WASHINGTON: Illustrious Pakistani doctor S Amjad Hussain, has been inducted into the Medical Mission Hall in Toledo, Ohio.
Amjad Hussain is one of 34 individuals from around the world who are now members of the Medical Mission Hall of Fame. The MMHOF was created in 2004 to honor those individuals and organisations who have made significant and substantial contributions to advancing the medical well-being of people throughout the world.
A native of Peshawar, Dr Hussain has participated in medical and teaching missions for more than 40 years. He has traveled to the Dominican Republic, China, Libya, India and Pakistan, where he has taught a legion of medical students and doctors and has donated tons of supplies and equipment. Professor emeritus of thoracic cardiovascular surgery at the University of Toledo, he is a graduate of Khyber Medical College in Peshawar.
The inventor of two surgical devices – the pleuro-peritoneal shunt and a special endotracheal tube to supply oxygen during fiberoptic broncchoscopy in awake patients – he was recognised by the Khyber Medical College with its first lifetime achievement award during its golden jubilee celebration in 2005.
Dr Hussain is the author of seven Urdu and six English books on diverse subjects including religion, culture, history and international relations.