MB, BS, MPhil, PhD
Assistant Professor- Anatomy

Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
King Abdulaziz Medical City – Riyadh, National Guard Health Affairs, Mail Code: 3127,
P. O. Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
Tel: +(966-11-) 42-95350 

Profile

Dr. Umedani joined the University as Assistant Professor of Anatomy in the Basic Medical Science Department, College of Medicine, since January 2013. Dr. Umedani is medically graduated as MB;BS followed by an MPhil equivalence completed and was awarded PhD. He started his career as MO in School Health Clinics, followed by CMO In charge of Basic Health Unit in Pakistan in 1987. He joined as a faculty of Anatomy after passing PSC in Girls Medical College Nawab Shah Pakistan in 1988. He joined the faculty in the most prestigious university of Pakistan (The Aga Khan University) in 1991. He moved to Al-Taif University to work as Assistant Professor of Anatomy followed by joining KSAU-HS, Riyadh as Assistant Professor of Anatomy.

As a faculty with teaching experience in traditional, hybrid and PBL curriculum, he is an expert teacher of curriculum delivery in all the sub-disciplines of human anatomy viz. Developmental Anatomy (Embryology), Microscopic Anatomy (Histology), Gross (Regional Anatomy) and Neuroanatomy covering all perspectives like theory, practical, dissection, prosection, specimen preparation etc. plus administrative duties.

He has interest in research encompassing both the basic and clinical sciences. His main research areas are: Essential hypertension (EHTN), Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), dyslipidemia, Environmental risk factors of EHTN and CVD, Genetics of hypertension- for SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) in Essential Hypertension Genes, Electrophysiological aspects of cardiovascular diseases, Electron microscopic findings in PID (Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc) to look at the deposition of calcium micro-crystals in IVD; and medical education in addition to the medical institution’s library perspectives. He has remained reviewer of MPhil and PhD thesis and supervisors of medical students to carry up the research as well as author of electronic animated medical science booklet on human visual sense. He published many posters and Abstracts apart from original peer reviewed research articles which are noted below.

Education 

  • PhD Medical & Health Sciences, University of Karachi, Pakistan 2011
  • MPhil Equivalence Recognition, University of Karachi, Pakistan 2008
  • MB; BS Liaquat University of Health and Medical Sciences (LUMHS)- Jam Shoro, Sindh- Pakistan 1983

Fellowships/Memberships

  • Member Pakistan Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Punjab, Lahore 54590, Pakistan.
  • Member Pakistan Society of Anatomists- Karachi.
  • Member SAL-Grammar School Shanti-Nagar Welfare Organization, Gulshan-e-Iqbal- Karachi.
  • Member ‘REFORMERS’ a voluntary welfare organization work – Pakistan based- Karachi.
  • Active Physician in Charitable Medical Camps in interior of country.
  • Member SIGA- Silwa Isometric Graduates Association, Karachi- Pakistan.
  • Public Speeches (for television network) addressing mysticism e.g. Talks on mystic poets like Kabir, Hazrat Rohal Faqeer, Meera Bai (Poetess of Ascia), Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai, Sachal Sarmast and Saami, etc. and TV/Media talks on Mysticism.
  • Documentary and program recorded by Sind TV Network and KTN-Network on- “Sindh-jee-Surhaan: Sufies and Naaths”- conducted 4-series (1st TV documentary of 40 minutes on air programme.
  • Conducted and actively participated in sessions of Classical, Semi classical Music- both vocal/singer and Instrumental at Socio-Economic and Cultural Center Shanti Nagar, Karachi; Rangoon Walla Cultural Center, Karachi; The Aga Khan University, Karachi; and multiple places in interior of the country- (from year 2000 to till this date).

