Lieutenant General/Professor Mohammad Rehan Burney, HI(M), (Retd)HI (M), MBBS, FCPS (Surgery) FICS, FCPS (Urology) – Special Advisor, Health
HI (M), MBBS, FCPS (Surgery) FICS, FCPS (Urology) – Special Advisor, Health
Lieutenant General Burney has extensive experience in leading the health response in emergencies, as well as vast administrative, professional and academic experience spanning over 36 years. During service in the Pakistan Army, he held key command and policy-making appointments including Commandant Armed Forces Institute of Urology (AFIU), Director General Surgery, and Surgeon General of the Pakistan Army.
General Burney is the former Surgeon General / Director General Medical Services (Inter Services), Pakistan Armed Forces. He is a General Surgeon and Urologist by profession and a fellow of College of Physicians & Surgeons and International College of Surgeons.
He was entrusted with the responsibility of planning, organising and executing successful medical support to the affected population during the earthquake of October 2005 in Pakistan. He also organised the largest International Medical Conference on Disaster Management (ICDM 2007) at Islamabad, attended by top international medical experts and regional head of WHO (EMRO). During the Pakistan floods of 2009/10/11 he made an immense contribution in controlling water borne diseases, Malaria, Dengue and other infectious and communicable diseases.
He has also been deeply involved in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Tuberculosis, Diabetes, Hypertension and Heart diseases. He remained on the faculty of Surgery and Urology at AFPGMI (Armed Forces Post Graduate Medical Institute) and CPSP (College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan) and the elite panel of examiners of various national universities for Fellowship and Postgraduate examinations.
General Burney has served on the Board of Governors of Foundation University and NUST (National University of Science & Technology). He has also been Patron/Chairman/Member of 20 Armed Forces and 12 Civilian organisations such as NDMA, PMDC, PMRC, HOTA, and Red Crescent Society of Pakistan. His last appointment was Advisor at PMDC (Pakistan Medical & Dental Council) for Post Graduate studies in Pakistan.
He graduated from King Edward Medical College Lahore in 1976 and was commissioned in Pakistan Army as a Medical Officer. In 2009, General Burney was awarded the elite Chinese National Day Parade Medal of Honour in recognition of services and cooperation (Medical) between China and Pakistan.