Renowned Haematologist Dr. Tahir Shamsi Passes Away.

Dr. Shamsi performed some 650 bone-marrow transplants and written over 100 research articles

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According to 24 News, Pakistan’s renowned haematologist and bone marrow transplant pioneer Dr. Tahir Shamsi breathed his last at a private hospital in Karachi on Tuesday morning.

Dr. Tahir Shamsi had been under treatment after undergoing surgery last week following suffering a brain hemorrhage. Dr. Shamsi was in the intensive care unit of the Aga Khan University Hospital and his condition was reported to be critical.

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Dr. Tahir Shamsi is credited with introducing bone-marrow transplant in Pakistan in 1995 and so far, he had performed some 650 bone-marrow transplants and written over 100 research articles in international journals.

In 2016, the Dow Graduates Association of North America had honored the Pakistani doctor with a lifetime achievement award in recognition of his services.

During the first wave of coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Tahir Shamsi came up with the idea of treating Covid-19 patients using the plasma of those who recovered from the virus.

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In 2011, Dr. Shamsi had established the National Institute for Blood Disease for the treatment of blood-related diseases and he was head of the facility. He was also the director of the Stem Cell Program at NIBD as well. He was a Royal College of Pathologist fellow. Dr. Tahir Shami was also on the government’s medical board which carried out the medical treatment in Lahore of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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