Head Of Pulmonology Department

 Name : Prof . Dr Abdur Rab


 Designation : H.O.D
 Qualification : MBBS / MRCP / FRCP UK
 Contact :0992-383512
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Pulmonology Department:



The Department of Pulmonology "A" at Ayub Medical College and Teaching Hospital was created in 1987. Dr. Abdul Rab Khan was appointed as Assistant Professor Pulmonology to establish the Department. Initially the Department was created in the Medical Ward of District Headquarters Teaching Hospital Hospital Abbottabad with only 8 beds and no Bronchoscopy facility.

Subsequently the Department was shifted to Ayub Teaching Hospital Abbottabad in 1998 and since then the Department has evolved into a fully functional unit with 24 beds and 2 isolation units. The Department is also attached to Ayub Medical College and is recognized for training in FCPS Pulmonology since 2002. The Unit is very much involved in teaching and training the undergraduates, Postgraduates, and Research work over the years. In our unit, we have a Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, 2 Registrars, 10 Post-Graduate Trainees and 4 House Officers. More then 10 papers have been published in different international journals including the American Journal of Thoracic Medicine.

The Head of Pulmonology unit, Professor Abdur Rab Khan FRCS (U.K), has presented the resarch work on different national as well as international forums. There as independent Bronchoscopy room with three Bronchoscopy lists a week. The Pulmonology unit is fully involoved in invasive and non invasive procedures including all sort of Pleural Procedures, Transbronchial & Endobronchial biopsies, and Transcutaneous lung Proceures. The Department so far has been the busiest unit of Hospital with an almost 100% occupancy rate, 3 outpatient clinics a week, and daily on call. The Department cates to the whole of the northern areas i.e Hazara, Kohistan, Gilgit, Swat, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and also receives tertiary referral cases from up to Hasan Abdal.

The Head of Department in fully involved in the process of acquiring and developing a full unit for Multi Drug Resistance Tuberculosis cases with a state of the art laboratory for TB diagnosis.


Following Procedures carried out at the department

  • Pleural Paracentesis
  • Pleural Biopsies
  • Tube thoracostomy
  • Intrapleural Fibrinolysis
  • Pleurodesis
  • Chest ultrasound for ultrasound guided pleural paracentesis
  • Bronchoscopy with endobronchial procedures
    • Endobronchial Biopsy
    • Transbronchial Lung Biopsy
    • Removal of foreign Bodies
    • Other Therapeutic and diagnostic procedures
  • Ultrasound /CT Guided Subcutaneous Lung Biopsy.



Other Departmental Staff

 Name : AP Dr. Aamir Suleman


 Name : Dr. Waqar Ahmed


 Designation : Assistant Professor  Designation : SMO
 Qualification : MBBS / FCPS
  Pulmonology /MCPS Pulmo
 Qualification : MBBS
 Contact : 03018925009  Contact : 0300-5623198
 E-mail :  E-mail : n/a
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