International adviser – Bangladesh
Dr Mahmud Hasan obtained a postgrad in medicine in Dhaka.
He then trained as a gastroenterologist and conducted research leading to a PhD in Edinburgh. Dr Hasan taught gastroenterology in Bangladesh and set the foundation for the specialty. As a former vice-chancellor of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, he was also elected as president of the Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Twice elected president of Bangladesh Medical Association and president of Bangladesh Medical Research Council, Dr Hasan received the National Award of Ekushey Padak in 2017. The President of the country appointed him National Professor in 2021.