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Pathology

Dr. Farhan Essa Abdullah,
Assistant Professor,
Ph.D (Microbiology), M.Phil , MBBS ,




Contact Information


Assistant Professor
Pathology
Dow International Medical College (DIMC)
(Dow University of Health Sciences)
Phone: 92333-2137861
Fax: 021-36625149
Email: farhanessa@gmail.com

 

Degrees, Year Attained and University Attended
  • Ph.D (Microbiology), University of Karachi, 2009-08-17
  • M.Phil , University of Karachi, 1999-08-17
  • MBBS , Dow Medical College, 1994-08-17
Brief Chronology of Professional Career
  • Assistant Professor Pathology(Microbiology), DMC, DUHS, 2011-08-18-present
  • Clinical Microbiologist and Director Operations, Dr Essa’s Laboratory and Diagnostic Center, 2011-08-18-present
  • Member Executive Board, Pakistan Medical Association, 2008-08-18-2010-08-18
  • Secretary, Pakistan Medical Association, 2001-08-18-2003-08-18
  • Life Member, Pakistan Medical Association, 2003-08-18-2005-08-18
  • Member Executive Council (Life member), Pakistan Society for Microbiology, 2001-08-18-2005-08-18
  • Member, ABSA (American Biological Safety Association) , 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
  • Life Member, Population Association of Pakistan , 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
  • Member, APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology) , 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
  • Member, ASM (American Society for Microbiology) , 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
  • Media Coordinator , BSAP (Bio-Safety Association of Pakistan) , 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
  • Member, PBSA (Pakistan Biological Safety Association), 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
  • Life Member, Infectious Disease Society of Pakistan, 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
  • Member- Sindh, National Polio Plus Committee, 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
  • Assistant Governor (2010-2011) RID 3271, Rotary International, 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
  • District 3270 (Pakistan and Afghanistan) of 2003 – 2004, Best General Secretary Award , 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
  • Best Assistant Governor awarded 2011 by RID 3271 District Governor, Best President of South , 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
  • General Secretary, Rotarian Action Group for Population Growth , 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
  • General Secretary, Rotarian Action Group for Population Growth , 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
  • Life Member, RFPD , 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
  • Vice President, Sindh Table Tennis Association , 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
  • Chairman KTTA (2006-2011), Karachi Table Tennis Association, 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
  • Co- Chairman Medical and Social Committee (2003 to 2004 and 2004 to 2005, 2006-2009), Arts Council of Karachi, 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
  • Member Board of Governors, Liaquat College of Management Sciences, 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
  • Board Member, Kiwani Club of Kolachi , 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
  • Member governing body, Alghazi Trust Hospital (Bhong Sadiqabad) , 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
  • Member , Consumer Association of Pakistan, 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
  • Member task force for consumer and protection, Ministry of Industries and Commerce , 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
  • Recipient of Moen Jo Daro Trophy , Chief De Mission; Sindh Games Larkana 2009, 2011-08-22-2011-08-22
Main Responsibilities
  • Member; Dow University Employees Housing Society
  • Executive Coordinator Land acquiring and Management Committee
  • In-charge Book fairs committee
Courses Taught
  • 1.Examiner for 3rd year MBBS Professional Examination o Teaching at Dow Medical College, Dow University of Health Sciences (3rd and 4th year medical students and Postgraduates) since 1999 (Popular among students for giving interesting and latest information with a touch of humor) 2 Currently Assistant Professor of Microbiology 3 Active Researcher. 4 Mentor for assigned Medical Students
Major Research Interest
  • 1. New Antimicrobial and Immunomodulatory Agents. 2. Diagnostic Methods for Potential Human, Plant and Animal Pathogens. 3. Molecular Immunology and Infectious Diseases. 4. Animal Health, Food Safety and Environmental Microbiology 5. Bio Safety and Bio Security 6. Infection Control 7. Public Health
Books (1)
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Publications (8)
  • Yasmeen Taj, Farhan Essa, Shahana U. Kazmi. (2000) Pathological Analysis of 596 Cases of Chronic Otitis Media in Karachi. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak Jan 2000;10(1):33-5.
