Dr Samaa Akhtar MD, MSc (London), MRSPH, ICH-GCP

Senior Research Fellow, 


English, Urdu, Arabic

Research Focus

Dr. Akhtar’s research areas of interest include non-communicable diseases, global health, health system strengthening via value-based healthcare, and artificial intelligence in healthcare. At present, she is working in pediatric cardiology, with a concentration in congenital heart diseases and pediatric cardiac surgery. Her research objectives include helping reduce the high neonatal and infant mortality rates in LMICs through evidence-based interventions, and improving pediatric surgical access as part of the SDG 2030 agenda.

Research Groups

  • Pakistan Children's Heart Foundation


  • The Association Between Maternal Nutrition in Pregnancy and the Post-Natal Incidence of Congenital Heart Disease: A Case Control Study


  • Senior Research Fellow

Global goals

Target 3.1
Target 3.4
Target 3.8
Target 3.B
Target 3.C
Target 3.D

Professional Organisations

  • European Society of Cardiology, The Association of Clinical Research Professionals, Global Health Network, City University of London Alumni Network, Global Alliance for Congenital and Rheumatic Heart Disease


  • Pakistan

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