Life Member Dr. Faisal Cheema Awarded $4 Million for Research on Heart Transplantation

Pakistani physician Dr. Faisal Habib Cheema and his colleague Dr. Jeffery A. Morgan have been awarded $4 Million in funding from Brockman Medical Research Foundation to lead research on heart transplantation. Dr. Cheema got his early education from Crescent Model School and Government College, Lahore. He then attended his medical school in the Aga Khan University, Karachi. After his graduation, he moved to The States and got trained at many medical institutes including Columbia University, Loyola University, John Hopkins University, University of Maryland and University of California, Berkely.

Dr. Cheema works in the division of Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Circulatory Support within Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Bayler College of Medicine at Texas Heart Institute. Previously, he has led Aegis Cardiovascular Research Foundation. He was also appointed as Director of Clinical Research and Innovations & Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Maryland. Dr. Cheema has co-authored around 110 scientific manuscripts and over 150 abstracts. Apart from his academic achievements, he has also served the community by various means and is highly involved with philanthropic and community organizations. His mission is to make the availability of artificial devices possible and to introduce procedures such as heart and lung transplant to physicians in Pakistan. The Khwarizmi Science Society congratulates Dr. Cheema for this remarkable achievement and we believe that he will be able to produce several other excellent physicians like him to serve the humanity.