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  • Farhan Essa, Yasmeen Taj, S.U. Kazmi and Essa M.Abdulla (2003). Sensitivity and specificity of various diagnostic tests in the detection of Helicobacter Pylori. JCPSP 2003, VOL. 13(2): 90-93.
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  • Farhan Essa Abdullah , Essa M. Abdulla (2006). Antibiotic Options for Enterococcus faecalis Infection. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol:22, July-Sept 2006
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  • Essa M. Abdulla, Farhan Essa Abdulla (2007). Seropositive HBsAg frequency in Karachi and interior Sindh, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences 2007, Vol 23 (2)April-June.
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  • Hashmi A, Hanif F, Hanif SM, Abdullah FE, Shamim MS (2008). Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome. J.Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2008 Jul;18(7):442-4.
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  • Y Taj, Farhan Essa Abdullah and SU Kazmi (2010). Current pattern of antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates and the emergence of Vancomycin resistance. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2010, 20(11):728-32
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  • Farhan Essa Abdullah, Y Taj and S Sharafat (2010). Current Patterns of Blood Stream Infections in a Tertiary Care Hospital of Karachi and Clinical Significance of Positive Blood Cultures. J DUHS 2011, 4 (1): 25-30
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  • Farhan Essa Abdullah, PK Khatri, NA Alzadjali, AD Ali, G Bhagia (2011). Ear Infections in Karachi: The Frequency and Antibiotic Resistance of Bacterial isolates. Pak J Med Sci 2011, 27(1): 77-81
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Research Presentation (51)
  • Farhan Essa and E. M. Abdulla (1996). UTI in Karachi: A continuing education. 2nd SIUT International Symposium Karachi, Dec, 1996.
  • Farhan Essa and Shahana U. Kazmi (1997). Clinical Candida Isolates: An evaluation of selected Anti-Fungal Drugs. DMC/CHK Golden Jubilee Centenary Symposium. Jan. 1997
  • E. M. Abdulla, Shazia Tabassum and Farhan Essa. (1997). A comparison of New Typhidot and Old Widal for Enteric Fever. DMC/CHK Golden Jubilee Centenary Symposium. Jan. 1997
  • Farhan Essa, Shahana U. Kazmi and E. M. Abdulla (1997). Treating Supperative Ottitis: A continuing challenge. 34th Annual Medical Symposia, JPMC, Karachi Feb, 1997.
  • E. M. Abdulla, Farhan Essa and Shahana U. Kazmi (1997). LRTI: A Culture Analysis of 386 Sputum Samples. 12th Annual Symposium. Pak. Soc. Phys, Karachi. March, 1997.
  • Farhan Essa, Shahana U. Kazmi and E. M. Abdulla (1997). Incidence, Isolation and in-vitro antibiotic sensitivity of Mycoplasma isolates in sputum samples. 2nd International Biennial Conference of PSM, Bhurban. Sept 1997.
  • Farhan Essa, Shahana U. Kazmi and E. M. Abdulla (1997). Clinical Candida Isolates: An evaluation of selected Anti-fungal Drugs. 2nd International Biennial Conference of PSM, Bhurban. Sept 1997
  • Basit, Sagheer, Nadeem, S. U. Kazmi, Farhan Essa and Ghayas (1997). Surveillance of Antibiotic Sensitivity Pattern in local Clinical Isolates as determined by environmental Methods and Lab Systems. 2nd International Biennial Conference of PSM, Bhurban. Sept 1997.
  • E. M. Abdulla, Shazia Tabussum and Farhan Essa (1997). Evaluation of two Rapid Blood Screening tests for Tuberculosis. 2nd International Biennial Conference of PSM, Bhurban. Sept 1997.
