Mr. Hassan Khan (PATRON)


Mr. Hassan Muhammad Khan has done dual majors in Industrial Engineering and Economics from Boston, USA, which he followed up with a Masters in Business Administration. He has traveled widely in the world and his areas of interest include innovation in management and educational models. As an educationist of distinction, Mr. Hassan Khan has played a pivotal role in establishment, development and recognition of institutions of Riphah International University. His university is the first one in Pakistan to establish RIPHAH Institute of Lifestyle Medicine in 2019, for educating doctors and undergrad.

Dr. Shagufta Feroz (FOUNDER & CHAIRPERSON)

Dr. Shagufta Feroz has been practicing since 1988, from a very early age she was passionate about healing with nature, rather than drugs. Pursuing her passion, she specialized in Family Medicine, Holistic Nutrition, Integrative Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine.

 After running a drug dependent clinic for 15 years, she identified the healthy lifestyle factors and their role in prevention, treatment and reversal of disease process. This awareness forced her to gradually switch from drug drug-dependent practice to a drug-less Integrative Family Medicine practice. Since 2003 she has been successfully managing the wellbeing of a variety of patients utilizing the SWIPE Synchronised Wellness Integrative Program for “ENTRAINMENT” 

. Up till now, she had managed more than 60,000 patients of various ailments with SWIPE. Dr. Feroz is passionate about transforming and groom the youth in terms of whole health. She frequently delivers lectures and conducts workshops in schools, colleges and universities. She is also a regular speaker at various national and international health forums, doctor forums, government training institutes, and military training institutes. She has participated in about 100 live TV health shows, and active at Social Media. In 2015 she spoke about “The role of a Healthy Lifestyle in Youth “ at TEDx Lahore. In 2017 LMEd Harvard University nominated her as their Pakistan’s Lifestyle Medicine Collaborator for three years, for the introduction of Lifestyle Medicine to doctors and for undergraduates training. She is the Director RIPHAH Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, RIPHAH University.

Elected Members 

Dr. Mohammad Zia Abbas (PRESIDENT)

Mohammad Zia Abbas is an MD in Internal Medicine with dynamic carrier in Health care industry in US, Middle East and Pakistan.  Dr. Abbas have worked in the field of Clinical education especially in Angioplasty, Tracheostomy and Temperature management. He was consulting for Johnson & Johnson and Smiths Medical for about 22 years being responsible for trainings and talent development.

Dr. Abbas Joined the Lifestyle medicine in 2021 with help of Dr Shagufta Feroz. He did his Lifestyle Medicine Postgraduate Course from RIPHAH International University, Islamabad. He also did his SWIPE Internship program from Pakistan Association of Lifestyle medicine (PALM).

He is DipIBLMH and is currently practicing Internal Medicine and working as Lifestyle Coach in private practice in Islamabad, Pakistan. He is also Associate Country Head for Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance (LMGA). Dr. Abbas is the Managing Director and founder of Diligent Enterprises an organization that specializes in life saving medical devices and consultancy services. He recently joined Ministry of Food Security & Research as project coordinator. He is member of Task Force at WLMO World Lifestyle Medicine Organization

Dr. Munira Abbasi ( VICE PRESIDENT)

Dr. Munira Abbasi is an MD  with triple board certification in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Lifestyle Medicine. 

Dr. Abbasi is a Physician-Teacher.  She has served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism

In 2021, she established a lifestyle  informed Endocrinology Clinic ‘Nurturing Our Health’, that focuses on personalized and comprehensive medical delivery of metabolic health conditions such as Type 2 DM , Obesity , thyroid-related problems and PCOS. 

Presently, she is a Professor (adjunct) at Riphah Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (RILM ) teaching and introducing postgraduate and undergraduate students to the field of Lifestyle Medicine 

She has been affiliated with Pakistan Association of Lifestyle Medicine since 2021 and is passionate about promoting the mission and vision of this organization of Healthcare Professionals who believe in Patient-centered, root cause, whole-person prescriptive lifestyle change to prevent, treat and, when used intensively, often reverse such conditions.


