Prof. Khalid Mahmood, a graduate of 1987, passed FRCS in 1992 from the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow. He entered structured neurosurgical training in world-class centers of the UK that took him from the status of Senior House Officer to Senior Registrar Neurosurgery in NHS hospitals in the UK. After getting certification and doing intercollegiate Board in Neurosurgery in 1998, he chose to return to Pakistan in 1999 and serve his own countrymen. He was the Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at KEMU from 1999 till 2005, Associate Professor at PGMI/LGH from 2005 to 2012, and then a Professor at the same institution. He served as the Project Director Punjab Institute of Neurosciences (PINS) from 2014 to 2016 and as Principal PGMI /AMC/LGH from July 2015 to August 2016. At present, he is working as the Head of the Department of Neurosurgery and Executive Director of PINS since February 2019.
Professor Mahmood, during his tenure as Project Director PINS and Principal, spent 850 million rupees on PINS from 2015 to 2016 which made it possible for this 10-year-old project to be completed at a fast pace. He also installed the first 3 Tesla MRIs of Pakistan in the public sector at PINS in 2016. He designed the 8 theatre Suite of Neurosurgery Operation theatres at PINS on lines of the Academisch Medical Centre Amsterdam and procured the latest equipment for it. He pioneered deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson’s disease in Pakistan in 2014. He also has an international repute as an endoscopic skull base and minimally invasive brain and spine surgeon. He has contributed as faculty in many national and international workshops for endoscopic brain surgery through the nose.