Past President (2011-2013)

Dr. Nilofer Fatimi Safdar

PhD, MS (USA), MSc (Pak.)

ICDA, AFDA, ASN and UK Nutrition Society Liaison

Founding member of PNDS and associated with the society in different capacity since its inception in 2003. She was the Manager Clinical Nutrition at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi and established the first Nutrition and Food Service department in the country at the hospital. In the past she has also worked as a consultant Nutritionist at The Kidney Center, Post Graduate Institute, Karachi.

She is currently working as a Director, Nutritional Science Program School of Public Health, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi. She is a two time recipient of Fulbright Scholarship Dr Safdar has been honored with the ‘Delta Omega’ public health excellence award in 2012 from USA to recognize her academic and professional achievements in public health. Her clinical work in nutrition spans over more than 25 years. Her research interest are dietary patterns, lifestyle behaviors in chronic diseases, renal nutrition, prevention of non- communicable diseases, community health education and public health Nutrition.

She is the member of the several national and international nutrition and dietetic societies. Dr Safdar is also the member of the editorial board of the ‘Journal of Pakistan Medical Association’.