Professor Mohammad Daud Khan was trained as a doctor in Peshawar, Pakistan, and as an ophthalmologist in the United Kingdom. After 32 years of service in Peshawar, he retired from government service in April 2009. However he continues to serve as the chairman of Comprehensive Health and Education Forum International (CHEF International), a nongovernmental organization with a commitment to making a difference in general health, education and cross disability in Pakistan and other developing countries.
Professor Khan has served as a teacher at Khyber Medical College and Postgraduate Medical Institute Peshawar since 1977 and has made major contributions to teaching, training and evaluation in ophthalmology throughout Pakistan and other developing countries. He has also served on the editorial boards of eight ophthalmic journals.
During the last two years of his service, Professor Khan served as the founder vice chancellor of Khyber Medical University.
He has played a key role in humanitarian work in Pakistan and other developing countries. He has been on the Board of Trustees of Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust since 1984. He is also on the Board of Governors of the Khyber Eye Foundation.
He served as a national coordinator and chairman of the National Committee for Prevention of Blindness in Pakistan for 14 years, and was responsible for organizing and supervising Pakistan's second National Survey on Blindness and Visual Impairment in 2001-2003, which was conducted with the help of the World Health Organization, International Centre for Eye Health and a number of international NGOs.
Professor Khan has served as an advisor to the WHO since 1994. Professor Khan also served as a councilor and president of the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, councilor of the Afro-Asian Academy of Ophthalmology, president of the SAARC Academy of Ophthalmology, president of the Ophthalmological Society of Pakistan, vice president of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, eastern Mediterranean region, and vice president of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. In addition, Professor Khan served as a member of the International Council of Ophthalmology for six years.
Professor Khan has been a recipient of many national and international awards, including: President of Pakistan Pride of Performance Award, President of Pakistan OSP Ramzan Ali Syed Gold Medal, APAO Jose Rizal Gold Medal, ICO Duke Elder International Award, SAARC Academy of Ophthalmology Lifetime Achievement Award and APAO, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan Prevention of Blindness Awards.