FRCPCH (Eng), FRCP (Lond, Edin, Ire), FPAMS (Pak), MBA, DCH (Lond), DTM&H (Liv)

Professor Khalid Haque graduated from Karachi, Pakistan in 1967. He retired from University of London, St. George’s Medical School as Reader in Neonatal Medicine and is currently visiting Faculty Professor of Neonatal Medicine to the Children’s Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Lahore. 

He was Senior Consultant Neonatologist and chief of Neonatology at St. Helier University Hospital and the Director of Research and Development at Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals Trust prior to retirement. 

Professor Haque is a fellow of the Royal Colleges of London, Edinburgh, Ireland and the College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK. He also has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). He has been principal regional examiner for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and visiting professor and examiner to four universities including College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan.

Between 1980 to 1990, Professor Haque held the first chair of neonatal medicine in the Middle East as Professor of Neonatal Medicine at King Saud University, Riyadh Saudi Arabia. 

He has over 52 years of Paediatrics and neonatology experience working in Asia, Arabia, North America, Canada and the UK and has been coming to Pakistan to teach and train neonatal clinicians for the past 35 years. He has mentored most of the senior neonatologists in Pakistan.

He has published over 197 peer-reviewed papers, six chapters and has authored three books and also edited two books. Recently, along with Dr. Talal Waqar he has written “Essentials of Neonatal Medicine” and co-edited “Protocols in Neonatology” with Professor Irfan Waheed. These books have been especially written for neonatal clinicians in Pakistan. He is currently co editing a textbook of paediatrics for medical students in Pakistan. 

Professor Haque has done pioneering research work in immuno-modulation and other aspects of neonatal sepsis. He was one of the principal investigators of the large International Neonatal Immunoglobulin Study (INIS). As an invited expert on neonatal sepsis he has published consensus definitions of neonatal bloodstream infections in Paediatric Critical Care Medicine that have been adopted universally. 

Professor Haque continues to supervise and mentor Masters and PhD students. He is a reviewer for twelve international journals and visiting professor to four universities. He has been on the faculty of IPOKRaTES and is currently visiting foreign faculty as Professor of Neonatology at Children’s Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Lahore, Pakistan. 

His main non-clinical interests are watching cricket, comparative religion studies and painting.


After giving an initial global background of the burden of neonatal sepsis, the presentation will discuss the definition and classification, followed by exploring the strategies the neonate uses to fight infection, its immunological and nutritional cost. This will lead into trying to understand the pathophysiology and diagnosis of neonatal sepsis and conclude by addressing management and prevention strategies. The presentation will conclude by providing an evidence based bundle of overall management of neonatal sepsis.


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