August 7, 2017 Afshan, Sumera

Designation/Title : Dr.
Tel: 0327317264 

Education and Training

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)  Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan 2011
Diploma in Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases (D.T.C.D) Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan 2006
M.B.B.S Sindh University, Jamshoro, Pakistan 1995


Research interests:

  • Thalassemias
  • Stem Cells
  • Leukemias

Research Projects/Grants:

  • Beta Thalassemia trait detection in microcytic hypochromic anemia, Dow University of Health Sciences, Pakistan, Internal grant, 2009-2010- Principal Researcher
  • Pathogenesis of ineffective erythropoiesis in ?-thalassaemia, 2014 by International Medical University, Malaysia.
  • Backwash effect in Medical students, 2013 by International Medical University, Malaysia.
  • Student preparedness, Medical education project, 2013 by International Medical University, Malaysia.
  • Screening tests for differentiation of ?-thalassaemia minor from microcytic hypochromic anaemia, 2010, by Dow University of Health Sciences, Pakistan.

Supervision of Postgraduates (MSc/PhD)
(Last 5 years – 2012-2017)

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Professional affiliations:

  • Pakistan Association of Pathologists.
  • Pakistan society of Hematology.
  • Pakistan medical & Dental Council (PM & DC)
  • Editorial board member, Journal of Nutrition and Health, Avens publishing group, USA.
  • Editorial member, Signpost Open Access Journal of Pathobiology and Toxicology (Publishing company: Research Signpost.
  • Advisory Board member, Young Researchers of Biosciences (YRBS).

Academic Awards:

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Recent publications 
(last 5 years – 2012 -2017)


  • Cochrane review- Management of fertility and pregnancy in people with thalassemia intermedia and major. Afshan Sumera, Ruchita Dixit et al. 2015, Submitted for editorial review.
  • An update on new vaccines for Tuberculosis. Afshan Sumera, Leong Chia Inn, Ankur Barua, 2015, JCPSP (Accepted for publication). ISI journal
  • Exploring the Effect of Backwash in First Year Medical Students and Comparison with their Academic Performances. Afshan Sumera, Ankur Barua, Amutha Navamoney. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2015, (174): 491–495.
  • Beta-thalassemia and molecular chaperones. Afshan Sumera, Ammu Radhakrishnan, Abdul Aziz Baba, Elizabeth George. Blood Cells, Molecules and Diseases 54 (2015) 348–352 (doi:10.1016/j.bcmd.2015.01.008)
  • Large group teaching, an effective and efficient teaching methodology. Afshan Sumera. Journal of Asian Scientific Research, 2014, 4(1): 1-5.
  • Sumera A, Ahmed S, Adnan SM, Khanani R (2012) Evaluation of NESTROFT as Marker of Differentiation between ?- Thalassemia Trait & Iron Deficiency Anemia. International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health, 4 (8): 1560-6