Ather Enam

“In the present world of “global village”, multicultural and multinational collaboration in scientific endeavors is as important as resourcefulness to perform research. A collaboration of this kind not only provides a different outlook when addressing a research problem but also provides a better perspective in understanding the real problems facing us – the humans and the world we inhabit. Historically, nuclear physics, astronomy and medicine are the areas that have benefited from this kind of collaboration, Research areas as complex as Neuroscience need this multinational collaboration.  While infrastructure necessary for top-notch research are abundant and well-established in certain part of the world, resources such as manpower can be accessed at a much lower cost in other parts. Science is beyond any religion, ethnicity, race or any other bias. Science can bring not only cultures and nations together but can also bring peace in this world. Pioneering initiatives like “Science Bridge” are, therefore, very promising.  This will not only boost research in Neuroscience but also do a lot to bring the world together.”

Dr. Enam is a US Board certified Neurosurgeon and has Specialist Certification in Neurosurgery from Canada, an FRCS from Canada, an FRCS from Ireland and a Fellowship of American College of Surgeons. Currently he is Professor of Neurosurgery and Chair, Department of Surgery at the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.  He has been awarded several accolades and honors for his work both in USA and in Pakistan, including Sitara-e-Imtiaz (one of the highest civilian award of Pakistan).  Besides clinical practice Dr. Enam has a strong background in research.  He is trained in basic science with a PhD in Neuroscience from Northwestern University, USA.  He is a life member of Sigma Xi, a scientific research honor society, as well as founding president of Pakistan Society of Basic and Applied Neuroscience.  He is actively involved in many clinical and basic science research projects and has authored close to 100 manuscripts and articles.  He has been editor of several scientific journals and has delivered numerous lectures across the world on Neurosurgery and Neuroscience topics.  He is currently also a faculty member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan and PhD supervisor for the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.