Dr. Ambreen Usmani
Category: November 10, 2016
Campus BUM&DC  


Medical Education

Department Administration 
Designation Principal & Dean, Professor of Anatomy
Name Prof. Dr. Ambreen Usmani
Email Address ambreen.bumdc@bahria.edu.pk
Phone Office Ext 021-35319491-9 (1026)
Research Area Anatomy, Medical Education, Molecular Biology 
Number of Publications 90
Degree Passing Year Majors University
Women Leadership Residency Program ongoing   Michigan State University USA
FCPS Anatomy  2022 Anatomy  CPSP
Ph.D (Anatomy) 2017 Anatomy  Ziauddin University
MCPS-HPE 2011 Medical Education  CPSP
PGD-Bioethics 2010 Biomedical Ethics  SIUT
MPhil-Anatomy 2007 Anatomy Ziauddin University
MBBS 1995 MBBS Baqai Medical University
Designation From To Organization
Senior Professor 2017 Till to date Bahria University Health Sciences Karachi
Professor 2015 2017 Bahria University Health Sciences Karachi
Associate Professor 2012 2015 Bahria University Health Sciences Karachi
Assistant Professor 2008 2012 Bahria University Health Sciences Karachi
Assistant Professor 2007 2008 Ziauddin University
Lecturer 2003 2007 Ziauddin University
Demonstrator 2002 2003 Baqai Medical University
 1. MicroRNA in Breast Cancer.
 2. Mentoring Medical Students.
 1. Shahida Zaidi, Ambreen Usmani, Ishrat S Shokh. Ovarian reserve in reproductive age. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences (PJMS) April- June 2007; 23(3):449-453.
 2. Ambreen Usmani, Ishrat S Shokh. Ovarian reserve in fertile women as determined by ultrasonography. Journal of Dow University Health Sciences (JDUHS) July-December 2007; 1(2):69-73.
 3. Zaidi S, Usmani A, Shokh IS, Alam SE. A comparison of ovarian reserve and BMI between fertile and subfertile women: A Karachi Study. Journal of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (JCPSP) 2009, Vol 19(1):21-24.
 4. Usmani A, Sultan ST, Ali S, Fatima N, Babar S. Comparison of students and facilitators’ perception of implementing PBL. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association (JPMA) 2011; Vol 61(4): 332-335.
 5. Usmani A, Sultan ST, Omaeer Q. Ethical implications of mentoring medical students. AHRC-ETC-019-2011 in Ethics in action Korea. www.humanrights.asia. 2011 .
 6. Usmani A, Omaeer Q, Sultan ST. Mentoring undergraduate medical students: Experience from Bahria University Karachi. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association (JPMA) 2011;vol 61(8):790-794.
 7. Usmani A, Rehman R, Babar S. Impact of structured meetings on the learning of faculty members. J Postgrad Med Inst (JPMI) 2012; 26(3):283-290.
 8. Ambreen Usmani, Rashid Anjum, Saeed Shafi. Ultrasonic measurement of female pelvic reproductive organs and comparison of BMI between fertile and infertile women. Journal of Rawalpindi Medical College (JRMC) 2012; 16(2):159-161.
 9. Ambreen Usmani, Zia ul Islam, Zehra Akhtar. Comparison of female reproductive organs morphology between fertile and infertile women with polycystic ovaries. Journal of Postgraduate Medical Institute (JPMI) 2013; 27(1):48-54.
 10. Rehana Rehman, Zil-e-Rubab, Ambreen Usmani. Problem based learning development program at Bahria University Medical and Dental College. Pakistan Journal of Medicine and Dentistry (PJMD) 2013;2(2):21-26
 11. Usmani A, Qamar A, Sadiq S. Ageing ovaries and endometrium in PCOs. JBUMDC 2013; 3(2):69-74.
 12. Usmani A, Muhammad Syed Shafi, Rehman R, Islam ZU. Association of Polycystic Ovaries in primary infertile women with ovarian and uterine morphology. Journal of Rawalpindi Medical College (JRMC). 2014;18(1):122-125.
