Bilal Mazhar Qureshi, MBBS, FCPS

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Dr. Bilal Qureshi is a radiation oncologist interested in childhood cancer care.

As an undergraduate, he volunteered with and helped to lead a student-run NGO that focused on providing medicines, blood products and diagnostic services to underserved patients at a public hospital in Karachi.

He earned his MBBS degree in 2007 from Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. As a medical student he pursued multiple elective rotations that fostered his passion for radiation oncology.

In 2014, he completed his postgraduate training in radiation oncology at The Aga Khan University, Karachi. There, Dr. Qureshi participated in site-specific multidisciplinary tumor boards. He was awarded a fellowship from the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan.

Currently Dr. Qureshi is an assistant professor and head of Radiation Oncology at The Aga Khan University. He has a keen interest in peer-reviewed practice, multidisciplinary care, and quality improvement.

He is a site-specific pediatric radiation oncologist who collaborates to provide multidisciplinary management of pediatric tumors within and outside the hospital. He is an active member of the Pakistan Society of Pediatric Oncology and aids national treatment protocols.

“I am pursuing a Master’s of Science in Global Child Health to improve my research, administrative and leadership skills,” he says. “My goal is to better serve children with cancer, including learning learn how to gather scientific evidence in resource-limited settings, which is where most children with cancer live. My aim is that children everywhere have access to comprehensive, efficient and integrated radiation treatment services as part of evidence-based, multidisciplinary childhood cancer care programs.”

Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan

FCPS (Radiotherapy):
College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (2014)
MBBS: Dow Medical College (2007)



Abrar S, Qureshi BM, Hafiz A, Ali N, Khan AMH, Abbasi AN. 2022. "Total skin electron beam therapy (TSEBT) in management of mycosis fungoides: a case series." Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association. Accepted December 2021.

Abbasi AN, Ali N, Hafiz A, Qureshi BM, Sehrish Abrar, and Laraib Khan. 2022. "Comments on  Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Reirradiation In Regard to Ng et al." International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 112 (1): 261-262. Available online December 14, 2021.

Abrar S, Ali N, Qureshi BM, Tahseen R. Central nervous system metastases: a rare presentation of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Aug 17;14(8):e243892. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2021-243892.

Abbasi AN, Qureshi BM, Karim MU. Impact of Multidisciplinary Team Meetings and Decision-Making on Cancer Management in Lower and Middle Income Countries. Chest. 2021 Feb;159(2):887-888.

Mushtaq N, Resham S, Shamim S, Qureshi BM, Riaz Q, Bouffet E. Childhood Medulloblastoma. J Pak Med Assoc. Accepted: February 11, 2020.

Karim MU, Qureshi BM, Abbasi AN. Impact of a Learning Objective Based Self-Study Plan in an Introductory Radiation Oncology Curriculum. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2020 Nov 1;108(3):836-837.

Abbasi AN, Qureshi BM. Commentary on '' A meta-analysis on surgery with or without postoperative radiotherapy to treat squamous cell esophageal carcinoma". Int J Surg. 2020 Oct;82:5.

Abbasi AN, Abrar S, Qureshi BM. Site-specific multi-disciplinary tumour board is an important milestone in cancer patient's treatment journey. J Pak Med Assoc. 2020 Oct;70(10):1677-1678.

Ali N, Qureshi BM, Abbasi AN, Hafiz A, Khan BM, Jangda AQ. Acute toxicity and local response using three fractions of high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy for curative treatment of carcinoma cervix: Experience at a tertiary care university hospital in Pakistan. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. Accepted: February 14, 2020.

Abbasi AN, Ahmed SM, Qureshi BM. Recent updates in the management of Merkel Cell Carcinoma. J Pak Med Assoc. 2019;69(11):1693-9.

Qureshi BM, Mansha MA, Karim MU, Hafiz A, Ali N, Mirkhan B, et al. Impact of Peer Review in the Radiation Treatment Planning Process: Experience of a Tertiary Care University Hospital in Pakistan. J Glob Oncol. 2019;5:1-7.

Abbasi AN, Khan AMH, Qureshi BM. Radiomics-Using Artificial Intelligence in the Quest towards Personalised Radiation Treatment. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2019 Feb;29(2):99-100.

Khan BM, Mansha MA, Ali N, Abbasi AN, Ahmed SM, Qureshi BM. Hidradenocarcinoma: Five Years of Local and Systemic Control of a Rare Sweat Gland Neoplasm with Nodal Metastasis. Cureus. 2018 Jun;10(6).

Abbasi, A.N., uddin KARIM, M. and Qureshi, B.M., 2018. A Simplified Suggested Methodology for Quality Improvement in Radiation Oncology Facility. Turkish Journal of Oncology, 33(3).

Abrar S, Ali N, Qureshi BM, Abbasi AN. Extramedullary plasmacytoma: rare neoplasm of parotid gland. BMJ case reports. 2018;2018.

Ali N, Valimohammad AT, Abbasi AN, Mansha MA, Hafiz A, Qureshi BM. Chemoradiation and the Role of Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Lymph Nodal-Metastatic Cervical Cancer. J Glob Oncol. 2018;4:1-4.

Parkes J, Hess C, Burger H, Anacak Y, Ahern V, Howard SC, Elhassan M, Ahmed S, Ghalibafian M, Abbasi, AN, Qureshi BM et al. Recommendations for the treatment of children with radiotherapy in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC): A position paper from the Pediatric Radiation Oncology Society (PROS-LMIC) and Pediatric Oncology in Developing Countries (PODC) working groups of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP). Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 2017;64:e26903.

