Dr. Amyna Merchant Sultan, a graduate of the University’s Medical College, Class of ’89, has received one of the highest accolades from the British Government. She has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. This announcement was made as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday honors list that recognizes exceptional achievement or service.
She received this honor in recognition of her services in Medicine, Healthcare and Eye Surgery.
Dr. Sultan practices at the Pacific International Hospital in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea and has served as the Hospital’s Medical Director and Consultant Ophthalmologist since its establishment in 2001. She specializes in cataract, pterygium and corneal surgeries and is also an expert in treating eye infections and inflammatory conditions.
The Order of the British Empire, founded in 1917, recognizes distinguished service to the arts and sciences, public services outside the Civil Service and work with charitable and welfare organizations of all kinds. Valuable service is the only criterion for the award, and the Order is now used to reward service in a wide range of useful activities. There are more than 100,000 living members of the Order throughout the world.