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Dr Haroon Hafeez

Associate global director for South Asia

Dr Haroon Hafeez graduated from Pakistan and studied his postgraduate training in the UK. Since 2006, Dr Hafeez has been associated with the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Lahore, Pakistan, as a consultant physician in internal & palliative medicine.

Haroon has worked very hard to develop the field of palliative medicine and promote training for nurses and doctors at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Pakistan. He has developed a postgraduate curriculum to initiate training in palliative medicine in the country. Haroon has been raising his voice on national and international platforms to improve access to opioids in Pakistan. He has been involved in collaborative research relating to palliative medicine and digital health with partners in the UK and beyond.

Dr Hafeez also has a keen interest in healthcare quality assurance, risk management, and patient safety. He has led several quality initiatives at his hospital and is the director of quality assurance and patient safety.