Dr Rahimtoola was an active social member of the Jamat. He served different localities of the community in Karachi on voluntary basis – he was also on the Health Board during the 70s and 80s till official government duty did not permit him to continue actively.
Dr Rahimtoola was also recipient of the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ presented to him by the Dow University in 2013
May 2, 2017 – The digital library at the Dow University of Health Sciences was officially named after its former Principal Professor Shamsuddin Rahimtoola recently in continuation of an earlier announcement by the University to make different sections of the campus after its former teachers.
The announcement was officially made at a condolence meet held at the Arag Auditorium to mark the death of Professor Rahimtoola last year on October 26th 2016.
Senior faculty members including the Vice Chancellor, Principal [Prof Junaid Ashraf], Chair of Medicine [Prof Khalid Mehmood], Former VC [Prof Masood Hameed Khan] were present on the occassion. They spoke of their personal experiences and learnings from Prof Shamsuddin Rahimtoola over the years.
Professor Rahimtoola was well known for his accurate diagnostic and unique teaching skills to many generations of students through the 1970s till even after the turn of the century. He remained Professor of Medicine at the Dow Medical campus for over two decades. Professor Rahimtoola was also Medical Superintendent of the Civil Hospital for some years during the 1980s.
The digital library is located at the main city campus of the DUHS and has been developed keeping in mind the interactivity to be developed with other HEC institutions along with international centres of research and publications.
The digital library was first opened for use in 2006 by the then Chancellor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad [Governor of Sindh]. Shamsuddin Rahimtoola was Greig Medalist from the University of Edinburgh for Tropical Medicine – he also remained Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh.
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