Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex (SZMC) Lahore was founded in 1986. From the beginning it has maintained its reputation as one of the most prestigious postgraduate medical training institutions in Pakistan. Through the years it has developed into a mega tertiary health care centre with millions of patients having received exemplary patient care and treatment.

SZMC Lahore now encompasses 5 institutes; Shaikh Zayed Hospital Lahore(SZH), National Health Research Complex(NHRC),Shaikh Zayed Postgraduate Medical Institute(SZPGMI), Shaikha Fatima  Institute of Nursing And Health Sciences(SFINHS) & Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Medical and Dental College(SKZMDC).

Proceedings is the official journal of the Complex since its inception, endorsed by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and now in its 34th year of publication. In 2015 the journal was placed online as an open access digital repository of health research conducted over the past three past decades, present and future within Pakistan and abroad .

Message by the Chairman & Chief Editor of Proceedings

Prof. Mateen Izhar – Chairman & Dean

Prof. Saadia Shahzad Alam – Chief Editor Proceedings

Bismillah Hir Rehman Nir Raheem.

As the COVID 19 Pandemic rages on, we steadfastly publish a diverse April to June 2020 Proceedings with added international and indigenous short communications on varied aspects of this developing catastrophe. Our target is to consolidate the gains made in 2019. All articles submitted for publication have been judged on stringent international standards of plagiarism and blind peer reviews. We are one of the 17 journals renewed by the PMDC out of the 72 who applied from all over the country. PMDC renewal was received till Dec 2019 with further renewal under process

As Our Editions reflect we have achieved expanded viewership, with researchers in wide ranging medical fields from different institutions publishing their research in Proceedings. Addition of the unique CPC data presented by the clinical departments at SZMC has further expanded our research database. Publication of this significant amount of research work in the form of Supplements is in the offing. Our nexus of undergraduate and postgraduate researchers, supervisors, academicians and reviewers remains imperative to achieving rigorous standards of research, writing and evaluation in Proceedings.

HEC and International indexation procedure is ongoing. We have reached the final round of review by Scopus. Our vision is to create an R&D Department at SZMC in collaboration with The National Health Research Complex (NHRC), develop a new Proceedings website of international standards and build linkages with top journals and researchers both in the country and abroad In Sha Allah.

Our Motto “We Venture Forth”

Editorial Board & Contents


National Editorial and External Peer Review Boards

Editorial board

Proceedings Vol. 1 ( 2020).


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