First US doctor of Pakistani descent to head the American College of Physicians

The prestigious American College of Physicians has nominated Dr. Omar Atiq to be its next president. Atiq is the first physician of Pakistani descent and the only second international medical graduate to hold this position. Pakistani physicians constitute a third of the total number of physicians in the United States. Atiq is the sole candidate running for the post and elections will be held in January.

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Dr. Atiq got his medical degree from the Khyber Medical College, University of Peshawar, Pakistan. He is board-certified in medical oncology, hematology, and internal medicine.

Source: Daily Pakistan