Pakistani-American doctor gets $4 million grant to lead research on heart transplantation

Dr. Faisal H Cheema, currently a member of the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Heart Institute in Houston, Texas, U.S is a Pakistani-American physician-scientist who has been awarded a $4 million grant from Brockman Medical Research Foundation to lead research on heart transplantation.

Dr. Faisal will lead the research with his fellow Dr. Jeffrey A. His research will help make heart and lung transplant for lung disease and end-stage heart failure a reality.

Cheema hails from the rural areas of Wazirabad and Hafizabad. He got his middle, high school and university education from Pakistan which naturally means he has a soft spot for his country.

He is on a mission to make heart transplant a reality in Pakistan and this research will play a crucial role in his aim. He also wants to develop a national organ donation and allocation system for the country.

After completing his graduation from Agha Khan University, Karachi, Cheema moved to the U.S to further train himself and work at the Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University, University of California Berkley, and the University of Maryland.

He now lives with his family in Houston, Taxes and throughout his career, he has helped hundreds of students to find residence and medical careers in the U.S. He has also collaborated with various institutions of Pakistan including the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Agha Khan University, National University of Medicine and more.

We wish Dr. Faisal H Cheema the best for his research in heart translation and hope that his dreams may become a reality one day.