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Johns Hopkins Medicine International Leadership Team

Heitham Hassoun, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Medical Director, Global Services

Heitham Hassoun, M.D.

Heitham Hassoun, M.D., a leading vascular surgeon, joined Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) in June 2012 as the Medical Director for Global Services and an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Hassoun brings with him a wealth of experience in global health care consulting, including business development, critical planning, knowledge transfer, physician governance and interdisciplinary program development. Dr. Hassoun is “coming home” to Hopkins—he began his academic career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he received the jointly sponsored National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and American Vascular Association Lifeline Clinician Scientist Career Development Award. He was also part of the initial Johns Hopkins Medicine International management team at Tawam Hospital in the United Arab Emirates, serving as chief of surgery and director of vascular interventional therapy.

Most recently, Dr. Hassoun served as a Weill Cornell Associate Professor at the Methodist Hospital Physician Organization and the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center in Houston, Texas. He also served as a medical director for Methodist International, directing clinical and educational activities at affiliates and partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Dr. Hassoun earned his undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University and his M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine.