Mariam Tabba Khan

After the sad and sudden demise of her philanthropist father Mr. Abdul Razzak Tabba, Ms. Mariam Tabba Khan took over Tabba Heart Institute (THI) as its Chief Executive on 2nd of June, 2005, immediately. She was not involved in her father’s business ventures during his lifetime. But after his death she took the challenge of establishing and running the state-of-the-art not-for-profit cardiac hospital. The hospital is serving both affording and non-affording patients, with dedication and commitment, maintaining a high standard of quality and professionalism.

Apart form ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certification, THI is the first hospital which has been enrolled into World Health Organization (WHO) patient safety program. This is a landmark achievement for THI in the area of Patient Safety Friendly Hospital Framework. WHO congratulated THI on this historic moment. THI has Won the "National Quality Champion Award" in 2022 at the International Patient Safety Conference held in Karachi.

Under the able leadership of Mariam Tabba Khan Pharmacy Dept., has got 1st & 2nd Award for Best Poster Presentation in 2nd International Innovations in Pharmacy Virtual conference. THI also has received 24th Cheers Award for Medication Safety Initiatives from Institute of Safe Medicine Practices ISMP. This award is first in south Asia and THI is first in the region to receive this award.

On teaching and training side THI is recognized by College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) for post-graduate training in Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Anesthesia. In addition, the institute also offers Diploma in Cardiac Nursing which is recognized by Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC). Another feather in THI’s cap is that THI has initiated M. Phil in Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation under Allied Health Sciences which is accredited by Karachi University. This is the first Program in Pakistan in this discipline which will not only support to develop skilled manpower but will also play a key role in initiating researches from THI for Prevention and Rehabilitation of heart disease. Beside this BS – Medical Technology in Cardiovascular Sciences, Operation Theater Sciences and Perfusion Sciences are also affiliated with University of Karachi.

To cater to the larger population with state of the art healthcare services, Tabba Heart Institute is working to enhance its reach through opening Medical Centres across different locations not just in Karachi but Hyderabad and Quetta as well. The number of medical centres has been increased from two to six. The home healthcare services have been extended to offering Tele consultation, Diagnostic & Radiology tests. Pharmacy medicines, COVID PCR testing service, Physiotherapy and medicine delivery is also being done.

THI has been certified by the American Heart Association (AHA) for BLS and ACLS courses, this certification was done in 2020 for the first time in history of THI. Cath Lab of THI is performing stroke intervention, this procedure is performed by the expert cardiologists to treat stroke. Furthermore, highest number of angioplasties has been carried out in the year 2021.

Under the leadership of Mariam Tabba Khan the research department also doing well. Research Collaborations have been signed, grants have been provided for different research projects, study published in International Journal. Research Dept., is also working on different collaborative projects as well.

Ms. Mariam Tabba Khan is much admired, full time CEO of the hospital. Her presence gives energetic boost to the entire team.