Dr. Amin Muhammad acquired his basic medical graduation degree from Dow Medical College, Karachi-Pakistan in January, 19984. After completion of internship year from the Civil Hospital that was attached with the medical school, 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 then acquired a local diploma in Community Health Sciences before proceeding to the Republic of Ireland in 1988 where he formally entered into a rotational training program in Psychiatry. He completed his residency program through various accredited hospitals in Ireland and earned a number of qualifications in the discipline of psychiatry. His postgraduate qualifications are: FRCPsych (UK), FRCP (Ireland), PHD (Anglia Ruskin University, UK), Board Cert in Psychiatry (University of London, UK), Diplomate in Psychological Medicine (Ireland), Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry (Ireland), MCPS (Pk). Upon completion of his training in Ireland, 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 participated in a large number of international conferences. His voluntary health projects remained an important feature in his entire career. 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 on two occasions and fellowship of American Psychiatric Association. He came to Canada in September, 2004 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. His academic activities in terms of research and teaching have since continued in full swing. He is also an internal examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canada, reviewer of twenty prestigious international journals, member of Cultural Consortium Group attached with McGill University, recently became founder member of the new College of Psychiatry of Ireland and developed the discipline of Transcultural Psychiatry at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is a resource person for the Department of Justice for the issue on ‘Honour Crimes’. Dr. Amin Muhammad has recently moved to Ontario and is now a faculty member with University of Toronto as Full Professor.
Transcultural psychiatry Psychiatric epidemiology Honour crimes and mental health Ethics in psychiatry