IMI Board Of Regents
IMI’s Board of Regents is the highest organizational body concerned with overseeing all IMI activities globally to ensure adherence to the IMI Constitution. The Board of Regents is comprised of 5 or more members and each member holds a term of 3 years. The Coordinator for the Board of Regents is also known as the Global President.
Current Regents (2017)
Dr. Shabih Haider Zaidi completed his MBBS from Dow Medical College (DMC) in 1966. Following this he proceeded to UK for FRCS. He returned to Pakistan in 1972, and started teaching at his alma mater and rose to be the Professor and head of the department of ENT. He was also Principal of Sindh Medical College, Head of Medical Education, at DMC, Sindh Medical College and Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center until 2001. Over the years, he was awarded Fellowships from of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), International College of Surgeons (FICS), and the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan (FCPS). Dr. Zaidi founded the Department of Medical Education at DMC.
Dr. Zaidi has written several books and monographs, and published over a hundred scientific papers. He has also worked as an advisor and a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO), and was a visiting Professor to the University Sains, Kelantan, Malaysia. Dr. Zaidi relocated to England in 2001 where he joined the University of Liverpool Teaching Hospital as an ENT Consultant. In 2004 he joined one of the University of Birmingham teaching NHS hospitals.
Dr. Sibte Arif Naqvi, MBBS
Pakistan | Terms: 2014-2017; 2017-2020
Dr. Arif Naqvi graduated from Sindh Medical University, Karachi, in 1987. He did his MCPS in Anesthesiology in 1992. He is currently working as an anesthesiologist in Fatimiya Hospital. He is the architect and international coordinator of IMI's most iconic project the IMI Hajj Medical Mission that serves thousands of Hujjaj (Pilgrims) at Hajj annual for over a decade without any discrimination of cast, creed or color. Dr. Naqvi is also the Coordinator of IMI Pakistan whose selfless services for the organization, flood victims of Pakistan, Kashmir Earthquake, victims of violence specially Shia Muslim doctors and scores of other axis’s is the back bone of IMI in Pakistan. His day-to-day guidance and overseeing the affairs of IMI Pakistan and his enormous time contribution to the process is second to none in taking the caravan of IMI forward in all spheres.
Dean Mohammad Saeed Abdul Zahra
Iraq | Terms: 2014-2017; 2017-2020
Dr. Mohammad Saeed Abdul Zahra is the Dean of College of Medicine, University of Kufa. Dr. Abdul Zahra is the Consultant Physician to the Ministry of Health, Iraq and also serves as the Specialist Physician in the Al-Sadir Teaching Hospital. He received his BSc. degree in Medicine and General Surgery from Kufa College of Medicine and received his high diploma degree in Internal Medicine from Baghdad University. He is the member of the Iraqi Physicians assembly of the heart and the chest, and the member of the Middle Euphrates Physicians assembly of the heart and the chest. He is the supervisor of the High Diploma Internal Medicine students, and supervises numerous researches that are done in the Echo section. He is a member and Head of numerous committees and has received many honors and awards.
Dr. Syed Qasim Jaffry
Ireland | Terms: 2014-2017; 2017-2020
After graduating from Dow Medical College, Karachi, Dr. Jaffry proceeded to Ireland for higher studies. Currently he is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow and Fellow of the European Board of Urology with a Masters in Urology from the National University of Ireland. Dr. Jaffry is a consultant Urologist at the University Hospital Galway in Ireland involved in entire spectrum Urological care. Dr. Jaffry was received the IMI Man of the Year Award in 2011. After joining the IMI’s first delegation to Iraq in 2009, Dr. Jaffry has been to Iraq multiple times to transfer technology and the latest advances in the field of Urological Sciences to his peers and the esteemed Institutions in Iraq. In addition to being IMI’s European Coordinator, Dr. Jaffry is the Coordinator of IMI’s Annual Arbaeen Medical Mission which recently completed its 5th year providing care for more than 20,000 in Karbala and Najaf.
Dr. Naushad Noorani, MD
Canada | Terms: 2014-2017; 2017-2020
Dr. Naushad Noorani is a graduated of Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. Dr. Noorani did his residency and specialization in psychiatry from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He did his fellowship from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is currently practicing as a consultant psychiatrist at Brampton Civic Hospital in Toronto, Canada.
He is the driving force behind IMI Canada. His support and passion has strengthened IMI Canada to a new level.
Dr. Syed Saeed Parvaiz Bokhari
USA | Terms: 2012-2015, 2015-2018
Dr. Bokhari is a gastroenterologist who practices in Illinois and is affiliated with three area hospitals: Provena St.Mary’s Hospital, Riverside Medical Center, and, Iroquois Memorial Hospital. Dr. Bokhari completed his post-graduate internships at Mayo Hospital (Pakistan) and the L.A. Weiss Memorial Hospital (Chicago, Illinois) as well as fellowships in Gastroenterology and Hepatology from the L.A. Weiss Memorial Hospital (Chicago, Illinois), and the University of Illinois Hospital and West Side Veterans Administration Hospital (Chicago, Illinois). He received his MBBS from King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan in 1974.
Dr. Bokhari has rendered invaluable services as a part of the IMI Iraq delegation by performing training, workshops, and endoscopic procedures, etc. He received IMI’s highest award for outstanding donation of Medical Equipment for our projects around the world over the last 10 yrs. Though a long-time Chiago resident, Dr. Bokhari now lives with his family in Arizona.
Dr. Asad Rizvi
USA | Terms: 2012-2015; 2015-2018
Dr. Asad Rizvi is an Anesthesiologist at the Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, Maryland. A Board Certified Anestheosiologist, Dr. Rizvi has over 24 years of experience. He graduated from Rawalpindi Medical College and currently resides in Longmeadow, MA.
Dr. Huma Naqvi
USA | Terms: 2013-2016; 2016-2019
A former IMI US Board of Directors member, Dr. Huma Naqvi is currently working at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University as an Assistant Professor at The Arthur S. Abramson Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Naqvi was presented with a microgrant award for a web-based educational and training program on psychiatric approaches to the care of children with neurodisabilities in Baghdad, Iraq. Dr Huma Naqvi received her M.B.B.S from Sindh Medical College, Pakistan.