Scientific Committee

Dr Paul Dugdale (Australia)
Dr Jay Bhatt (USA)
Prof Hong-I Chen (Taiwan)
Prof Gary Day (Australia)
Dr Martha Regina de Oliveira (Brazil)
Dr Eric De Roodenbeke (Switzerland)
Dr Rebecca Haddock (Australia)
Dr Wang-Jun Lee (South Korea)
Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al-Mandhari (Oman)
Perrin Moss (Australia)
Dr Marc Noppen (Belgium)
Dr Adesola Pitan (Nigeria)
Dr Sameen Siddiqi (Iran)
Dr Linc Thurecht (Australia)
Dr Ole Tjomsland (Norway)

 

Dr Paul Dugdale (Australia)

Scientific Committee Chair

Paul is Director of Chronic Disease Management for Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Health, Associate Professor of Public Health at the Australian National University (ANU), and director of the ANUCentre for Health Stewardship. The Centre undertakes work on health department administration, clinical governance and the legal basis of health stewardship. He was ACT Chief Health Officer, and prior to that worked in the Commonwealth Department of Health, in New South Wales Health, was Medical Superintendent at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney, and was private secretary to former Commonwealth Minister for Health Neal Blewett. Paul’s research interests include health policy, financing, and regulation from a social and political theory perspective.
 

Dr Jay Bhatt (USA)

Dr. Jay Bhatt is the Chief Medical Officer of the American Hospital Association and President of the Health Research & Educational Trust. Most recently, he was the Chief Health Officer at the Illinois Health & Hospital Association. Previously, he was Managing Deputy Commissioner and Chief Innovation Officer for the Chicago Department of Public Health. He also is a practicing internal medicine physician in Chicago serving vulnerable populations and a member of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1999 with a degree in Economics. In 2008, Dr. Bhatt received both his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
 

Prof Hong-I Chen (Taiwan)

Professor Hong-I CHEN currently worked as Dean of College of Health Sciences in Chang Jung Christian University, also is a surveyor & team organizer of Joint Commission of Taiwan for hospital accreditation. He graduated from National Defense Medical Center as M.D. in 1973, after full training of urology/surgery, he served in the military hospitals. He acquired a PhD in neuropharmacology at University of Oxford, U.K., a master of medical management at Tulane University, U.S.A., as well as an EMBA at National Taiwan University. He had rescued SARS disaster of Taiwan when he was the superintendent of Tri-Service General Hospital in 2003.
 

Prof Gary Day (Australia)

Professor Gary Day is a senior executive with over 30 years’ experience as a Consultant, Project Manager, Director, and Chief Executive Officer as well as a clinician, academic, researcher and author. Gary has worked in both the for-profit and not-for-profit health care sectors across three Australian States as well as the public education and higher education sector including project lead roles in major infrastructure and change management, and organisation-wide roles in workforce development; leadership; professional development and learning and medical education. He is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) and the Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Health Review. Gary holds a Professorship with the Griffith University School of Medicine.
 

Dr Martha Regina de Oliveira (Brazil)

Martha Regina de Oliveira holds a medical degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, a specialization in Pediatrics and Collective Health (UFRJ), a master's degree in Collective Health from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a PhD from the State University of Rio de Janeiro, in the area of human aging. Former Director of Sector Development at ANS (Nacional Agency that Regulates Health insurances in Brazil). CEO of ANAHP.


 

Dr Eric De Roodenbeke (Switzerland)

Eric de Roodenbeke became IHF CEO in June 2008. His previous positions included Senior Health Specialist at the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA); Senior Health Specialist, World Bank; Senior management positions at the French Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of Cooperation; various senior management and executive positions in large French university teaching and general hospitals. He holds a Ph.D. in health economics, University of Paris 1, Sorbonne (France); Hospital Administration Diploma from ENSP Rennes (France); and Diploma in Public Health, University of Nancy (France).
 

Dr Rebecca Haddock (Australia)

Dr Rebecca Haddock joined the AHHA in 2017 as Manager of the Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research where her extensive experience in knowledge translation bridges academia and health policy. Rebecca is an internationally recognised academic with a strong research background in vascular physiology. Holding a PhD in Medical Science from the Australian National University, Rebecca has held academic positions at University of Oxford (UK), the University of NSW (Australia) and The John Curtin School of Medical Research (Australia). Rebecca has served as Vice-President of the Australian and New Zealand Microcirculation Society; and has held executive level appointments at NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research and the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration where she provided high level scientific research policy and governance advice to diverse groups of stakeholders including government, NGOs, industry and universities.
 

