Introduction

Dr. M. Saud Anwar, MD, MPH, FCCP, graduated from The Agha Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan in 1991. He then joined the Department of internal medicine at The University of Illinois to complete

Dr. Saud Anwar


Professional Achievements

Dr. M. Saud Anwar, MD, MPH, FCCP, graduated from The Agha Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan in 1991. He then joined the Department of internal medicine at The University of Illinois to complete his residency training (1992-1995).
At the University of Illinois he was appointed a member of the Ethics Committee. Some of his work at University of Illinois included functional assessment of ethics committees and he also wrote on euthanasia. Dr. Anwar pursued his specialty training in pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut (1995-1997). He then joined the department of occupational and environmental medicine at Yale University and completed his fellowship in occupational and environmental medicine (1996-1998). While at Yale his work included the risk and decision analysis on tuberculosis. He also wrote on occupational asthma.
Dr. Anwar is board certified by The American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Pulmonary Medicine and American Board of Critical Care Medicine. He earned his Master in Public Health at Yale University with special interest in chronic disease epidemiology.
Dr. Anwar has been active in many organizations and committees and has been involved in civic and charitable work. He served as The President of American College of Physicians' Associates Council of Illinois Chapter (1994-95). This chapter during Dr. Anwar's term was the recipient of The Evergreen Award, by The American College of Physicians and American Society of Internal Medicine. He is a member of The American Thoracic Society and a Fellow of The American College of Chest Physicians. He has been appointed by The Respiratory Disease National Visiting Professors (NVP) Program. Dr. Anwar has served as an expert witness in complicated cases of Lung Diseases and Occupational Medicine cases, with primary focus on Occupational Lung Diseases. He has chapters in text books, editorial, and multiple publications to his credit.
Dr. Anwar is the Founder and the Past-President of Pakistani American Association of Connecticut. He is one of the Founders of Association of Pakistani Professionals (AOPP). He has served as the chairperson for The Disaster Management Committee of the Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America (APPNA) and is currently member of the Legislative, Advocacy and Governmental Affairs Committee of APPNA. He serves as the Vice President of Pakistan Public Health Foundation, and Board of Directors of Ibtida, an organization working towards children and women literacy in rural parts of Pakistan. Dr. Anwar has been actively serving as a PAKPAC Board of Director and has recently elected for the second term as Secretary of PAKPAC.
Dr. Anwar's services were recognized by the American Red Cross after the 9-11 disaster in 2001, for his help and coordination with developing a network of physicians in CT, NY and NJ to provide support to the bereaved families. He has played an instrumental role as the International Director of Safety and Emergency Management Association to set up curriculum and formal training program from Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) which has contributed towards the formation of the first formal EMS system in the city of Lahore, Pakistan. This project is currently being evaluated to serve as a model of training and implementation for the entire Pakistan.
Dr. Anwar is currently serving as the elected Board of Director of the first and only US based National American Muslim TV channel, Bridges TV. He has been serving as a Board of Advisor to Peer Review Mediation and Arbitration, Inc., a network of over sixteen thousand Physicians all over the United States which provides litigation support, medical expertise and consulting services to physicians, law firms, insurance companies, managed care organizations, hospitals and nursing homes. Dr Anwar has been a recipient of the 2003 National Leadership Award, as Honorary Chairman, of Physicians Advisory Board. His services for providing consulting services to the State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health for Pulmonary Medicine related Hospital and Physician evaluations have been recognized by the Commissioner of Public Health, State of Connecticut.
Dr. Anwar is married to Dr. Yusra Anis Anwar, a specialist in hypertension and vascular diseases, and is father of two sons, eight year old Taha and six year old Taseen.