Aamer Imdad

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Dr. Aamer Imdad is a physician who graduated from Aga Khan Medical University, Pakistan in 2008. After his graduation, he worked for two years as a global child health research fellow for department of Pediatrics, Division of Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University. Dr. Imdad's main focus of work is maternal health and childhood nutrition in developing countries. He has published 27 papers and four book chapters. His most recent work was published in British Medical Journal where his team along with experts from Oxford University looked at the effectiveness of vitamin A supplementation in reducing childhood mortality in developing countries. According to this review of 43 randomized trials, vitamin A supplementation in children less than 5 years of age can save lives of 600,000 children every year. This work made basis for recent guidelines of World Health Organization on vitamin A supplementation in developing countries. Dr Imdad is currently at Upstate Medical University USA pursuing his postgraduate training in Pediatrics.