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Dr. Wamiq Ali

CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

A working father, is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. He completed his MBBS from Lahore Medical and Dental College followed by a residency in General Adult Psychiatry from Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan.

Receiving a scholarship from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, he completed his remaining residency in the Republic of Ireland. On return to Karachi, he was selected for fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry at Aga Khan University; graduating in 2019, Dr Wamiq became the second physician to be trained in the specialty in Pakistan. After completing his fellowship, he joined Dow University of Health Sciences where he worked as a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist. He is now one of the co- founding members of Synapse, Pakistan Neuroscience institute.

Dr. Wamiq has been actively involved in promoting mental well-being in children and adolescents by advocating through print, broadcast and social media. He is one of a handful of health workers trained in ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Schedule), an extensive diagnostic evaluation process for children with ASD. Dr. Wamiq has led and conducted Autism support groups for parents. Lat year,  he was selected as one of 28  awardees,  across the globe,for the highly  coveted Donald J.  Cohen Fellowship 2020,  offered through the International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and allied professionals (IACAPAP).

Dr Wamiq’s clinical and academic interests span across the role of fatherhood in parenting, mental health disorders in young children and cultural implications in child and adolescent mental health.

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