Dr. Shameem Akhter

Dr. Shameem Akhter received her MBBS from Rajshahi Medical College in 1985 and MPhil in Microbiology in 2005 from BSMMU (Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University), Dhaka. Her M.Phil research had been on Rapid Detection of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) by BV Blue Test and Comparison with Conventional Test. The research paper was later published in the Bangladesh Journal of Medical Microbiology.

Dr. Akhter joined Bangladesh Civil Service (Health) in 1986 and worked in different capacities in the fields of public health and clinical sciences at Upazilla (sub-district) and District levels.. Before she left government service in 1995, Dr. Akhter worked as Lecturer of Microbiology in the Sir Salimullah Medical College and Hospital (SSMCH) in Dhaka.

Dr. Akhter has, in her credit, long working experience in the Microbiology Lab, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, USA during 2004--2006. She has also been working as a Researcher at the Microbiology Lab, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Turkey, since 2010, presently working on Detection of Enteric Viruses in Stool by Polymerase Chain Reaction. She also completed USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) in 1997.

Dr. Akhter has worked as Assistant Professor of Microbiology from August 2008 to April 2009 in ZH Shikder Women’s Medical College & Hospital in Dhaka. In May 2009, she joined the Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences (BIHS) in Dhaka as Assistant Professor of Microbiology.

In June 2013, Dr. Shameem Akhter has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, and has been appointed as Associate Professor of Microbiology in the Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS) in Dhaka.

Dr. Shameem Akhter takes deep interest in research work; she has, so far, six research papers published in well-reputed Microbiology journals. Her areas of research interest include bacterial infection and anti-microbial susceptibility of different bacteria in different clinical conditions.


Visiting & Mailing Address

Department of Microbiology
Bangladesh University of Health Sciences
Room No: A-21, 125/1, Darus Salam
Mirpur-1,Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh.
Phone: [880] 2-8055312, 9010654, Ext: 1231
Fax: [880] 2-8055312
E-mail: contact.microbiology@buhs-edu.org
Web: www.buhs-edu.org


Visiting Hours: 10AM - 4PM

Head of the Department

Prof. Dr. Shah Md. Zahurul Haque Asna
Contact No: [880]-2-8035501, Ext. 0000
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Faculty Members

Full-Time Faculties

Prof. Dr. Shah Md. Zahurul Haque Asna 
Associate Professor
Dr. Shameem Akhter
Assistant Professor
Dr. Md. Mushfequr Rahman


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