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Dr Amir Waseem


MBBS, FCPS (Anesthesiology)

Assistant Professor  of Anesthesia

Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences, Lahore
Department of Anesthesia

About Dr Amir

Dr. Amir Waseem is an accomplished Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Shalamar Hospital Lahore, showcasing a distinguished educational and professional background. He earned his M.B.B.S from Rawalpindi Medical College, affiliated with Punjab University Lahore, in 1996. Subsequently, he attained his F.C.P.S in Anesthesiology from the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan in 2013, and in 2018, he furthered his expertise with an M.Sc in Pain Medicine from Riphah University Rawalpindi. Dr. Waseem embarked on his four-year anesthesia residency program at Shalamar Hospital Lahore from 2008 to 2012, excelling in diverse rotations and gaining extensive experience. Over the years, he has held key positions at Shalamar Medical and Dental College, progressing from Senior Registrar to his current role as Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology. Dr. Waseem has contributed significantly to teaching, clinical practice, and research, demonstrating leadership in roles such as Incharge of the Surgical ICU, Incharge of the Intubation Team for COVID-19, and Head of the Pain Clinic. His commitment to education is evident through his involvement in curriculum development, lectures, workshops, and publications. Dr. Amir Waseem's multifaceted career reflects a passion for anesthesia, a commitment to patient care, and a dedication to advancing medical knowledge.

Present Title & Affiliation

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Shalamar Hospital and Medical College


Clinical Services & Interests

Dr. Amir Waseem, an Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Shalamar Hospital Lahore, brings a wealth of educational and professional expertise to his clinical services. Having completed his M.B.B.S from Rawalpindi Medical College in 1996 and obtaining F.C.P.S (Anesthesiology) from the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan in 2013, he further specialized with an M.Sc in Pain Medicine from Riphah University in 2018. Dr. Waseem's extensive experience includes a four-year anesthesia residency at Shalamar Hospital Lahore, where he progressed from a Resident to Senior Registrar and eventually an Assistant Professor. His clinical responsibilities encompass a broad spectrum, from managing preoperative and postoperative care to supervising anesthesia for various surgeries, including cardiothoracic cases. Dr. Waseem has actively contributed to research, with several publications in reputable journals, and is involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. Additionally, he serves as the Incharge of the Surgical ICU at Shalamar Hospital, overseeing critical surgical procedures and managing patients with complex medical conditions. His commitment to education, research, and patient care exemplifies his dedication to advancing the field of anesthesia at Shalamar Hospital Lahore.


Research Interests

Dr. Amir Waseem, Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Shalamar Hospital Lahore, is actively engaged in diverse clinical services and research endeavors. His prolific research contributions include dissertations such as the groundbreaking "Comparison of efficacy between dexamethasone and dimenhydrinate in preventing post-op nausea and vomiting during general anesthesia" in collaboration with Dr. Muhammad Ishaq in 2012. Another noteworthy study conducted at Riphah University in 2018 delves into the "Comparison between 0.25% vs 0.5% bupivacaine in transversus abdominis plane block in patients with appendicectomy." Dr. Waseem's commitment to advancing knowledge is evident in an array of published works, addressing topics ranging from the interpretation of normal ECG in anesthesia practice to comparative analyses of recovery time, effectiveness of antiemetic medications, and the duration of analgesia. His research, frequently featured in reputable journals, reflects a comprehensive exploration of anesthesia-related challenges and advancements, showcasing his dedication to enhancing patient care in the field.


Education & Training

Assistant Professor  of Anesthesia

Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore

2013 – todate

Senior Registrar of Anesthesia

Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore

till 2013


Essential Pain Management(Pakistan chapter).    




