Dr. Faisal Shakeel is an assistant professor of Pharmacy at Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan. He graduated from the same university in 2011 and completed his PhD at the age of 30 years from Department of Pharmacy, University of Peshawar, Pakistan in 2017. He is one on the youngest PhD holders from the department. He also is one of the pioneers to start research in the field of pharmacy practice in Pakistan. He worked in Northwest General Hospital, Peshawar, where he was involved in research related to the field of pharmacy practice. He along with a team made way for the establishment of the first Drug Information and Poison Control Center in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, which served its purpose and benefitted many health professionals as well as the general public.
The primary focus of my research is optimizing drug therapy in critical and emergency patients. As these patients are severely prone to adverse drug events, therefore require additional care during drug prescribing and administration. Unfortunately, in our country this is usually not the case, so improvement in this field will benefit the community. Currently we are involved in various studies regarding drug-drug interactions, adverse outcomes and medication errors in all the adult and pediatric critical care units and emergency departments. Educating health care professionals is also a part of our research activities.