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Dr Asma Samreen

 

MBBS, FCPS (Anesthesology)

Senior Registrar of Anesthesia

Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences, Lahore
Department of Anesthesia

 

About Dr Asma

Dr. Asma Samreen, a dedicated Senior Registrar of Anesthesia at Shalamar Hospital with a qualification in FCPS (Anesthesiology), exemplifies a comprehensive skill set in the field. Engaged in the day-to-day care of in-patients, she actively familiarizes herself with the recognition and management of common surgical cases, ensuring optimal patient outcomes. Dr. Samreen's responsibilities extend to clerking patient history, deciding and executing necessary investigations, and reviewing management plans. A mentor to junior colleagues, she actively contributes to their education, teaching and guiding them in the intricacies of anesthesiology. Dr. Samreen excels in presenting interesting clinical cases, fostering an environment of continuous learning.

Her expertise is not limited to routine care; Dr. Samreen is adept at caring for patients in the ICU, demonstrating proficiency in procedures such as passing central venous catheters (CVC) and arterial lines, utilizing ultrasound guidance. Recognizing the importance of communication in healthcare, she excels in counseling and effectively communicating with patients and their families, ensuring a supportive and informed care environment. Dr. Asma Samreen is valued for her ability to work seamlessly as part of a team, contributing to collaborative and efficient patient care. Her role extends to obtaining preoperative consent and fitness, and providing post-surgical care in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). With a strong emphasis on teamwork and excellent communication skills, Dr. Samreen plays a vital role in delivering comprehensive and compassionate anesthesia care at Shalamar Hospital.

Present Title & Affiliation

  • Senior Registrar of Anesthesia Shalamar Medical and Dental College, Lahore

 

Clinical Services & Interests

Dr. Asma Samreen, a Senior Registrar of Anesthesia at Shalamar Hospital with an FCPS in Anesthesiology, offers a broad spectrum of clinical services and displays a comprehensive range of interests in her practice. Her day-to-day responsibilities involve providing meticulous care to in-patients, specializing in the recognition and management of common surgical cases. Dr. Samreen actively engages in clerking patient history, making informed decisions about necessary investigations, and reviewing management plans. As a dedicated educator, she imparts knowledge to junior colleagues through teaching and presenting interesting clinical cases. Her expertise extends to the critical care setting, where she plays a key role in the care of patients in the ICU. Proficient in procedures such as passing CVC and arterial lines (including ultrasound guidance), Dr. Asma Samreen excels in ensuring patient comfort and safety. Additionally, she emphasizes effective communication and counseling with patients and their families, demonstrating empathy and support. A collaborative team player, she possesses the ability to work seamlessly within a team environment. Dr. Samreen also actively participates in obtaining preoperative consent and fitness, as well as providing post-surgical care for patients in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). Her commitment to teamwork and communication skills reflects her dedication to comprehensive and patient-centered anesthesia care.

 

Research Interests

Dr. Asma Samreen, a Senior Registrar of Anesthesia at Shalamar Hospital with an FCPS in Anesthesiology, exhibits a diverse array of research interests that underscore her commitment to advancing the field of anesthesia. Her early work includes a clinicopathologic study of benign breast lumps, providing valuable insights into this prevalent medical concern, as published in the Pakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences in 2011. Dr. Samreen has also contributed to the understanding of rare presentations of diseases, such as a case report on Hepatocellular carcinoma, and further delved into post-cholecystectomy diagnoses with a study on carcinoma gall bladder after cholecystectomy for benign disease, both published in the same journal in 2011.

In 2019, she extended her research to anal manometric pressure, exploring changes before and after lateral sphincterotomy in patients with chronic anal fissure. Additionally, her focus on anesthesia-related studies is evident in her investigations into the effect of the priming principle on the propofol dose required to induce general anesthesia. Dr. Samreen has also explored the practical aspects of sedation, comparing the recovery time of propofol and midazolam with propofol alone in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.

Her comprehensive research portfolio demonstrates a keen interest in both clinical and procedural aspects of anesthesia, reflecting a dedication to enhancing patient care and safety in the perioperative setting.

 

Education & Training

Senior Registrar of Aneshtesia 

Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore

April 2021 - todate

Registrar of Aneshtesia 

Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore

1st July 2019 -  April 2021

FCPS Traninee II

Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore

1st July 2015 -  30th June 2019

Medical Officer

Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore

23-Jan-2015 -  30th June 2015

MCPS Trainee

Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore

23-Jan-2013 - 22-Jan-2015

 

Senior House Officer 

DHQ Hospital Sahiwal,Pakistan

15-May-2012 - 15-Nov-2012

 

House Officer 

Gen Surgery

Nawaz Sharif Social Security University Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan. 

19 April 2011 - 18-Oct-2011.

House Officer 

Medicine

Nawaz Sharif Social Security University Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan. 

19-Oct-2011 - 18- April-2011

Board Certifications

  • 2020 Fellowship of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (FCPS), in Anesthesiology

  • 2011     Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (M.B;B.S) University College of Medicine and Dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan, 2000

 

Experience Gained

 

  1. Day to day care of in-patients.

  2. Familiarize myself with the recognition and management of common surgical cases. 

  3. Clerking patient history.

  4. Deciding and carrying out necessary investigations, reviewing management plans.

  5. Teaching the junior colleagues.

  6. Presenting interesting clinical cases.

  7. Care of patients in the ICU.

  8. Skilled in passing CVC and arterial line (ultrasound guided as wel).

  9. Counseling and communicating with the patients and their family.

  10. Ability to work as a part of a team.

  11. Obtaining preoperative consent and fitness.

  12. Post-surgical care of the patients in PACU

  13. Teamwork and good communication skill

 

Workshops

 

  • Basic life support

  • Communication Skills

  • Synopsis and dissertation writing

  • Information Technology

Selected Publications

 

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. ‘A clinicopathologic study of benign breast lumps’ published in Pakistan journal of medical and health sciences in 2011.

  2. Case report: ‘A rare presentation of Hepatocellular carcinoma’ published in Pakistan journal of medical and health sciences in 2011.

  3. ‘A Study of Carcinoma gall bladder diagnosed after cholecystectomy carried out for a benign disease’ published in Pakistan journal of medical and health sciences in 2011. 

  4. ‘Comparison of anal manometric pressure in patients with chronic anal fissure before and after lateral spincterotomy’ published in Pakistan journal of medical and health sciences in 2019.

  5. “Effect of priming principle on propofol dose required to induce general anesthesia”

  6. “Comparison of recovery time of propofol and midazolam with propofol alone sedation in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

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