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Muhammad Haroon

Country: Fatima Memorial Hospital & FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry, Pakistan
Muhammad Haroon

Professor Dr Muhammad Haroon
PhD (Ireland), MSc Sports Medicine (Ireland), MBBS (KE), CSCST (Rheum),
CSCST (GIM), FRCPI (Ireland), FFSEM (Ireland), FACR (USA)
Consultant Rheumatologist
Head, Department of Rheumatology,
Fatima Memorial Hospital, and FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry, Lahore

Biographical Sketch

  • Muhammad Haroon graduated in Medicine from King Edward Medical College, Lahore. He completed his basic specialist training from Royal College of Physicians of Ireland through rotations in different University Hospitals before embarking on higher specialist training in Rheumatology. He subsequently completed his dual fellowships in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine through Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training of Royal College of Physicians.
  • He undertook a period of clinical research at St Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin under the supervision of Prof Oliver FitzGerald, and also with Prof Robert Winchester at Columbia University Medical Centre, New York, USA, and was subsequently awarded the PhD degree. He has developed a special interest in clinical and genetic research in Psoriatic Arthritis and Spondyloarthropathies.
  • He has also developed special interest in sports & Exercise Medicine. He has earned Master’s Degree in Sports & Exercise Medicine from University College Cork Ireland, and he also holds a fellowship with the faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He has the experience of running Sports Clinic.
  • He has authored so far, >100 publications in international scientific Journals as a first author, and has presented nearly 100 abstracts as first author in different national and international rheumatology meetings.
  • He also worked as a Staff Physician in Rheumatology Department, Bone and Joint Unit, St Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin. From 2013-2018, he worked as a Consultant Rheumatologist in the Department of Medicine at University Hospital Kerry and also served as a Clinical Senior Lecturer at University College Cork. He also served as a Chair of the department of Medicine at this University Hospital. He was the department of medicine research lead at University Hospital Kerry. He has established the National Psoriatic Arthritis Registry of Ireland, which he served as the national lead. He has been involved in a number of International clinical research projects, and was also on national advisory board panels. He has been a recipient of various national and international awards.
  • He has recently returned back to Pakistan with a passion to provide state of the art care for rheumatology patients and also to turn research into better arthritis care. Currently he is heading an academic rheumatology department, and is actively engaged in teaching and training undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is supervising clinical and genetic research from his department and he has successfully managed to establish The Rheumatic Diseases Registry of Pakistan. From his current post in Pakistan, he has managed to publish his research in the top most scientific rheumatology Journals, such as Annals of Rheumatic Diseases and Arthritis & Rheumatology.

Awards

  • Research Paper of the Year – Annual Irish Healthcare Awards (Special Commendation) – November 2015
  • Young Investigator of the Year award 2013 – Irish Society for Rheumatology
  • Rheumatology Innovation Award 2013 by British Society for Rheumatology Birmingham, UK – April 2013
  • Best Poster presenter awards at Irish Society for Rheumatology Annual meeting October – 2013 and 2010
  • No.1 in the Highest Ranking Abstracts at GRAPPA annual Symposium at Toronto, Canada – July 2013″

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