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Dr Tasnim Ahsan, first Pakistani endocrinologist to win Laureate Award

Endocrinologist Dr. Tasnim Ahsan has become the first Pakistani to win the prestigious Endocrine Society’s Laureate Award 2023.

A total of 12 health experts and professionals were nominated for the award this year. The award marks the success of endocrine researchers and clinicians worldwide- Dr. Tasnim Ahsan is among them, fortunately. Dr. Tasnim Ahsan worked at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center and was the founding dean of the Medicell Institute of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism in Karachi. She has been awarded with “International Excellence in Endocrinology” for her exceptional contribution to the field in geographical areas of underdeveloped resources for hormone health research, education, clinical practice, and administration. She is also a founding member of the Pakistan Endocrine Society.

Dr. Ahsan is an internationally renowned clinician and academician who is known for her contributions and endocrinology in Pakistan. She began her first public practice at JPMC in 1993 and has trained over 100 postgraduate trainee doctors in internal medicine and endocrinology.

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Dr. Tasnim Ahsan is appreciated for extending healthcare access to the transgender community at the Medicell Institute. She is a graduate the Dow Medical College in 1978. She completed her postgraduate training in the UK and obtained her MRCP (UK) IN 1983. She was subsequently awarded fellowship of all three Royal Colleges of the UK. Dr. Ahsan served at Dow Medical College for five years as Assistant Professor and then served at JPMC for 24 years. She retired from JPMC in 2015 as Executive Director, Professor, and Head of the Department of Medicine. Tasnim Ahsan was awarded the title of Emeritus Professor in 2018.

She established two new sub-specialties in the Department of Medicine at JPMC i.e., Endocrinology and Rheumatology. Both departments are accredited by CPSP for postgraduate training in these disciplines. She has also published several articles in national and international journals.