Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), NUI Galway
Aamir is a medical graduate from Karachi Medical & Dental College, University of Karachi, Pakistan. After receiving M.B.,B.S degree, he completed his basic surgical training in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery from the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Karachi. He then joined the Tissue Engineering Research Group (TERG) at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) as a Clinician Scientist and was associated with the Advanced Materials for Cardiac Regeneration (AMCARE) project. He was awarded his Doctorate of Medicine (MD) by research in the area of Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine from RCSI. His thesis focused on advanced drug delivery strategies to promote stem cell survival following delivery to the infarcted heart. He conducted his work for MD in Duffy Kelly labs (http://www.duffykellylabs.ie/) under the supervision of Prof Garry Duffy, Dr Helena Kelly and Dr Eduardo Ruiz Hernandez. Aamir won the Enterprise Ireland-Cleveland Clinic Clinical Innovation Feasibility study award grant for his novel idea to prevent chemotherapy induced cardiotoxicity in pediatric patients. The application was jointly reviewed by the Enterprise Ireland and Cleveland Clinic, USA. He successfully led that feasibility study as Principal Investigator (PI). Aamir was associated with the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) and Cardiovascular Research Centre (CVRC) at NUI Galway as a Postdoctoral Clinician Scientist. He was involved in an industry collaborated project with Dr Faisal Sharif, on novel device-based solutions for the treatment of acute heart failure. Aamir has recently been appointed as a Lecturer in Department of Anatomy at RCSI and Principal Investigator with Tissue Engineering Research Group (TERG).
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