Dr Arshad Taqi is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College and Fellow of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. He joined Kaul Associates in 2001 as a full-time consultant. Dr Taqi believes in dissemination of knowledge as a core human value and has focused his energies on clinical teaching throughout his career. He has the honour of being one of the two supervisors along with Prof Sajid Usman Kaul when Department of Anaesthesia Hameed Latif Hospital was first recognised for training in FCPS Anaesthesiology. Besides serving as a supervisor, paper setter and examiner for FCPS Anaesthesiology, he was nominated as a member of the faculty when FCPS Critical Care program was introduced by CPSP; he contributed to development of the curriculum, standards and conduct of the exam and serves as supervisor and examiner of Critical Care Medicine to date.
He is particularly interested in the delivery of critical care services in marginalized areas. He has the honour of introducing BASIC (Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care) courses designed to train the doctors in management of critically ill patients to Lahore in 2016; this course was utilized to train more than 1200 doctors and nurses in a 4-month period during COVID epidemic in 2020. He is also a member of PRICE registry group, part of a regional network to map critical care services in the country and has co-authored multiple research papers on the status of critical care services in the country.
Dr Taqi has the honour of bringing CEEA (Committee of European Education in Anaesthesiology) to Lahore. The cycle of CME offered through these courses has benefited hundreds of anaesthesiologists in the region since 2010.
His biggest commitment within the organization is towards its residency program. He is an ardent believer in the value of motivation and empowerment in learning.
From an exclusive focus on paediatric anaesthesia before 2001, his interest has shifted over the years to critical care and thoracic anaesthesia. He is particularly interested in thoracic surgery under local/regional techniques with minimal sedation.
Currently, he spends a part of his time serving Pakistan Medical Commission where his focus is on regulating medical profession and the standards of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in the country.