Advisory Board


Board Members:

Professor Arsalan Iqbal


A renowned leadership expert from Canada. Has been a part of one of the greatest organizations of the world, like Rogers Communications and Telus. Prof. Arsalan Iqbal also serves as the Advisory Board Member for the Neuro-Cal Institute. Prof. Iqbal will be teaching leadership and management at the department of Personal Development at the California Institute of Behavioral Neurosciences & Psychology (Neuro-Cal).

Prof. Muhammad Salim Khan

Former Dean of Hamdard University Pakistan. A renowned professor and leadership and management expert. Prof. Khan teaches leadership and management, at the department of Personal Development at the California Institute of Behavioral Neurosciences & Psychology (Neuro-Cal).

Test Cricketer Hanif Muhammad


Prof. Hanif Mohammad , the legendary sportsman , known for his fierce focus and concentration, is a former Pakistan cricketer. He played for the Pakistani cricket team in 55 Test matches between 1952/53 and 1969/70 and averaged 43.98, with twelve hundreds. At his peak, he was considered one of the best batsmen in the world. Regrettably, he played for Pakistan at a time when there was very little Test cricket being played by Pakistan, with just 55 Test matches in a career spanning 17 years.

Hanif was trained by Abdul Aziz, an Afghani cricket player, who had earlier played in Ranji Trophy for Jamnagar and father of Indian cricketer, Salim Durani.

The highest of Hanif’s Test centuries was a famous 337 made against West Indies in a six-day test at Bridgetown in 1957/58. After Pakistan found itself following on from a first-innings deficit of 473 runs on the afternoon of the third day, Hanif spent more than sixteen hours at the crease compiling his runs, allowing Pakistan to draw the game. It remains the longest innings in Test history (and stood as the longest in all first-class cricket for over 40 years). It was the only Test match instance of a triple century in a team’s second innings until it was equaled by New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum against India in 2014.[2]Displays such as this earned him the nickname “Little Master”.[3]

In 1958/59, he surpassed Don Bradman‘s record for the highest individual first-class innings. Hanif made 499 before being run out attempting his five hundredth run; this mark stood for more than 35 years before being passed by Brian Lara in 1994. In all he made 55 first-class centuries and finished with a strong first-class career average of 52.32. He could bowl with either arm, and kept wicket on a number of occasions.He is known to have played the slowest test innings when he scored 20 off 223 balls at a strike rate of 8.968.


Hanif’s career lasted until 1975/76, but he never played in the English County Championship, although he did have a single outing for the Northamptonshire Second XI in August 1965 whilst preparing for his appearance for a Rest of the World XI against England at the Scarborough Festival a few days later. Hanif was named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1968. In January 2009, Hanif was named along with two other Pakistani players, Imran Khan and Javed Miandad among the inaugural batch of 55 inductees into the ICC‘s Hall of Fame. (Source : Wikipedia)

Prof. Dr. Hassaan Tohid


Professor Dr. Hassaan Tohid (CASN) serves as chief neuroscientist and professor of Neurosciences, psychology and Personal Development is a world renowned speaker a neuroscientist, medical professional, researcher, book editor and a published author. He served as a member of American Neuropsychiatric Association and is currently also a Leadership Council member for American Cancer Society. Dr. Tohid currently serves as an editorial board member for around 80 scientific peer- reviewed journals and editor in chief for five journals. After graduating from Sindh Medical College, Karachi (Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan) as a medical doctor. He then moved to the US and started his career as a researcher in neurology & psychiatry. He had been affiliated with prestigious institutions like Napa State Hospital, UCLA & the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) and still serves as a visiting neuroscientist at the Center of Mind & Brain (UC Davis). He is also involved in various research projects nationally and internationally in the countries like Australia and England. Tohid delivers lectures in Spanish, Urdu, Hindi and English languages.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Syed Talha Idrees

