Dr. Afzal completed M.B;B.S from Nishtar Medical University, Multan, in 1984 and M.Phil. from Postgraduate Medical Institute, University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan in Pharmacology in 1995.
He completed his 2 years residency in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Nishtar University Hospital, before pursuing his career in teaching and research in Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
He served as Head of Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Postgraduate Medical Institute, and many distinguished Schools of Medicine in Pakistan. He is deeply involved in teaching, training, curriculum development and quality management in clinical pharmacy, since 2005.
His area of interest in research is nephrotoxicity of drugs and its protection and internal medicine. He is also working on antidiabetic activity of indigenous plants. He is member of research group working on development of novel pharmaceutical formulations of various drugs. He has about 40 publications on is credit.
:Most recent publications
1. S Hussain, ST Rasool, AH Asif: A detailed analysis of synonymous codon usage in human bocavirus. Arch. Virol; 164(2):335-347; 2019 .https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-018-4063-8
2. Afzal HA, Sreeharsha N, Bandar EA, Tasleem SA et al; Epoxy functionalized polymer grafted magnetic nanoparticles by facile surface initiated polymerization for immobilization studies of Candida Antarctica lipase B. React Funct Polym:147; 2020: 104454 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2019.104454
3. Nagaraja S, Bandar EA, Anroop BN, Afzal HA et al. Spray Dried Amorphous Form of Simvastatin: Preparation and Evaluation of the Buccal Tablet. Indian J. Pharm. Educ. Re.s.: 54:46-54, (2020)