Dr. Farooq Rathore
MBBS, FCPS, MSc
Dr. Farooq Rathore is working as a consultant at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) and assistant professor at the CMH Lahore Medical College, Lahore Cantonment. He graduated from Army Medical College, Rawalpindi in 2001 with honors in Biochemistry and Pharmacology. After completing his residency training at the Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, he qualified diploma in Medical Rehabilitation in 2007 and cleared exit fellowship exam of College of Physician and Surgeons of Pakistan (FCPS) in the discipline of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2009. In 2011, Dr. Farooq was awarded 25,000 USD scholarship by Pakistan Armed Forces to undergo on job training (OJT) in the USA at Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU, NY and Kessler Rehabilitation, West Orange, NJ.
Dr. Farooq is an active researcher with 79 national and international publications including three book chapters and 19 original research articles. He has been an invited and plenary speaker in national and international conferences and also chaired and co-chaired the scientific sessions. He was awarded Ibn-e-Sina Silver medal in recognition of outstanding original research work presented at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad Annual symposium 2007. He won ISPRM young Investigators award 2009 (Istanbul, Turkey), Travel grants of 4000 USD from Emerging Nations Science Foundation (Italy) , Young Physician’s Scholarship for the 7th World Stroke Congress ( Seoul, Korea), Research productivity Award 2010 ,2011 and 2012 (Pakistan Council for Science) , AuthorAID mentor of the year 2014 award and gold medal for best oral presentation at the 2 nd International CCME conference, University of Health Sciences, Lahore.
Dr. Farooq serves as a peer reviewer for eight national and international medical journals. He is the country coordinator for Transverse Myelitis Association (USA) , International Rehabilitation Forum (USA) and Asian Spinal Cord Network (ASCoN); executive board member of the International Rehabilitation Forum, Asia-Oceanian Society of PMR and Pakistan Society of Neuro-Rehabilitation. He was elected as the first member of the ISPRM Assembly of Delegates from Pakistan in Aug 2010. At present he is also representing Pakistan in the ISPRM Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation committee.
Spinal cord injuries