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Dr. Ahsan Arif


M.B.B.S. , MS Cardiac Surgery,
Assistant Professor Cardiac Surgery
Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences, Lahore

Department of Cardiac Surgery

About Dr Ahsan

Dr. Ahsan Arif is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Cardiovascular Surgery department at Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences/Shalamar Medical and Dental College. He obtained his M.B.B.S degree from the University of Health Sciences in 2011 and completed a one-year internship program at Jinnah Hospital Lahore. In 2013, he joined Punjab Institute of Cardiology for residency training in the Cardiac Surgery department. He achieved his MS-Cardiac Surgery degree with distinction and received a Gold Medal in 2021. Dr. Ahsan has been working at Shalamar Hospital as a Senior Registrar since 2022 and was recently promoted to Assistant Professor. He has a special interest in Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgical procedures, Aortic surgeries, and valvular repairs. Dr. Ahsan has worked alongside Professor Aftab Yunus, who has extensive experience in these surgical procedures. He has published four papers in various national journals.

Present Title & Affiliation

  • Assistant Professor, Cardiac Surgery, Shalamar Medical and Dental College, Lahore


Clinical Services & Interests

  • Total Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass grafting

  • Mitral Valve Repair surgery using different techniques of repair

  • Aortic Root enlargement surgeries using different techniques in patients with small aortic roots

  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Research Interests

  • Patency of different conduits used for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

  • Adverse effects of long duration of Cardiopulmonary Bypass in patients undergoing CABG

  • Different routes of cardioplegia solutions and their effects on myocardial protection


Education & Training

Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore

Assistant Professor Cardiac Surgery


The University of Health Sciences/Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore

Resident, Cardiac Surgery


Lahore General Hospital, Lahore

Resident, General Surgery,



Jinnah Hospital, Lahore

Intern, General Surgery, Internal Medicine and Neurosurgery,




Board Certifications

  • 2021     University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan, MS-Cardiac surgery

  • 2011     Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (M.B;B.S) University of Health Sciences, Lahore,


Honors & Awards

  • Gold Medal, MS-Cardiac Surgery


Selected Publications


Peer-Reviewed Articles

1.    Updates on Cardio-Circulatory Support. Pakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences. Vol. 15, No. 10, OCT 2021
2.    Correlation of Prolonged Cardiopulmonary Bypass Time with Postoperative Complications – A Prospective Review. Pakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences. Vol. 16, No. 04, APR 2022
3.    Correlation of postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing CABG receiving Antegrade cardiopulmonary alone versus combined antegrade plus retrograde cardioplegia: A prospective review. Pakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences. Vol. 17, No. 04, APR 2023
4.    Effect of shorter cross clamp time versus longer cross clamp time on cardiac enzyme level in patients undergoing CABG. Pakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences. Vol. 17, No. 04, APR 2023 

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