Ibrahim Hassan

Chairman of Education, Si...
The South and West Asian Chapter

Dr. Hassan graduated from National Medical University, Kiev-Ukraine in 2000 as the top of his class and ranked in national honor list; he joined New York Presbyterian Hospital of Weill Cornell Medical College for residency and fellowship. He is a scholarly dedicated physician quickly rose to the top of the residency and was acknowledged as a leader in clinical medicine and education by the faculty, his peers and the medical students, he was named the Chief Resident at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and was also selected as the recipient of the Distinguish Alpha Omega Alpha Award as the “best resident” at NYPH-WCMC in 2007.

On completion of his training in New York, Ibrahim joined the critical care team at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar teaching hospital: Hamad General Hospital, and within a year became the director for Medical critical care division. Furthermore Ibrahim was elected to be the Corporate Director for Critical Care Center; in this role he represents the Critical Care in the corporate level, nationally and internationally. He is working closely with the senior national leadership to shape the critical care services and to put a strategy in place for it to move forward.

In 2013, with the outbreak of Middle Eastern Respiratory Virus (MERS) The Novel Coronavirus and the associated high mortality, Ibrahim was tasked to lead the development of a National-Wide, Intensivist-led Severe Respiratory Failure Service with Mobile ECMO retrieval capability. With the help of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Center in UK, Ibrahim was able to build a full mobile SRF-ECMO program in 6 months for the State of Qatar. His work is considered by Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) experts as one of the best new programs developed in such a short period of time.

In 2014 Ibrahim was awarded the prestigious “Young Clinician of the Year in the Middle East” by Cleveland Clinic and Arab Health. His extensive training and commitment to furthering his medical knowledge and skill set have been the foundations upon which he has built his career.

In 2015, Dr. Hassan was named the Chairman of Education, Simulation and Communication for The South and West Asian Chapter. He was recently selected with another 20 international experts to revise the current ELSO guidelines. Ibrahim is internationally recognized for his work and he delivered several talks in international meetings in most continents.