Shalamar Hospital

Dr. Ahsan Arif

M.B.B.S. , MS Cardiac Surgery,
Assistant Professor Cardiac Surgery
Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences, Lahore
Department of Cardiac Surgery

About Dr. Ahsan Arif

Dr. Ahsan Arif is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Cardiovascular Surgery department at Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences/Shalamar Medical and Dental College. He obtained his M.B.B.S degree from the University of Health Sciences in 2011 and completed a one-year internship program at Jinnah Hospital Lahore. In 2013, he joined Punjab Institute of Cardiology for residency training in the Cardiac Surgery department. He achieved his MS-Cardiac Surgery degree with distinction and received a Gold Medal in 2021. Dr. Ahsan has been working at Shalamar Hospital as a Senior Registrar since 2022 and was recently promoted to Assistant Professor. He has a special interest in Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgical procedures, Aortic surgeries, and valvular repairs. Dr. Ahsan has worked alongside Professor Aftab Yunus, who has extensive experience in these surgical procedures. He has published four papers in various national journals.

Assistant Professor, Cardiac Surgery, Shalamar Medical and Dental College, Lahore

  • Total Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass grafting
  • Mitral Valve Repair surgery using different techniques of repair
  • Aortic Root enlargement surgeries using different techniques in patients with small aortic roots
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Patency of different conduits used for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Adverse effects of long duration of Cardiopulmonary Bypass in patients undergoing CABG
  • Different routes of cardioplegia solutions and their effects on myocardial protection

2016-2019         Resident, Cardiac Surgery, The University of Health Sciences/Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore

2013-2016         Resident, General Surgery, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore           

2011-2012         Intern, General Surgery, Internal Medicine and Neurosurgery, Jinnah Hospital, Lahore

2021     University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan, MS-Cardiac surgery

2011     University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan, M.B.B.S

  • Gold Medal, MS-Cardiac Surgery

1. Updates on Cardio-Circulatory Support. Pakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences. Vol. 15, No. 10, OCT 2021
2. Correlation of Prolonged Cardiopulmonary Bypass Time with Postoperative Complications – A Prospective Review. Pakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences. Vol. 16, No. 04, APR 2022
3. Correlation of postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing CABG receiving Antegrade cardiopulmonary alone versus combined antegrade plus retrograde cardioplegia: A prospective review. Pakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences. Vol. 17, No. 04, APR 2023
4. Effect of shorter cross clamp time versus longer cross clamp time on cardiac enzyme level in patients undergoing CABG. Pakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences. Vol. 17, No. 04, APR 2023