Illustrious Pakistani doctor inducted into Medical Hall of Fame

Published: May 15, 2012
Dr S Amjad Hussain graduated from the Khyber Medical College. PHOTO: COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO

Dr S Amjad Hussain graduated from the Khyber Medical College. PHOTO: COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO

WASHINGTON: Illustrious Pakistani doctor S Amjad Hussain, has been inducted into the Medical Mission Hall in Toledo, Ohio.

Amjad Hussain is one of 34 individuals from around the world who are now members of the Medical Mission Hall of Fame. The MMHOF was created in 2004 to honor those individuals and organisations who have made significant and substantial contributions to advancing the medical well-being of people throughout the world.

Last year Dr Sania Nishtar, Pakistan’s first female cardiologist and founder of the health policy organisation, Heartfile, which is recognised as a model for replication in developing nations, was inducted into the hall of fame.

A native of Peshawar, Dr Hussain has participated in medical and teaching missions for more than 40 years. He has traveled to the Dominican Republic, China, Libya, India and Pakistan, where he has taught a legion of medical students and doctors and has donated tons of supplies and equipment. Professor emeritus of thoracic cardiovascular surgery at the University of Toledo, he is a graduate of Khyber Medical College in Peshawar.

Proclaimed by the Journal of Islamic Medical Association to be a renaissance Muslim, the writer, photographer and explorer has treated those in need in foreign countries while making surgical and travel arrangements for complex procedures to be performed in Toledo.

A member of the University of Toledo Board of Trustees, Dr Hussain has a professorship in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery named in his honor and also a visiting professorship in the history of medicine at the University.

The inventor of two surgical devices – the pleuro-peritoneal shunt and a special endotracheal tube to supply oxygen during fiberoptic broncchoscopy in awake patients – he was recognised by the Khyber Medical College with its first lifetime achievement award during its golden jubilee celebration in 2005.

Dr Hussain is the author of seven Urdu and six English books on diverse subjects including religion, culture, history and international relations.

Among the other two honorees, Dr Harvey Doorenbos devoted 35 years of his life to medical missionary work, 10 years in the Sultanate of Oman and 25 years in Ethiopia. Dr Lincoln Nelson performed surgeries for 60 years and helped to start four hospitals in the Philippines.

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  • Mirza
    May 15, 2012 - 2:06AM

    Kudos to the Doc and thanks for recognizing him and his services. A great example of a true Muslim and Pakistani American. We have to follow such examples to improve our image in the world. Contrary to some the civilization does award the good work!


  • Jibran
    May 15, 2012 - 2:12AM

    Thumbs up for the Doc.


  • Tahir
    May 15, 2012 - 3:31AM

    Finally…. A good news after some sad days :)


  • Amjad
    May 15, 2012 - 3:33AM

    Congratulations to a true son of the soil. I remember eating at a restaurant in Peshawar and noticed that the map on the wall there was also donated by Dr. Hussain. The work of these types of Pakistanis needs to be celebrated more!


  • geeko
    May 15, 2012 - 4:05AM

    Hero of Peshawar, and the whole Pakistan of course. :D


  • PakPunjabi
    May 15, 2012 - 5:25AM

    I am a medical graduate and I must say that everyone I have met from Khyber Medical College is an excellent doctor.
    Pakistan needs more of people like Dr. Sania Nishtar and Dr. Amjad Hussain.


  • shafaq
    May 15, 2012 - 6:53AM

    So proud! MashAllah. Truly an inspiration to all those who fail to see the light and think outside the box.


  • Hasan
    May 15, 2012 - 7:04AM

    Full credit to the doctor and indeed Dr Nishtar for being such impeccable examples of what this country can produce. May you both continue to serve as a source of inspiration for those around you.



  • Wasim Ali
    May 15, 2012 - 9:02AM

    Such brilliance and look what we have inducted into our parliament and presidency


  • Haider H
    May 15, 2012 - 9:03AM

    His acheivements are mind-blowing…Great Dr. sb…….proud of you :)


  • Yasin
    May 15, 2012 - 9:04AM

    Finally a good news. Testimony to the fact that Pakistan is overloaded with talent. A graduate of KMC making it to MMHOF is a real honour for Doc as well as for Pakistan.


  • Zeta
    May 15, 2012 - 9:37AM

    Congratulations. People like you are pride of Pakistan.


  • emran
    May 15, 2012 - 4:17PM

    Khyber medical college and pakistan is proud of you sir.


  • dr tahir
    May 15, 2012 - 5:03PM

    I miss dr zahoor ahmad awan on this occasion.


  • dr.meraj uddin
    May 17, 2012 - 2:33AM

    Sir! we are proud off you.


  • shahzad
    May 17, 2012 - 10:17AM

    Yes uncle amjad,we are proud of you,and indeed we miss zahoor awan on this ocassion,the land of kpk has given birth to ligends including dr.alaf khan,dr rehman,dr.shuaib and indeed S.A waheed dr…love u all


  • May 18, 2012 - 5:03AM

    Haathi Pirai Giraan Giraan, Jis da Haatih usda Naan, Dr. Amjad Hussain is really pride for Peshawar, KPK, Province Pakistan.


  • Nida
    May 21, 2012 - 10:38AM

    MashaAllah. So proud :)


  • Mr Rasheed A Hashmi
    May 28, 2012 - 2:42AM

    A truely dynamic and inspirational character. A patriot who loves Pakistan and Peshawar.Has inspired many to persue higher education in US. A regular visitor to Peshawar who has not forgotten his roots. Well done Amjad you fully deserve it.


  • Aurangzeb Khan
    Jun 1, 2012 - 7:56PM

    Pakistan has never been short of producing capable individuals like Dr. Hussan and Dr. Sania. In every walk of life we have many an examples to emulate. What is really lacking is friendly working environment. If we as people could get to gather and create institutions without governmental involvement we can do wonders. Cheers for Dr. Hussain and Dr. Sania.


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