Prof. Dr. Noshad A. Shaikh Vice-Chancellor LUMHS

Born on October 27, 1958 in an educated family of Shikarpur, his early schooling was done in Shikarpur and Hyderabad. His father, Maqsood Ahmed Shaikh was a seasoned bureaucrat who served in top positions in the Government of Pakistan.
Prof. Noshad acquired his MBBS degree from University of Karachi in 1983. He did his postgraduation in General Surgery from University of Karachi in 1988. He was awarded fellowships of the International College of Surgeons USA and College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. He has several papers to his credit which are published in both National and International journals. He has attended and presented papers in several conferences both within the country and abroad. He has the honor of being the keynote speaker at many conferences and seminars. His love for public education on health issues has made him one of the most sought-after speakers in the country.

He has worked as Professor of Surgery at Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi along with various administrative capacities including the coveted posts of Medical Superintendent, Lyari General Hospital and Civil Hospital Karachi. Later, he was appointed as Principal, Sindh Medical College Karachi. He served as Secretary, Health Department, Government of Sindh from September 2004 to May 2007. In his capacity as Secretary Health, he played a pivotal role in drafting and implementing the first Provincial Health Policy. He was the pioneer architect in the development of Safe Blood Transfusion Act 2006, Private Hospitals Regulatory Authority bill and the telemedicine project in the province of Sindh. It was his keen interest and devotion that let to decentralization of funds at district and institutional level and abolishment of procurement wing and I.I. depot.

Under his leadership, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro made history by becoming the first ever public sector medical institution in the country to introduce Biomedical Ethics and IT as subjects in the undergraduate syllabus. Among his many achievements, the introduction of Integrated Curriculum along with Semester System, establishment of cardiac surgery unit, minimal invasive surgery unit and public awareness program on regular basis are worth mentioning.

Dr. Noshad is also honorary Director of Pakistan Medical and Research Council (PMRC) Jamshoro and the Chief Editor of JLUMHS, the official research journal of the University.