Dr. Mohammed Fakhry
Late Dr. Mohamed Fakhry, a General Surgeon and the founder of the hospital
came to Saudi Arabia in the year 1955 G. – 1375 H.
appointed by the Ministry of Health as a General surgeon.
At that time there were only 6 surgeons in the Kingdom. Till then
there were no government or private hospitals in the Eastern Province
except for a small Aramco hospital.
With the opening of the first government hospital in Al-Khobar, the
Ministry of Health chose Dr. Fakhry to be the first and only surgeon in
the Eastern Province.
Fakhry, at that time was on his own; he had to depend on God and on
himself in managing all different cases in the hospital. There were
no other specialists available in the area in any branch of medicine.
Dr. Fakhry was able to treat competently different surgical, orthopedic,
gynecologic cases and difficult obstetric cases. Even he was giving
anesthesia to the patients he was operating on. He was assisted by 2
1956 Dr. Fakhry started his private practice in a clinic, besides working
in the Government Hospital. 8 private beds were annexed for
performing surgery. These 8 beds were the modest beginning of the
Fakhry acquired vast experience in different problems of medicine related
to surgery. In 1960, he obtained government permission to start a 20
– beds private hospital which in the course of time progressed to the
present stature of a full fledged health care facility with 200 beds and
more than 600 personnel including 85 doctors most of them university