M. Rashad Massoud, MD, MPH, FACP
Globally recognized leader in improving healthcare and strengthening systems to deliver better outcomes, efficiency, and sustainable results. Master at orchestrating complex, multinational, and virtual operations. Strong cultural competencies, relationship management, empowering and adaptive management. Implemented multiple rapid, scale-up efforts WHO’s 3×5 global effort (3 million patients on ARVs by 2005). Contributed to the development of the science and methods of how to rapidly scale-up evidence-based interventions.
Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer at Americares overseeing the organization’s health programs worldwide for people affected by poverty or disaster, including its work with the uninsured in the United States, its Emergency Response team, its global distribution of more than $900 million in medicine and supplies to more than 90 countries annually, and Americares response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 20 countries.
Previous capacities include Chief Medical and Quality Officer and Senior Vice President of the Quality and Performance Institute at University Research Co., and Director of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project and the USAID Healthcare Improvement Project (HCI) where he led URC’s quality improvement efforts in scores of countries, applying improvement science to resource constrained settings to deliver positive outcomes at scale in global health priority areas.
Member, Advisory Board, Square Roots. Elected Inaugural Member of ISQua’s International Academy of Quality and Safety – one of the highest honors in this field. Member, Executive Committee, and Immediate Past-President of the Alumni Association, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians for achievements in healthcare improvement. Member, Palestinian Health Policy Forum. Received Asia Pacific Forum’s Award for Leadership in Global Health Improvement. Regularly teaches at universities (Harvard, Hopkins), and regularly invited speaker at conferences, institutions (WHO, NASEM, BMGF).
Multilingual: English, Arabic, Russian, and basic French. Traveled to 91 countries and worked with 104. Received multiple recognitions and awards. Well published.