Our Mission

Empower cancer care providers to set a superior standard of cancer care and management in Pakistan.

We aim to do this by:

  • providing a platform for the learning and professional development of oncology professionals
  • raising awareness of cancer with the general public; in particular, we focus on early screening and preventative treatments.
  • encouraging indigenous cancer research in Pakistan to find contextual multi-disciplinary solutions for cancer-related problems in Pakistan.   

These actions will enable cancer care professionals to provide superior cancer care in Pakistan and lead to better outcomes for patients and their families.

Why should I become a member?

SMOP supports its members to improve their awareness and training of Medical Oncology. We will aim to provide:

  • Objectivity and scientific rigour in the analysis and application of medical oncology in Pakistan.
  • Educational activities in different formats to support different learning styles;
  • Focused based discussion with leaders of medical oncology from abroad and in Pakistan;
  • Annual awareness and networking events with practitioners from across Pakistan

Executive Members

Dr. Zeba Aziz

President

Professor Zeba Aziz is a Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology. She is currently Dean of Medical Oncology at the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP). She is a former Professor & Head of Department of Medical Oncology/Hematology at the Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore. She is a Member of WHO Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines. She is also a Member of the Steering Committee and a Faculty member of ACORD (Australia & Asia Pacific Clinical Oncology Research Development Workshop).

Dr. Adnan A. Jabbar

President Elect

Graduated from Dow Medical College, Karachi. Received his PhD in Immunology from Rush University, IL. Did residency at Nassau University Medical Center, NY followed by fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology from Winship at Emory University, Atlanta. Presently working as Associate Professor and Section Head of Medical Oncology at the Aga Khan University Hospital.

Dr. S. Najeeb Niamatullah

Treasurer

Residency and fellowship from St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY (1992-1998). Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology. Currently working as Consultant Hematologist and Oncologist at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation and Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Center. Secratary, Faculty of Medical Oncology, CPSP.

Dr. Yasmin Abdul Rashid

General Secretary

FCPS Internal Medicine in 2003. FCPS Medical Oncology in 2013. Currently working as Assistant Professor and Program Director of Medical Oncology Residency Program in Section of Medical Oncology, Department of Oncology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi

Dr. Munira Moosajee

Chairperson, Research

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology. Completed residency in internal medicine at Micheal Reese Hospital/University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois in 2007. Following that received fellowship training in hematology, medical oncology and stem cell transplant at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC from 2007-2010. Currently is an assistant professor in the department oncology at the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.

Dr. Naila Zahid

Chairperson, Research

MBBS, Sind Medical College 1990. Diplomate American board of internal medicine, hematology and oncology  Internal Medicine Residency at Berkshire Medical Centre affiliate of Univ of Massachusetts 1993 to 96 ,Fellowship in Hematology Oncology Boston University Medical Centre 1996 to 99, Associate Professor of Medicine, Head of Oncology Dept, Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi 2004 to present

Dr. Neelam Siddiqui

Chairperson, Education Steering Commitee

Dr. Neelam Siddiqui is a senior consultant in Medical Oncology and supervisor of Medical Oncology training program at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore since June 2005. She studied medicine at Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore.  She later moved to the UK and after passing the MRCP exam, she received training in Medical Oncology and  Hematology at the Northern Centre for Cancer Treatment, Newcastle upon Tyne. She then accepted a consultant’s post in Medical Oncology / Hematology at King Khalid University Hospital.  Her areas of interest are breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lymphoma.

Dr. M Nadeem Piracha

Chairperson, Education Steering Commitee

FCPS (MED) – FCPS (MED ONC). He is a professor at CIMS Multan and Consultant Medical Oncologist at CMH Multan. His special interests include acute leukemia and stem cell transplant, end of life care in cancer patients, and psychosocial needs of cancer patients. He developed the criteria to procure different brands of anticancer drugs and formulated the first anticancer drug formulary of AMC. Published information booklets for patients regarding chemotherapy, cancer prevention and for spiritual needs of cancer patients.

Dr. Naeem Naqi

National Representative

MBBS, FCPS (Medicine). FCPS (Medical Oncology). Professor & Head Department of Medicine and Oncology, CMH Lahore Medical and Dental college

Dr. Tariq Siddiqui

International Representative

MBBS, FCPS (Medicine). FCPS (Medical Oncology)
Consultant Hematologist & Oncologist (Ziauddin Hospital, Karachi)
Formerly Director of the residency program at the Halifax medical center, Florida State University, Head of Hem/Oncology University Florida Jacksonville and, Member ASCO

Dr. Azmina Tajuddin Valimohammed

Chairperson, Guidelines Review Committee

Diplomate American Boards of internal medicine , Hematology and Oncology. Residency and fellowships from University of Connecticut and New York medical college. Currently working as a Consultant Oncologist at The Aga Khan University Hospital.

Dr. Kamran Rashid

Chairperson, Guidelines Review Committee

Consultant Hematologist & Oncologist
Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad
Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in the SubSpeciality of Hematology & Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in the SubSpeciality of Oncology

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