ISLAMABAD: Dr Kamran Vasfy was honoured with Sitara-e-Imtiaz in recognition of his services rendered to dentistry in Pakistan. The prestigious civil award was conferred by the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi, in the ceremony held at President House. The ceremony was originally scheduled on March 23, 2020, but it had to be postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
President Dr Arif Alvi also gave national civilian awards to 44 individuals, including locals and foreign nationals in recognition of their gallantry, meritorious services to Pakistan and for showing excellence in their respective fields.
Dr Kamran A. Vasfy completed his undergraduate degree (BDS) from Lahore in 1972. He carried out further training in General Dentistry from the University of California Los Angeles 1978-1979. He did MCPS (Member of College of Physicians and Surgeons) in Operative Dentistry in 1994. He was awarded Fellowship by American College of Dentists in 2002. He was president of Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) Central Council from 2001- 2005 and was conference secretary of the 1st and 3rd Pakistan International Dental Conference held in 1981 & 1987 respectively. Dr Kamran was also Chairman of 5th Pakistan International Dental Conference in 1999 which was inaugurated by Mr Rafique Tarar, President of Pakistan at the time. He was elected as Secretary-General of South Asian Dental Associations Federation in 1993. Dr Kamran worked as a Dentist in PIA (Pakistan International Airline) Medical Division from 1975 to 2010 where he was Chief Dental Officer for 15 years.
Dr Kamran’s professionalism, skill and compassion have earned him immense respect and appreciation among his colleagues, students and patients.
On receiving the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, the publisher, editors and all staff members of Dental News Pakistan offer their heartiest congratulations to Dr Kamran Vasfy and his family. His noble contributions to dentistry and the dental community are admirable.