, I will strive to be a tremendous asset to the field of Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine anywhere in the world and by devoting all my time and life to becoming an excellent physician. I believe that I am obligated to use my talents in a constructive manner, in a manner that benefits society. The medical career gives me the unique opportunity to express my many talents while benefiting human life.


  Personal Attributes regarding Medicine


B. Berston M.D. once said: “... a funny thing happens to medical students on their way to becoming physicians: they forget how to hold a conversation.”

I believe that my ability to communicate makes me well suited to pursue a medical career. While I possess the strong science background necessary for success in the profession, I also consider myself a “people” person. As a waiter and bartender, I dramatically improved and expanded my communication skills since I was constantly meeting new people and discussing different topics. Because people constantly disclosed their personal issues to me as a bartender, I learned to become not only a good conversationalist, but also an excellent listener.

In medical school of Internal Medicine, I also plan to pursue side work educating students and serving as a resource to the public. One of my most rewarding experiences has been tutoring to my junior doctors in my ward and hospital. Always able to develop a good rapport with students, I believe I possess a talent for teaching others in a friendly manner and in a manner that helps them to grasp difficult concepts easily. As part of my medical career, I will aim to continue teaching and to provide information to the public on the prevention and treatment of ailments and diseases.

Undoubtedly my cultural diversity will be a great contribution to the field of Internal Medicine anywhere in the world. Being raised in a medical family in Pakistan, visiting United Kingdom for my MRCP exams, and now living in the Pakistan, I have experienced the similarities and differences among many diverse cultural groups and geographical areas. This allowed me to relate to different types of people by understanding their ways and beliefs, a quality that will help me work well with other medical students and help me serve my patients better in the future.

Highly motivated to succeed, I dramatically improved my grades following a time of confusion and immaturity in 2003 and 2004 which was brought on by family illness and turmoil. Once I realized what goal I wanted to pursue in life, I worked hard to succeed, and my remaining five years of Internal Medicine training are truly indicative of my intellectual capacity and motivation for success. My strength as a candidate to field of Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine anywhere in the world lies mostly in the objectives that I plan to fulfill upon becoming a best physician. They are, in no particular order of importance, as follows:

To provide excellence in comprehensive care by using my acquired skills as both a competent professional and also as a compassionate human being

To cultivate my leadership role both in the community of my practice and in the nation to formulate and maintain health care principles and advancements.

To employ the latest knowledge and techniques in detection and prevention of disease, and the restoration of health

To forever expand my knowledge through experience, continuing education courses, and research.

I have been diligent in my pursuit of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases as a career because I am convinced that both offering me the opportunity to live a fulfilling, rewarding life dedicated to helping others. I will eagerly learn Medicine and thirsting for the knowledge to help my fellow human beings. I am focused with good time keeping and work well within a multi-disciplinary team environment.

I am Confident in my work but aware of my limitations and won’t hesitate to seek advice from seniors when necessary. I also believe in constant learning to develop professionally and personally in order to meet expectations of patients and my profession. I swear to uphold and exceed all that is expected of a future physician while promoting the progress of medicine and humanity


1. Dr Shehla Baqi

Diploma American Board of Internal Medicine,

Adult & Paediatric Infectious Diseases, 

Associate Professor and Infectious Diseases Consultant

King Saud University Hospital Riyadh

Cell # 00966549262602

Email: sh[email protected]


2. Professor Syed Fazal Akhtar


Professor of Nephrology

Head of Department, Nephrology

SIUT Karachi

Email: [email protected]


3. Professor  Salahuddin Afsar

Professor and Dean of Medicine,

Medical Unit-II

Civil Hospital Karachi & Dow University of Health Sciences,

Karachi, Pakistan

Cell phone 00923333131205

E-mail: [email protected]


4.  Professor Saleem Hafiz

FRC Path, PhD                                                                                                                                                      Professor and Head of Microbiology Department                                                                             

SIUT Karachi

Email: [email protected]                                                                                                                                                               Cell phone 00923343994912  

5.  Professor Dr Naseem Salahuddin

Diploma American Board of Internal Medicine

Consultant Physician and Infectious Diseases Consultant  

Head of Department, Infectious Diseases

Indus Hospital Karachi


E-mail: [email protected]   






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