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Dr. Vaqas Farooqi

consultant Rehabilitation Medicine
Rehabilitation and Aged Care
Repatriation General Hospital

Brief Biography:

Clinical Experience                                                
1. Consultant Rehabilitation Medicine,  Oct  2011 - present
2. Repatriation General Hospital (Daws Rd, Daw Park SA 5085, Australia)
o Inpatient  and  outpatient  care  to  rehabilitation clients
o Rehabilitation consults
o Acute outreach program
o Triage services
o Day Rehabilitation Service and
o Country Rehabilitation Service
o Registrar  training program.
o Audits
o Coach and Trainer  for  TeamSTEPPS
3. Senior Registrar, Stroke Medicine, Feb 2011- may 2011
Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park 5042
4. Registrar Brain Injury/ Spinal Injury/orthopedic, Amputee and Burns Rehabilitation, Feb 2009 - Feb 2011
Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre (Northfield SA 5085)
5. Registrar Rehabilitation Medicine, Feb 2008 - Feb 2009
Repatriation General Hospital  (Daw Park  SA 5042)
6. Registrar Geriatrics Rehabilitation Medicine, Sep 2006 - Jan 2008
Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania 7001
7. Senior House Officer, Jan 2005 - Aug 2006
Hull Rotal  Infirmary, Hull UK
8. Clinical Observer, July  2004 - December  2004
Hull Royal Infirmary (Hull, UK)
9. Medical Officer, Aug 2002 - Jun 2005
SEDCO Dubai LLC/ Schlumberger Palkistan (Pakistan, UAE)
10. PGY1, Feb 2000 - Aug 2002
Shifa International Hospital (Islamabad, Pakistan)
11. House Officer, Dec 1998-Dec 1999

Jul  2007-Aug  2011: Fellowship: FAFRM  (RACP), Royal College Of Physicians, Australia, Apr 1993-Nov 1998: Medical Degree: MBBS, Dow Medical College Karachi, Pakistan.  
Mar 1990-May 1992: Higher Secondary Education: DJ Sind Govt. Science College, Karachi, Pakistan.
Dec 1984-Jul 1989: SSC(Secondary School Certificate), Habib Public School Karachi,  Pakistan.

1. TeamSTEPPS train the coach course, Sep 2011
2. Registrar Developement Course, May 2011
3. Teaching On the Run Course, Mar 2011
4. FIM credentialling

Audits and Research:
1. Audit of stroke thrombolysis practices in Southern Adelaide Health Service and impact of roster sharing among neurologists and non neurologists completed in August 2011
2. Ongoing pilot project of the effect of theta burst stimulation on upper limb spasticity in chronic stroke patients
§ Letter: Paracetamol Poisoning Resulting in Massively Raised Serum Transaminases, J Pak Med Assoc. 2001 Aug;51(8):303-4
§ Protocol for systematic review on the effect of anabolic steroids on hip fracture recovery

1. Poster presentation on the effects of anabolic steroids in elderly during hip fracture recovery at 2009 AFRM / NIRR / NZRA Rehabilitation Conference at Queenstown, NZ.
2. Presented research pilot study on anabolic steroid in recovery from hip fracture in SA Rehabilitation Annual Meeting 2009.

1. Registrar Training Programme at Repatriation General Hospital
2. Resident/ Registrar  Teaching on the Run.


Academic positions:

I am coordinator of registrar training in South Australia. I am intimately invollved in teaching medical students, resident medical officers and registrars in the specialty of Rehabilitation Medicine. Every now and then, I do hold tutorials for the allied health and nursing staff.


Research interests:

- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for strok recovery
- Immune markers of frailty and treatment'
- Neurostimulants for cognitive recovery following stroke


What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

Great Idea.


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