Riphah university                                                    

Completed  2 years MSc pain medicine  from

2016 to 2018

Completed 4 years residency program in anesthesia

2008 to 2012


Internship in anesthesiology

2007 to 2008  


 Saga sports Sialkot                                    

Medical officer

2001 to 2006


Shifa international hospital Islamabad                                   

Resident medical officer

2000 to 2001                                        


Fauji foundation day health centre Rahim Yar khan

Medical officer

1998 to 1999                                        


Fauji foundation hospital Rawalpindi

Internship in medicine



Fauji foundation hospital Rawalpindi                                                   

Internship in surgery



Board Certifications

  • 2020  Masters in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, UK- Scholar

  • Supervisors: Jerome Perriera, Sue Downe, Jenny Smith, Steven Thrush, Harun E Thomas

  • 2020 Masters in Medical Education (MME), University of Lahore, 2020.

  • 2020 FACS (USA)- Fellow of American College of Surgeons (Fellowship # 3339374)

  • 2016 FRCS (GenSurg) Joint Colleges Specialty Fellowship Board in General Surgery; FRCS (England) Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of England (Fellowship No. 9163659)

  • 2012 Fellowship of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (FCPS), in General Surgery,

  • 2008 MRCS (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh), Passed Part 1 & 2

  • 2005 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Surgical Research, 2002-2005, Brigham & Women’s Hospital Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (USA) Supervisor: Prof Stanley W Ashley, Malcolm Robinson

  • 1996    Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (M.B;B.S) Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan.


Experience & Service


Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

  1. 2019– to Date             Head of surgical ICU                           

  2. 2017 to date                 Member infection prevention and control committee.

  3. 2018 to 2019                 Member College ethical Committee

  4. 2018 to 2021                 Hospital Continuous Quality Improvement  Committee

  5. 2023 to date                  Member hospital ethical committee   


Nov 2007.                    Primary Trauma care foundation course

July 2009.                     Research Methodology, Biostatistics & Dissertation Writing CPSP. Lahore.

April 2010                     Communication Skills. College Of Physicians And Surgeons. Pakistan.       

Jan 2014                       Facilitated “A Workshop On Transfer Of Critically Ill Patient”  (Shalamar Medical College).

Oct 2016                       3 Day Workshop On Palliative Care For Cancer Patients.

Feb 2017                       Workshop On Radiofrequency. At Riphah University.

Jan. 2017                        Hands On Ultrasound Guided Procedures In Anesthesia. Jinnah Hospital Lahore.

Jan 2018                        Clinical Use Of Ultrasound Imaging Around The Shoulder- Basic And Advanced Shoulder   

                                          Ultrasound Techniques. Shalamar Medical And Dental College. Lahore.

Feb. 2018                        Facilitated Pain Workshop( Live Scanning On Models). SMDC. Lahore.

 Feb. 2018                       U. S. Guided Nerve Blocks. At Services Institute Of Medical Sciences. Lahore.

April 2018                       1st Master Class And Symposium On Minimally Invasive Interventional Pain Procedures.

                                          Shaikh Zayed Postgraduate Medical Institute Lahore.

Jan 2019                          2nd Master Class And Symposium. 1st Module In Regenerative And Interventional Pain


July 2019                         Educational Planning & Evaluation. College Of Physicians And Surgeons

Oct. 2019                        Research Methodology, Biostatistics& Medical Writing. College Of Physicians And



2008 to 2012    Resident in the Department of Anaesthesiology, Shalamar Hospital Lahore, Completed four years residency training program successfully.

The Shalamar Hospital Lahore is a 550 beded  hospital attached to the shalamar medical and dental college It had developed excellent teaching environment backed up with most modern medical facilities. The residency programs in various specialties was supervised and managed by trained and qualified faculty.

Year I     We were assigned in preoperative clinic  and postoperative rounds in 4:1 Rota. In addition, I had rotated in General Surgery and Urology with a 1:1 faculty cover.

Year II     I gained practical experience and enhanced my skills in giving Anaesthesia in various specialities including gynecology/obstetrics, Eye and E.N.T. plastic surgery & provided Anaesthesia for Electroconvulsive therapy. I was anaesthetic member of Cardiac arrest team. Also rotated in ICU.

Year III     This year I was rotated in  specialities of Anesthesia, which  included pediatric surgery, Neurosurgery and vascular surgery. A three months period is also spent in ICU as senior Resident and also gave anesthesia outside the operation theatre like in gastroenterology and radiology suits.

