Ashraf Ismail, MD, MPH, CPHQ
Managing Director, Middle East Office
In March 2009, JCI appointed Dr. Ismail as the managing director of its Middle East office located in Dubai. Dr. Ismail is a physician with 20 years of international experience in hospital accreditation, health care quality management, performance improvement and development of human resources for health. His contributions in postgraduate quality education and training are well recognized.
As an adjunct professor at George Mason University, School of Health and Human Services, he teaches a variety of quality courses for the certificate in quality and outcomes management. Dr. Ismail is a WHO consultant in accreditation and health care quality. In 2006, he was appointed as Strategic Planning Advisor to the Minister of Health in UAE to develop the new strategy of the health sector. As a quality consultant, he assists health care facilities through the accreditation process. His experience in these areas has extended from USA to the Middle East.
For four years, he was as a quality consultant to Inova Health System, the largest health system in Northern Virginia. He also served as faculty at Johns Hopkins University and Director of JHPIEGO's Asia/Near East/Europe Regional office. While he was employed with USAID in Cairo, Egypt, he implemented the first National Quality Improvement Program in the Family Planning Clinics in Egypt.