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Subashnie Devkaran, PhD, RPT, CPHQ, FACHE, FISQua



  • Over 15 years of experience in health care 

  • Expertise in quality improvement, patient safety, risk management, environment of care, health care administration and management, systems design

Dr. Subashnie Devkaran is an expert in quality, patient safety, risk management and accreditation. She has held several senior leadership positions in quality and patient safety in the Middle East and South Africa. She led various hospitals through quality certification, hospital accreditation/ re-accreditation and regulatory audit programs. She continues to serve on numerous regulatory committees and leadership societies in the Middle East. Dr. Devkaran regularly speaks at international conferences and has published several research papers on health care quality in leading international journals. 

Dr. Devkaran’s consulting expertise includes development of quality/performance improvement systems; evaluation of clinical processes; use of data to measure performance; risk assessment and proactive risk reduction, board engagement for quality, and standards and survey process preparation. 


  • President of the American College of Healthcare Executives Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region

  • Manages accreditation, regulatory compliance and related quality programs for Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • Corporate Director of Quality and Patient Safety in a large hospital group within the UAE providing leadership of the quality, patient safety, risk management, performance improvement, infection control and environmental health and safety programs

  • Director of Quality and Accreditation for a large private hospital in the Middle East

  • Adjunct Lecturer in both national (UAE) and international universities (South Africa, Ireland and Scotland)


  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)

  • Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE)

  • Fellowship with the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (FISQua) 

  • American Society of Healthcare Risk Management


  • Doctorate of Philosophy, Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

  • Master in Science in Healthcare Management, The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, UK

  • Bachelor in Science in Physical Therapy, University of Witwatersrand Medical School, Johannesburg, South Africa 

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Subashnie Devkaran


Subashnie Devkaran, PhD, RPT, CPHQ, FACHE, FISQua

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