  • E. M. Abdulla, Shazia Tabassum and Farhan Essa (1997). Evaluation of the rapid DOT-EIA for Typhoid and Widal for Enteric fever. 2nd International Biennial Conference of PSM, Bhurban. Sept 1997.
  • E. M. Abdulla, Shazia Tabassum and Farhan Essa (1997). Hepatitis B: What is the Sero-prevalence of HbsAg in Pakistan. AFIP Symposia, Rawalpindi, 1998.
  • Farhan Essa, Shahana U. Kazmi and Siraj A. Karatela (1999). Annual Susceptibility Patterns in clinical blood and urine isolates in Karachi Pakistan. Annual Conference of American Society for Microbiology Chicago USA 3rd June 1999.
  • Essa, Farhan, Kazmi, S.U., Karatela, S. and Abdullah, E M (1999) “Surveillance of antibiotic sensitivity patterns in local clinical isolates by conventional methods and E-test” Manuscript Submitted. Paper presented at the 99th Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Chicago, II, May 31-June 3, 1999.
  • E. M. Abdulla and Farhan Essa (1999). Honey for infected wounds and burns: An ancient dressing revisited. 8th Annual Conference of dermatology, Bhurban. 10 – 11 Sept, 1999.
  • Farhan Essa and E. M. Abdulla (1999). Conjunctival Swab Cultures. Annual Meeting of Ophthalmologic Society of Pakistan, PC, Karachi. 20 – 21 Nov 1999.
  • Farhan Essa and S. U. Kazmi (2000). Suppurative ottitis in Karachi: An audit of 596 Ear Swabs. 3rd International Biennial Conference of PSM, Lahore. 28 – 30 March 2000.
  • Farhan Essa and Shahana U. Kazmi (2000). “Cefipime: A comparative E – Test Quantification of Antimicrobial activity with Selected Broad Spectrum Beta-Lactam Antibiotics”. TIBC –PSM 2000 held in Lahore, Pakistan, March 28-30, 2000.
  • Shahana U. Kazmi, Farhan Essa, Shaheen Faizi , Nafisa Hasan Ali and Atta-ur- Rahman (2002) . “Amoxycassia – A New Antimicrobial Preparation for Multi Drug Resistant Salmonella (MDR )” , Presented at the 5th International Symposium and Workshop on Typhoid held at AKU during Feb 47 , 2002.
  • Mohammed Imran and Farhan Essa (2004). C/S patterns of Urine samples: A review of 1460 cases. Dow University First Annual Symposium “Care of community: Marching towards Excellence” 16th to 20th Dec 2004.
  • E. M. Abdulla and Farhan Essa (2004). HBsAg and HCV Ab frequency in Karachi and other Urban areas of Sindh. Dow University First Annual Symposium “Care of community: Marching towards Excellence” 16th to 20th Dec 2004.
  • Farhan Essa Abdullah, S U Kazmi (2009). Slime Potential and Antibacterial Resistance Profile of Coagulase-negative Staphylococci Isolated from Neonates suffering from Septicemia. ASM 109th General Meeting, May 17 to May 21, 2009 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Farhan Essa Abdullah, Shahana Urooj Kazmi (2010). Antibacterial Resistance Profile and Effect of Natural Plant Extracts on CoNS Isolated from Infected Urines. Oral Presentation 2nd National Symposium on Microbiology “New Trends and Advancement in Microbiology” March 18 to March 20 2010 University of Sindh, Jamshoro.
  • Yasmeen Taj, Farhan Essa Abdullah, Faisal Aziz, Sikander Shirwani, Shahana Urooj Kazmi (2010). Study of Biofilm properties of Staphylococcus aureus Clinical Isolates by conventional methods and scanning electron microscopy. Oral Presentation 2nd National Symposium on Microbiology “New Trends and Advancement in Microbiology” March 18 to March 20, 2010 University of Sindh, Jamshoro.
