Hailing from a well-educated agriculturist family of district Faisalabad, Professor Zafar Ullah Chaudhry is the first doctor amongst a family of civil servants. He graduated (MBBS) from Nishter Medical College, Multan in 1960 and
Prof. Zafar Ullah Chaudhry
Hailing from a well-educated agriculturist family of district Faisalabad, Professor Zafar Ullah Chaudhry is the first doctor amongst a family of civil servants. He graduated (MBBS) from Nishter Medical College, Multan in 1960 and went to UK for higher education. He gained a Diploma in Anesthesia (DA, London) in 1962, DRCOG in 1963 and FRCS (Edin, Eng) in 1967. Dr Zafar Ullah Chaudhry was awarded Fellowship of College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan in 1990. He is also Fellow of International College of Surgeons and FCPS, Bangladesh.
Presently, besides being the President of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP), Dr. Zafar Ullah is also the Head of Surgical Division of National Hospital and Medical Care, Lahore. He is also a State Director of American College of Surgeons and National Director, Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) for CPSP.
He was elected to the position of Vice President of CPSP from 2002-2003. He was Vice Principal and Professor of Surgery, King Edward Medical College, Lahore for 21 years and retired on the same position. He has been Dean, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lahore and Dean, Faculty of Surgery, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Pakistan. He was earlier Twice elected as Councillor of CPSP, from 1998-2002 and 2002-2006.
He has served as Assistant Professor of Surgery and later as Professor of Surgery at Nishter Medical College, Multan and RMC. He served the Army as Classified Major during 1971 War. He was the founding Regional Director of CPSP Lahore. He has also been the Clinical Tutor of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Dr. Zafar Ullah has also been the President of Punjab Medical Teachers Association. He made tangible contribution in securing grade 21 and 22 for the Doctors.
Dr. Zafar Ullah pioneered Plastic Surgery in Pakistan in 1969. He is one of the Pioneers of Laparoscopic Surgery in Pakistan. He has trained hundreds of his trainees in Laparoscopic Surgery through Workshops. He was decorated with Lifetime achievement award in the field of Medical Sciences on behalf of Surgical Society of Pakistan.
Dr. Zafar Ullah still cherishes those moments when he had the privilege to meet the Founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah at Shimla Conference before the founding of Pakistan and again when he was presented to the Quaid as a teenage member of the Pakistan Scout delegation to Australia in 1948. He also has been a member of the Punjab University Football team in his youth years.
Dr. Zafar Ullah Chaudhry is blessed with a daughter Saadia Zafar an American Board Certified Consultant Anesthetist and a son Shahzad Zafar a Colo-Rectal Surgeon and a Fellow of American College of Surgeons.