Aligarh, July 13: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor has appointed the noted Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgeon, Prof Mohammad Hanif Beg as the new Pro Vice Chancellor, who has served as the Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Chairperson, Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC).
Prof Beg established and developed the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and started the Open-Heart-Surgery procedure in 1988 at the JNMC.
Prof Beg completed his MBBS from K G Medical College, Lucknow in 1976 and attended PGIMER Chandigarh for his MS (Surgery) and M Ch (CVTS) from 1980 to 1982. He joined JNMC as a lecturer in 1983 and became reader in 1988 and Professor in 1993.
He is a recipient of many awards and fellowships at National and International levels such as Lifetime Achievement Award from the Venus International Foundation and the prestigious Godrej S Karai Oration Award given by the Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons of India for contributions in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery.
Prof Beg has a vast academic and administrative experience in AMU and outside. He has been the subject expert in numerous examinations of surgical disciplines and Public Service Commissions to select surgical specialists.
He has published 161 research papers in journals of national and international repute and attended over 122 conferences in India and abroad including the CT-CME in 2013. Prof Beg has supervised thesis of 44 PG students. He serves as an editorial board member of eleven journals acclaimed nationally and internationally.
Prof Beg is a pioneer in performing endoscopy and endoscopic removal of various foreign bodies from aero-digestive tracts since 1983. He has invented many new techniques such as designing of ‘Intercostal Tube drainage System’, which saves precious lives daily.