“Dr.Talha Idrees, is a teacher from one of the most prestigious universities of Pakistan, Dow University of of Health Sciences. In the early phase of his professional career, he received the “Governor of Sindh Scholarship” to gain admission to Adamjee Government Science College, the city’s premier institution. Graduating college with honours, Dr.Talha got admitted to the most prestigious public-sector Medical College of the country, Dow Medical College, later upgraded to Dow University of Health Sciences, on general merit. Here he actively volunteered for Patients’ Welfare Association, the exclusively medical students’ led and run non-governmental organization that bears the major expenses of the patients of Civil Hospital Karachi. At the same time, he keenly contributed to Karachi chapter of International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA) and finished his stint by serving as the Director General in the National Executive Board of the IFMSA-Karachi. Dr.Talha has been a student member of Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), and the American College of Physicians (ACP) and currently holds full membership of the former and affiliate membership of the latter. In his final year MBBS, he was selected as an extramural student by State University of New York (SUNY), Downstate Medical Centre, to acquire clinical training in Diabetes & Endocrinology. Upon graduation, he enrolled for the local as well as foreign exams in a series of succession.
Dr.Talha has completed the requirements of American Heart Association (AHA) for the certification as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) provider, as the Basic Life Support (BLS) provider, as the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) provider as well as the requirements of Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) of American College of Surgery meeting all the standards of Certification. He also takes great interest in research and has mainly worked in the areas of Schizophrenia, Asthma, Tuberculosis, Epilepsy, Hepatitis and Pulmonary Pharmacology. Moreover, he has taught Physiology to the undergraduate MBBS students at Dow International Medical College, Dow University and has prepared many students for the Board exams as well.
Currently, Dr.Talha is serving as a Medical Educationist, Program Manager and helped establish the first-ever government sector Medical Education Institute of Pakistan named Dow Institute of Medical Education (DIME) at Dow University of Health Sciences. Here, he delivers lectures on Medical Education, coordinates the organization of workshops, assists in designing curriculum and assigning research projects to the students and faculty alike, conducts courses e.g Health Professionals’ Specialized Short Training Course (HP-SSTC) and manages Masters in Health Professions’ Education (MHPE) Program of Dow Institute of Medical Education, Dow University of Health Sciences.

Assistant Prof. Dr. Aysha Imtiaz Khan (UCSF)

Dr. Aysha Imtiaz Khan did her medical school from one of best medical school of Pakistan, Baqai Medical University. After completing her internship in medicine from Abbasi Shaheed hospital & surgery from Fatima Hospital, she started working as Lecturer in Anatomy department in Baqai Medical University for more than a year and was incharge of delivering lectures of Neuroanatomy to Second year students of M.B.B.S. She is very career oriented person. She was offered a position with a title of Clinical Researcher in University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Fresno, California in Pulmonology department  & Critical Care Medicine, particularly associated with Pulmonary Vascular disease. She has great interest in Medicine, Neurology and Psychiatry. Now she is an assistant professor of Neurology department in………..


Here are few of her publications:



  1. Balasubramanian: Connective Tissue Disease Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

(CTD-PAH) Prognosis, Predictors and Outcomes (PROPOS) Study; 2016. San Francisco, California



        American Thoracic Society (ATS) Poster Presentation: S. Venepally ,R. Ronaghi,, A.Khan,

  1. Balasubramanian: Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure (PCWP) And Its Role In

Determining Outcomes In Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH); 2016. San Francisco, California



        CHEST American College of Chest Physicians: R. Ronaghi, A.Khan, V. Balasubramanian;

Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Embolism (CTEPH); Experience From Single Center in the

Central Valley of California; 2015. USA


        American Thoracic Society (ATS) Poster Presentation: R. Ronaghi, B. Doremus, A. Khan,

  1. Balasubramanian,; Comparison of Outcomes Between Three Sub-Groups of WHO Group I PAH

From a Single Center; 2015. Denver, Colorado USA


Antonio De Tommasi


Dr. Antonio De Thommasi is Chairman and Head of the Neurosurgical and Neurotraumatological Department at Bari General Hospital and University of Bari – 11, Piazza Giulio Cesare, 70124, Bari, Italy. He also worked as Deputy Head and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurotraumatology at Bari General Hospital and University of Bari. he has done Degree in Medicine from University of Bari, Italy (from 1966 -to 1972).

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