Rheumatology-related Mission:

Providing state of the art care for rheumatology patients and turning research into better arthritis care is our mission


Our objectives are to find ways to prevent, cure and heal bone and joint related diseases by:

Establishing FMH as a centre of excellence for the provision of best care possible to treat musculoskeletal diseases and pain management, along with arthritis research.

Supporting collaborative research to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of bone and joint diseases and to discover cures.

Training and promoting young rheumatologists, scientists and researchers.

Apart from teaching, training and research, we provide a range of Rheumatology services for the management and treatment of different Rheumatologic conditions. For example,

Early Arthritis diagnosis and management

Osteoporosis screening and management

Treatment programmes for: Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Polymyalgia rheumatic, Gout, Osteoarthritis, Lupus, connective tissue disorders, Vasculitis, Fibromyalgia , soft tissue rheumatism and pain disorders, Nerve pain, neck pain, back pain, Fibromyalgia, and many other musculoskeletal disorders



Dr Muhammad Haroon – Head of Department

Dr Saira Anwer Khan – Assistant Professor

Dr Shabnum Batool – Senior Registrar

Dr Sadia Asif – Senior Registrar

Dr Naveed Aslam – Chief Resident Fellow

Dr Asad Ullah Khan – Post Graduate trainee Fellow

Dr Muhammad Faiq – Post Graduate trainee Fellow

Dr Farhan Bashir – Post Graduate trainee Fellow

Dr Zia Uddin – Post Graduate trainee Fellow


Head of Department – Dr Muhammad Haroon:



MB (KE), MMedSc (Ireland), PhD (Ireland), CSCST (Rheum), CSCST (GIM),

FRCPI (Ireland), FRSM (UK), FFSEM (Ireland), FACR (USA)





Research Paper of the Year – Annual Irish Healthcare Awards (Special Commendation) – November 2015

Young Investigator of the Year award 2013 – Irish Society for Rheumatology

Rheumatology Innovation Award 2013 by British Society for Rheumatology Birmingham, UK –  April 2013

Best Poster presenter award at Irish Society for Rheumatology Annual meeting October – 2013

No.1 in the Highest Ranking Abstracts at GRAPPA annual Symposium at Toronto, Canada – July 2013

Best Poster Presenter award at Irish Society for Rheumatology annual meeting 2010



Internal Medicine


Biographical Sketch

Muhammad Haroon graduated in Medicine from King Edward Medical College, Lahore. He completed his basic specialist training from Royal College of Physicians of Ireland through rotations in different University Hospitals before embarking on higher specialist training in Rheumatology. He subsequently completed his dual fellowships in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine through Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training of Royal College of Physicians.

He undertook a period of research at St Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin under the supervision of Prof Oliver FitzGerald, and also with Prof Robert Winchester at Columbia University Medical Centre, New York, USA – PhD degree. He has developed a special interest in clinical and genetic research in Psoriatic Arthritis and Spondyloarthropathies.

He has authored so far, >50 peer-reviewed articles in international scientific Journals as a first author, and has presented >50 abstracts as first author in different national and international rheumatology meetings.

He also worked as a Staff Physician in Rheumatology Department, Bone and Joint Unit, St Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin. From 2013-2018, he worked as a Consultant Rheumatologist in the Department of Medicine at University Hospital Kerry and also served as a Clinical Senior Lecturer at University College Cork. He also served as a Chair of the department of Medicine at this University Hospital. He was the department of medicine research lead at University Hospital Kerry. He has established the National Psoriatic Arthritis Registry of Ireland, which he served as the national lead. He has been involved in a number of International clinical research projects, and was also on national advisory board panels. He has been a recipient of various national and international awards. He has recently returned back to Pakistan with a passion to provide state of the art care for rheumatology patients and also to turn research into better arthritis care.




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