Friday, July 9, 2010

Doctors from Sheikh Zayed Institute to Visit Abu Dhabi to Report on Progress

On July 18-22, a delegation of doctors and executives from Children’s National Medical Center will travel to Abu Dhabi to express their gratitude for a $150 million gift that created the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation in September 2009. During the visit, the physicians will provide updates on progress at the Institute and conduct business meetings with their partners in Abu Dhabi. Specific events will include:
  • Meetings with the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi
  • The inaugural meeting of the Sheikh Zayed Institute Executive Oversight Committee
  • Meetings with members of the Sheikh Zayed Institute’s Research Advisory Committee and Scientific Advisory Committees
  • Visits by doctors to area hospitals
Media Availability:

The doctors and executives will be available for media interviews while they are in Abu Dhabi. They can discuss the work of the Sheikh Zayed Institute and the historic partnership between the UAE and Children’s National Medical Center, the latest innovations in pediatric surgery, and other topics related to children’s health.

Participants:
  • James W. Lintott, Chairman of the Board, Children’s National Medical Center
  • Dr. Kurt Newman, Surgeon in Chief and Senior Vice President, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation and the Joseph E. Robert Jr. Center for Surgical Care
  • Dr. Julia Finkel, Principal Investigator, Pain Medicine, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation
  • Dr. Zena Quezado, Principal Investigator, Pain Medicine, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation
  • Dr. Raymond Sze, Principal Investigator, Bioengineering, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation
  • Dr. Nabile Safdar, Principal Investigator, Bioengineering, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation
  • Pam King Sams, Executive Vice President for Development
  • Miriam Markowitz, Corporate Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development
  • Oussama Elbaba, Director, International Programs