 13. Usmani A, Islam ZU, Sultan ST. Mandate of Establishing an Ethical Review Committee. JBUMDC. 2014; 4(1):27-29.
 14. Ambreen Usmani, Rehana Rehman, Zehra Ahktar. Association of body mass index and dietary habits with ovarian and uterine morphology with subfertile polycystic ovarian syndrome. J Postgrad Med Inst. 2014; 28(2):133-138.
 15. Rehman R, Rubab EZ, Usmani A, Rehan R. Steps towards implementation of modular hybrid system at Bahria University Medical and Dental College. J Postgrad Med Inst (JPMI) 2014; 28(1):98-102.
 16. Rehana Rehman, Ambreen Usmani, Quratulain Omaeer, Hina Gul. “Mentorship” a stride towards maintenance of medical student’s well-being. J Pak Med Assoc(JPMA) 2014; 64(12):1352-1357.
 17. Ambreen Usmani, Rehana Rehman, Aisha Qamar. Effect of age on ovarian and uterine morphology in Polycystic Ovaries. J Pak Med Assoc 2014;64(10):1119-1122.
 18. Usmani A, Rehan R, Wasim B. Effects of Polycystic Ovaries on the morphology of uterus and ovaries. Pak J Med Dent 2014;3(2):7-12.
 19. Rehana Rehman, Rabiya Rehan, Ambreen Usmani. Journal Club presentation in research orientation at Bahria University Medical and Dental College. Pak J Med Sci. 2015; 31(1):136-139. doi: http;//dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.311.6314.
 20. Rehana Rehman, Sundus Tariq, Ambreen Usmani, Mukhtiar Baig. Interplay of leptin with obesity and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Life Science Journal 2015;12(4):12(4):83-89 [IF: 0.165]
 21. Khalil Ahmed, Iftikhar Athar Rasool, Naeem Haider, Habib Ullah, Ambreen Usmani. A rapidly developing cataract in idiopathic hypoparathyroidism: a case report. J Post Med Inst 2015;29(1):52-54
 22. Ambreen Usmani, Amir Ali Shoro, Zahida Memon, Mehvish Hussain, Rehana Rehman: Diagnostic, prognostic and predictive value of MicroRNA-21 in breast cancer patients, their daughters and healthy individuals. Am J Cancer Res 2015;5 (8):2484-2490.
 23. Ambreen Usmani, Amir Ali Shoro. MicroRNA in breast cancer. MicroRNA in breast cancer. JBUMDC. 2015;5(2):51-55.
 24. Aisha Qamar, Ambreen Usmani, Humera Waqar. Ameliorating effect of Allium Sativum on high diet induced fatty liver in albino rats. Pak J Med Sci. 2016; 32(2): 403-407 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms. 322.9025.
 25. Ambreen Usmani, Amir Ali Shoro, Bushra Shirazi, Zahida Memon. Investigative and extrapolative role of microRNA’s genetic expression in breast carcinoma. Pak J Med Sci. 2016; 32(3):766-772
 26. Ambreen Usmani, Quratulain Omaeer. Mentoring medical students facing diverse hitches. (accepted by PJMS)
 27. Usmani A. Benefits of Mentoring: An Essential Program for all Educational Institutes.  Int  Arch BioMed Clin Res. 2016 Feb; 2(1):3-4.
