Brig (R) Prof. Dr. Abdus Sattar

Brig (R) Prof. Dr. Abdus Sattar MBBS, MCPS, FCPS, M.Phil
HOD Department of Pathology

Brig (R) Abdus Sattar SI(M) after graduation (MBBS) from Quaid-i-Azam Medical College Bahawalpur joined Pakistan Army as a career. He qualified grading diploma in Pathology and MCPS (clinal Pathology) in 1984 after one year training at Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Rawalpindi (AFIP). During deputation in Saudi Arabia (1985-1988), he submitted guidelines on dietary food supply to Pakistani Troops which had profound effects on prevention of obesity, hypertension and ischemic heart disease with the result of significantly decreased incidence of deaths due to IHD.   He did FCPS (Chemical Pathology) in April 1992 & M. Phil (Pathology) in Oct 1992. He underwent “On job Training” in UK in 1993.

Dr Abdus Sattar served in the Armed Forces for 31 years and mostly served in tertiary Care Hospitals (>500 bedded hospital) and Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Rawalpindi which is a training institute and a referral laboratory of international repute. As an Armed Forces requirement, he made tremendous contribution for Medical Defense against CBRNE warfare, prepared management and training policies, imparted training to AMC medical offices and organized1st National Seminar on Medical Aspects of Nuclear Biological and Chemical Warfare on 22 May 2006.   He played key role in up-gradation of Clinical Pathology Services and a result got recognized Pathology Depts of various Armed Forces Hospitals for fellowship training by College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan. He has served as member faculty of chemical pathology, CPSP and is supervisor and examiner of FCPS students for the last over 20 years. He was awarded complementary membership of American Diabetic Association for one year for his review article on “Stress Hyperglycemia. He has been conferred with “Sitara e Imtiaz” Military as recognition of his meritorious services towards Pakistan Armed Forces. He was awarded “Life Time Achievement Award” in Pathology in 2012 to acknowledge his contribution in the field of Pathology.

He has over 35 publications of research articles in reputed journals and more than twenty-five years of teaching experience.