Dr Wang-Jun Lee (South Korea)

Dr. Lee is one of the leading young pioneers in the Korean healthcare sector. He is chairman and CEO of Myong-Ji Medical Foundation, and running two more acute hospitals and 2 LTC facilities. Also, he is CEO of Korea’s most influential healthcare news & publishing company, ‘The Korean Doctors' Weekly’, founded in 1992. And, he is one of the leading NGO activists in the medial aid area for migrant workers in Korea, now serves as vice chairman of the Migrant Health Association in Korea. As a Director of international affairs and board member of the Korean Hospital Association, he is in charge of general secretary of the Korea Healthcare Congress, which is top healthcare related annual congress in Asia. He is a chairman of Asia-pacific Oncolytic Virus Therapy. Dr. Lee graduated from Seoul National University, College of Medicine. He achieved board of surgery in Seoul National Univ. Hospital. He was awarded a Ph.D. degree from the same University.
 

Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al-Mandhari (Oman)

A graduate of the first batch of College of Medicine and Health Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University (Oman – 1993); Diploma of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTM&H) (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene – 1996); MRCGP (International) –1998; and PhD in Health Care Quality Management – (University of Liverpool – 2002). Worked as HoD of Quality Management Department of Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH 2005-2006); Deputy Director General for Clinical Affairs (2006-2010); Director General of SQUH (2010-2013) and Director General of Quality Assurance Centre at Ministry of Health (2014-preent). Senior consultant; department of Family Medicine and Public Health – SQUH (2009-presnt). WHO consultant on patient safety. Member of editorial board and reviewer for some journals and universities websites McMaster Online Rating for Evidence (MORE) – Canada.
 

Perrin Moss (Australia)

Perrin has been leading large-scale, multi-site projects across the health and tertiary education sectors for almost ten years.  In his current role at Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service, he has a portfolio of state-wide child and youth health projects that focus on integration, innovation and partnership development.  Perrin has a successful track record in acquiring competitive grant and philanthropic funding to initiate projects, and has successfully transitioned many large scale projects into business as usual programs through securing recurrent funding sources.  Perrin holds a Bachelor of Business (International Business and Management) and a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Media and Communication).  Perrin also serves as the Queensland Coordinator for the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, Company Secretary and Non-Executive Director on the board of Synapse Australia – a national brain injury and disability support organisation.
 

Dr Marc Noppen (Belgium)

Marc Noppen, MD, PhD, serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Brussels’ University Hospital UZ Brussel. He is pulmonologist by training, and holds a PhD in Health Sciences. He has authored or co-authored more than 145 scientific peer reviewed papers and book chapters, and was visiting professor at various universities and university hospitals (Boston, Montreal, Lille, Perth). He has additional degrees in Pharmaco-economics (University Antwerp) and management (INSEAD ). He is associate professor at the Vrije University Brussel, and guest professor at Vlerick Business School Leuven-Gent in Strategic Hospital Management. Marc serves as a Director in a variety of academic and business-related Boards.
 

Dr Adesola Pitan (Nigeria)

Dr. Adesola Pitan, a Medical Doctor and health services researcher with healthcare management expertise was recently appointed as the Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Health Matters. In this capacity, he has been coordinating collaborative efforts amongst healthcare service delivery stakeholders and assisting the government in developing and implementing quality and performance improvement and human capacity development initiatives in the State’s healthcare system, amongst other policy and management roles. Dr. Pitan has multiple health policy and management qualifications, and has both clinical and public health work experiences, including at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where he worked as Research Scientist supporting the work of the U.S. Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF).
 

Dr Sameen Siddiqi (Iran)

Dr Sameen Siddiqi will Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi from January 2018. He has been associated with WHO since 2002 and currently is the WHO Representative in Iran. Dr Siddiqi also served as Director, Health Systems at WHO EMRO in Cairo, WHO Representative in Lebanon, and Regional Adviser and Coordinator, Health Systems at WHO EMRO. In his capacity as Director, Health Systems he spearheaded the work on universal health coverage in the Eastern Mediterranean. Dr Siddiqi has worked for the World Bank; Health Services Academy, Islamabad; and as Chief Planning Officer, Ministry of Health, Pakistan. He has a Fellowship in Internal Medicine, Master and Doctoral degrees in Public Health, and Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health, United Kingdom. Dr Siddiqi has worked on health systems for over two decades. His areas of interest are health system governance, trade in health services, quality and safety of care, private health sector
and hospital management. Dr Siddiqi has many publications and book chapters, is the reviewer of several
international journals, and an editor of the Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. He has also served on the boards
of several institutions and alliances. 
 

Dr Linc Thurecht (Australia)

Further details coming soon...
 

Dr Ole Tjomsland (Norway)

MD, PhD, board certified general and cardiothoracic surgeon from Oslo, Norway.  Experience from private and public healthcare as surgeon, CMO.  Invited researcher Vermont and Delaware US (1997 and 2003) and Brisbane Australia (2013) and associate professor.  Director at South East Norway Health Authority.