 28. Ambreen Usmani. Importance of Electronic learning. JBUMDC. 2017; 7(1):01-02
29. Ambreen Usmani, Amir Ali Shoro, Bushra Shirazi, Zahida Memon, Mehvish Hussain. microRNA-16: A novel hereditary marker in breast cancer and their offspring J Pak Med. 2017; 67(3):446-450
30. Zia Ul Islam, Ambreen Usmani. Psychometric analysis of anatomy MCQs in modular examination. Pak J Med Sciences. 2017; 33(5): 1138-1143 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.335.12382
31. Irfan Ali Mirza, Ambreen Usmani. Attribution to success and failure among medical students. Experience at BUMDC. Pak Armed Forces Med J. 2017; 67 (6): 890-98
32. Ambreen Usmani, Amir Ali Shoro, Bushra Shirazi, Zahida Memon, Mehvish HussainmiR-16: A novel hereditary marker in breast cancer and their offspring. J Pak Med Assoc. 2017; 67: 446
33. Tahir Ansari, Ambreen Usmani. Students perception towards feedback in clinical sciences in an out-come based integrated curriculum. Pak J Med Sci. 2018;34 (3)702-709. Doi:https/ //doi.org/10.12669/pjms.343. 15021
34. Qudratullah, Ambreen Usmani, Siraj Ul Haq. The effect of WhatsApp messaging on learning paediatrics during clinical rotations of final year MBBS undergraduates. accepted 2021 PAFMJ
35. Mansoor Dilnawaz, Ambreen Usmani, SH Waqar. Perception of Postgraduate students regarding inclusion of clinical audit in training programme. 2019. PAFMJ; 69(4)894-900
36. Quratulain Jawaid, Ambreen Usmani. Anthropological variation of frontal air sinus among different ethnicities living Karachi. To be completed in 2022 OA
37. Ambreen Surti, Ambreen Usmani. Fetal Anomalies detection on 4D Ultrasound. To be completed in 2022 OA
38. Danish Ali, Ambreen Usmani. Bridging gaps in teaching and learning biochemistry. 2020 in process
39. Hudaibia Khan, Ambreen Usmani, SirajUl Haq. Evaluating skills and confidence status of house officers in managing dental patients: a mixed method study in a private Dental Institute of Karachi. PAFMJ accepted
40. Ambreen Usmani, Maroosha Imran. Replacement of conceptions developed during health professions education. JBUMDC. 2018;8(3):177-183
41. Ambreen Usmani, Manal Imran, Mehreen Lateef, Maroosha Imran. microRNA Let 7b: A novel function in predicting breast cancer. In process 2021
42. Syed Muslim Abbas, Ambreen Usmani, Maroosha Imran. Innovative Curriculum for Evidence Based Practice for Nursing Professionals. JBUMDC. 2018;8(3):176-182
43. Ambreen Usmani, Nasim Karim, Mehreen Latif. Am J Cancer Res (in process) Metformin Intervention in Oral Submucous Fibrosis and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Via Molecular and Spectral Biomarkers in process
44. Ambreen Usmani, Mehreen Latif. Evaluation of c-reactive protein (CRP) in breast cancer by enzyme linked immunoassay (ELISA) technique. JPMA. 71: 424;2021. Doi: https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA297
45. Syed Muslim Abbas, Ambreen Usmani, Maroosha Imran. Willingness to Pay and its Role in Health Economics. JBUMDC. 2019; 9(1):62-66
46. Hafeez ud din, Ambreen Usmani. Role of supervisors as mentor in the academic performance of post graduate doctors in a public-sector hospital of Karachi. PAMJF. 2019;69(4):753-57
47. Junaid Tariq, Ambreen Usmani, Maroosha Imran, Naveed Faraz. Social and health related effects of smart phone usage among university students. JBUMDC. 2019;9(3):179-182
48. Quratulain Jawaid, Ambreen Usmani. Anthropological significance of sexual dimorphism and the unique structural anatomy of frontal sinuses: Review of the available literature. J Pak Med Assoc. 2020;70(4):713-718. https://doi.org/10.5455/JPMA.32528
