Dr. Amin Muhammad acquired his basic medical graduation degree from Dow Medical College, Karachi-Pakistan. After completion of internship, he worked with UNICEF in the project related to health education of women and children in a number of villages of Pakistan. He was actively involved with a number of other voluntary health projects for which he received wider appreciation and was given a number of awards. He completed his residency program through various accredited hospitals in Ireland and earned a number of qualifications in the discipline of psychiatry. He returned to Pakistan in 1994 and took up a position as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in a private medical university of Karachi until 1997. He then joined another prestigious institution at that stage as Associate Professor of Psychiatry and head of the department. In the year 2001, he was promoted to the rank of full Professor and was given additional charge as Vice Principal of the medical school. He has a very long teaching career and has taught a variety of groups ranging from lay people in the community to medical students, residents, postgraduate doctors and allied mental health professionals. He became resource person for a number of government and non-government organizations, became member of a number of international organizations and contributed a lot to the lay press and academic journals. To his credit are more than hundred research papers and seven books. He was a recipient of life time achievement award and Distinguished Fellow Award from American Psychiatric Association and Canadian Psychiatric Association. In the year 2004 he moved to Canada and joined as Consultant Psychiatrist with River Valley Health Region 3 in New Brunswick until 2006 when he was offered a position of Full Professor of Psychiatry with tenure in the Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is a resource person for the Department of Justice Canada for the issue on ‘Honour Crimes’. He is currently a Professor with University of Toronto and McMaster University and the Interim Regional Chief of Niagara Health System in the discipline of Mental Health.
Dr. Amin Muhammad's research interest is focused on Transcultural Psychiatry, Community Mental Health, Honour Crimes in cultural context, Psychiatric Epidemiology