Cleveland Clinic announces ‘Young Clinician of the Year’ at 2014 Arab Health achievement and innovation awards

February 1, 2014 10:20 am

In keeping with its continuous support of the Middle East medical community, Cleveland Clinic presented the third annual Young Clinician of the Year Award during the Arab Health Achievement and Innovation Awards.

This year’s winner of the Cleveland Clinic’s Young Clinician of the Year Award is Ibrahim M. Fawzy Hassan, M.D., Deputy Medical Director of the Ambulance Service at Hamad Medical Corporation, and Chair of Critical Care Board of Directors and Director of Medical Intensive Care Unit at Hamad General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. The award was presented last night at the 2014 Arab Health Achievement and Innovation Awards held at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Center, Dubai, UAE.

The Young Clinician of the Year Award is given to a physician under the age of 40 who has made a positive impact on the lives of their patients in the Middle East. Physicians are nominated by an institution or their peers. The nominations were reviewed by a judging panel, chaired by Bill Ruschhaupt, M.D., Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Global Health Center. Criteria includes: medical acumen, leadership, dedication to excellence and quality care, empathy and compassion in all aspects of care, commitment to continuing medical education, and research efforts.

“Cleveland Clinic is pleased to once again honor a young physician who displays not only leadership, but also compassion for patients,” said Dr. Ruschhaupt. “We are honored to be a part of the Arab Health Awards, and plan to utilize this forum in the future so that we can continue to honor our industry’s future leaders.”

As this year’s winner, Dr. Hassan will receive the opportunity to observe clinical operations at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus in the U.S. for one week, hosted and sponsored by the organization’s Center for International Medical Education in collaboration with Informa, the organizer of the leading Arab Health Congress.

“On behalf of Cleveland Clinic’s leadership, I would like to congratulate Dr. Hassan on this award. We are honored to welcome him at our main campus, in Ohio, USA for a one-week period,” said Robert Stall, Executive Director of International Operations at Cleveland Clinic. “Our goal is to award excellence and to add value to the healthcare reform that the Middle East region is witnessing and our presence in the Arab Health Congress helps achieve that. Cleveland Clinic leaders are committed to the growth and development of healthcare’s future leaders worldwide and are consistently willing to engage in such initiatives in the region.”

According to the judging panel of the award, “Dr. Hassan has a stellar record at a young age. He has demonstrated extraordinary success in improving quality of care through evidence-based research. His energy, initiative and dedication to improving the quality of care makes him an ideal recipient of the Cleveland Clinic Young Clinician Award. He is a highly spirited leader with proven success in driving and contributing to important transformational events aimed at improving the quality of patient care. His extensive training and commitment to furthering his medical knowledge and skill set have been the foundations upon which he has built his career. He has played a vital role in raising the awareness of the community, and promoting health in Qatar.”

The Arab Health Achievement and Innovation Awards are held annually and recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals, hospitals, departments, and teams that have contributed to the growth and development of the Arab Health industry. The Arab world’s premier healthcare event, the Arab Health Achievement and Innovation Awards was developed by the Life Sciences Division of IIR Middle East, a subsidiary of Informa Group, to reward industry leaders and innovators in a variety of industry categories.