DDUCEP History

Headshot of a manWorld-renowned transplant surgeon scientist and tenured Professor of Surgery at University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Muhammad M. Mohiuddin, is a proud graduate of Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan (now DUHS). After completing his initial surgical training at Civil Hospital Karachi, he moved to United States, where he finished several fellowships that includes Transplantation Biology at University of Pennsylvania, bone marrow transplantation at Institute of Cellular Therapeutics, MCP Hahnemann University (now Drexel University) and Islet transplantation at University of Pennsylvania.

Before joining UMSOM in 2017, Dr. Mohiuddin served as chief of transplantation section of Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Program and Senior Scientist at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Mohiuddin has been involved in the field of xenotransplantation since 1992 and has been instrumental in starting xenotransplantation research programs at multiple institutions. Since 2017, he has been the Director of the Cardiac Xenotransplantation Program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where led the first pig to human cardiac xenotransplantation and was named by Nature magazine as one of the top 10 scientists who changed the shape of science in 2022 He is currently the president elect of the International Xenotransplantation Association.

In 2022, Dr. Mohiuddin served as president of the Dow Graduates Association of North America (DOGANA). In that role, he established the exchange program to support the goals of the organization. DOGANA is a nonprofit organization of graduates of Dow University of Health Sciences who live in North America, making it the largest group of medical alumni from Pakistan. The organization's aims include assisting and guiding physicians during their training at DUHS in Pakistan and in North America; creating ways and means to cooperate with similar organizations in North America; and fostering, preserving, and perpetuating medical ethics amongst Dow Graduates.

The exchange program will provide financial support to DOW students, post-graduates, and faculty to engage in training and research exchanges with their counterparts at UMB, enhancing the medical training and cultural appreciation of all parties and sparking medical innovation through exposure to new ideas and modalities.