The American Pakistan Foundation welcomes Nasar Qureshi, MD, PhD, FCAP, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Qureshi is the Founder, CEO and Medical Director of QDx Pathology Services, a full-service clinical and anatomical pathology laboratory dedicated to providing diagnostic excellence based in New Jersey. The lab serves as a reference laboratory to physicians in 7 states.
Dr. Qureshi is the Past President of APPNA – Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America, which represents more than 15,000 physicians and health care professionals across the United States and Canada. In the past he has also served as an active leader with the Karachi Central Jaycees, and Pakistan Jaycees and served on the board of the Jaycees International Asia Pacific Development Council. He has also served as the Chair of the Residents Forum of College of American Pathologists.
Prior to founding QDx Pathology Services, Dr. Qureshi served as the Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer at Lakewood Pathology Services. Previously, he served as the Director of Virology and Immunohistochemistry at Bayonne Hospital and as member of the faculty of the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. As a faculty member, he designed a state of the art and nationally recognized grossing facility with telemedicine capabilities, while streamlining resident interactions and training.
Upon graduating from Dow Medical College in Karachi with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree, Dr. Qureshi came to the United States to complete a PhD at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His PhD thesis on HIV was considered a major breakthrough and his interest in clinical research continues to this day. Dr. Qureshi then served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the U.S. Public Health and Clinical Microbiology and Immunology department at Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center in New York, where he was appointed as the Director of their first HIV testing laboratory.
Dr. Qureshi completed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center where he won their Annual Alumni Association Award for the best resident research paper, and the Stowell-Orbinson and the Binford-Dammin Awards from the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. He has also been awarded grant funding from the Neil and Herbert Singer Award three times and the National Institutes of Health.
“APF’s focus on youth development drew me to the organization,” Dr. Qureshi states, “I plan to help expand youth focused efforts to help empower the next generation.”
“Dr. Qureshi’s experience as the Immediate Past President of APPNA will be invaluable to APF,” notes APF Board Chair, Riaz Siddiqi, “We share a common drive and motivation to help develop and empower the next generation of leaders from our community and assist Pakistani youth in preparing for the opportunities ahead of them. It will be great to have Dr. Qureshi as a partner in this effort.”