DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY KHYBER MEDICAL COLLEGE AND KHYBER TEACHING HOSPITAL PESHAWAR
The department which started functioning in 1975, as a single general surgical unit under the leadership of Prof. Feroz Shah, has now expanded into a strong network of 05 divisions, and a dedicated ICU: Each division has a highly dedicated faculty, trainees and staff who strive towards excellence. We continue to grow by successfully recruiting the best and brightest faculty, providing exceptional surgical care for an ever broader population, and creating new and better physical space for patient care, education, and research. The concept of “One surgeon for all surgical conditions” still holds relevance in our setting, but is gradually fading away. Surgical specialties and super specialties are rapidly making their presence felt in our region, and our department is keeping up with this evolutionary journey. We have assigned various specialities to each surgical unit, so that patient care keeps pace with international standards.
In addition to advancing clinical care, a primary focus of our Department is education and research. To this end, we endeavour to provide outstanding teaching and training to tomorrow’s leaders in surgery, as well as research opportunities. Our trainees are competitive for the most highly regarded fellowships or, if they decide, are ready for entering faculty or specialist positions in general surgery. We are also responsible for surgical teaching of all medical students throughout the five years of our undergraduate curriculum and ensure that they have ready access to high-quality education that consistently responds to their individual needs. Besides teaching and training, we shape our students in values that we ourselves take pride in: authenticity, integrity and professionalism.
Surgery is in a period of enormous growth and innovation. We will need to work diligently to meet the challenges ahead and to garner a strong international reputation. I look forward to working together to do better today than we did yesterday.
“Welcome to the Department of Surgery. It is a great honour to be appointed as Chair of a department where I myself received my training. I took over from Professor Mahmud Aurangzeb, two years ago, whose excellent leadership and commitment has guided our department to being one of the best in the region. The department is especially thankful to him for his unwavering support and guidance”.
Prof.Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad Chairman Department of Surgery
There are three strategic pillars on which lie a leading surgical department:
- Patient centred surgical care
- Provision of state of the art educational programmes in all areas of clinical surgery
- High quality research that would contribute to changes in surgical practice
The Department of Surgery is proud of providing an environment in which all three goals can be met simultaneously.
We provide an environment where surgical excellence, high ethical standards and teamwork are valued, resulting in comprehensive, compassionate and dignified care to every patient. We educate our next generation through exceptional academics, research and social commitment so that they are better equipped to accept current and emerging challenges