Peshawar: Prof. Riaz Anwar Khan, FRCS, FCPS, Professor of Cardiac Vascular Surgery, grade 21, Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar has been posted as Dean Post Graduate Medical Institute LRH, HMC.
Prof. Riaz Anwar has rendered valuable services for the promotion of Cardio vascular Surgery in the province. Due to his efforts, the number of Open Heart cardiac surgery cases had increased from 50 to 800 per year.
While he also started Complex Paediatric Cardiac surgery at Lady Reading Hospital in 2005, established separate Cardiac Anaesthesia Department in 2005, opened separate Electro-medical Department for Cardiac Surgery in 2007 and founded Paediatric Cardiac Surgical Department in 2012.Similarly he initiated a new six bedded High Dependency Unit (HDU) for Cardiac Surgical Patients (2008).
Dr. Riaz was also founder of the Perfusion Society of Pakistan and had played a key role in the establishment of Peshawar Institute of Cardiology, Hayatabad Peshawar.
Pakistan Society of Cardiovascular & Thoracic has awarded him a Life Time Achievement Award for his valuable contribution for the promotion of cardiac surgery in the country.