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About me

My name is Furqan B. Irfan and I am currently a PhD student at Karolinska Institute. I am a medical graduate of Class of 2008, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan. I was born and had my schooling in Dubai and then moved to Karachi for medical school at Aga Khan University.

Currently, I am working as a doctoral fellow and Specialist Physician Quality in Emergency Medicine at Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar. Hamad General Hospital is the teaching hospital of Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. My responsibilities include setting up, managing and writing manuscripts on clinical and public health research projects in Emergency Medicine. 

Research description

I started my PhD at Karolisnka Institute in November 2013, and my doctoral project is on "Epidemiology and emergency cardiac care services for out-of-hospital-cardiac arrest in Qatar."

My interest lies in Public and Global Health, and I plan on pursuing a clinical academic career.

Since completion of my medical degree, I have been working in Public health and research have 7 publications, with 2 as first author in international reputed journals.

My research interest is in global health and health services and I along with my colleagues developed a "Health care Barrier model" which has been published in Journal of Surgical Research. The "Health care Barrier model" is a conceptual model to identify and classify barriers to health care access for use in especially developing countries.
My previous global health projects include brain injury studies, with a recent paper accepted in World Neursosurgery.

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