$4 million grant allotted to Pakistani/American doctor for research in heart transplantation

07:13 PM | 12 Mar, 2018
$4 million grant allotted to Pakistani/American doctor for research in heart transplantation
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Currently a member of the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Heart Institute in Houston, Texas, U.S is Dr. Faisal H Cheema, who is a Pakistani-American physician-scientist that has made the entire nation proud. He has recently been awarded a $4 million grant to lead vital research on heart transplantation from Brockman Medical Research Foundation.

Accompanying Dr. Faisal will be his fellow Dr. Jeffrey A and together their research will help make heart and lung transplant a reality especially for for lung disease and end-stage heart failure.

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Brought up in Pakistan's rural Wazirabad, Dr. Cheema spent most of his childhood and youth in Pakistan and now has come back to help his people.

The mission? to make heart transplant a reality in Pakistan with the help of his vital and much needed research. Among his other aims for the future of medicine in Pakistan, he wants to develop a national organ donation and allocation system for the country.

Dr. Cheema moved to the U.S to make himself better in his field at a number of prestigious institutes such as Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University, University of California Berkley, and the University of Maryland.

This is not his first time lending a helping hand to his country as previously, he has collaborated with Pakistani institutions such as Punjab Institute of Cardiology, the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, Agha Khan University, National University of Medicine and more.