Professor Rashid Latif Khan

Born in 1938, Professor Rashid Latif Khan graduated from Nishtar Medical College Multan in 1961. He got his training in OBGYN from UK, passed MRCOG and FRCS from Edinburgh and returned to Pakistan in 1961 where he joined Nishtar Medical College Multan as an Assistant Professor. Later he served as Professor of OBGYN at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College Bahawalpur, Nishtar Medical College Multan and Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore. His professional career lead him to set off as Dean at Postgraduate Medical Institute Lahore from where he retired in August 1998.

His journey of medical field was not his goal but passion and he was turning out to be an icon to follow, as he was well recognized over medical purview which earned him great achievements throughout. In prolongation of his journey he was later imputed as Professor-Emeritus at Postgraduate Medical Institute Lahore.

He was also conferred Fellowship of Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists in 1979, Fellowship of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan in 1987, Fellowships of Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh and Bangladesh College of Physicians & Surgeons in 1994. Besides being examiner of undergraduates, he has also been Postgraduate Examiner in Pakistan, Bangladesh and UK. He has been President of Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Pakistan, Founder President of IVF Society of Pakistan and Past-Chairman Representative Committee of Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists London.

On the way through his career, he also has the honor of being President of South Asian Federation of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Member of Executive Board of International Federation of Gynecologists & Obstetricians (FIGO) for 9 years. He also served as Chairman of the Country-Team of FIGO's Save the Mothers Fund Project and also FIGO Women's Rights to Reproductive and Sexual Health. He was elected as a member of the Council of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan for the first time in 1998 and is serving for the fourth consecutive term in that council. During this period he also has served for two terms as Vice-President of CPSP.

To share his knowledge and expertise with upcoming generations, he wrote book on Gynecology which was published in 1981 and till now there are six editions which are promulgated in marketspace. He has read original papers from all the continents from Australia to South America and chaired scientific sessions of international conferences abroad.

Professor Rashid Latif Khan set up the first IVF center in Pakistan in 1984 and rendered the first test tube baby not only for Pakistan but of South Asia in 1989 which was exactly 11 years after the birth of first test tube baby of the world. In recognition of his services to the specialty and field of medicine, he was awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 1992 by the President of Pakistan. Teaching has been his greatest passion not only at undergraduate level but also at postgraduate extent. Being a popular teacher he has been an inspiration for a legion of doctors who adopted OBGYN as their specialty. He still holds regular postgraduate classes, which are open to all without any charges.

In 1994 he established a private hospital in Lahore, which over the years, has earned a well-deserved reputation among other healthcare facilities around with high-class professional services. In 2010, he achieved another milestone and inaugurated a private medical college along with its own 400 bed teaching hospital adjacent to state-of-the-art college building. The college is being recognized as a benchmark of standard among its other counterpart private medical colleges while its teaching hospital brings quality healthcare to the doorsteps of marginalized community.

Professor Rashid Latif Khan

  • First Doctor from Pakistan to do MRCOG & FRCS (UK) 1967-68
  • First Doctor from Pakistan to introduce Diagnostic Laproscopy (1974)
  • Wrote First Textbook of Gynaecology (1982)
  • First to introduce IVF technology (1984)
  • First Gynaecologist from Pakistan to be invited as Examiner by the Royal Collegeof Obstetricians &Gynaecologist, London U.K. (1985)
  • Delivered First IVF baby of Pakistan (1989)
  • First Gynaecologist of Pakistan to be awarded SITARA-E-IMTIAZ (1992)
  • Founder President of South Asian Federation of Gynaecology (1996)
  • First Professor Emiritus of PGMI (1998)
  • Founder President IVF Society of Pakistan