About Dr. Mumtaz Maher

Dr. Maher is the chief of Surgery at South City Hospital and pioneer of Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery at the institution. He is the most renowned surgeon and a real expert in his field. Apart from this, Dr. Maher has significantly contributed to the diseases of the digestive tract, pancreas, obstructive jaundice, and ulcerative colitis.

While working as a professor at JPMC, Dr. Maher developed specialized breast, thyroid, and colorectal to surgeries clinic. To spread his best knowledge, he also started a training program in a public sector hospital for the first time for the qualified surgeon in breast, thyroid, and laparoscopic surgeries to make them excel in their fields.

Dr. Maher left his mark in laparoscopic surgery by introducing and performing laparoscopic cholecystectomy for the first time in Pakistan in august 1991.he also performs advanced procedures to treat hernias, colorectal disease, and obesity.

He had done outstanding and high caliber works in laparoscopic surgery. His dedication can be evaluated based on his various achievements. Still, we can’t ignore the fact South City Hospital is the hospital that offers complex pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple’s) and cholangiocarcinoma surgeries under his supervision.

He has conducted various workshops in laparoscopic surgery across the country—one of his workshops was laparoscopic urology and gynecology at JPMC. The internal surgeon was also invited and t on his various workshops on breast, colorectal, and anal disease.

Dr. Mumtaz Maher

Awards of Experience

  • Mumtaz Maher did his schooling at St Mary’s High School, Sukkur.
  • He did his Intermediate in pre-medical from Government Intermediate College in 1965,
  • He did his MBBS from Liaquat Medical College, Jamshoro, in 1971.
  • He was employed in the Army Medical Corps and served at the Combined Military Hospital Quetta, Fort Munro, and Guddu till 1975.
  • He worked as an Anatomy Demonstrator at Sindh Medical College.
  • Maher completed his FRCS from Edinburgh in 1979.
  • He worked as an Assistant professor of surgery at Dow medical college and Jinnah postgraduate medical center in 1987.
  • For five years, he was trained in different hospitals in the UK and was notably appointed as the tutor registrar at the Department of Surgery, Queens University, Belfast.
  • Maher also served as the general secretary of the Pakistan Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy.
  • He is one of the founding members of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia and the Pakistan Society of Surgeons, and the Asia Pacific Hernia Society.
  • He has worked as the vice president of the Society of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons, Pakistan. He has several publications to his credit.