Abdul Malik

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Abdul Malik was born in South Surma, British India back in 1929 to Molvi and Syeda.  He attended the Sylhet Government Pilot High School in 1947.  After graduation he was admitted to the Dhaka Medical College passing in 1954 with a MBBS. In 1955, he joined the Pakistan Army Medical Corps. 

He continued his education at the Royal College of Physicians and at the Hammersmith Hospital, his Post Graduate Medical School, London.  He returned to Pakistan in 1966.  In 1966, he established the first cardiac unit in Pakistan at the Military Hospital, Rawalpindl.  He served as Professor of Cardiology at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University from 1970-78. In 1978, he founded the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Dhaka.  He worked there as director cum professor until 1989, the first open heart surgery in Bangladesh was done there in 1981. He is still working as the Secretary General at the National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh that he also founded in 1978.

What you may not know about Dr. Malik is that he was the first cardiac surgeon of Pakistan.

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Comments (19)

Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Wayne,

He does start a lot of foundations to keep going.

Make yourself an awesome day.

Sep 20, 2021 04:25 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Another example of a person who knows no limits and just continues to climb. Enjoy your day.

Sep 20, 2021 04:57 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

You were right, James... I did not know about Dr. Malik... will need to test my Pakistani friends about their knowledge.

Sep 20, 2021 05:04 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

He sounds like an incredible man and likely has saved so many lives in Pakistan.

Sep 20, 2021 05:15 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - Dr Malik obviously did important work.  

Sep 20, 2021 05:35 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

James, what a cool story, and I have clients with the last name.   With so many heart surgeries, nice this doctor paved the way!  

Sep 20, 2021 06:02 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Every country needs a heart surgeon.  And Dr. Malik made his mark.  A

Sep 20, 2021 06:56 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

As a person who has had three stints put in I appreciate all the cardiac professionals out there James Dray .

Sep 20, 2021 06:57 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

wow, he is 91 and still practices medicine. My mother is only 90 and she is retired. I am going yell at her to get to work.

Sep 20, 2021 07:31 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Sep 20, 2021 08:19 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi James - so he was born in India and now practices in Pakistan.  I thought the two countries were enemies.

Sep 20, 2021 09:23 AM
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

James Dray I wonder what stands out in the youth of these special people, that springs them into greatness?

Sep 20, 2021 10:14 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

He certainly has made some signficant contributions to the cardiology field. 

Sep 20, 2021 12:49 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Again I can say I had no idea who this man was James Dray. I hope you have a Great week...

Sep 20, 2021 03:02 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi James- it is hard to feel accomplished after I read about many of the people you highlight. 

Sep 20, 2021 05:38 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good evening James Dray - he was truly in the forefront. Quite an accomplishment

Sep 20, 2021 07:45 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I had no idea but I know one of the first cardiac surgeons who operated on my father in New Haven CT.... the first of the surgeons and I love him for it...Endre

Sep 20, 2021 10:43 PM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear James,

Pretty amazing! It is truly astounding how far treatments for heart problems have come. Thanks to the many dedicated researchers and surgeons, who dedicated their lives to this in the past five plus decades.

Sep 27, 2021 08:41 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Dr. Malik has been a pioneer in medicine for the benefit of his Pakistani countrymen. I am sure he and his contributions will be long remembered.

Dec 08, 2021 12:37 PM