Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dr Tahir S. Shamsi

Dr Tahir S. Shamsi, Medical Director at National Institute of Blood Diseases and Bone Marrow Transplantation, graduated from Dow Medical College, Karachi in 1988. He got the membership of the Royal College of Pathologist in 1994. He was elected a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists UK 2001. Pioneer of stem cell transplantation in Pakistan. Performed more than 300 blood and bone marrow transplant.
He is the author of book on Haematology Histograms. He is the Co-investigator of 3 observational studies. He has written 7 chapters in Haematology reference and text books.
There are 31 research papers to his credit. He is the joint editor of a multi-author book on “Thrombosis & Haemostasis in Obstetrics & Gynecology” by Blackwell since oxford. He has recently completed phase II studies on: Hb-F augmentation in Beta Thalassemia major. Eltrombopag in the management of chronic refractory ITP. His main areas of interest are stem cell biology, tissue factor – factor VII pathway and novel therapeutic approaches in Haematological disorders. He is the Medical Director, consultant Haematologist / Transplant physician and director stem cell programme at National Institute of Blood Disease & Bone marrow transplantation, Karachi.