Dr. Salman Kirmani is a Medical Geneticist & Pediatric Endocrinologist associated with the Aga Khan University as an Associate Professor of Paediatrics and Medicine, and Chair (Division of Women & Child Health). Dr. Kirmani did his MBBS (MD) from Dow Medical College, Karachi followed by Residency & Fellowships from Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Dr. Kirmani is certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics (Clinical Genetics), and the American Board of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics & Pediatric Endocrinology). He was on faculty at the Mayo Clinic till he returned to Pakistan to join the Aga Khan University in 2014.
Dr. Kirmani has a rich and diverse experience in education, clinical service, research and advocacy. He has authored over 65 peer-reviewed articles and two book chapters, and is part of numerous well-funded research studies in his field. He has won a number of teaching awards. Together with his multidisciplinary team at AKU, he has developed a Pediatric Genetics Clinic, Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Adult Neurogenetics Clinic, and a Perinatal Genetics Clinic, the first of their kind in Pakistan. He is on the board of a number of parent support groups for rare genetic disorders, including the Karachi Down Syndrome Program, and DEBRA Pakistan. He continually strives to make the advances in Genetics and Genomics accessible to people in Pakistan, and create a team of healthcare professionals who may deliver Precision Medicine solutions to populations with the highest burden of genetic disorders.
In addition, he is the Interim Director of the Human Development Program, and leads a team of professionals with a strong track record in ECD education, research, advocacy and capacity building.
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