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 


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.



Professional Affiliations and Engagements

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:

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.