Year IV     The fourth post graduate year was the advanced training year. I was assigned lists where I was expected to work as an independent Anaesthetist under minimal supervision. I was rotated in cardiothoracic surgery and Intensive Care unit and trained for, Arterial line and Central Venous Pressure line insertion.
                                                     I also gained useful management experience by coordinating residency program, mortality and morbidity conferences and journal club of the department.

Jul 2013 to august 13     Senior Registrar Anaesthesia, the Shalamar hospital lahore
              After my fellowship I was appointed senior registrar in the department of Anesthesia.
Shalamar Hospital is 550 bedded. It covered all the specialties of anaesthesia. These specialties were recognized by college of Physician and Surgeon Pakistan for Post graduate Medical Educations
                                                      This was my full time residential job. My responsibilities were to manage patients preoperatively, post operatively and in Intensive Care unit. We had all the specialties including General Surgery, Urology, Eye, ENT, and Orthopedic  and specialized surgeries like bariatric surgery. I was responsible for giving and supervising anesthesia to these patients, managing very sick patients in operation theatres. and teaching undergraduate medical and nursing students, interns and residents in Anesthesiology and conduct Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Course. I was also coordinating internship Program of Anesthesia


Aug 2013 to date    Assistant Professor, Anaesthesiology, Shalamar Hospital Lahore 

I am working as level 5, Assistant Professor; My clinical privilege are as a full time consultant for all specialist of anaesthesia including cardiothoracic cases.
I had seven sessions for clinical activities and three sessions for educational, scholarly and administrative activities per week. We were doing all type of general surgery and specialized surgeries. All major surgeries included esophagectomy, whipples procedures and abdominoperimeal resection neck disssections and endocrine surgeries like adrenal tumors pheochrocytoma sleeve gastectomies are conducted by me. 
Educational activities included tutorials for undergraduate, postgraduate and anaesthesia technicians at regular intervals. The academic activities range from lectures, clinical meetings, ICU round, research projects and participated academic activity outside the hospital. 
We are also managing the patient of ischemic heart disease with triple vessels and left main stem disease with ejection fraction less than 30%,the patient with extreme age associated with end stage respiratory diseases and cardiac diseases are managed according to the international standards especially in orthopedics and urology department.

Jul 2019 to date                         Incharge  OF surgical ICU Shalamar hospital.
                                                     Along with operation theaters, I am assigned additional responsibility as head of 
                                                     Surgical ICU.

                                       The major surgical procedures like esophagectomy, whipple`s operation, 

                                        abdominoperineal  resection, thoracotomies, major neck tumor surgeries, 
                                        patient with extreme age more than 100 years with multiple medical problems 

                                        are well managed according to international standards.

Our ICU is equipped with most advance equipment such as ventilates invasive 

and non invasive , invasive monitoring , Syringe Pumps, infusion pumps and PCA 

Pumps , ABG Machine, Ultrasound Machine, bed side Echocardiography and 

laboratory and Radiology support. 

Mar.2020 to2021.              Incharge of intubation team for covid 19 ward and ICU.



Teaching of undergraduate 

Lecture:         I am involved in the teaching of under graduate according to the schedule.
I gave lecture to the first years, second year, third year, and fourth year students, 
                                        Taking ward classes of fourth year students in anesthesia and critical care classes of final
                                         year students At Shalamar Hospital  

Curriculum     I  helped in developing the anaesthesia teaching program for undergraduate medical student. The curriculum included 

1-    Learning objectives
2-    Methods to achievement learning objectives
3-    Developed Performa for different anaesthesia skills 
4-    Lectures during clinical rotation anaesthesia 
5-    Assessment     

We developed OSCE station for assessment of fourth year students 

Instructor for Essential Pian Management (Pakistan Chapter)
                                        Part of the first batch of trainers/ instructers in Pakistan  teaching acute pain 
                                        management protocols to care givers like doctors and nurses in hospital. 
                                         Given EPM lectures in different hospitals like Lahore General Hospital and Shaukat         
                                        Khanum hospital.

