Dr Mumtaz Maher
Job Title: Surgeon
Dr. Mumtaz Maher is a visionary, a surgeon par excellence. The pioneer of minimal access surgery in Pakistan, Dr. Maher performed the country's first laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1991. Since then he has made his mark in the field of laparoscopic surgery by performing advanced procedures for the treatment of hernias, colorectal diseases and obesity. Over the years he has made significant surgical contributions to the diseases of the digestive tract, pancreas, obstructive jaundice and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Maher introduced the concept of speciality oriented patient care and developed clinics in breast, thyroid and colorectal surgery at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi. Since their inception in 1991 these clinics have provided surgical treatment to a far greater number of patients than any other hospital in the country. In 2007 Dr. Maher initiated a training program for qualified surgeons in the disciplines of breast, thyroid and laparoscopic surgery.