Senior Project Supervisor & National Research Coordinator

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Dr. Asif Rasheed  joined the Center for Non-Communicable Diseases (CNCD) in June 2009 as the senior project supervisor & national research coordinator. At CNCD, he is supervising a team of more than 80 staff members that are based throughout the country. He has been given the responsibility to coordinate various research investigations being conducted at various national health care institutes throughout Pakistan.

Dr. Rasheed received his medical degree from the Dow Medical College Karachi in 2003, after which he did medical internship at the Civil Hospital Karachi in 2004. He has been affiliated with the PROMIS study since 2005.

Selected Publications

 

    1. Maria Khan*, Asif Rasheed*, Saman Hashmi, Moazzam Zaidi, Muhammad Murtaza, Saba Akhtar, Lajpat Bansari, Nabi Shah, Maria Samuel, Sadaf Raza, Umer Rais Khan, Bilal Ahmed, Bilawal Ahmed, Naveeduddin Ahmed, Jamal Ara, Tasnim Ahsan, S. M. Munir, Shoukat Ali, Khalid Mehmood, Karim Ullah Maki, Muhammad Masroor Ahmed, Niaz Sheikh, Abdul Rauf Memon, Philippe M. Frossard and Ayeesha Kamran Kamal. Stroke radiology and distinguishing characteristics of intracranial atherosclerotic disease in native South Asian Pakistanis. Submitted in International Journal of Stroke.

 

    1. Kooner JS, Saleheen D, Sim X, Sehmi J, Zhang W, Frossard P, Been LF, Chia KS, Dimas AS, Hassanali N, Jafar T, Jowett JB, Li X, Radha V, Rees SD, Takeuchi F, Young R, Aung T, Basit A, Chidambaram M, Das D, Grundberg E, Hedman AK, Hydrie ZI, Islam M, Khor CC, Kowlessur S, Kristensen MM, Liju S, Lim WY, Matthews DR, Liu J, Morris AP, Nica AC, Pinidiyapathirage JM, Prokopenko I, Rasheed A, Samuel M, Shah N, Shera AS, Small KS, Suo C, Wickremasinghe AR, Wong TY, Yang M, Zhang F; DIAGRAM; MuTHER, Abecasis GR, Barnett AH, Caulfield M, Deloukas P, Frayling TM, Froguel P, Kato N, Katulanda P, Kelly MA, Liang J, Mohan V, Sanghera DK, Scott J, Seielstad M, Zimmet PZ, Elliott P, Teo YY, McCarthy MI, Danesh J, Tai ES, Chambers JC. Genome-wide association study in individuals of South Asian ancestry identifies six new type 2 diabetes susceptibility loci. Nature Genetics. Aug 28, 2011; 43(10): 984-989

 

    1. International Consortium for Blood Pressure Genome-Wide Association Studies, Ehret GB, Munroe PB, Rice KM, Bochud M, Johnson AD, Chasman DI, Smith AV, Tobin MD, Verwoert GC, Hwang SJ, Pihur V, Vollenweider P, O'Reilly PF, Amin N, Bragg-Gresham JL, Teumer A, Glazer NL, Launer L, Zhao JH, Aulchenko Y, Heath S, Sõber S, Parsa A, Luan J, Arora P, Dehghan A, Zhang F, Lucas G,.., Danesh J, Rasheed A, et all. Genetic variants in novel pathways influence blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk. Nature, Sep 11, 2011; 478(7367): 103-109

 

    1. Peden JF, Hopewell JC, Saleheen D,.., Rasheed A, Zaidi M, Shah N, Samuel M, Mallick NH, Azhar M, Zaman KS, Samad A, Ishaq M, Gardezi AR, Fazal-ur-Rehman M, Frossard PM, Spector T, Peltonen L, Nieminen MS, Sinisalo J, Salomaa V, Ripatti S, Bennett D, Leander K, Gigante B, de Faire U, Pietri S, Gori F, Marchioli R, Sivapalaratnam S, Kastelein JJ, Trip MD, Theodoraki EV, Dedoussis GV, Engert JC, Yusuf S, Anand SS. A genome-wide association study in Europeans and South Asians identifies five new loci for coronary artery disease. Nature Genetics, March 06, 2011; 43(4): 339-344

 

    1. Fox ER, Young JH, Li Y, Dreisbach AW, Keating BJ, Musani SK, Liu K, Morrison AC, Ganesh S, Kutlar A, Ramachandran VS, Polak JF, Fabsitz RR, Dries DL, Farlow DN, Redline S, Adeyemo A, Hirschorn JN, Sun YV, Wyatt SB, Penman AD, Palmas W, Rotter JI, Townsend RR, Doumatey AP, Tayo BO, Mosley TH Jr, Lyon HN, Kang SJ, Rotimi CN, Cooper RS, Franceschini N, Curb JD, Martin LW, Eaton CB, Kardia SL, Taylor HA, Caulfield MJ, Ehret GB, Johnson T; International Consortium for Blood Pressure Genome-wide Association Studies (ICBP-GWAS), Chakravarti A, Zhu X, Levy D, Munroe PB, Rice KM, Bochud M, Johnson AD,.., Rasheed A, et all. Association of genetic variation with systolic and diastolic blood pressure among African Americans: the Candidate Gene Association Resource study. Human Molecular Genetics, June 01, 2011; 20(11): 2273-2284

