The Asir Memorial Award is sponsored by a memorial trust established by the loving students and children of Professor Md. Asiruddin. A gold medal is given to the deserving recipient to salute his/her achievements.
Prof. Md. Asiruddin spent his childhood and obtained his medical education in undivided India. After completing his matriculation under first division, he passed his MBBS from Calcutta University in 1937. His first workplace in East Pakistan was at Mitford Medical School in 1947. Soon he pursued a Fellowship in General Surgery from the Royal College of surgeons, Edinburgh in 1953. On his return he served as a Professor in Surgery in 1954. His career was further decorated with the title of “Head of Surgery” till 1968. He retired from the position of Director General of Health Services, East Pakistan in 1964.
Professor Md. Asiruddin was a founder member of College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan when it was established in 1962. He contributed to the college as Vice-president from 1966 to 1972. He was an Advisor-Member of the Currains Comission for study of Medical Education, East Pakistan in 1904.
(That he was a devoted academic was proved when he represented erstwhile Pakistan as a Medical Educationist in the Travelling Seminar on “Preparation of teachers for Medical Schools” held all over USSR, under WHO nin September 1966.)
Professor Md. Asiruddin was the first Bangladeshi Professor and Head of the Department of Surgery at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. He is known as an incomparably brilliant educationist who was extremely devoted to his profession as a teacher as well as a surgeon. He left rays of his light among all the senior teachers of the country, most of who were his students.
He has 70 research publications in national and international journals. He is also the author of a book published in 1972,” Pathophysiology in Surgery”.
SOSB arranges a memorial lecture during each of its International Conference from the Asir Memorial Trust. All Bangladeshi surgeons, both home and abroad, may be considered for this prestigious award if they enter their original work in the field of Surgery. The awardee is judged by a jury board formed by 3 members and given a gold medal.
Prof. Golam Rasul FRCS, FRCSE, FCPS, FICS
Professor of Surgery
Institute of Post-graduate Medicine & Research, Dhaka
Dr. M Badruddoja, FRCS, FRACS
Sherman & St. Joseph Hospital
Elgin, Illinois 60123 U.S.A.
Prof. Nabi Alam Khan FRCS, FCPS
National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207
Dr. Md. Salek Talukder FCPS, MS (Orth)
Shyamoli Orthopaedic Centre
Ring Road, Shyamoli, Dhaka
Dr. Shafquat Hussain Khundkar, FCPS, FICS
Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery
Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
Dr. M. K.I. Quayyum Choudhury
Associate Professor and Head Department of Orthopaedics
BIRDEM Academy and Hospital, Dhaka
Prof. Shafiqul Hoque
Chairman, Department of Paediatric Surgery
Prof. Md. Kabirul lslam, MBBS, MS (Ped. Surgery), FICS (USA)
Consultant, Paediatric & Neonatal Surgery
Square Hospital, Dhaka
Maj. Gen. Harun Ur Rahshid, MBBS (DMC), FCPS, FRCS
Consultant Surgeon General
Bangladesh Armed Forces (DGMS)