LAHORE - Prof Farid Ahmad Khan on Saturday assumed charge as Chairman and Dean Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex (Post Graduate Medical Institute, Khalifa Bin Zayed Medical College and the Hospital). Since the retirement of Prof Zafar Iqbal in June 2014, the institution was being run by Acting Chairman Prof Farrukh Iqbal.

Search Committee headed by ex-Chief Secretary Pervaiz Masood short listed 12 senior professors for the slot of Chairman/Dean SZH. After interviewing these candidates, the Committee short listed names of Prof Khan, Prof Farrukh Iqbal and Prof Ajmal Naqvi. After interviewing all three candidates a week back, Chief Minister proposed name of Prof Khan for the top slot of SZH.

At the time of his selection as Chairman/Dean SZH, Prof Farid Ahmad Khan was working as Registrar King Edward Medical University and Head of Plastic Surgery Department Mayo Hospital. After getting early education from institutions like Central Model School and Government College Lahore, Prof Farid Ahmad Khan did graduation from King Edward Medical College.

After doing FRCS and FCPS from the UK, he served as plastic surgeon at known institutions abroad. He also served as plastic surgeon at Klcinerty Institute in the US. He has 50 research publications in leading international journals and vast experience in administration.