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Academic Council

The Imamia Medics International Academic Council ensures the highest level of excellence in academic and health education for all IMI members.

The Council:

  • Provides courses through webinars and online universities.
  • Convenes Continuing Medical Education events including IMI’s International Conferences.
  • Manages the Global Speakers’ Bureau comprised of academics.
  • Fosters relationships with academic institutions and accrediting bodies.
  • Serves as a placement resource for junior candidates in research and academia.
  • Publishes the peer-reviewed medical journal, the Journal of Imamia Medics International (JIMI).
  • Develops guidelines to advance, inculcate and promote medical & health education.
  • Nurtures original research and develops works combining Authentic Islamic text with modern day research.

A History of Excellence

Since our formation in the early 90’s, Imamia Medics International (IMI) has provided professional development services as a core of our function globally. Opportunities for new and emerging professionals include mentorship, career guidance events, rotation placement support and a platform to network with peers and senior colleagues. Likewise, for established professionals, IMI continues to serve as a global network and hosts events with Continuing Medical Education accreditation to enhance physician’s understanding of current medical developments.

IMI’s capacity building work globally has expanded to include trainings for midwives, nurses, and health workers broadly, as identified by local needs. For instance, in August 2016, IMI delegations ranged from an assessment team for maternal health care in Kibaha, Tanzania, to the 4th conference as part of IMI’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation course in Iraq. The delegations included leading health workers from IMI’s roster of leading physicians and trainers from Europe and the US.

Bringing together the many facets of IMI’s historical work towards health and academic excellence, the IMI Academic Council maintains a rich roster of experts including IMI’s diverse global faculty previously selected for IMI’s international activities including:

Mohammed Al Nasiry (Iraq), MBChB

Dean, Kufa University School of Medicine

Sultan Ali Sadiq (India), MBBS

Orthopedist & Fellow, International College Surgeons, Royal Academy Medicine Ireland

Baghir Larijani (Iran), MD, FACE

Director & Chief Scientific Officer.
Endocrinology and Metabolism Research
Institute (EMRI), Acting Director, Medical
Ethics Committee Research Center, Tehran
University of Medical Sciences, Advisor to the
Regional Director. EMRO Region of WHO, & Advisor to the World Health Organization

Mustafa M. Husain (US), MD

Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology & Medicine,
Lydia Bryant Distinguished Professor in
Psychiatry Research, Vice Chair, Department of
Psychiatry, Director, Neuromodulation Research
& Therapeutics Program, University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center & Adhoc Professor
Duke University Medical Center

Ahmed Naqvi (Canada), MBBS, DCH, MCPS, MRCP

Staff Physician, & Associate Director, Pediatric
Hematology/Oncology Education Program,
SickKids, The Hospital for Sick Children

Shabih Zaidi (UK), FRCS, FACS, FCPS

IMI Global President
Founding Dean of the American University of
Barbados; Hon. Vice Chancellor of the Fatima Open University, New Jersey, USA

Arshed Quyyumi (US), MD, FACC, FRCP

Chair, IMI Academic Council
Co-Director, Emory Clinical Cardiovascular
Research Institute, Emory University School of Medicine

Mansour Alvi (Canada), PhD, PEng, MD, FRCSC

Orthopaedic Surgeon & Medical Director
Athlete's Care Sports Medicine Centres
Dr. Sarwat Hussain (US), MD
Director, Division of Global Radiology
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Ghazanfar Hassan Taqvi (Pakistan), FDS, RCS

Chairman, Department of Oral Surgery,
Liaqaut University of Medical & Health Sciences

Fayez Sandouk (Syria), MD, FRCP

Chairman, Young Clinicians Program African
Middle East Association of Gastroenterology
(AMAGE)

Ali Akber Velayati (Iran), MD

President, Center for Strategic Research &
Professor, Shahid Beheshti University of
Medical Sciences