Prof. Sharif Becomes First Pakistani to Chair WFNS Committee

Prof. Sharif Becomes First Pakistani to Chair WFNS Committee

Karachi, July 3, 2024 – In a historic achievement for Pakistan, Prof. Salman Sharif, Head of Neurosurgery at Liaquat National Hospital & Medical College, has been appointed as the Coordinator of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) Committee.

This marks the first time a Pakistani surgeon has held this prestigious position, highlighting the country’s growing prominence in the global medical community.

Prof. Sharif’s appointment is a testament to his significant contributions to the field of neurosurgery. Over the years, he has played a pivotal role in advancing neurosurgical practices in Pakistan and beyond, earning respect and recognition from his peers worldwide. His leadership and expertise have not only enhanced Pakistan’s reputation in the medical field but also brought critical neurosurgical issues into the spotlight.

The official statement from the WFNS praised Prof. Sharif for his exceptional dedication and service. His previous roles include serving as President of several notable societies, such as the Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons, the Middle East Spine Society, and the World Spinal Column Society. Additionally, he has chaired the Spine Committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgeons, demonstrating his extensive experience and leadership skills.

Prof. Sharif has also been actively involved with the Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the International Federation of Neuro-endoscopy, and the International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery. His extensive involvement in these organizations underscores his commitment to advancing neurosurgical practices on a global scale.

In his new role as Chair of the WFNS Spine Committee, Dr. Sharif is set to embark on an ambitious mission: providing “Equal Spine Care for All.” This initiative aims to bring advanced neurosurgical treatments to underdeveloped areas and countries, addressing disparities in healthcare access and ensuring that high-quality spine care is available to all, regardless of geographical location.

Dr. Sharif’s vision for the WFNS Spine Committee is grounded in the belief that everyone deserves access to top-notch medical care. By leveraging his extensive network and experience, he plans to implement training programs, develop partnerships, and foster collaborations that will help achieve this goal. His leadership is expected to drive significant improvements in spine care globally, particularly in regions that have historically been underserved.

The appointment of Dr. Sharif as the Coordinator of the WFNS Committee is a monumental step for Pakistan and the global neurosurgical community. It reflects not only his personal achievements but also the potential for greater international collaboration and the advancement of neurosurgical care worldwide. As Dr. Sharif takes on this new challenge, his work promises to leave a lasting impact on the field and improve the lives of countless patients around the world.