|Dr. Masooma Aqeel
|Assistant Professor in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH)
|Dr. Masooma Aqeel, an Assistant Professor in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in Karachi, Pakistan, has been a faculty member since 2017. A graduate of Aga Khan University (Class of 2007), she completed postgraduate training in internal medicine at West Virginia University (2011–2014) and a Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin (2014–2017) in the United States.
As an academician and clinical researcher, Dr. Aqeel focuses on critical care and respiratory physiology, applying these principles at the bedside to enhance patient care. She co-authored national guidelines on efficient oxygen utilization, served as the site Principal Investigator for the WHO’s study on respiratory support approaches in COVID-19 patients in low- and middle-income countries, and is currently a commissioner on the Lancet Global Health Commission on Medical Oxygen Security. Her career goal is to provide high-quality scientific data from low-to-middle-income countries, shaping respiratory medicine guidelines and global health policy to reduce healthcare disparities.