Prof Zulfiqar Bhutta of the Aga Khan University (AKU) has been ranked among top 100 medicine scientists in the world. According to the notification, the criteria for categorization include h-index, which measures how many publications and citations a researcher has.
Prof Bhutta is the founding director of the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health and the Institute for Global Health and Development at AKU. He is also the co-director of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health and Policy, and a Senior Scientist in the Child Health Evaluative Sciences programme at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.
According to the notification, the criteria for categorization include h-index, which measures how many publications and citations a researcher has. The jury of categorization observed more than 166,880 scientists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph, and 65,743 individuals for the medicine domain. The only average-earning scientist in the country among the top 100 is Professor Bhutta.
“As is the case for other recent recognitions, though a personal recognition, this ranking reflects the achievements of scores of young researchers and faculty members across the world who have worked with me on problems of the most marginalised and impoverished women and children in poor communities,” commented Prof Bhutta.
At AKU, Prof Bhutta holds the title of Distinguished University Professor which is the highest faculty rank the University as well as an Award of Distinction and Award of Excellence in Research. He has received several international awards and recognition. Undoubtedly Pakistan holds immense pride in such genius men of the soil who continue to make a name for the country globally.