Shalamar Hospital

Dr. Muhammad Iftikhar Yousaf.

FCPS Gastroenterology
Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Department Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences, Lahore.

About Dr. Muhammad Iftikhar Yousaf

Dr. Muhammad Iftikhar Yousaf is known for his extensive expertise in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. As a dedicated Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at SMDC, Dr. Yousaf’s career commenced with his education at Rawalpindi Medical College. He successfully completed his medical residency and fellowship from Fatima Memorial Hospital. Driven by commitment to patient well-being, he has emerged as a prominent figure in the realms of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Yousaf has unwavering dedication to providing the highest standard of care to his patients.

  • Assistant Professor, of Gastroenterology & Hepatology Department,

  • Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences Lahore

Assistant Professor Dr. Muhammad Iftikhar Yousaf’s clinical services and interests encompass a wide spectrum of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the field of Gastroenterology. His expertise includes Upper G.I. Endoscopy and Diagnostics Endoscopy, facilitating the precise examination and evaluation of upper gastrointestinal disorders. Additionally, Dr. Yousaf specializes in performing Esophageal Variceal Sclerotherapy and Stricture Dilatation procedures, offering effective interventions for conditions such as variceal bleeding and esophageal strictures achalasia balloon dilation. In the realm of Lower G.I. Endoscopy, Dr. Yousaf provides expertise in Diagnostic Colonoscopy, aiding in the early detection and management of colorectal issues as well as in therapeutic colonoscopies including structure dilatation, stent placement endoscopic colonic polypectomy. Also expert in both diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP including CBD stone removal both plastic and metal stent placement tar biliary and pancreatic malignancy.

Dr. Muhammad Iftikhar Yousaf’s research interests revolve around various facets of hepatology and gastroenterology, with a particular emphasis on chronic hepatitis and its related factors. His work encompasses a range of studies investigating risk factors for the development of chronic hepatitis in the developing world, predictors of treatment response, and outcomes in patients with Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection. Overall, Dr. Yousaf’s research portfolio reflects a comprehensive and dedicated approach to understanding and addressing various aspects of hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal health.

·         Research on risk factors for chronic hepatitis in the developing world

·         Study of predictors such as RVR for SVR in HCV Genotype 3 patients

·         Investigation into SVR rates and compliance with conventional interferon therapy

·         Assessment of factors influencing treatment response rates

·         Exploration of biliary malignancies and diagnostic yield in ERCP procedures

·         Analysis of the presentation and association of hepatocellular cancer with chronic hepatitis B and C

·         Examination of the frequency of celiac disease in patients with functional dyspepsia

·         Evaluation of the effectiveness and safety of wire-guided Savary dilatation in corrosive esophageal stricture.

  • FCPS (Gastroenterology) Passed in June 2015.
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Passed in Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi.
  • Pakistan Society of Gastroenterology & G.I Endoscopy Examiner
  • Pakistan Society of Hepatology
  • Upper Gi Endoscopic Procedures (Diagnostic and Therapeutic)
  • Lower GI Endoscopic Procedures (Diagnostic and Therapeutic)
  • ERCP (Diagnostic)

1. Nawaz A, Chaudhry A, Nawaz S, et al. Risk Factors for Development of
Chronic Hepatitis in the Developing World – Risk Factors and Attitudes: 397.
Official journal of the American College of Gastroenterology | ACG.
2012;107:S167. Accessed November 18, 2023.

2. Chaudhry A, Alam A, Nawaz A, et al. RVR is a Strong Predictor of SVR
in HCV Genotype 3 Patients Treated with Standard Interferon α2b and Ribavirin: 398. Official journal
of the American College of Gastroenterology | ACG. 2012;107:S167.

3. Chaudhry A, Nawaz A, Riaz M, et al. Anemia as a Predictor of SVR
During Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C in Patients Undergoing Treatment with
Interferon and Ribavirin: 399. Official journal of the American College of
Gastroenterology | ACG. 2012;107:S168


4. Nawaz A, Chaudhry A, Riaz M, et al. Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C –
SVR Rates and Compliance with Conventional Interferon Therapy and Factors
Influencing Response Rates: 316. Official journal of the American College of
Gastroenterology | ACG. 2011;106:S125.

5. Choudhry, A. A., Alam, A., Nawaz, A. A., Riaz, M., Yousaf, I., &
Alvi, A. (2014). P1165 Standard Interferon–Down But Not Out. Journal of
Hepatology, 1(60), S472-S473.

6. Nawaz, A., Riaz, M., Kafi, A., Iftikhar, M., Irfan, M., Chaudhry, A.,
& Alvi, A. (2013). Biliary Malignancies in the Third World: An Audit of
ERCPs Performed at a Tertiary Care Center: 302. Official journal of the
American College of Gastroenterology| ACG, 108, S91..

7.Nawaz, A., Kafi, A., Riaz, M., Irfan, M., Iftikhar, M., Alvi, A.,
& Chaudhry, A. (2013). Diagnostic Yield of Brush Cytology for Biliary
Strictures during ERCP: 296. Official journal of the American College of
Gastroenterology| ACG, 108, S89-S90.

8. Nawaz, A., Chaudhry, A., Riaz, M., Yousaf, M., Alvi, A., Batool, S.,
… & Jabeen, S. (2011). Presentation of Hepatocellular Cancer in the
Developing World: An Analysis of the Presentation and Association with
Chronic Hepatitis B and C: 318. Official journal of the American College of
Gastroenterology| ACG, 106, S126.

9.Yousaf, M. I., Afzal, H. M., Faizan, U., Yousaf, M. H., & Asif,
M. (2022). Frequency of Celiac Disease Diagnosed on Endoscopic Duodenal
Biopsy in Patients of Functional Dyspepsia. Pakistan Journal of Medical &
Health Sciences, 16(04), 964-964.

10. Faizan, U., Yousaf, M. I., Arif,
T., Yousif, M. H., Afzal, H. M., & Asif, M. (2022). Effectiveness
and Safety of Wire Guided Savary Dilatation in Corrosive Esophageal
Stricture. Annals of Punjab Medical College (APMC), 16(3), 208-2011.