muhammad salman Mon Jan 22, 2001
we all r passing a time that we will remember as a
golden moment 20-30 years later when lmu will be as
famous as king Edward, even better may be. we r having
the convocation today the journey as a medical
university. wish to meet with all of u as a very
good, well reputed, best practicing doctors at the
middle sky of our career ,n remember the days in
lmc, may Allah grant us the opportunity.
my heartfelt best wishes
Mazhar Lakho May 19, 2001
I am exhilarated beyond imagination to join this wonderful group.
Thanks to Sheraz and others involved in forming this much needed
group and the wonderful website.
We overseas physicians from Sindh are also trying to form an
international network and look forward to having a healthy co-operation
with Medical Students, Medical Staff Members and other clinicians in Sind.
Our website is still under construction but you may visit it at www.absmn.net
With all due respect to my seniors and colleagues on ABS Medical Network , here is my brief introduction.
I belong to a small village in Naushero Feroze taluko. Studied in a Primary Sindhi
School then was sent to study in Quetta Grammar School in May of 1961. After
passing my Senior Cambridge Examination, I did my Inter Science from Government College
Kari Mori Hyderabad. In 1970 was selected to LMC against open seats.
In 1975-76 was elected to the post of President LMC Students Union. Contesting
against me were the political student organizations namely Jiye Sindh Students
Federation and Peoples Student Federation. Our anchoring aim and slogan was
” Down with DIRTY politics and up with Profession” My friends and class mates
will tell you that we did succeed in many ways once we put aside the dirty destructive politics
and did some real work.
In 1977 I joined National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases Karachi and in 1981
moved to the US . Here it was very difficult to get into a Residency Program as it
is now. So I had to wait about five years before getting into an Internal Medicine
training Program at Texas Tech University El Paso. In the mean time for survival
purposes I did an unapproved fellowship in Hematology and Oncology in Morton
Cancer and Research Hospital Dallas Texas . And then also did some time doing
In 1989 I joined ST. Paul Hospital Critical Care for a year in ST.Lous after completing
my residency in El Paso Texas . And then in 1990 at the suggestion of Drs Vakassi, Amanullah
Pathan and Dr Abdul Wahab Kazi moved to their small town Belleville Illinois which is about 30 miles
from ST. Louis . Belleville has a population of about 50,000 but in area it may be larger
than Hyderabad . I have a solo Internal Medicine practice here and
it does fairly well.I did my Board Certification from American Board of Internal Medicine
In 1999 I was elected to two year term of President of SANA. I do not know
how much effective our team of 12 EC members was. Only time will tell.
I am married to my cousin Asma Lakho. She is from the same village in Sind. We have four very
lovely and spoiled kids Sabrina 10, Saleha 7, Mahreen 3, and Noor Ahmed Lakho 16 months old.
I think above is enough as far as blowing my own TRUMPET is concerned.
Mazhar Lakho MD
Belleville , IL
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