I, Prof. Nighat Mir Ahmad after doing my MBBS from Fatima Jinnah Medical College Lahore (FJMC) proceeded
to USA where I did my residency training in Internal Medicine at Cook County Hospital Chicago, Illinois, USA.
After passing Board in Internal Medicine, I pursued my career in Rheumatology. I did my training in
Rheumatology from Metro Health Hospital affiliated with Case Western University, Cleveland Ohio, USA. I did
my Board certification in Rheumatology and came back to Pakistan with a vision of starting a training program
in Rheumatology. I did recertification in Rheumatology Board, USA in 2008. I was the first American trained
Rheumatologist who returned to Pakistan.
I am pioneer in developing the first training program in Rheumatology, recognized by College of Physician and
Surgeons (CPSP), at FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry affiliated with University of Health Sciences (UHS).
I am on Faculty of College of Physician and Surgeons, CPSP (Rheumatology). This training program is now one of
the best programs in Pakistan involving five trainee fellows.
I am also the Chairperson of Arthritis Care Foundation (ACF), which was founded by me with my colleague; Prof.
Sumaira Farman Raja.
I have organized several International Conferences and Symposia in Rheumatology. I have 25 research papers
as well as have been invited as speaker in various National and International Rheumatology conferences.
I was awarded Gold medal for services in the field of Rheumatology, by all Pakistan NGO’s Association. I also
Headed the post graduate training program in FMH College of Medicine & Dentistry.
I am one of the Past Presidents of Pakistan Society for Rheumatology (PSR). I have recently received “Award of
Excellence” by PSR (Pakistan Society for Rheumatology) for my outstanding contribution to the field of
Rheumatology in Pakistan and my efforts in initiating CPSP training fellowship in Rheumatology. I also held the
position at Editorial Board of APLAR Journal. Recently, I was invited as guest speaker at APLAR Congress held in