As the Chief Medical and Research Officer of HHERF, Dr. Ghoniem is a vital member of the HHERF leadership team, responsible for providing medical and scientific expertise to support our mission of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). With extensive experience in medical research and clinical practice, Dr. Ghoniem plays a critical role in developing and implementing programs and initiatives that improve health outcomes for people around the world. He is responsible for overseeing HHERF’s research activities, ensuring that our programs are evidence-based and designed to address the most pressing health challenges facing communities today. With his expertise in clinical practice and medical research, Dr. Ghoneim brings a unique perspective to HHERF’s work and plays a crucial role in helping us achieve our vision of making quality healthcare accessible to all.
Dr. Ghoneim is an international renowned healthcare consultant with more than 40 years of experience in the healthcare industry and over 36 years of clinical experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Women’s Health.
His areas of expertise are patient safety and experience, health care quality, design, management, accreditation, appraisal, gap analysis, and implementation as well as medical planning for small and large healthcare projects. He is furthermore an expert in writing healthcare Policies and Standards.
Dr. Ghoneim is currently a Senior Healthcare and Quality Advisor at the Council of Cooperative Health Insurance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Prior he consulted the Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions. Hossam’s main task is leading the development of standards and survey processes for Kingdom-wide accreditation and certification programs.
He is a member of the KSA Standards Steering Committee and the Co-Chairman for the Technical Committee on developing the National Hospital Standards and responsible for the National Ambulatory Standards. Hossam is a member of the Current Certification Programs’ Committees (Trauma centres, Child developmental disorders, Stroke, Spine surgery and Myocardial Infarction Certification Programs) and designed the structure of the CBAHI certification programs.
For a period of 12 years, he was a Consultant for the Joint Commission International where he advised large healthcare institutions and University Hospitals in 72 countries across Europe, Middle East, and Far East. He held leadership/consulting positions in the King Abdullah Economic City, Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital, King Abdulaziz National Guard Medical City, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Addenbrooke’s hospital and the Rosie Maternity Hospital.