Sana Waqar, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Associate Program Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship at SIU School of Medicine, Chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, Memorial Medical Center, Springfield Illinois , Co-Director of the Hematology, Immunology, and Infectious Disease Unit for Second Year Medical Students, SIU School of Medicine
Internal Medicine

    About me



    Additional languages spoken


    Education & training

    Infectious Diseases Specialist
    Board Certifications
    Internal Medicine
    Medical School
    The Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
    West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, WV - Internal Medicine
    West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, WV - Infectious Diseases


    Research Interests
    Hepatitis C, Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology


    “Disseminated Tuberculosis Presenting as Baker's Cyst Infection” Pervin N, Akram S, Hudali T, Bhattarai M, Waqar S.Case Rep Infect Dis 2017;2017:6527675. doi: 10.1155/2017/6527675. Epub 2017 Jan 10. Hepatitis E, StatPearls, online reference. 2018

    “Multidisciplinary Performance Improvement Team for Reducing Health Care Associated Clostridium difficile Infection” Sana Waqar, MD; Kathy Nigh, RN; Lori Sisler, MSN,RN, BC; Mary Fanning, DNP, RN, NEA-BC; Steven Tancin; Erin Brozik, RN, MSN; Rebekah Jones, PharmD; Frank Briggs, PharmD, MPH; Lisa Keller, BCPS, PharmD; P Rocco Lasala, MD; Sam Krautz, Director of Environmental Services; Rashida Khakoo, MD MACP Am J Infect Control. 2015 Nov 3

    “Cerebrospinal Fluid Ordering Practices of Physicians at a Tertiary Care Institution” Sana Waqar, MD, Rashida Khakoo, MD MACP (Manuscript submitted for publication)

    “Frequency of Transport of Patients in Contact Isolation within the Hospital Compared to Controls” Sana Waqar, MD; Nasira Roidad, MD; Rashida Khakoo, MD MACP (Manuscript submitted for publication)

    “Improving Safety in Patients Discharged on Parenteral Antimicrobials” (Quality Improvement Project)  Sana Waqar, MD, Lisa Shaffer, R.M.A, John Guilfoose, MD, Arif Sarwari, MD, Rashida Khakoo, MD, MACP, Melanie Fisher, MD, FACP, MSc, Kristina Alaan, MD, Lindsey Adkins RN, Lisa Keller, PharmD

    “An analysis of variations in discharge prescriptions of patients diagnosed with acute coronary syndromes in two tertiary care centers of Pakistan and their comparison with international practices.” Quality Improvement Project at Sheikh Zayed Hospital Lahore and Aga Khan University Karachi.

    Intracytoplasmic sperm injection outcome using ejaculated sperm and retrieved sperm in azoospermic men. Naru T, Sulaiman MN, Kidwai A, Ather MH, Waqar S, Virk S, Rizvi JH Urol J. 2008 spring; 5 (2):106-10

    Self-medication amongst university students of Karachi: prevalence, knowledge and attitudes.  Zafar SN, Syed R, Waqar S, Zubairi AJ, Vaqar T, Shaikh M, Yousaf W, Shahid S, Saleem S. J Pak Med Assoc. 2008 Apr;58 (4):214-7

    Prescription of medicines by medical students of Karachi, Pakistan: a cross-sectional study.Zafar SN, Syed R, Waqar S, Irani FA, Saleem SBMC Public Health. 2008 May 19;   8:162.

    Perceptions about the cause of schizophrenia and the subsequent help seeking behavior in a Pakistani population - results of a cross-sectional survey. Zafar SN, Syed R, Gowani SA, Waqar S, Naqvi BMC Psychiatry. 2008 Jul 17; 8:56



    Scholastic Achievement award West Virginia University                                                                 2012-2013

    Class Representative the Aga Khan University Medical                                                                     2007-2008

    Head Falah Blood Bank Aga Khan University Medical student patient welfare organization                  2006-2007

    Head of the Journal Club subcommittee Student Research Forum The Aga Khan University           2006-2007

    Scholarship of Merit of Lahore Grammar School for achieving 7As in O-levels                                     2001-2003

    Edexel High Achiever-Highest O Level Exam (7A’s) of UK                                                                2001