Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Sun 07 Nov - Fri 12 Nov, 2010

M. Rashad Massoud M. Rashad Massoud (Faculty)

Country/Region: United States of America

University Research Company, LLC

Director, U.S. Agency for International Development, Health Care Improvement Project, Washington DC

Most Recently Attended: (2001)
Patient Safety and Medical Error
(Session 386)

Dr. Massoud, a physician internist and an internationally recognized leader in improving health care, is Senior Vice President for the Quality and Performance Institute at University Research Co. LLC. (URC), in Bethesda, MD, USA, and Director of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) - a centrally procured global contract currently active in 27 countries. Dr. Massoud served as Senior Vice President at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Cambridge, MA, overseeing IHI's Strategic Partnerships - the key customers working with IHI on innovation, transformation and large scale spread. In his previous capacities, he worked at URC where he led several improvement efforts around the globe including pioneering the adaptation of collaborative improvement methodology to developing country settings, working on developing the World Health Organization's (WHO) strategy for design & scale-up of antiretroviral therapy to meet the 3x5 target and large scale improvement in the Russian Federation. He also founded and for several years led the Palestinian health care quality improvement effort. He was a founding member and chaired the multi-country Quality Management Program for Health Care Organizations in the Middle East and North Africa (QMP-MENA). He worked as a Medical Officer with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. He has also consulted for and collaborated with several NGOs, KPMG, UNICEF, the World Bank, USAID and WHO. He holds an MD from First (Sechenov) Moscow Medical Institute, as well as a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University. In addition to English, he speaks fluent Arabic and Russian. Rashad is married to Karma Shaath who is an artist and they have two boys (bundles of energy) Fares - eleven and Rami - seven years old.

Media files from M. Rashad Massoud

A Vision Worth Pursuing: Rashad Massoud

What can mature healthcare systems learn from system reform elsewhere?

What Can Mature Healthcare Systems Learn from System Reform Elsewhere?

Why Salzburg? Rashad Massoud explains...