Source: The News
LONDON: A British Pakistani has been elected as President of the Royal Society of Medicine (ENT Section) in recognition of his services to Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) and medical education.
Prof Shahed Quraishi is a Consultant ENT and he becomes the first Pakistani ever to get appointed at this post. The Royal Society of Medicine is one of the most prestigious organisation of senior British doctors and one of the UK’s major providers of postgraduate medical education. He will be taking charge as the President of the Royal Society of Medicine (Laryngology & Rhinology Section) in London after two weeks.
Speaking to The News/Geo, Dr Quraishi said that he was elected unopposed by around 500 doctors from the United Kingdom who are members of the ENT section.
“I am humbled and honoured to have this privilege. Being of British Pakistani origin, it’s a great honour for Pakistan and speaks volumes about the contribution of British Pakistani diaspora. I hope that my elevation inspires British Pakistani children and others alike,” he said.