Pathways to Palliative Care
Despite many obstacles, Waqar and his team have brought palliative care to numerous patients who previously did not have access.
Dr. Muhammad Atif Waqar—From Buffalo, NY, To Karachi, Pakistan
Marcin Chwistek, MD FAAHPM
In June 2010, Muhammad Atif Waqar, MD, received a phone call from his sister. He smiled, recognizing her number on his phone. He was in Brooklyn, NY, in the last year of his internal medicine residency program at the Brooklyn Hospital Center. His sister was thousands of miles away in Karachi, Pakistan. They had not seen each other for a while. And this was his birthday.