Abbasi AN, Qureshi BM. A Suggested Plan for Specialist Doctor's Professional Growth and Development. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2017 Dec;27(12):741-2.

Qureshi BM, Abbasi AN, Ali N, Hafiz A, Khaskheli B. In Regard to Amdur. International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics. 2017;99(5):1307-8.

Ali N, Valimohammad AT, Abbasi AN, Mansha MA, Hafiz A, Qureshi BM. Chemoradiation and the Role of Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Lymph Nodal–Metastatic Cervical Cancer. Journal of Global Oncology.0(0):JGO.2017.009852.

Qureshi BM, Abbasi AN, Ali N, Hafiz A. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC)-issues in the inclusion of cervical nodal region in radiation treatment volume. The British journal of radiology. 2017;90(1069):20160726.

Karim MU, Nadeem Abbasi A, Ali N, Hafiz A, Qureshi BM, Mir B. Postgraduate Training in a Low- and Middle-income Country: Sharing Experience from a Joint Commission International Accreditation-accredited University Hospital. Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain)). 2017;29(9):636-7.

Ali N, Mansha MA, Abbasi AN, Qureshi BM. Role of metastasectomy and chemotherapy in carcinoma of uterine cervix. BMJ case reports. 2017;2017.

Abbasi AN, Karim MU, Qureshi BM, Hafiz A, Ali N. Comment on: Are we training the next generation of proficient Radiation Oncologists, or just better examination candidates? Journal of medical imaging and radiation oncology. 2017;61(1):156.

Mansha MA, Abbasi AN, Ali N, Hafiz A, Qureshi BM. Correspondence on review article published in Oral Oncology (Vol. 59, August 2016): "Evaluation of the benefit and use of multidisciplinary teams in the treatment of head and neck cancer.". Oral oncology. 2016;63:e6.

Abbasi AN, Mansha MA, Qureshi BM, Hafiz A, Ali N. In Regard to Takiar et al. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 2016;96(3):708-9.

Abbasi AN, Karim MU, Ali N, Hafiz A, Qureshi BM. Multidisciplinary Team Tumour Boards are a Lifeline for Our Cancer Patients in Lower and Middle Income Countries. Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain)). 2016;28(12):799.

Hafiz A, Abbasi AN, Ali N, Khan KA, Qureshi BM. Frequency and Severity of Acute Toxicity of Pelvic Radiotherapy for Gynecological Cancer. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons-Pakistan : JCPSP. 2015;25(11):802-6.

Abbasi AN, Hafiz A, Qureshi BM, Ali N. Re: Impact of comorbidity in staging & management decision making of nasopharyngeal Ca (NPC). Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. 2015;115(3):435.

Alam SM, Kidwai AA, Jafri SR, Qureshi BM, Sami A, Qureshi HH, et al. Epidemiology of rheumatoid arthritis in a tertiary care unit, Karachi, Pakistan. JPMA The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association. 2011;61(2):123-6.

Abbasi AN, Karim MU, Casa C, D’Aviero A, Khan BM, Tagliaferri L, Qureshi BM, Kovacs G, Valentini V. International Exchange Programs can play a pivotal role in Global Oncology Initiatives for professional skill development of Postgraduate Trainees and Specialists. Position statement based on the PIONEERS experience. PJR. 2022 ; 32 (1), 24-27

Abbasi AN, Khan L, Ali N, Hafiz N, Abrar S, Jangda AQ, Qureshi BM. Rationale of Utilization of 3D Printing Techniques in Clinical Practice of Radiation Oncology: Paving the way for The Establishment of Clinical Digital Health Multidisciplinary Team." Pak. Journal of Rad. (2022) PJR 31 (4), 254-257.

Resham S, Raza MR, BM Qureshi, A Rizvi et al. Prognostic factors and their influence on therapeutic outcomes in children and adolescents with parameningeal rhabdomyosarcoma: A multicenter study from Pakistan. Pediatric Hematology Oncology Journal. 2021 Issue 6 (1), 6-11.

Abbasi AN, Jibril H, Qureshi BM. Awareness of site specific multidisciplinary team tumor boards among final year Pakistani medical students. PJR. 2018;28(1).

Mushtaq, N., F. Mustansir, K. Minhas, S. Usman, B. M. Qureshi, F. Mubarak et al. 2022. "Building the ecosystem for pediatric neuro-oncology care in Pakistan: Results of a 7-year long twinning program between Canada and Pakistan." Pediatr Blood Cancer: e29726. 

Abrar, Sehrish, Qureshi BM, Ali N, Hafiz A,  Khan AMH, Abbasi AN. 2022. "Solitary rib Metastasis from primary nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a rare clinical presentation." Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association. 2022 April 19 (accepted) DOI:

Qureshi BM, Tariq M, Khan AM, Ali N, Hafiz A, Abrar S, Abbasi AN. In Regard to Hesse et al. Advances in Radiation Oncology. 2022 Jul 1;7(4).

Qureshi BM, Karim MU, Iqbal HA, Mansha MA, Hafiz A, Tariq M, Tahseen R, Azam I, Abrar S, Abbasi AN. Laryngeal movement in the era of precision radiation therapy inI laryngeal carcinoma. PJR. 2022 Jun 27;32(2).