Two faculty members from the Aga Khan University, AKU, have been ranked among the world’s top scientists for 2023 by Stanford University.
A staggering 187 scientists hailing from Pakistan, representing diverse fields of specialization were also featured in the list. AKU Professor Zulfiqar A. Bhutta has claimed the top position amongst the Pakistani scientists, solidifying his reputation as a world-class authority in his field. Joining him in this lineup is Dr Salim Virani who secured a remarkable ninth place, alongside 17 other distinguished scientists from the AKU fraternity.
Dr Zulfiqar A. Bhutta is a distinguished university professor at AKU and the Founding Director of the Institute for Global Health and Development and the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health at the university.
Dr Salim Virani, on the other hand, serves as the Vice-Provost (Global Research) and Nizar-e-Noor Mohammed Mewawalla Endowed Professorship at AKU, adding to the university’s ever-growing list of accomplishments. Notably, Dr Virani’s medical journey began at AKU, where he graduated with the Best Medical Graduate Award.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 7th2023.
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