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Podcast 157: Delivering Health Care On An International Scale, with Heitham Hassoun, MD

Dec 16, 2022


To close Season 7 of Health Care Rounds, we’re speaking with Dr. Heitham Hassoun, Vice President and Medical Director of Cedars-Sinai International. In this episode, we learn how Dr. Hassoun is driving a global expansion of world-class health care delivery while maximizing value for international patients who are seeking care in Los Angeles.

In this episode

Heitham Hassoun, MD

Dr. Heitham Hassoun is the Vice President & Medical Director for Cedars-Sinai International in Los Angeles, CA. He previously served as Global Medical Director for Johns Hopkins Medicine and was an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Hassoun has a wealth of experience in international patient services, global collaborations and health system development. He was instrumental in the creation of Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Johns Hopkins Medicine, as well as a number of other institutional management and affiliation agreements throughout the Middle East and Asia. Currently, he aims to expand the global footprint of Cedars-Sinai.

Dr. Hassoun maintains a clinical practice in vascular & endovascular surgery and he continues to educate and research in a variety of topics related to global collaborative healthcare and academic medicine. He completed his fellowship training in vascular and endovascular surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago and earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

John Marchica

John Marchica is a veteran health care strategist and CEO of Darwin Research Group. He is leading ongoing, in-depth research initiatives on integrated health systems, accountable care organizations, and value-based care models. He is a faculty associate in the W.P. Carey School of Business and the graduate College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University.

John did his undergraduate work in economics at Knox College, has an MBA and M.A. in public policy from the University of Chicago, and completed his Ph.D. coursework at The Dartmouth Institute. He is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is pursuing certification as a Fellow.

About Darwin Research Group

Darwin Research Group Inc. provides advanced market intelligence and in-depth customer insights to health care executives, with a strategic focus on health care delivery systems and the global shift toward value-based care. Darwin’s client list includes forward-thinking biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as health care providers, private equity, and venture capital firms. The company was founded in 2010 as Darwin Advisory Partners, LLC and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. with a satellite office in Princeton, N.J.


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