  • Hasan N, Alam A, Sultan A, Abdullah FE. Current Bacterial Isolates and their altered antibiograms in sputa from LRTI Patients in Karachi. Oral Presentation. 9th Biennial International Conference of Chest Society of Pakistan, Bhurban. March, 13th-23rd, 2010.
  • Farhan Essa Abdullah, Nisa Ghauri, S. Jamal, Hareem Riaz, Shahana Urooj Kazmi (2010). Antibacterial Resistance profile of Coagulase Negative Staphylococci Isolated from Infected Urines. 11th Annual National Conference UROCON, March 21-23, 2010. Sheraton Hotel, Karachi
  • Ghauri NK, Riaz H, Syed MJ, Tariq S, Syedain F, Abdullah FE. Changing antibiotic susceptibility patterns of urine isolates in Karachi, Pakistan. 11th Annual National Conference UROCON, March 21-23, 2010. Sheraton Hotel, Karachi
  • Farhan Essa Abdullah, Y. Taj, SU Kazmi (2010). Current Pattern of Antibiotic Resistance In Staphylococcus aureus Clinical Isolates and The Emergence of Vancomycin Resistance. American Society of Microbiology 110th General Meeting SanDiego CA USA. 23rd-27th May 2010.
  • Farhan Essa Abdullah and SU Kazmi (2010). Importance of Coagulase negative Staphylococci in Karachi, Matiari and Khairpur Dairy Animal Milk (2010). American Society of Microbiology 110th General Meeting SanDiego CA USA. 23rd-27th May 2010.
  • N. Hasan, S. Alam, A. Sultan, D. Zaidi, Farhan Essa Abdullah (2010). Current Bacterial Isolates and their Altered Antibiograms in Sputa from LRTI Patients in Karachi. 2nd ASM Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance in Zoonotic Bacteria and Foodborne Pathogens in Animals, Humans, and the Environment. June 8 - 11, 2010, Toronto, Canada
  • Nisa Ghauri, S. Jamal, Hareem Riaz, Farhan Essa Abdullah (2010). Changing Antibiotic Susceptibility Patterns of Urine Isolates in Karachi, Pakistan. 2nd ASM Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance in Zoonotic Bacteria and Foodborne Pathogens in Animals, Humans, and the Environment. June 8 - 11, 2010, Toronto, Canada.
  • Khan IA, Abdullah FE, Pasha HA, Memon AA, Shah UN, Ali KM, Shah SB. Increasing Incidence of Anti-HCV Seropositivity in Subjects in Karachi, Pakistan. 8th Annual Medical Symposium Muhammad Medical College. Mirpukhas 6th-7th October, 2010.
  • Abdullah FE, Tajjamul A, Shakeel M, Ali Q, Hanif A, Memon AA, Pasha HA. Ubiquity of malaria among the inhabitants of Karachi, Pakistan. 8th Annual Medical Symposium Muhammad Medical College. Mirpukhas 6th-7th October, 2010.
  • Abdullah FE, Haider F, Fatima K, Irfan S, Iqbal MS. Prevalence of Enteric Fever and the Current Antibiotic susceptibility of Salmonella isolates in Karachi. 8th Annual Medical Symposium Muhammad Medical College .Mirpukhas 6th-7th October, 2010.
  • Abdullah FE, Memon AA, Mushtaq A, Adil SE. Current frequency of HBsAg in Karachi, Pakistan. 2nd Dow Research Day, Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. 23rd December, 2010.
  • Abdullah FE, Javed M, Ali S, Tai SA, Abdulla EM, Zehra M. Gender based variations in the antimicrobial resistance patterns of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in UTIs in Karachi, Pakistan. 8th Annual Conference of Infectious Disease Society Pakistan, Islamabad. March 12th, 2011.
