Syed Adeebul Hasan Rizvi is a Pakistani philanthropist, Doctor, Renal transplant surgeon and founder of the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) the center of Excellence for kidney transplant in Pakistan
Early life and career
Dr Rizvi was born on 11 September 1938 in a small village kalanpur in Jaunpur district, Uttar Pradesh, British India. He graduated from Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan in 1968. Then he went to UK to pursue higher studies. After finishing his studies there, he returned to Pakistan. "In those days most people returned from UK with cars but guess what Dr. Rizvi returned with a container full of medical equipment."
While living in UK, he saw National Health Service working there and he decided to try that idea in Pakistan. Dr Rizvi set up an eight-bed urology ward at the Civil Hospital, Karachi in 1970.
SIUT started as an eight-bed ward at Civil Hospital, Karachi, and has grown to be Pakistan's leading & largest Urology and Transplantation Institute with branches (satellite centers) spreading from Kathore near Karachi to far North in Azad Kashmir.
Dr Rizvi is the president of the Transplant Society of Pakistan. In 2003, Rizvi led a team of SIUT surgeons that performed the first successful liver transplant on an infant in Pakistan.
Awards and recognition
• Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1998
• Lifetime Achievement Award by The Sindh Association of North America in 2015