Dr. Muhammad Naveed Afzal is currently serving as the Founding Director of School of Health Sciences at University of Management and Technology. He has over 16 years experience of working at prestigious academic medical institutions and universities in Pakistan and in the United States.
Previously, he has served as Executive Director at tertiary-level 360-bedded teaching hospital, as Principal and Medical Director of Institute of Allied Health Sciences, and most recently, as Professor of Medical Education, Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of Quality Enhancement Cell.
Among his other accomplishments, he has been instrumental in establishing two medical colleges in Pakistan over the last decade. He also has vast experience of establishing university schools, departments and academic programs, particularly in allied health sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, physiotherapy, biomedical laboratory sciences and undergraduate programs in medicine. He was a key participant in initiating the BS/BSc programs in Health Sciences in the province of Punjab.
In 2004, he was appointed the first Medical Director and Principal of the first ever BS program in Health Sciences that was initiated by the Government of Punjab in affiliation with the University of Health Sciences – a position which he held for 8 years. During his tenure, several additional Doctoral and BS programs were initiated including Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, and BS Medical Lab Technology programs being notable among them. In addition, he has contributed significantly in the development of course curriculum across a range of disciplines in medicine and health sciences.
Dr Naveed started his career working as Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University hospital in Baltimore, USA. His research work focused on prostate cancer, for which his group won the prestigious research award in 2000 from the International Anesthesia Research Society.
Dr Muhammad Naveed Afzal holds an MBBS degree from King Edward Medical University, Lahore; a Masters in Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health; and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, USA.