It Is All About The Heart: $4m Fund Given On Heart Transplantation
It Is All About The Heart: $4m Fund Given On Heart Transplantation: Dr. Faisal H Cheema, Pakistani physician and scientist along with his colleague Dr. Jeffrey A. Morgan have been awarded $4 million fund to lead innovative research on heart transplantation from Brockman Medical Research Foundation.
This fund has been awarded in recognition of Dr. Faisal’s mission to make artificial devices for the last stage “heart failure and lung disease” a reality in Pakistan. He is keenly aspired to grow a National Organ Donation (NOD) and allocation system for Pakistan. Through strategic partnerships among academic, corporate, governmental and philanthropic institutions he plans to achieve these objectives in short span of time. He has continued to collaborate with various institutions in Pakistan (Aga Khan University, Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS), Shifa College of Medicine and others) and lead medical students from medical schools all across Pakistan. He has to his credit more than 110 scientific manuscripts in high impact journals.
Heart transplant is an operation in which a failing heart is changed with a healthier heart. This treatment is usually reserved for people who have tried medications or other surgeries but their condition does not adequately improved. A lot of research is required to equip the Pakistani physicians with latest trend and technology for successful transplantation.
Dr. Faisal Cheema got his education from Crescent Model School and Government College, Lahore. Then he moved to Karachi to join his medical school at Aga Khan University. He belongs to the rural area of Wazirababd and Hafizabad. He further polished his skills and went to the Unites States where he worked at the worked at Columbia University, Loyola University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland and University of California Berkley. He has served as the Senator for the Ivy-League Columbia University. While chairing APPNA he also established the Committee for Young Physicians within the Association of Physicians of Pakistani-descent of North America (APPNA).