Cheif Editor's Note


In an effort to keep pace with the rapid progress in scientific research in the fields of anaesthesiology, pain management, intensive care as well as resuscitation, periodic changes in the editorial board, responsible for maintaining quality of the content and bringing out the print and online versions of the journal become utmost necessary. Hence, we have decided to dispense with the editorial review committee. Articles received for publication in the journal have already been scrutinised by one of the editors and/or sub editors, and sent to two separate peer reviewers, preferably from the developed countries, for reviewing.

We intend to involve separate sub-editors for different sections, anaesthesiology, pain management, intensive care, resuscitation, Trends & Technology, Clinipics, Cliniquiz, Academic Activities and for our website Suitable candidates will be appointed after careful selection by the editorial board.

Dr. Samina Ismail graduated from Dow Medical College Karachi (Pakistan), and qualified FCPS (Anesthesiology) in 1998 and fellowship in Clinical Anaesthesia from University of Toronto in 2005. She has been Residency Director of anaesthesia residency programme at Aga Khan University Karachi (Pakistan), and thus involved in postgraduate education, administrative and academic activities at University level and developed the anaesthesia curriculum for the university. She delivered a number of lectures and presentations as invited speaker and conducted various workshops.

Dr. Ismail is currently heading the Obstetric Anaesthesia Services at AKUH as an Associate Professor and has special interest in Obstetric anaesthesia. She has published a number of research articles in national and international journals and received University research grant for a research project, published in the ‘International Journal of Anaesthesia’.

We welcome her on the editorial board as assistant editor with the optimism that her new appointment will help transform ‘Anaesthesia, Pain & Intensive Care’ into a leading journal in the region.

Dr. Rashed A. Hasan, MD, FAAP is a highly acclaimed academician in pediatric intensive care. He is American Board of Pediatrics certified. He secured sixth highest national score in the USA in the final in 1992, and was recertified in 2006. He was certified by American Board of Pediatric Critical Care in 1996, recertified in 2002 and 2009. He has special interest in pediatric ventilatory care, pediatric intensive care, respiratory infections and comorbid factors in pediatric population. He has a large number of research papers to his credit on diverse topics related to pediatric intensive care. He is currently serving as Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at St Vincent Mercy Children’s Hospital, and as Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at University of Toledo Health Sciences Center, 2121 Cherry Street, Toledo, Ohio (USA).

We warmly welcome him as a member of Editorial Advisory Board of the journal and feel that his addition to the board will help raise the high standards of the journal even further.

Dr. Rana Altaf Ahmad has joined Editorial Advisory Board of the journal as a member. He graduated from Nishtar Medical College, Multan-Pakistan in 1986, qualified DA from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan in 1989 and FCPS in 1998. He was awarded Noor Begum Gold Medal and College Silver Medal for securing first position in Gynae & Obstetrics. He has been a member of Pakistan Intensive Care Society, Pakistan Society for Study of Pain, Saudi Anaesthetic Association Riyadh; Gen. Secretary of Pakistan Society of Anaesthesia.Multan and Senior Vice-President, Pakistan Medical Association, Multan. He has a number of research papers to his credit.

Dr. Rana Altaf Ahmad is currently serving at CPE Institute of Cardiology Multan as Head of Cardiac Anaesthesia & Critical Care Department.