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Pak scientists awarded $4m

Research on heart transplantation
INP
ISLAMABAD
For outstanding medical research which led to cutting Edge Research on Heart Transplantation, Pakistani Physician-Scientist Dr. Faisal H. Cheema was awarded $4 million.
Dr. Faisal H. Cheema hails from rural area of Wazirabad who got his education from Crescent Model School and Government College Lahore before moving to Karachi to attend his medical school at Aga Khan University.
After graduation, he moved to USA and further trained and worked at Columbia University (NY), Loyola University (IL), Johns Hopkins University (MD), University of Maryland (MD) and University of California Berkley (CA). He is currently a faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Heart Institute in Houston, TX.
Dr. Faisal H. Cheema has served as Senator for the Ivy-League Columbia University and is involved with several professional, academic, community and philanthropic organizations.
Dr. Cheema’s passionate and selfless work for young physicians culminated in establishment of Committee for Young Physicians within Association of Physicians of Pakistani-descent of North America (APPNA), on which he served for more than a decade that included chairing it.
He has helped hundreds of students in their search for residencies and or advancing their medical careers in USA. He loves to mentor medical students and young physicians.
Ever since he left his motherland, he continues to collaborate with various institutions in Pakistan (Aga Khan University, Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS), Shifa College of Medicine and others) and guides students from medical schools across Pakistan.
Dr. Cheema has published more than 110 scientific manuscripts in high impact journals. In due course of time, through strategic partnerships among academic, corporate, governmental and philanthropic institutions, Dr. Cheema’s mission is to make heart and lung transplant and artificial devices for end-stage heart failure and lung disease a reality in Pakistan.
He also aspires to develop a national organ donation and allocation system for Pakistan. Dr. Faisal H. Cheema and his colleague Dr. Jeffrey A. Morgan have been awarded $4 Million in funding from Brockman Medical Research Foundation to lead cutting edge research on heart transplantation.



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