Lubna Samad
Lubna Samad, M.B.,B.S.
Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine

Dr. Lubna Samad is a consultant pediatric surgeon dedicated to improving access to quality surgical care for those that need it the most. She trained in medicine at the Aga Khan University, and in pediatric surgery at the National Institute of Child Health in Pakistan and the Leicester Royal Infirmary in the UK. Her work in public sector hospitals in Pakistan has informed her understanding of the many individual, social and institutional barriers that result in poor access to quality surgical care.

Dr. Samad joined Indus Hospital at its inception in 2007 and has served as Chair of the Indus Hospital Research Center since 2010. She represents the Indus Hospital Center for Global Surgery on the Executive Committee of the G4 Alliance. She is currently directing the design and implementation of several surgical care delivery and patient safety initiatives at the Indus Hospital, and working to establish new initiatives in South Africa and Ethiopia. 

Dr. Samad is a Lecturer at the Harvard Medical School’s Center for Global Health Delivery in Dubai.

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Authors: Authors: Till BM, Rudolfson N, Saluja S, Gnanaraj J, Samad L, Ljungman D, Shrime M.
Lancet Glob Health
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Development of a Unifying Target and Consensus Indicators for Global Surgical Systems Strengthening: Proposed by the Global Alliance for Surgery, Obstetric, Trauma, and Anaesthesia Care (The G4 Alliance).
Authors: Authors: Haider A, Scott JW, Gause CD, Meheš M, Hsiung G, Prelvukaj A, Yanocha D, Baumann LM, Ahmed F, Ahmed N, Anderson S, Angate H, Arfaa L, Asbun H, Ashengo T, Asuman K, Ayala R, Bickler S, Billingsley S, Bird P, Botman M, Butler M, Buyske J, Capozzi A, Casey K, Clayton C, Cobey J, Cotton M, Deckelbaum D, Derbew M, deVries C, Dillner J, Downham M, Draisin N, Echinard D, Elneil S, ElSayed A, Estelle A, Finley A, Frenkel E, Frykman PK, Gheorghe F, Gore-Booth J, Henker R, Henry J, Henry O, Hoemeke L, Hoffman D, Ibanga I, Jackson EV, Jani P, Johnson W, Jones A, Kassem Z, Kisembo A, Kocan A, Krishnaswami S, Lane R, Latif A, Levy B, Linos D, Linz P, Listwa LA, Magee D, Makasa E, Marin ML, Martin C, McQueen K, Morgan J, Moser R, Neighbor R, Novick WM, Ogendo S, Omigbodun A, Onajin-Obembe B, Parsan N, Philip BK, Price R, Rasheed S, Ratel M, Reynolds C, Roser SM, Rowles J, Samad L, Sampson J, Sanghvi H, Sellers ML, Sigalet D, Steffes BC, Stieber E, Swaroop M, Tarpley J, Varghese A, Varughese J, Wagner R, Warf B, Wetzig N, Williamson S, Wood J, Zeidan A, Zirkle L, Allen B, Abdullah F.
World J Surg
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Erratum to: Development of a Unifying Target and Consensus Indicators for Global Surgical Systems Strengthening: Proposed by the Global Alliance for Surgery, Obstetric, Trauma, and Anaesthesia Care (The G4 Alliance).
Authors: Authors: Haider A, Scott JW, Gause CD, Meheš M, Hsiung G, Prelvukaj A, Yanocha D, Baumann LM, Ahmed F, Ahmed N, Anderson S, Angate H, Arfaa L, Asbun H, Ashengo T, Asuman K, Ayala R, Bickler S, Billingsley S, Bird P, Botman M, Butler M, Buyske J, Capozzi A, Casey K, Clayton C, Cobey J, Cotton M, Deckelbaum D, Derbew M, deVries C, Dillner J, Downham M, Draisin N, Echinard D, Elneil S, ElSayed A, Estelle A, Finley A, Frenkel E, Frykman PK, Gheorghe F, Gore-Booth J, Henker R, Henry J, Henry O, Hoemeke L, Hoffman D, Ibanga I, Jackson EV, Jani P, Johnson W, Jones A, Kassem Z, Kisembo A, Kocan A, Krishnaswami S, Lane R, Latif A, Levy B, Linos D, Linz P, Listwa LA, Magee D, Makasa E, Marin ML, Martin C, McQueen K, Morgan J, Moser R, Neighbor R, Novick WM, Ogendo S, Omigbodun A, Onajin-Obembe B, Parsan N, Philip BK, Price R, Rasheed S, Ratel M, Reynolds C, Roser SM, Rowles J, Samad L, Sampson J, Sanghvi H, Sellers ML, Sigalet D, Steffes BC, Stieber E, Swaroop M, Tarpley J, Varghese A, Varughese J, Wagner R, Warf B, Wetzig N, Williamson S, Wood J, Zeidan A, Zirkle L, Allen B, Abdullah F.
World J Surg
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Using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research to implement and evaluate national surgical planning.
Authors: Authors: Saluja S, Silverstein A, Mukhopadhyay S, Lin Y, Raykar N, Keshavjee S, Samad L, Meara JG.
BMJ Glob Health
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Reported Male Circumcision Practices in a Muslim-Majority Setting.
Authors: Authors: Anwer AW, Samad L, Iftikhar S, Baig-Ansari N.
Biomed Res Int
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Community-based assessment of surgical symptoms in a low-income urban population.
Authors: Authors: Samad L, Jawed F, Sajun SZ, Baig-Ansari N, Lotia-Farrukh I, Khan FS, Khan AJ, Fisher-Hoch SP.
World J Surg
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Equitable access to comprehensive surgical care: the potential of indigenous private philanthropy in low-income settings.
Authors: Authors: Samad L, Iqbal M, Tariq A, Shahzad W, Khan AJ.
World J Surg
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Cost-effectiveness of the Ponseti method for treatment of clubfoot in Pakistan.
Authors: Authors: Hussain H, Burfat AM, Samad L, Jawed F, Chinoy MA, Khan MA.
World J Surg
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Response to letter-to-the-editor Surgical care: addressing the barriers to access in low-income countries.
Authors: Authors: Samad L, Jawed F, Baig-Ansari N.
World J Surg
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Aspiration in injections: should we continue or abandon the practice?
Authors: Authors: Sepah Y, Samad L, Altaf A, Rajagopalan N, Javed Khan A.
F1000Res
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