Healthcare Leadership Course Faculty

mandourahCOL. Dr. Yasser Mandorah currently serves as the Director of the Intensive Care Services at the Riyadh Military Hospital and is the President of the Saudi Critical Care Society (SCCS).

Dr. Mandourah established the Department of Intensive Care Services (RMH-ICS) taking over the RMH Intensive Care Unit management from the RMH Anesthesia Department. Since the formation of RMH-ICS the intensive care units at RMH have grown by size four fold.

Dr. Mandourah implemented protocol based services and has worked hard at organizing the ICU's resources.

Dr. Mandourah is a strong believer in the "ICU Team" concept and has improved the onsite education to better support staff with a weekly lecture series, bedside teaching and courses such as the Fundamentals of Critical Care (FCCS).

Dr. Mandourah established the Center of Intensive Care Science and Research, which includes Critical Care Research and is recognized by the Saudi Council of Health Specialties as well as McGill University in Canada. Currently ICU Fellows can do part of his or her training at McGill University thanks to the work done by the Center of Intensive Care Science and Research.

Additionly, a Critical Care Nursing Diploma Program was started which is the first diploma program for critical care nurses in the region. This program is considered a bridge for diploma and certificate nurses to earn their bachelors degree in nursing from the College of Nursing at King Saud University.

Dr. Mandourah was instremental in the formation of the RMH Respiratory Therapy School where graduates receive a Respiratory Therapy Diploma.

The Center of Intensive Care Science and Research carries out multiple clinical trials and epidemiological studies with national and international collaborations. Research conducted at the research center has resulted in multiple conference presentations and publications.

Dr. Mandourah is a strong supporter of improving intensive care throughout the country via the SCCS.

Dr. Mandourah is a American & Canadian board certified physician in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.


stewartDr. Thomas E. Stewart is the current Physician-in-Chief and Chief Clinical Officer at Mount Sinai Hospital and Professor of Medicine and Anaesthesia, University of Toronto. Dr. Stewart is a Critical Care physician and previous Director of Critical Care Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and the University Health Network.

He was a key developer and implementer of Ontario's Critical Care Strategy, having served as Chair of the provincial LHIN Leader Table for several years.

Dr. Stewart has provided leadership training programs to physicians and health professionals across the Globe.

Dr. Stewart has received multiple honors, awards and grants and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.


yahya-shehabiDr. Yahya Shehabi is the Medical Director of the Acute Care Clinical Services Program and Director of Intensive Care Services and Research at the Prince of Wales Hospital, a teaching tertiary referral hospital affiliated with the University of New South Wales.

Dr. Shehabi is a Senior Lecturer with the Clinical School of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of New South Wales. He is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and foundation fellow of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (JFICM).

He graduated from the University of Jordan Medical School in 1979. Dr Shehabi is Chairman of the New South Wales Regional Committee, JFICM, and Chairman of the Practice & Economics Committee of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS).

Dr. Shehabi has significant interest in leadership development for critical care clinicians and has convened many workshops in Australia and presented in many intercontinental workshops. He also holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration from University of Technology Sydney (EMBA). He is a foundation steering committee member for the International Collaboration for Excellence in Critical Care Medicine ICE-CCM, founded in Toronto in 2001.

The World Wide Bibliographic Society of the USA awarded Dr. Shehabi Distinguished Professor status in 2003 for his contribution to advancement of global solutions. He has been nominated International Health
Professional of the Year, 2003, by Cambridge University Publishing.