Department of Paediatric Medicine


The Department of Paediatrics at CMH Lahore Medical College has been working to teach students and Paediatric Post Graduate Trainees since the inception of the college. It is a dedicated group of Paediatricians, striving to improve medical care of children in Pakistan. The faculty is highly qualified. Besides general paediatrics, they encompass specialization and interests in hematology-oncology, gastroenterology, neonatology, intensive care treatment, public healthand infectious diseases. Students are taught in didactic lectures and small group sessions like problem-based learning, along with clinical teaching. Clinical teaching begins from the third year, with regular rotations in small groups. Students are taught at the bedside by the faculty with a focus on a variety of paediatric cases. The department also has a large group of post graduate trainees. Regular teaching sessions are held, both during ward rounds and in the forms of journal club, morning handover, morbidity and mortality meetings and case presentations. CMH Lahore is a tertiary care center, receiving referrals from Punjab and from the rest of the country. It has a 30 bed general ward, 30 bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and a 15 bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The department also runs a Thalassemia center, and an outpatient department that sees approximately 150 patients daily. Besides teachingand patient care, the department is also very active in research. Faculty have multiple publications to their name, including in very prestigious international journals. They regularly supervise both post graduate trainees and students with various research projects. The department also holds regular workshops inviting eminent speakers from other organizations, like other universities and the World Health Organization. There is a Patient Wellness Campaign that holds events like art competitions with medical students, for the pediatric patients in the ward.

Head of Department

Brig. (R) Rahat Malik HOD & Professor / MBBS, MCPS (Paediatrics), FCPS (Paediatrics)

Academic Activities:

There are three lectures per week of Fourth and Final Year MBBS classes. These lectures are
interactive and focused on scenario-based learning.
Weekly Problem Based Learning (PBL) is conducted for final year students.
Clinicopathological conferences are held on regular basis where students
prepare CPC under the supervision of faculty members.
Details of teaching:
1. Clinical teaching of undergraduate students is carried out in wards daily for 5 hours, in form of
history taking, bedside examinations & case presentations.
2. Final year students are divided into three groups weekly.   First group is assigned to learn basic
ward procedures including IV cannulation and NG tube insertion. Second group is involved in
vaccination administration and Third group observes Neonatal ICU procedures.
3. Class tests & midterm exams are held to evaluate undergraduate students.
4. Clinical assessment of undergraduate students is done in form of Ward test including TOACs
& short cases.
5. Nursing school classes are carried out thrice weekly. The lectures are interactive, and content
is clinical scenario based.
6. Morning handover is conducted twice weekly from 8:30- 9:00 am.
7. Case presentation is presented by house officers twice weekly from 9:00-9:30 am.
8. Monthly Journal club, Morbidity & Mortality conference, Clinical audit and recent guidelines
are discussed on Fridays.
9. Training sessions for post graduate trainees are done in form of short cases (every Tuesday) &
Long cases (alternate Thursday).
10. Comprehensive assessment of postgraduate trainees is conducted every 6 monthly including
written test followed by TOACs & short cases.
11. Teaching rounds & bedside teaching is carried out in wards for House officers &  post graduate trainees.
12. Perinatal morbidity mortality conference is held monthly in liaison with Gynecology & Obstetrics Department.

Faculty & Staff

Brig Tanveer Ashraf Professor & HOD / MBBS, FCPS, MRCP
Brig Talal Waqar Professor / MBBS, FCPS (Paeds)
Dr Spenta J.Kakalia Assistant Professor / MBBS, FRCPC (Paediatrics and Paediatric Infectious Diseases)
Lt Col Syed Zubair Shah Assistant Professor / MBBS, FCPS (Paeds)
Col. Shamama Hasan Asst Prof / MBBS, FCPS (Paeds), Fellow (Paed.Hepatology,Gastroenterology & Nutrition)
Dr. Mudassar Iqbal Assistant Professor / MBBS, FCPS (Paeds)
Lt Col Abdul Wahid Hussain Assistant Professor / MBBS, FCPS (Paeds)
Maj Ali Raza Senior Registrar / MBBS, FCPS (Paeds)
Maj Muhammad Zahid Senior Registrar / MBBS, FCPS (Paeds)
Maj Ali Abbas Senior Registrar / MBBS, FCPS (Paeds)
Maj Syed Saddam Hussain Senior Registrar / MBBS, FCPS (Paeds)
Dr. Muqaddas Jamshid Senior Registrar / MBBS, FCPS (Paediatrics Medicine)

Department Activities