It’s Not Rocket Science, It’s Brain Surgery

Dr. Aneela Darbar, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Aga Khan University Hospital, was invited for a talk at Habib University on 28th March, 2017.The public talk was a part of lecture series – a joint collaboration between Women in Computer Science & Engineering (WiCSE) and HU’s School of Science & Engineering (SSE). During the talk she discussed about her journey and challenges towards becoming a neurosurgeon. She also presented a few stories of her patients that have changed her perspective in life. She also indulged in neurosurgery and elaborated on few cases of trauma to create awareness.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Aneela Darbar is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Neurosurgery and was a former faculty at Saint Louis University, Missouri. She is Pakistan’s only US-trained female neurosurgeon. Her principal interest is to find novel ways to use the endoscope for brain tumor resection. She has received a teaching and humanitarian award at SUNY-Syracuse and Outstanding Young Alumnus Award by Dow Graduate Association of North America. She also pioneered the Women in Neurosurgery (WINS) chapter in Pakistan and is a committee member for Foundation for International Education for Neurological Surgery (FIENS).


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