49. Ambreen Surti, Ambreen Usmani. Hydrocephalus and its diagnosis- A Review JBUMDC. 2020;10(1):72-76.
50. Ayesha Saba, Ambreen Usmani, Qamar Ul Islam, Tahira Asad. Unfolding the enigma of lamina cribrosa morphometry and its association with glaucoma: a comprehensive review. Pak J Med Sci. 2019;35(6):1730-1735
51. Syeda Bushra, Aisha Qamar, Muhammad Imran, Ambreen Usmani, Yasmeen Mahar, Sama Ul Haq. Cervical spondylosis; an inevitable but preventable catastrophe. JBUMDC. 2019;9(3):237-242
52. Ambareen Khan, Ambreen Usmani, Tanvir Khaliq. Using WhatsApp as a ubiquitous tool for learning and patient care in a resource‐limited facility. BJOG: An international Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2019;126(2) Special Issue. Top Scoring Abstracts of the RCOG World Congress 2019, 17–19 June 2019, London, UK. https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.3_15703 (IF 5.193)
53. Saira Latif, Ambreen Usmani, SH Waqar. Medical students’ perception of self -care and what they do for it. Pak Armed Forces Med J. 2020;70(5):1528-34
54. Quratulain Omaeer and Ambreen Usmani. Variability of anatomical features of frontal sinuses among male ethnic groups residing in Karachi. The Professional Med J. 2020;27(6):1259-1266. Doi:10.29309/TPMJ/2020.27.06.4288. www.theprofessionsl.com
55. Quratulain Omaeer, Ambreen Usmani, Aisha Qamar. Anatomical variations of frontal sinuses among the male and female genders living in Karachi. JBUMDC. 2020;10(1):44-48
56. Maryam Faiz Qureshi and Ambreen Usmani. A CT-scan review of anatomical variations of sinonasal region and its correlation with symptoms of sinusitis (nasal obstruction, facial pain and rhinorrhea) Pak J Med Sci. 2021; 37(1): 195-200
57. Ayesha Mehwish and Ambreen Usmani. Role of ultrasound in estimation of palatine tonsil volume in obstructive sleep apnea patients. JBUMDC. 2020;10(3):228-233
58. Ambareen Khan, Ambreen Usmani, Tanwir Khaliq. WhatsApp an informal learning and communication tool: Perception of medical officers working in low resource setting: A focus group discussion. J Pak Med Assoc 2020;70(2):225-230. http://doi.org/10.5455/JPMA.17802
59. Quratulain Javaid, Ambreen Usmani. Distinctive morphometric measurements of frontal sinuses among the female ethnic populations living in Karachi. JPMA 2021;71:1725
60. Maryam Faiz Qureshi and Ambreen Usmani. Clinically significant variations of Paranasal Sinus on CT-scan. JBUMDC. 2020;10(2):152-157
61. Rida Fatima, Ambreen Usmani. Clinical findings and histopathological correlation of Oral submucosal fibrosis-comparison of prognostic significance. 2021 in process
62. Mariya Azam Khattak, Ambreen Usmani. Prevalence of perforation in tympanic membrane with associated clinical features. 2021 in process
63. Maryam Faiz Qureshi, Ambreen Usmani, Ayesha Mehwish, Yasmeen Mahar, Maria Azam Khattak, Rida Rubab. Anatomical variations of rhinogenic headache and its relation with sinusitis: A computerized tomography (CT) scan study. Pak J Med Dent. 2022;11(3): 37-43. doi: 10.36283/PJMD11-3/007
64. Ayesha Mehvish, Ambreen Usmani, Maryam Faiz Qureshi. Association of Brodsky tonsillar grading with ultrasonographic volume in adults. International Medical Journal Japan. 2021;28(03) 4427-4434
65. Fatima Zehra, Nighat Rukhsana, Ambreen Usmani. Strategies for improving faculty retention: a mixed methods study in a private medical institute in Karachi, Pakistan. JPMA 2021;71(12) https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.1927
66. Ambreen Surti, Ambreen Usmani. Association of fetal anomalies with maternal age in process
67. Quratulain Javaid, Ambreen Usmani. Prevalence of agenesis of palmaris longus muscle and its association with gender in process 2021
68. Madiha Mushtaque, Ambreen Usmani. Post COVID changes in Lungs and Heart. In process
69. Wajahat, Ambreen Usmani. Carpal tunnel syndrome in students using smartphones-smartopatholgy. In process
70. Ambreen Surti, Ambreen Usmani, Quratulain Javaid, Sherish Shafique. Association of fetal hydrocephalus with embryological anomalies: A prenatal ultrasound based study. Pak J Med Sci. 2022;38(6):1617-1621. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.38.6.5223
