Dr. Saira Elaine Anwer Khan
Dr. Saira Elaine Anwer Khan
MBBS, MRCP, FRCP, CESR in Rheumatology
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Date of Joining: 07/09/2020

Professional Summary

Saira Khan is a Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist. She is certified by JRCTB and GMC, UK as a Specialist in Rheumatology. She also is a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

She graduated from Rawalpindi Medical College in 2000 and received her core medical training at Services Institute of Medical Sciences. After completing MRCP, she underwent Rheumatology training at Fatima Memorial Hospital. She completed her training and is currently working as Assistant Professor Rheumatology.


Fellowship in Rheumatology2020Royal College of Physicians of EdinburghUK
Certificate for Equivalence to Specialty Registration2020JRCTB and GMCUK
Specialty Certificate Examination in Rheumatology2013Royal College of Physicians & British Society of RheumatologyUK
M.B.,B.S. /MD2000University of the PunjabLahore/Pakistan
Assistant Professor RheumatologyJul-17Jun-20Fatima Memorial Hospital College of Medicine & DentistryLahore. Pakistan
Locum Consultant RheumatologyJun-19Jun-19Prince Charles Hospital, MerthyrTydfil, WalesUK
Senior Registrar RheumatologyAug-16Jun-17Fatima Memorial Hospital College of Medicine &DentistryLahore, Pakistan
Specialist Registrar RheumatologyFeb-16Aug-16Queen’s Medical Complex, Nottingham University HospitalUK
Senior Registrar RheumatologyFeb-13Jan-16Fatima Memorial Hospital College of Medicine & DentistryLahore, Pakistan
PG-Trainee RheumatologyJan-11Jan-13Fatima Memorial Hospital College of Medicine & DentistryLahore, Pakistan
Medical Officer Punjab AIDS Control ProgrammeDec-09Jan-11Services Institute of Medical SciencesLahore, Pakistan
Medical Officer Medical Unit 4Oct-06Nov-09Services Institute of Medical SciencesLahore, Pakistan
  • General Medical Council, UK- Fully registered with License to practice & On Specialist Register for Rheumatology
  • Pakistan Medical Council –Fully registered
  • International League of Associations for Rheumatology grant 2018; ($19,000.00 US dollars) for “Empowering Family Physicians: Fighting Disability”. Primary awardee.
  • WHO-ILAR (International League Against Rheumatism) COPCORD (Community Operated Programme on Control of Rheumatic Diseases) grant for 2018; ($ 14,000 US Dollars). “Burden of Inflammatory back pain and Ankylosing Spondylitis in a semi-urban community in Lahore.” Co-awardee.
  • 1st Position – Poster Presentation at Pakistan Society for Rheumatology Conference, 2012
  • 1st Position – Biochemistry at Rawalpindi Medical College,1998
  • Subject Prize – Physics & Chemistry in Higher Secondary School,1994
  1. Naveed Aslam Lashari, Saira E.A Khan, Shabnam Batool, Asadullah Khan, Zia u din; Performance of Promis-29 (Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System-29) In Patients of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Pak Armed Forces Med J 2021; 71 (1): 172-78.
  2. Khan SEA, Aslam MZ, Khan A, Din Z, Bashir F, Khan H. Screeningthe adequacy of hydroxychloroquine prescription and monitoring of oculartoxicity in patients with rheumatic disease. J Fatima Jinnah Med Univ. 2020;14 (3): 128-131.
  3. Shamim R, Farman S, Batool S, Khan SEA, Raja MKH. Association of systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity index score with clinical and laboratory parameters in paediatric onset systemic lupus erythematosus. Pak J Med Sci. 2020;36(3):467-472.  doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.3.1480.
  4. Saeed MA, Ahmed H, Faiq M, Zeeshan Aslam, Khan SEA; Prevalence of inflammatory back pain and radiographic axial spondylarthritis in a semi-urban community of Lahore, Pakistan. Int J Rheum Dis. 2020; 00:1–9. https://doi.org/10.1111/1756-185X.14030.
  5. Khan, SEA, Saeed MA, Ahmad, Batool S, Farman S, Ahmad NM,A Rheumatology Curriculum in Pakistan for Empowering Family Physicians and Fighting disability; International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.19-00612R1.
  6. Butt BA, Farman S, Khan SEA, Saeed MA, Ahmad NM. Cognitive dysfunction in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences. 2017;33(1):59-64
  7. Anwar MA, Naseem N, Khan SEA, Saeed MA, Ahmad NM, Afzal N, et al. Oral cytolological smears: A predictor of disease progression in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology. 2017; 124 (3):e219-e20.
  8. Arshad N, Ahmad NM, Saeed MA, Khan S, Batool S, Farman S. Adherence to Methotrexate therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences.2016;32 (2):413-7.
  9. Imran MY, Khan SEA, Ahmad NM, Farman Raja S, Saeed MA, Ijaz Haider I.Depression in Rheumatoid Arthritis and its relation to disease activity. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences. 2015; 31(2):393-7.
  10. Anwar MA NN, Tayyab MA, Khan SEA, Saeed MA, Ahmad NM, Nagi AH. Clinico-oral Presentation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients. International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research. 2015;2(4):887-91.

• Royal College of Physicians, London- Collegiate Member and Fellow
• American College of Rheumatology- International Fellow
• Royal Society for Medicine, Member
• Pakistan Society for Rheumatology, Executive Member &Ex- Joint secretary
• Arthritis Care Foundation, Director Clinical Services
• APLAR Special Interest Group (SIG) on Imaging in MSK Diseases- member
• APLAR Special Interest Group (SIG) on Pediatric Rheumatology- member