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NameShahjahan Katpar
DesignationProfessor
DepartmentDental
CountryPakistan
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Dr. Katpar graduated with BDS in 1991 from then, Liaquat Medical College, which was later upgraded into Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro (LUMHS) as Pakistan’s Pioneer Public Sector Medical University. He is the Pioneer Dental Graduate from his alma mater to do Fellowship in 2001 from The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) in any Clinical Dental Specialty & has also done his Membership in year 2000 from CPSP and has been associated with it since 2005 till date. He holds numerous academic flags to promote Dentistry & his own OMFS Specialty and this includes his contributions@ undergraduate & postgraduate levels. At the CPSP, he is as a recognized Supervisor-Examiner for Fellowship and Membership training Programs in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS). Due to his academic contributions he was appointed OMFS Specialty Secretary by the CPSP President from 2010 till 2017 to uplift his Specialty & contribute with OMFS Faculty to make the training Program more structured. At CPSP, he also holds the honour to be, Pakistan’s Pioneer Dental Graduate to contest CPSP Counsellor Election in 2010 to promote Dental Profession in Pakistan. He started his career from Dental Section, Hamdard University in 2000 and has worked at numerous Dental Institutes in Pakistan. In 2010 as Vice Principal Head of Dental Institute, established Dental Section, Bahria University Medical & Dental College, Karachi. After serving his alma mater LUMHS from 2014 till 2017, currently, he is serving as Chairperson & HoD Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Faculty at Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS). 

Prof. Katpar has also served in past, as Associate Dean PG Programs Dentistry at DUHS, which is a leading Public Sector Medical University of Pakistan from 2006 till 2010. He is a regular reviewer for 5 PMDC & HEC approved local Medical/ Dental Journals and has more than 20 national & international research publications, with 4 Guest Editorials and one commentary to his credit. While serving his alma mater at LUMHS, as Chairman he was able to organize Pakistan’s Pioneer National Conference on Dental Education in 2014 and later on also as Convener organized Pakistan Pioneer National Seminar on Dental Education in 2015, wherein he drafted & proposed Charter on Dental Education to make BDS as a 5 Year Program & shared a Road Map for Dental Education with introduction of seven new Specialties in Dentistry, currently not taught in Pakistan. Being a member of Pakistan Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (PAOMS), he was also able to organize at LUMHS in 2016 Pakistan’s Pioneer & exclusive Congress on Oral Submucous Fibrosis under the umbrella of LUMHS, PAOMS, PDA, JOPDAC and Dental News and also drafted a Resolution. He has been an Examiner at undergraduate & also PG levels in Pakistan and was invited Fellowship OMFS Part 2 External Examiner in 2013 by the Bangladesh College of Physicians & Surgeons. He is also enrolled in a 2 years PG Membership Program in Health Professions Education with CPSP & plans to soon complete this Program and play his positive contributions for Dental Education.

Research Interests:

  • Oral Submucous Fibrosis
  • SCC - Oral Cancer
  • Saliva & Dental Education.

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