 

    1. Saleheen D, Hashmi SK, Zaidi M, Rasheed A, Murtaza M, Abbas A, Nasim S, Hameed MQ, Shuja F, Sethi MJ, Hussain I, Shahid K, Khalid H, Ahmad U, Frossard PM, Ishaq M. Evaluation of therapeutic control in a Pakistani population with hypertension.

      Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 2010 Dec; 16(6):1081-4.

 

    1. Saleheen D, Alexander M, Rasheed A, Wormser D, Soranzo N, Hammond N, Butterworth A, Zaidi M, Haycock P, Bumpstead S, Potter S, Blackburn H, Gray E, Di Angelantonio E, Kaptoge S, Shah N, Samuel M, Janjua A, Sheikh N, Haider SR, Murtaza M, Ahmad U, Hakeem A, Memon MA, Mallick NH, Azhar M, Samad A, Rasheed SZ, Gardezi AR, Memon NA, Ghaffar A, Memon FU, Zaman KS, Kundi A, Yaqoob Z, Cheema LA, Qamar N, Faruqui A, Jooma R, Niazi JH, Hussain M, Kumar K, Saleem A, Kumar K, Daood MS, Memon F, Gul AA, Abbas S, Zafar J, Shahid F, Memon Z, Bhatti SM, Kayani W, Ali SS, Fahim M, Ishaq M, Frossard P, Deloukas P, Danesh J. Association of the 9p21.3 Locus With Risk of First-Ever Myocardial Infarction in Pakistanis. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2010;30(7):1467-73.

 

    1. Saleheen D, Soranzo N, Rasheed A, Scharnagl H, Gwilliam R, Alexander M, Inouye M, Zaidi M, Potter S, Haycock P, Bumpstead S, Kaptoge S, Di Angelantonio E, Sarwar N, Hunt SE, Sheikh N, Shah N, Samuel M, Haider SR, Murtaza M, Thompson A, Gobin R, Butterworth A, Ahmad U, Hakeem A, Zaman KS, Kundi A, Yaqoob Z, Cheema LA, Qamar N, Faruqui A, Mallick NH, Azhar M, Samad A, Ishaq M, Rasheed SZ, Jooma R, Niazi JH, Gardezi AR, Memon NA, Ghaffar A, Rehman FU, Hoffmann MM, Renner W, Kleber ME, Grammer TB, Stephens J, Attwood A, Koch K, Hussain M, Kumar K, Saleem A, Kumar K, Daood MS, Gul AA, Abbas S, Zafar J, Shahid F, Bhatti SM, Ali SS, Muhammad F, Sagoo G, Bray S, McGinnis R, Dudbridge F, Winkelmann BR, Böehm B, Thompson S, Ouwehand W, März W, Frossard P, Danesh J, Deloukas P. Genetic determinants of major blood lipids in Pakistanis compared with Europeans. Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics. 2010. Aug;3(4):348-57.

 

    1. International Stroke Genetics Consortium; Wellcome Trust Case-Control Consortium 2. Failure to validate association between 12p13 variants and ischemic stroke. N Engl J Med. 2010;362(16):1547-50.

 

    1. Kamal AK, Taj F, Junaidi B, Rasheed A, Zaidi M, Murtaza M, Iqbal N, Hashmat F, Alam SV, Saleem U, Waheed S, Bansari L, Shah N, Samuel M, Yameen M, Naz S, Khan FS, Ahmed N, Mahmood K, Sheikh N, Makki KU, Ahmed MM, Memon AR, Wasay M, Syed NA, Khealani B, Frossard PM, Saleheen D. The Karachi intracranial stenosis study (KISS) Protocol: an urban multicenter case-control investigation reporting the clinical, radiologic and biochemical associations of intracranial stenosis in Pakistan. BMC Neurol. 2009;9:31.

 

    1. Kamal AK, Itrat A, Murtaza M, Khan M, Rasheed A, Ali A, Akber A, Akber Z, Iqbal N, Shoukat S, Majeed F, Saleheen D. The burden of stroke and transient ischemic attack in Pakistan: a community-based prevalence study. BMC Neurol. 2009 Dec 1;9:58.

 

    1. Saleheen D, Zaidi M, Rasheed A, et.al. The Pakistan Risk of Myocardial Infarction Study: a resource for the study of genetic, lifestyle and other determinants of myocardial infarction in South Asia. Eur J Epidemiol. 2009; 24(6):329-38.