Lectures at Shalamar Medical College 
4 Lectures in CPC, Shalamar Medical & Dental College Lahore


              Conducted workshops in 1st and 2nd international scientific Conference at SMDC. 
                                                Conducted Ultrasound guided nerve block for upper limb workshop in 1st  
                                                 International conference and ultrasound guided rectus abdominis ,TAP and  
                                                pectoralis block in the second conference.
               Basic life support and advance cardiac life support workshops
Arranged and conducted BLS training for Final year MBBS students.

Upgraded and Managing PAIN CLINIC at Shalamar Hospital 

                                          At shalamar we have a fully functional pain clinic for chronic pain patients 
                 running under my supervision . We are managing chronic back pain,  

                   reflex sympathetic dystrophies and other types of neuropathies and cancer       pains. 

Performing interventional pain procedures for all typed of chronic pains.

Honors & Awards

  • Currently functioning as General Secretary Pakistan Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons Association, and Publication Secretary for Society of Surgeon Pakistan (Lahore Chapter)

  • Travel Award & Oral Presentation at Annual Congress of American College of Surgeons 2020

  • Travel Award, 2009 International Symposium on Ghrelin, Tokyo, Japan for three papers.

  • Best Research Paper Award, International Conference on Medical Education (UOL)

  • Travel Award & Oral presentation of research data at American College of Surgeons meeting held at New Orleans, 2004.

  • Travel Award & Poster Presentation, American College of Surgeons, Surgical Forum, 2019

  • Travel Award & Poster of Distinction, American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), Digestive Disease Week, New Orleans, 2004.


Professional Memberships

 2013 to date                 Pakistan society of Anesthetists
2018 to 2020                Society for Interventional Pain medicine. (SIPM)

Conferences Attended

Feb 2013                       15th International Annual Congress Of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care.
Feb 2017        
               1st International  Conference In Shalamar Insitute Of Health Sciences  Lahore. 
Mar 2017                       19th Annual International Conference Of Anesthesiology And Critical Care. Lahore.
Feb 2018                       2nd International  Conference In Shalamar Insitute Of Health Sciences  Lahore
Feb 2019                       3rd International  Conference In Shalamar Insitute Of Health Sciences  Lahore


Selected Publications


Peer-Reviewed Articles

1.    Interpretation of normal ECG Anesthesia practice issue 29 Aga khan university hospital.
2.    Comparison of recovery time of Propofol and midazolam with Propofol alone for sedation in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography J M H S Vol. 15 NO. 5 MAY 2021 PAGE. 1024
3.    Compare the effectiveness of ondansetron vs prochlorperazine for preventing nausea and vomiting after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.P J M H S Vol. 15 NO. 3 MARCH 2021 PAGE. 555
4.    Compare the frequency of epigastric pain after intravenous infusion versus intravenous bolus administration of oxytocin in C - section. P J M H S Vol. 15 NO. 3 MARCH 2021 PAGE. 558
5.    To compare the effects of two different doses of 0.75% bupivacaine in saddle block for perineal surgery. Vol 15. P J M H S April 2021 . PAGE. 823
6.    Comparison the duration of analgesia between bupivacaine alone versus bupivacaine plus tramadol. Vol 15. P J M H S April 2021 . PAGE. 830
7.    A survey on perception of epidural in laboring women. Journal of medical and health sciences Vol. 14 issue 1 Jan-mar 2020
8.    Key performance indicators; KPI; Anesthesia; post-operative care. A clinical audit. Archives of surgical research 2021;2(1);34-35
9.    Management of patient with severe supra-glottic oedema after thyroid surgery. Archives of surgical research 2021;2(1);77-78

10.    Effect or primining principle on does of Propofol required to produce general anesthesia. JBUMDC 2020; VOL10 NO.1
11.    Comparison of Premedication oith Midazolam Versus Normal Saline 478 (as placebo) Prior to Caesarean Section in Obstetrics Patients for reduction in Maternal Anxiety. JAIMC VOL.19 ISSUE 02 April-June 2021
12.    Frequency of destructive hip disease post intra articular corticosteroid hip injection jAImc
13.    Epidemiology of fractures sustained during bike accidents 

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