Dr. Shaheen Akhter, MBBS, MD is Professor of Paediatric Neurology at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is the Founder-Director of the Institute of Paediatric Neurodisorder and Autism (IPNA), the first institute in BSMMU, which employs a multi-disciplinary approach under one roof and works towards ensuring an inclusive environment for children with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders. She also played the lead role in establishing the MD Paediatric Neurology and Neurodevelopment course in BSMMU. She is actively involved in many national and international organizations and is the author of various research publications in the field of neurology, autism and cerebral palsy.

Professor Shaheen became the Executive Board member for 4 years tenure (2022-26) of International Child Neurology Association (ICNA) through competitive election. She is the first Bangladeshi to hold this position in international arena.