  1. Sattar A. Glucose tolerance in response to challenge by glucose or carbohydrate content in various Pakistani Foods, MPhil: thesis, (1992); Quaid-i- Azam University, Islamabad.
  2. Khan DA, Khan FA, Sattar A, Naveed AK, Ahmed M. Azospermia in clinical practice at Rawalpindi, Pak Armed Forces Med J. (1992) 42(2):93-95.
  3. Khan FA, Sattar A, Naveed AK, Ahmed M. Glycaemic index of some Pakistani foods, Pak. Armed Forces Med. J. (1993); 44(1): 46-50.
  4. Luqman M, Sattar A, Abbasi S, Satti TM 1995. Pattern of sudden deaths in Armed Forces personnels, postmortem study. Pak Armed Forces Med J. (1995); 45 (2) 66-71.
  5. Sattar A, Khan FA. Composition of some frequently consumed cooked Pakistani foods. PJP. (1996); 7 (1): 29- 32.
  6. Marri MH, Khan FA, Sattar A, Glycaemic index of common Pakistani breakfast (paratha & omeletle) in non insulin dependent diabetic patients. (1996); 7 (2): 44-47.
  7. Mahmood A, Iqbal M, Rehman ZU, Sattar A, Mubarak A and Karamat KA. Case report: salmonella typhi meningitis. JCPSP. (1997); 7 (5): 222-23.
  8. Zahir N, Mubarik A, Abdullah P, Rehman Z, Sattar A, Mehmood A. spectrum of histopathological lesions in liver biopsies at PNS Shifa Karachi, JCPSP 1998; 8(6): 255-257.
  9. Rehman ZU, Alam M, Mahmood A, Mubarik A, Sattar A, Karamat KA, Thrombocytopenia in acute malarial infection, PJP 1999; 10 (2): 9-11.
  10. Mahmood A, Karamat KA, Rehman ZU, Siddiq M, Ahmed B,  Mubarik A, Sattar A. Bacterial spectrum of acute infectious diarrhoea and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of the isolates at PNS Shifa, Karachi. PJP. (1999);       10 (2): 15-18
  11. Sattar A, Awan TM, Dawood MM, Khattak EG, Rehman ZU. Strategies for cost effective use of dynamic function tests to evaluate growth hormone (GH) deficiency. PJP. 2000; 11 (2): 7-10.
  12. Aamir M, Sattar A, Karamat KA, Dawood MM, Asif N, Rafi T. Stress hyperglycaemia. JCPSP 2001; 11 (8): 521-29.
  13. Sattar A, Asif N, Dawood MM, Rafi T, Rehman ZU, Aamir M. Euthyroid Sick Syndrome. Review article. PJMA 2003; 53 (6): 247- 53.
  14. Rafi T, Sattar A, Asif N, Dawood MM, Aamir M, Rehman ZU. “The comparison of percent free PSA with total PSA in the diagnosis of prostate cancer”. JPMA 2003; 53 (6): 233-36.
  15. Asif N, Sattar A, Dawood MM, Rafi T, Aamir M, Anwar M. Pre-operative evaluation of ovarian mass: Risk of malignancy index. JCPSP 2004; 14 (3): 128-31.
  16. Zaidi A, Tariq WZ, Haider KA, Ali L, Sattar A, Farqeer F, Rehman S. Seroprevalence of hepatitis B, C and HIV in healthy blood donors in Northwest of Pakistan. PJP-2004; 15 (1): 11-17.
  17. Mansoor R, Saadat A, Khan FA, Sattar A, Iqbal A, Reference values for serum calcium. PJP 2004; 15 (2): 49-53.
  18. Aamir M, Sattar A, Dawood MM, Dilawar M, Ijaz A, Anwar M. Hyperhomocysteinemia as a risk factor for ischemic heart disease. JCPSP 2004; 14(9): 518-521.
  19. Khattak IG, Sattar A, Dawood MM, Awan T. Deoxypyridinoline (DPD), a marker of bone resorption which predicts osteoporosis – its urinary levels after menopause in the population of Rawalpindi. PAFMJ 2005; 55 (4): 283-289.
  20. Awan TM, Sattar A, khattak IG. Frequency of growth hormone deficiency in short statured children. JCPSP 2005; 15 (5): 295-298
  21. Awan TM, Sattar A, khattak IG. High growth hormone levels in clinically short stature children. J. Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad 2006; 18(2): 29 -33.
  22. Khan SH, Khan FA, Ijaz A, Sattar A, Dilawar M & Hashim R. Hypertension and metabolic syndrome: Impact of clustering of hypertension in subjects with metabolic syndrome Pak J Med Sci 2007 (Part II); 23 (6): 903-08.
  23. Hafeez A, Khan F A, Sattar A, Ejaz A, Hashim R. Frequency of dyslipidaemia inwomen with polycystic ovary syndrome. Pak J Pathol 2007; 18 (4):105109.
  24. Khan SH, Khan FA, Sattar A, Hashim R. Role of glycated hemoglobin in the diagnosisof diabetes mellitus. PAFMJ, 2008; 58 (2): 153 -58.
  25. Younas M, Sattar A, Hashim R, Ijaz A, Dilawar M, Ali A, Manzoor SM, Khan FA Comparison of role of serum – ascites albumin gradient and ascitic fluid total protien in liver cirrhosis patients. PAFMJ, 2010; 60(4): 511-14.
  26. SHORT COMMUNICATION. Younas M, Khan FA, Hashim R, Sattar A, Saqib S, Kazmi AA,  Ahmad TM. Role of Serum Creatinine for Screening Renal Disease. PAFMJ, 2010; ( 61)2: 299-300.
  27. Younas M, Khan FA, Sattar A, Hashim R, Kazmi A, Khan JA, Khan DA. Frequency of hepatitis C antibodies and hepatitis B surface antigen in patients with cirrhotic ascities. Journal of Rawalpindi Medical College 2011; 15(2): 125-126.
  28. Hashim R, Shaheen S, Ahmad S, Sattar A, Khan FA. Comparison of serum creatine kinase estimation with short tandem repeats based linkage analysis in carriers and affected children of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. J Ayub Med Coll Abottabad Jan – Mar 2011; 23(1):125-8.
  29. Kazmi A, Sattar A, Hashim R, Khan SP, Younas M. Assessment of serum leptin level and insulin resistance in obese subjects. Journal of Rawalpindi Medical College (JRMC) 2012; 16(2):87 -89.

