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Prof. Dr. Shaheen Akhter
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  • MBBS (DMC)

    MD (Paediatrics)

  • Pediatric Neurology, Bangabandhu Shiekh Mujib Medical University

Prof. Dr. Shaheen Akhter

Pediatric Neurology, Bangabandhu Shiekh Mujib Medical University


  • Clinical Fellowship from Institute of Child Health, London, UK.

Member of

  • International Child Neurology Association (ICNA).
  • International League against Epilepsy (ILAE).
  • Society of Neurologists of Bangladesh (SNB).
  • Bangladesh Pediatric Association (BPA).
  • Asian-Oceania of Child Neurology Association (AOCNA).
  • World Federation of Neurology (WFN).
  • Association of Child Neurology India (AOCN).
  • Bangladesh Society for Child Neurology, Disability and Development (BSCNDD).
  • Health Member of the Executive Committee, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)-Bangladesh Alumni Association (KBAA)


  • Founder Director of the Institute of Pediatric Neurology in Autism (IPNA). IPNA is a pioneer institute operates in national level and aims to provide a better and inclusive environment for children with neuro developmental disorders (NDDs) including autism.
  • Have taken active initiation to develop ‘Pediatric Neurology and Neuro development Residency Course’ in BSMMU.

Previous Experience

  • Have been working in the field of Neuro development and Autism for more than 20 years and have engaged in patient diagnosis and management along with clinical research and teaching postgraduate students at the university.

Special Achievement

  • IPNA received national award, handed over by honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for outstanding performance in the field of autism and other neuro developmental disorders under my supervision.

Success Story

  • Have been doing free medical camp quarterly at Nilphamari and its adjacent areas since 2000 at her own initiative.