Introduction of HoD
Group Captain Dr Muneeza Rizwan
Doctor of Medicine UK
Head of Dermatology Centre
Director Clinical Training
Fazaia Medical College
PAF Hospital Islamabad
Acquired her higher specialist training in Photobiology from Salford Royal Foundation Hospital NHS-UK and also worked as Clinical Research Fellow in “Dermatological Sciences Research “ at the University of Manchester with the leading Dermatology Team of UK.
Remained Co-investigator for over 25 leading international clinical drug development and academic trials with focus on Biologics, Anti-Aging and Photobiology.
She is the author of a range of peer reviewed manuscripts and coauthor for a book related to her field of Dermatology.
She has special interest in use of Biologics in Dermatologic ailments, Lasers and Aesthetic Dermatology.
Her quest for medical writing has allowed her to be the chief editor of the newsletter of PAF Hospital.
She is also an executive member of Pakistan Association of Dermatologists and is also an accredited supervisor and examiner of CPSP.
Introduction of Department of Dermatology
Dermatology department is a fully equipped, aesthetically designed, state of the art department of PAF Hospital Islamabad. It is the first department of the hospital and PAF to be recognised for post-graduate training (FCPS, MCPS) in Dermatology in 2013. It is comprised of 3 OPDs, operating area, Laser area, highly advanced Phototherapy unit and a 20 bed Dermatology ward. We are the tertiary care centre looking after patients referred from over 10 PAF Bases across the country. Our monthly OPD is over 2000 patients and we perform over 400 major and minor skin procedures/month comprising of Laser surgery, diagnostic and therapeutic mucosal, scalp and nail surgeries, microdermabrasion, phototherapy, iontophoresis, intralesional injections with dermojet, cryotherapy, electrocautery, mesotherapy, PRP, derma roller and dermal fillers.
There are 9 Residents in dermatology (3 FCPS, 6 MCPS). Department is also fully equipped with teaching facilities like department’s own multimedia, computers for the students, library and a microscope. They also have access to range of subscribed International Dermatology Journals. We have scheduled regular lectures, tutorials, journal clubs, case presentations and ward rounds for the post-graduate students. Students are also trained and supervised for conducting research writing articles.