About Prof. Dr. AKM Fazlul Haque
Prof. Dr. AKM Fazlul Haque born on 25th January in 1958, in the district of Patuakhali, in the Village Gazipura under Mirzagonj police station. He passed MBBS from Dhaka Medical College with distinction in 1982. Later on he obtained FCPS in Surgery January, 1989. After that he was trained from Singapore National University Hospital in 1994. In 1995-96 he has completed intensive training from Singapore General Hospital for 1 (one) year. In 2000 he was awarded international scholar award for his pioneering contribution in colorectal surgery by the American society of colon and rectal surgeons. The award is given to a single surgeon every year on world wide competition basis.
Prof. Dr. AKM Fazlul Haque was the third surgeon to receive this award in Asia and seventh in the world. Before him two surgeons from Singapore and Israel got this award. In the same year he was trained in Lahi clinic, Mayo clinic, Cliveland clinic in the USA. Simultaneously he acted as a visiting lecturer over there. In the meantime he has participated various international conference in Bangladesh, Italy, England, Singapore, Pakistan, Nepal, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Korea, & in the USA & Presented Scientific papers. He is the founder chairman of colorectal surgery in Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University.It may be specially mentioned that Professor Haque is the pioneer in colorectal Surgery in Bangladesh and the Subcontinent. He successfully initiated various modern surgeries of colon and rectum. Such as double stapling of rectum cancer, Longo operation for Haemorrhoid and successful operation of fistula after having frequent unsuccessful operations. Professor Haque popularized the idea of treating 70-80% of Haemorrhoid patients with non-operation procedure such as Rubber Ring Ligation. He has taken the initiative to observe “World Piles & Colorectal Cancer Day” on 20th November in Bangladesh and internationally to increase public awareness. In 2006 he started “MS degree” in colorectal surgery in Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU). He has been practising the colorectal surgery for last 17 years.
He is the first in the history of Bangladesh who directed international training course for senior foreign specialists in May’2008. Surgeons from Srilanka, Nepal, India and Maldives attended the international training program “Titled: Master program in MIPH”. In this program he trained them practically how to perform Longo operation skillfully without any trauma to the anal canal exterior.
Prof. Haque’s wife Shahin Mahbuba Haque is a Professor of English. In addition to that she is a singer as well as English News presenter of BTV. His eldest son Dr. Ashif Almas Haque FCPS (surgery) & the younger one Sakib Sarwat Haque (MBBS).