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 now encompasses 6 institutes; Shaikh Zayed Hospital (SZH), National Health Research Complex(NHRC), National Institute of Kidney Diseases(NIKD), 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 33rd 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 year 2020 ends we proudly announce Proceedings recognition and funding from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC). We thank them for reposing their confidence in us Awarding “Y” Category Placement, an Honor Indeed.
We are now indexed by PMC, Google Scholar, CrossRef/DOI PASTIC and PakMedinet
Efforts are underway for International Indexation
The Oct to Dec 2020 Proceedings presents a COVID 19 Pandemic Editorial and a diverse Proceedings with international and indigenous, basic and applied research on varied aspects of public health, therapeutics and diagnostics. All articles submitted for publication have been judged on stringent international standards of plagiarism and blind peer reviews.

Developing the potential of our young and dynamic reviewers is in full swing. Four Team Members have already graduated from the Publons Academy and are certified Reviewers.

As Our Editions reflect we have achieved expanded viewership, with researchers in wide ranging medical fields from different institutions publishing their research in Proceedings.

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
Prayers for a COVID 19 Free 2021, In Sha Allah.
“We Venture Forth”

Editorial Board & Contents


National Editorial and External Peer Review Boards

Editorial Advisory Board 2020

Proceedings Vol. 1 ( 2020).


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