  • Abdullah FE, Memon AA, Mushtaq A, Adil SE. Current frequency of HBsAg in Karachi, Pakistan. Poster Presentation. 3rd Molecular Medicine and Drug Research Symposium, Karachi, Pakistan. 5th January, 2011.
  • Abdullah FE, Tahir F, Memon AA. Current antibiotic sensitivity pattern of HVS clinical isolates in Karachi. 48th Annual Symposium at JPMC. 28th-30th March, 2011.
  • Abdullah FE, Haider F, Fatima K, Irfan S, Iqbal MS. Prevalence of Enteric Fever and the Current Antibiotic susceptibility of Salmonella isolates in Karachi. 48th Annual Symposium at JPMC. 28th-30th March, 2011.
  • Abdullah FE, Moon A, Khalid R, Kumari K, Siddique DM, Arif S. Association of Diabetes with Hypertriglyceridemia in Karachi. 48th Annual Symposium at JPMC. 28th-30th March, 2011.
  • Aftab K, Khanum R, Khan SS and Abdullah FE. Antibacterial activity of three brands of Honey against Bacteria isolated from Respiratory tract infections in Karachi. 48th Annual Symposium at JPMC. 28th-30th March, 2011.
  • Abdullah FE, Memon AA, Mushtaq A, Adil SE. Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B in Karachi. Isra Symposium, Hyderabad. 23rd April, 2011.
  • Ahmed SS, Memon AA, Iqbal Z, Abdullah FE. Current Ciprofloxacin sensitivity pattern of Clinical isolates found in urine samples. Urocon, Karachi. 1st-3rd April, 2011.
  • Abdullah FE, Mushtaq A. Current efficacy of antibiotics against Klebsiella isolates from urines in Karachi. Urocon, Karachi. 1st-3rd April, 2011.
  • Abdullah FE, Hasan N. Prevalence and antibiotic sensitivity of Enterobacter isolated from infected urines in Karachi. Urocon, Karachi. 1st-3rd April, 2011.
  • Abdullah FE, Javed M, Ali S, Tai SA, Abdulla EM, Zehra M. Gender based variations in the antimicrobial resistance patterns of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in UTIs in Karachi, Pakistan. Urocon, Karachi. 1st-3rd April, 2011.
  • Riaz H, Ghauri NK, Alam SA, Ghauri AK, Abdullah FE. Current frequency and antimicrobial susceptibility of E. coli isolated from infected urines in Karachi. Urocon, Karachi. 1st-3rd April, 2011.
  • Farhan Essa Abdullah, A. R. Bhutto, R. Jawad, N. Farhan, S. U. Kazmi (2011). Point in Time Antimicrobial Resistance Status of S. auerus in Karachi, Pakistan. American Society of Microbiology, 111th General Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 21-24, 2011.
  • Farhan Essa Abdullah, H Iftikhar, F. Etwarooah, Z. Zarook, S. U. Kazmi (2011). Seasonal and Demographic profile of Dengue in Karachi, Pakistan during July-Dec 2010. American Society of Microbiology, 111th General Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 21-24, 2011.
  • F. E. Abdullah, A. A. Memon, A. M. Magoon, S. E. R. Adil, S. U. Kazmi (2011). Increasing Incidence of HBsAg Seropositivity in Karachi, Pakistan. American Society of Microbiology, 111th General Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 21-24, 2011
  • Y. Taj, F.E. Abdullah, F. Aziz, S. U. Kazmi (2011). To Study The Temporal Expression of Extracellular Products of Staphylococcus aureus In Vivo Mouse Cage Model of Shahana Et Al. American Society of Microbiology, 111th General Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 21-24, 2011
  • Y. Taj, F. E. Abdullah, F. Aziz, S. U. Kazmi (2011). Study on Biofilm properties of Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates by conventional methods and through Scanning Electron Microscopy. American Society of Microbiology, 111th General Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 21-24, 2011

 

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