Dr Farhat Abbas holds an MBBS and FCPS from Pakistan, and an FRCS from the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Glasgow. He is also a Fellow of the European Board of Urology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr Abbas joined AKU in 1985 as a Resident in the Department of Surgery and is currently a Professor of Urology. He has served in leadership positions in the University in the past including that of Associate Dean PGME, Medical Director, Associate Dean Clinical Affairs, Chief Operating Officer, AKUH, Karachi and Interim Dean of the Medical College before taking up his current role as Dean, Medical College. He was awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan for his contributions in health and education.