Dr Nausherwan K. Burki MB, PhD, FRCP, FCPS, FCCP developed the Master Plan for the Hospital in 1990, while he was Professor of Medicine at the University of Kentucky, USA. He oversaw the building of the Hospital, which was designed by Graham Rapp of Arrasmith, Judd & Rapp, Architects in Health Planning, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Design details on site were handled by Messrs. Nayyar Ali Dada & Associates of Lahore. Local engineering was performed by Messrs. Progressive Consultants, Lahore. Ground was broken in April 1991 and the hospital opened its doors on December 29, 1994.
Dr Burki was the first CEO of the Hospital until September, 1996, while on sabbatical leave from his University. He was responsible for recruiting all the consultant/attending medical staff and senior nursing and administrative staff. He remains the Chief Medical Advisor and Member, Board of Governors, continuing to be involved with program development, quality control, and recruitment of consultant staff, as well as Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center, in Farmington, Connecticut, USA.