The Medical Mission

S. Amjad Hussain

Every year for the past 33 years, Dr. Amjad Hussain has volunteered his time at Khyber Medical College in Peshawar, Pakistan.

During these three decades of service, Dr. Hussain has been a Visiting Professor at five universities around the planet. From Pakistan to Libya, India and Kentucky, Dr. Hussain has traveled the world, spreading the knowledge necessary to advance modern healthcare practices.

Dr. Hussain has published 50 papers in American and international medical literature and has also invented two surgical devices.

He graduated with distinction from Khyber Medical College in Peshawar, Pakistan, in 1962, and several years after completing his residency at Maumee Valley Hospital in Toledo, Dr. Hussain started his yearly volunteer visits to Pakistan.

In 1982, Dr. Hussain was appointed by the Government of Pakistan to serve on its Health Policy Panel where he helped to formulate a five-year health plan for the country.

He has also contributed his time to the Midwest Medical Mission, an organization that has been traveling to the Dominican Republic since 1974 to offer much-needed alternatives to expensive, low-quality health care. Midwest Medical Mission sends four teams, one per week during a month-long period, to the Dominican Republic, giving each team the chance to treat about 1,000 patients.

In addition to Dr. Hussain’s interest in medical missionary, he is also an explorer. He founded Team Indus, a group aimed at the exploration of the Indus River in Pakistan and Tibet. In 1996, his team became only the third team to reach the source of the Indus River in the Kailas mountain ranges.

Currently, Dr. Hussain is Professor Emeritus in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at The University of Toledo College of Medicine. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for that university, the third largest in Ohio.