The Department of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic surgery was established at BIRDEM in 1999, with the aim of commencing liver transplantation in Bangladesh.
Moreover, living-donor kidney transplantation programme has been successfully ongoing at BIRDEM since 2004.
Two well-equipped operation theatres, a transplantation ICU, along with necessary instruments and ancillary facilities for LT, were set up at BIRDEM.
The protocol was approved by the Ethical Committees of National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM) and BIRDEM.
Within limitations, the researchers tried to have the best possible sample by choosing BIRDEM, which is the largest service provider for diabetic patients in Bangladesh.
1] Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh;  Bangladesh Institute of Health Science, Darus Salam, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh;  Department of Physiology and Molecular Biology, BIRDEM
, 122 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka, Bangladesh
has over 4,500 patients who visit its OPD daily.
She commended the contributions of BIRDEM
in diabetes care saying that it was one of the best centers in the word.
Sawkat Hassan at the Immunology Department of BIRDEM
, for performing all the laboratory tests.
Zafar Ahmad Latif Director at BIRDEM
Academy in his presentation stated that there are six million people with diabetes in Bangladesh.
He established BIRDEM
which is a state of the art diabetes care institution know the world over.
Ibrahim started the first Diabetic Clinic in Karachi and when he left for Bangladesh after the tragic events of 1971, he laid the foundations of Diabetic Associaton of Bangladesh, established BIRDEM
which is the biggest diabetes Hospital in the world and it has now become a University with undergraduate medical college besides state of the art Institutes in many other disciplines offering tertiary care.