Professional Affiliations and Engagements

  • Assistant Professor of Anatomy, King Saud Bin Abdul Aziz University of Health Sciences (KSAU-HS), Al-Riyadh- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). 2013
  • Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Taif University College of Medicine & Medical Sciences, Taif- KSA. 2012
  • Sr. Instructor Anatomy, Aga Khan University, Karachi- Pakistan. 2006 -2012
  • Instructor Anatomy. Aga Khan University, Karachi- Pakistan. 1991-2006
  • Honorary Instructor Anatomy. Aga Khan University, Karachi- Pakistan. 1991

Research Profile

Exploring the molecular (genetic-level) facts targeting the comparative status of both ‘the normal/healthy cardiovascular (CVS) status’ versus the ‘morbid’ one.  The main Scientific-Research interests include:

  • Essential hypertension (EHTN), Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), dyslipidemia and diabetes mellitus - (Active) 
  • Environmental risk factors of EHTN and CVD.
  • Genetics of hypertension- micro-array analysis for SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) in Essential Hypertension Genes- (to be commenced in 2014).
  • Hyperlipidemia - (Active).
  • Electrophysiological aspects of cardiovascular diseases- (Active).
  • Electron microscopic findings to explore etiology of PID (Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc) by studying the deposition of Calcium micro-crystal in IVD- (Active).
  • Other research areas: Herbal/Unani/Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Herbal research- Anti-constipation single agent#1. (Herbal agents name kept confidential- project to be commenced in 2014).
  • Herbal research- Anti-constipation compound formula#2 for extremely high resistance constipation adult cases (formula kept confidential & project to be commenced in 2014). NOTE: These Research Areas indicated above are open for KSAU-HS students plus Faculty/NGHA-Colleagues to participate as Co-researcher/Co-Author.
  • Herbal research- Anti-lympho-proliferative agent- an anti-neoplastic herbal formula for benign growths (Protocol under-preparation).


Educational/Academic Research Area

Educational Research: Electronic Human Anatomy PBL Curriculum based book Anatomy of the Head, Face and Neck. NOTE: This area is also open for KSAU-HS students/Faculty/NGHA-Colleagues for co-work.

Selected Publications

  1. Loung V. Umedani, Muhammad Ishaq, Usman Ahmad, Vikram K Mehraj, Philippe M Frossard. Prevalence of cardiovascular diseases and essential hypertension in the desert area of Thar. Pak J Med Res; Jul - Sep 2010; 49(3):63-70.
  2. Loung V. Umedani. NATURE- Benign and Destructive- Global Health Impact of Disasters-Drought experience at Tharparker- An article on global health issues and their solutions (Published in April 2007 in Dawn Magazine, Karachi.
  3. Loung V. Umedani, Vikram Mehraj, Bushra Chaudhry, Muhammad Ishaq, Philippe M. Frossard Prevalence of Serine Threonine Kinase 39 (STK39) gene Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) and environmental risk factors associated with Essential Hypertension (EHTN) in a Pakistani Population (published in February 2013 issue of JPMA).
  4. Loung V. Umedani, zameer hussain baladi, manzoor hussain , and senthilvel vasudevan Usage of information, user’s satisfaction and professional performance in the library of institute of chest diseases kotri in sindh area of Pakistan. e-Library Science Research Journal, May 2016; 4(7): 1-10. 
  5. Umedani LV. “A comparative analysis of body fat percentage and incidence of essential hypertension and type-2 diabetes mellitus in a vegetarian and non-vegetarian population”. Int J Med Sci Public Health 2014;3:1034-1041. 
  6. Umedani LV “Association of Physical Activity, Nature of Job and Exercise with the Prevalence of Essential Hypertension in the Tharparker Desert”. ”. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 7th January 2015;4(3):1-7 (Online First). 
  7. Umedani Loung V, Meghwar Phuloo. Migratory Aspects of Indus Valley Civilization- A historical perspective. Published in International Research Journal of Art & Humanities (Asianet-Pakistan), (2015) 41 (41). 
  8. Umedani LV. “Inheritance pattern of essential hypertension (EHTN) in consanguineous & non-consanguineous population – A study based on single nucleotide polymorphism rs35929607 of STK39”. Int J Med Sci Public Health 2014;3:1056-1063.
  9. Umedani LV. “Analysis of consanguineous and non-consanguineous pedigrees related to the mode of transmission of essential hypertension- study based on Serene Threonine Kinase-39 gene Single Nucleotide Polymorphism rs35929607 in a population of Sindh, Pakistan”. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2014), 3(8): 955-962.