Samia Khalid is a distinguished academic specializing in Clinical Psychology and Lifestyle Medicine. As the In-charge of the Post Graduate Program at Riphah Institute of Clinical and Professional Psychology (RICPP) and a Research Associate at Riphah Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (RILM) , she actively organizes webinars, workshops, and training sessions, focusing on the role of Healthy Ageing for mental and physical well-being.

In addition, she runs a private clinic, providing both online and in-person sessions for clients with various mental health issues. Her expertise in Psychometrics and various Psychotherapies sets her apart in her field.

Beyond her clinical and academic pursuits, Samia Khalid serves as a Motivational Speaker, sharing insights on various social media channels. She is also dedicated to mentoring research students, showcasing her commitment to education, research, and the overall well-being of her clients.


Dr. Saima Umair, a seasoned medical professional with an extensive background and a passion for holistic healthcare. Armed with a prestigious MBBS degree (Riphah), along with a Master's in Public Health (UK), LMPC certification, and recognition from the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM), she embodies a wealth of expertise.

With over a decade devoted to family medicine, she has diligently cared for diverse patient populations. Her commitment extends beyond clinical practice, encompassing over six years as an adept medical educator, shaping the minds of future healthcare practitioners.

Dr. Saima's impact extends further into the realm of public health, marked by numerous successful projects. Her affiliation with PALM and Dr. Shagufta Feroz since 2021 has amplified her journey, especially after achieving specialization as a Lifestyle Medical Specialist through the rigorous IBLM examination.

She has made significant contributions to various lifestyle medicine projects, holding a pivotal role as the Assistant Director of the SWIPE project. Dr. Saima Umair thrives on integrating lifestyle medicine competencies into patient care, aligning her practice with a proactive approach to wellness.

With an unwavering dedication to patient-centered care and a comprehensive understanding of lifestyle medicine, she continues to revolutionize healthcare, offering a compassionate and informed approach to improving lives.


Samer Hashmi is a graduate in the field of Architecture, from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan. 

Her strong passion in the field of healing sciences, especially Nutrition & Herbal medicine, motivated her to pursue a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist degree for herself from the College of Naturopathic Medicine, the leading college of Natural Medicine in the United Kingdom. 

Samer is also a certified Lifestyle Medicine Coach & has been serving the Pakistan Association of Lifestyle Medicine as the Information & Media incharge, since year 2020. 

She has conducted numerous lectures in various forums & educational institutions imparting the knowledge of Lifestyle medicine & its impact to holistic health, general wellbeing & disease prevention. 

Her prime goal is to enlighten the minds of the younger generation by helping & motivating them to set strong foundations of sound health, starting from the early phases of their lives.

Samer has also conducted numerous interviews with motivational speakers, celebrities, health professionals & all those geared towards making a difference in the lives of people.


Certified Naturopath, (U.K)  

LMPC, LM Coach 


Dr. Mujtaba Jaffery, is Tenured Associate Professor, in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, COMSATS University Islamabad Lahore Campus. He is an Electrical Engineer and graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore. He has a PhD from Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey, UK in the field of Control Systems.  He has been associated with PALM and has done a course along with three months mandatory internship with Dr. Shagufta Feroze on Synchronized Life Style Medicine. He has been involved in activities related to PALM for research purposes.

Executive Team 

LM Education

Dr. Munira Abbasi
American Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Lifestyle Medicine, DipIBLM

Deputy Director
Dr.  Shazia Ali



Dr. Zunaira Basit
Pediatrician, LMPC, DipIBLM

Deputy Director
Dr. Abeera Zainub
AP Biochemistry, LMPC, DipIBLM

Scientific Committee/ Research

Dr. Fatima Ahsan
Prof. Physiology, Riphah University, DipIBLM

Deputy Director
Samia Khalid
Clinical Psychologist, LMPC, DipIBLM

Social Media Marketing

Hassan Jawed

IT Support 

Fazal Karim