Kazmi A, Sattar A, Hashim R, Khan SP, Younas M, Khan FA. Serum leptin values in the healthy obese and non-obese subjects of Rawalpindi. JPMA 2013; 63: 245- 248.

  1. Evaluation of reagent kits for common biochemical analytes. First Annual day symposium, afip Rawalpindi, March 1991.
    1. Glucose tolerance in response to some Pakistani foods. International Diabetes Federation Regional congress of the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Region Karachi, December 8-10, 1992.
    2. Glycaemic index of some Pakistani foods in healthy individuals and patients with NIddM. First Symposium in Clinical Chemistry at Postgraduate Medical Institute Lahore, March 1993.
    3. Spectrum of diseases causing hypocalcaemia in clinical practice. 6th Congress of Asia Pacific Association of Societies of Pathologists and 23rd Annual Conference of Pakistan Association of Pathologist, Karachi 25-28 November 1999.
    4. National external quality assurance programme for Pakistan. 24th National Conference “Pakistan Association of Pathologists” Larkana, Pakistan 17 –19 November 2000.
    5. Strategies for the diagnosis of thyroid disorders. Symposium on “Thyroid Disorders” Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Rawalpindi, 24 February 2001.
    6. Renal function tests – A practical approach. 1st National Conference of PSCP, held at King Edward Medical College Lahore 23- 24 Feb 2005.
    7. The Vesicants. Seminar on medical aspects of nuclear, biological & chemical warfare, Army Medical College Rawalpindi 22 May 2006.
    8. Lab diagnosis of renal diseases. 1st Biennial course in Chemical Pathology & Endocrinology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Rawalpindi, 18-20 Aug 2006.
    9. Thyroid function testing strategies. “PIMS Symposium 2007” held at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad 2- 4, March 2007.
    10. Medical / protective aspects of nuclear, biological & chemical warfare. “First Comprehensive Course” Armed Forces Post Graduate Medical Institute Rawalpindi, 27 June -4 July 2007.
    11. Thyroid disorders: Trends, implications & diagnostic strategies. Second Biennial Course in Chemical Pathology & Endocrinology, Army Medical College Rawalpindi, 1-3 Feb 2008.
    12. Parentral Nutritional Support. 3rd Biennial Course in Chemical Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Rawalpindi 2-3 April 2010.
    13. Selection of a Clinical Chemistry Instrument. 4th Biennial Course in Chemical Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Rawalpindi, 16-17 March 2012.
    14. Facilitator of Workshop on “Acid Base Disorders” University of Health Sciences Lahore 3rd November 2015.
    15. “Standard of Medical Care in Diabetes-ADA Recommendations 2017”, 8th Annual Course, 2017 PSCP held at CMH, LMC, Lahore 28 – 29th April, 2017.
    16. Presented the topic “Thyroid Disorders in Pregnancy” at Shalimar Medical & Dental College, Lahore on 28th September, 2017
    17. “Thyroid Disorders in Pregnancy”,2nd International Conference, Shalimar Medical & Dental Complex. 2-3rd February, 2018.
    18. “Diabetes Mellitus- Diagnosis and Monitoring Update 2018”, Chemical Pathology Conference held at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College Bahawalpur. 23-24th Feb, 2018.
    19. “Procalcitonin as a Marker of Septicemia- Experience with Bahria International Hospitals, Lahore” at the 41st Annual Conference of Pakistan Association of Pathologists & 6th Joint International Conference of Societies of Pathology, Rawalpindi 9-10th November, 2018.
  1. Manual of Laboratory Medicine (1990 & 2003, 2005), afip, Rawalpindi.