Asad aslam khan

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Professor Asad Aslam Khan
Born (1961-03-10) 10 March 1961 (age 59)
Residence Lahore
Nationality Pakistani
Education MBBS, PhD, MS
Alma mater King Edward Medical University Punjab University Government College
Occupation Doctor Medical Teacher Ophthalmologist
Awards Sitara-e-Imtiaz

Dr Asad Aslam Khan (born 10 March 1961) is the current Vice-Chancellor of King Edward Medical University, Pakistan.[1]


He did his Matriculation from Central Model School Lower Mall, F.Sc from Government College, Lahore and graduation from the King Edward Medical University in 1985. He did MS in Ophthalmology from the University of the Punjab in 1991 and PhD (Ophthalmology) from King Edward Medical University in 2013. He was awarded Honorary FACPS by American College of Physician and Surgeon in 1999 and FCPS by College of Physician and Surgeon, Bagaladesh in 2011.


He stood first in Punjab Public Service Commission and was selected as Associate Professor of Ophthalmology. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of Ophthalmology, 25 years of teaching experience as Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor and Senior Registrar and 12 years of experience of administration in different capacities of Vice Chancellor KEMU, Pro Vice Chancellor KEMU, Principal (COAVS) and Professor of Ophthalmology. He has 44 original research papers published in recognized journals, attended 90 National and International conferences, workshops and courses and presented 34 original research papers in conferences. He has been appointed as Chairman National Committee for Eye Health, National Coordinator for WHO-Pakistan collaborate program for prevention of blindness in Pakistan. He has also been appointed as Member of WHO Monitoring Committee for VISION 2020, representing the Eastern Mediterranean Region. In his capacity as the Principal / Director General College of Ophthalmology and Allied Vision Sciences, King Edward Medical University and Provincial Coordinator for prevention of Blindness in Punjab, he has upgraded eye departments of all the DHQ hospitals and established new eye departments in 32 THQ hospitals in Punjab. He was the Project Director of Punjab Institute of Preventive Ophthalmology (Now College of Ophthalmology and Allied Vision Sciences) and established the College on Public Private Partnership with the help of International NGOs and Philanthropists. As Principal, College of Ophthalmology & Allied Vision Sciences (COAVS), he introduced 09 new courses in Ophthalmology for Vitreoretina and Paediatric Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Technician, Optometry, Orthoptics and Investigative Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic nursing, Community ophthalmology and thus introduced new cadres of Vitreoretinal Specialists and Paediatric Ophthalmologists, Ophthalmic Technician, Refractionist, Optometrist, Orthoptists, Investigative Oculist, Community Ophthalmologists. With the help of International NGOs he has developed subspecialty units of Vitreoretina and Paediatric Ophthalmology at 13 teaching hospitals in Pakistan. As the Dean Allied Health Sciences at KEMU from 2007 to 2010, he introduced B.Sc Hons Programme in 12 disciplines of medical Sciences.

As Acting Vice Chancellor , in a short period of 2 ½ years , he prepared the Calendar of University, regulated the meetings of Boards of studies, Boards of Faculty, Advance Studies and Research Board, Academic Council and Syndicate. He introduced structured training programmes for post graduate courses of PhD/MD/MS/MDS/MPhil/Diplomas. He brought in order the examination system of the university by introducing Central marking, fictitious roll numbers and Optical reader system. In record period of 3–6 months time he got constructed Experimental / Animal Research Center, Advanced Diagnostic Center, Student Canteen, Student Business and Facilitation area, two floors in the girls hostel and student recreational area in the boys hostel. During this period he got renovated all the basic departments of the university. He also got established Quality Assurance (QA) department, Directorate of Research and Institutional Review Board (IRB). He has the honor to establish Advance Research Center for Biomedical Sciences, approval of PC 1 and subsequent allocation of Rs 199.0 M for construction of new girls hostel. He also got allocation of 122 Acres of land for new campus of KEMU in District Sheikhupura. He was elected as Finance Secretary, General Secretary (twice) and as President of Ophthalmological Society of Pakistan, Lahore Branch. He is Associate Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences Pakistan. He is Honorary Consultant to the Sardar Trust Eye Hospital Lahore and Honorary Advisor to Ali Trust Eye hospital, Okara. He has been Member of the Syndicate, University of Health Sciences Lahore and Member, Board of Studies in the faculty of Medicine, University of Punjab. In recognition of his meritorious services in the field of Ophthalmology, the President of Pakistan conferred upon him the civil award of Sitara- e-Imtiaz on August 14, 2005 and in recognition of his meritorious services in the field of medical educations and clinical practice, Ministry of National Healthservices Regulation and Coordination conferred upon him The National Award in April 2012 He has also been awarded Asia Pacific Award for prevention of blindness and a Gold Medal by Ophthalmological Society of Pakistan. He has received numerous letters of appreciation from the World Health Organization, Fred Hollows Foundation Australia as well as the Government of the Punjab.[2]

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