Dr. Shahzad Ali Khan

Dean and Vice Chancellor, Health Services Academy, Islamabad

Dr. Shahzad Ali Khan is a distinguished medical professional with a diverse educational background. Graduating from King Edward Medical College, Lahore in 1991, he continued to pursue knowledge beyond medicine. After completing his MBBS, he earned an MBA with majors in Finance and an MS in Public Health from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. Notably, he stands out as one of the few medical doctors in Pakistan holding a PhD in Management Sciences. Dr. Khan’s commitment to excellence is underscored by his Fellowships from the Royal College of Physicians, London, and The Royal Society for Public Health, London, UK.

With an impressive 28 years of experience in public health, Dr. Khan has navigated various roles, from peripheral level administration to managing tertiary care health facilities. His expertise spans health systems analysis, policy planning, strategic planning, governance, health economics, health financing, health reforms, civil society organizations, project management, and human resource development. He has shared his wealth of knowledge through extensive teaching and research at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, focusing on health financing, project management, systems and policy development, corporate governance, health economics, and quality management.

Dr. Khan’s impact extends beyond academia, as evidenced by his involvement in the development of numerous national and international strategies, policies, training manuals, and research publications. He has worked with prestigious organizations and secured grants from global entities such as the World Bank, WHO, USAID, UNICEF, UNFPA, GiZ, UNAIDS, IOM, RAF, TRF, and GFATM. Currently serving as the Dean and Vice Chancellor of the Health Services Academy in Islamabad, Pakistan, Dr. Khan also holds key positions in various academic institutions, contributing to the advancement of healthcare education and research in the country.