A Pakistani born doctor and scientist, Doctor Umar Sadat has received prestigious ‘Hunterian Professor Award’ for his extensive research work on encompassing vascular surgery, bio-engineering, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) physics and vascular medicine and become the first surgeon in 200 years old history of Royal College of Surgeons of England to got this award. This historical award is special because it’s equivalent to Nobel Prize for surgeons who do ground breaking research.
He has been working in Cambridge for more than 10 years to develop a special technique that uses MRI to identify dangerous blockages in arteries that cause heart attacks, stroke or gangrene of the legs. He developed this technique by working with a team of engineers, physicists, and physicians.
He told local news channel that “This technology can help people worldwide. It can help us understand the disease pattern in much more detail and can be very useful for pharmaceutical companies to develop new drugs and check their effectiveness.” “I have completed my qualification (FRCS) in vascular surgery. Besides being a vascular surgeon, I have established myself as a scientist. I have gained research qualifications such as Master of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Surgery — all from the University of Cambridge. I have published over 150 research papers and received various prestigious awards for my research”.
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27 September, 2019