Dr. Sally Al Rabbaa

Chief Executive Officer - St John Hospital & Chairman Of The Academic Partnership Division

Dr. Al-Rabbaa obtained his bachelor’s in sciences degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from the University of Balamand in 1999; followed by a master’s degree in public health with concentration on Health Services Administration from the American University of Beirut in 2001.
Subsequently, and in 2013, Dr. Al-Rabbaa obtained an Executive master’s degree in business administration from the Lebanese American University. Followed by Doctorate degree in Business Administration with a focus on hospital organizational development, change and improvements, at Jean Moulin University, Lyon 3, in France.
Dr. Al-Rabbaa has a solid experience in Leadership and healthcare consultancy and management. He assumed the responsibility of a Managing Director and CEO of multiple healthcare institutions. Currently he is the CEO of Lebanese American University Medical Center-St. John’s Hospital.
He is as well, a member of the Arab Hospital Federation Executive Committee as well as part of multiple organizations and NGO.
During his career, Dr. Al-Rabbaa obtained several certifications in the fields of Leadership, healthcare organizational change and development, strategic planning, human resources, financial management, as well as quality management and accreditation programs. He co-authored a book on quality management, in addition to publishing several research articles on the subject.

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Panel 5
September 26, 2023
9:30 am


26 September
Time:  9:30 am - 10:30 am


Strong leaders and leadership talents are essential in leading tomorrow's healthcare. They must possess the skills and qualities necessary to navigate the complexities of the healthcare landscape, drive innovation, and inspire positive change. These leaders are characterized by a unique blend of traits, including vision, adaptability, empowerment, ethical decision-making, collaboration, continuous learning, emotional intelligence, and strategic talent management.

Drawing from their successful careers as leaders of renowned healthcare institutions, our panelists from prominent Arab institutions will delve into their experiences and share their visions for future healthcare leadership. They will present real-world models that can serve as inspiration for the next generation of leaders. Through their expertise, skills, qualities, and talents, they will underscore the strategies needed to foster the development of future healthcare leaders. Their insights will focus on equipping the next generation with the necessary skills and capabilities to navigate the evolving healthcare landscape and play a pivotal role in shaping the healthcare workforce of the future.

By learning from these accomplished leaders and their journeys, the audience will gain valuable insights into the qualities and competencies required to effectively lead tomorrow's healthcare. This session will serve as a platform to inspire and empower the future generation of healthcare leaders, ensuring that they are well-prepared to tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

They will have the opportunity to learn from them strong financial management skills, strategic planning expertise, collaborative approaches, data-driven decision-making, and focus on value-based care. These insights will help them navigate the challenges posed by escalating costs while ensuring the delivery of high-quality, accessible, and affordable healthcare services and will also shed light on the future of the workforce, providing valuable guidance for the leaders of tomorrow.

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