71. Usmani A, Imran M, Javaid Q, Tariq J. Online mentoring of medical students during COVID-19 pandemic: Another new normal. Pak J Med Sci. 2022;38(8):2125-2130. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.38.8.5833
72. Javaid Q, Usmani A. Faculty experience regarding the effectiveness and issues of web-based teaching and learning during COVID-19 pandemic: A cross sectional descriptive study. Isra Med J. 2021; 13(3): 182-187
73. Muhammad Azeem, Ambreen Usmani, Abid Ashar. Effectiveness of Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) for Improving the Mini-Implant Insertion Procedural Skills of Postgraduate Orthodontic Trainees. PJMHS (Pakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences). 2022;16(5): 192-194. DOI: https://doi.org/10.53350/pjmhs22165192
74. Inayat Ullah Memom, Ambreen Usmani. Concept of design, data analysis, editing of manuscript. In process PAMJF. 2022
75. Usmani A, Imran M, Javaid Q. Usage of artificial intelligence and virtual reality in medical studies. Pak J Med Sci. 2022;38(4):777-779. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.38.4.5910
76. Rida Rubab, Ambreen Usmani, Mariya Azam Khattak, Ayesha Mehwish, Saneed Khaliq. Epithelial and nuclei characterization in oral submucous fibrosis patients. In process Ayub Medical College 2022
77. Rida Rubab Ahmed, Ambreen Usmani, Muhammad Shahid. Morphological assessment of epithelium and nucleus in oral submucous fibrous individuals. PJMHS, 2022;16(05):189-191
78. Ume Sughra and Ambreen Usmani. Comparison of conventional curriculum with integrated curriculum in stimulating critical thinking among undergraduate medical students of twin cities. Pak J Med Sci. 2022;38(6):1453-1459. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.38.6.5409
79. Wajahat, Ambreen Usmani. Morphology of a smartphonopathic hand-A review. In process 2022
80. Madiha Mushtaque, Ambreen Usmani. Review of Post COVID effects on Heart. In process 2022
81. Farrukh K, Usmani A. Self-regulated learning attributes of high-performing medical and dental students in teacher-centered culture. Professional Med J 2022; 29(11):1726-1732. https://doi.org/10.29309/TPMJ/2022.29.11.7064
82. Khadija Farrukh, Ambreen Usmani. Perception on PBL and barriers to its implementation: Theory to reality. JCPSP
83. Syed Amir Jalil, Ambreen Usmani. Evaluation of undergraduate integrated modular teaching system. J Pak Orthop Assoc. 2022;34(4)
84. Khadija Farrukh, Ambreen Usmani. Mentor-Mentee relationship using video-elicited interviews
85. Shaista Ehsan, Ambreen Usmani. Effectiveness of Mini-CEX in Pediatric postgraduate residents’ learning “ has been accepted by the Journal of Liaquat University of Health Sciences
86. Mariya Azam Khattak, Ambreen Usmani, Sohail Aslam, Saneed Khaliq, Ayesha Mehwish, Rida Rubab. Morphological variations in malleus among the male and female. JPMA 73:319; 2023. DOI: https://doi.org/
87. Ambreen Surti, Ambreen Usmani. Is anxiety related to oral examination scores of Anatomy and Physiology: A study of preclinical MBBS and BDS students of Bahria Univeristy of Health Sciences
88. Ambreen Surti, Ambreen Usmani. Impact of emotional intelligence and perceived stress on academic performance of undergraduate medical students of Pakistan: A multi-institutional cross-sectional study
89. Ambreen Surti, Ambreen Usmani. Emotional intelligence, a step further in empathy and leadership skills of future doctors: A Cross-sectional study on undergraduate medical students of Pakistan
90. Nazish Fatima, Ambreen Usmani. Expectation and satisfaction level of students with Impact of formative assessment on the scores of summative Assessments in subject of Dental Materials –A study from private dental college Karachi, Pakistan” (Manuscript Number: JPDA-2022-09-042 accepted for publication Oct-Dec, 2022 (Volume 31, Issue No. 4) in the Journal of The Pakistan Dental Association.
91. Kumar, S. ., & Usmani, A. . (2022). The Effectiveness of Flipped Classroom On 3rd Year Students of Oral Medicine Subject to Achieve the Learning Outcome: Flipped Classroom On 3rd Year Students of Oral Medicine. Pakistan Journal of Health Sciences, 3(07). https://doi.org/10.54393/pjhs.v3i07.397