NICVD has tirelessly endeavored to excel in cardiovascular patient-care, training and research, Prof. Nadeem Qamar

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Karachi: National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases-NICVD proudly conducted Graduation Ceremony-2023 for its fellows. The ceremony was held on Wednesday in Karachi. A total of 149 fellows were awarded certificates for successfully completing post-fellowship training in the adult cardiology, paediatric cardiology, adult cardiac surgery, cardiothoracic anesthesia, critical care, cardiac imaging, electrophysiology, interventional cardiology and diploma in adult cardiology. Professor Khalid Masud Gondal (President of College of Physicians, and Surgeons Pakistan-CPSP) was the honorable Chief Guest of the ceremony.

Congratulating the fellows, their parents & NICVD’s Management, Honorable Chief Guest, Prof. Khalid Masud said that it is a matter of enormous pride and honour for NICVD to conduct this great ceremony for its fellows. He acknowledged the positive impact of systems and processes of NICVD’s Postgraduates program in the areas of healthcare and education not only in Sindh Province but also in all over Pakistan.

Prof. Gondal further added that NICVD is taking important initiatives in order to keep up with these advancements by upgrading curricula, enhancing skills, improving teaching practices, fostering research and setting high standards in line with the international benchmarks, NICVD grew as a leading research institution and earn the highest ranking among national and international academic institutions. He wishes NICVD every success in its future endeavours.

On the occasion, Executive Director of NICVD, Professor Nadeem Qamar said that it gives him immense pleasure to welcome all participants to this Graduation Ceremony of NICVD.  By the grace of Almighty Allah, we have achieved this milestone through the untiring efforts of our dedicated faculty members and trainees and we have gathered here today to celebrate our collective achievement.

He added that NICVD’s fellowship program focuses at producing skilled doctors, equipped with the highest standards of leadership and management skills as well as ethical practices so that they are able to function as competent and compassionate specialists.

Professor Nadeem Qamar further stated that NICVD is one of the leading centers for Post-graduate Training in Adult Cardiology, Paediatric Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology, Adult Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Imaging, Critical Care and Interventional Cardiology. We also offer diploma in adult cardiology.

He added that since 2015 till date, 290 fellows completed FCPS training in Adult Cardiology, 29 fellows in Adult Cardiac Surgery, 18 fellows in paediatric cardiology, 8 fellows in Critical Care, 6 fellows in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, 118 fellows in interventional cardiology, 10 fellows in cardiac imaging and 19 fellows completed their trainings in electrophysiology. Moreover, 179 trainees completed diploma in adult cardiology.

Professor Qamar said that NICVD’s mission is to develop highly qualified and well trained Cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons and Paediatric Cardiologists for the entire country.

On this occasion, Dr. Sohail Khan (Chief Operating Officer, NICVD) said that NICVD is one of the leading centres for providing medical and para-medical training and supporting clinical research in the cardiac specialties. National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases is committed to achieve and maintain excellence in education and clinical research.

The Ceremony was attended by a huge number of health and non-clinical professionals from different institutions.

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