Khyber Medical University Institute of Medical Sciences (KMU-IMS), Kohat was conceived and realized by Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST), Kohat. On the directions of the then Chancellor KUST/ Governor KPK, Syed Iftekhar Hussain Shah, the KUST syndicate took a bold decision in 2005 to start the first ever Institute of Medical Sciences. The Inauguration of KMU-IMS was performed on Thursday April 6, 2006 by the then Governor KPK Mr. Khalil-ur-Rehman.