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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Lutfi Haj-Assaad

The Hospital for Sick Children
Executive Director - Qatar Projects
SickKids International

Phone: 416.813.7770
Fax: 416-813-6520
Email: lutfi.haj-assaad@sickkids.ca
Alternate Phone: 974.4439.5755
Alternate Fax: 974.4439.5098

Brief Biography

Lutfi Haj-Assaad is SickKids international Executive  Director, Qatar Projects. Prior to his transfer to SickKids International to lead the Doha based SickKids Project Management Team in January 2010; Lutfi led the largest Clinical Programs portfolio at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Canada. He was the director of the Emergency Department, Ontario Poison Centres (Toronto and Ottawa) Motherisk program, Paediatric Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Dermatology, Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN), Bed Utilization/ Management, Transitional Care Coordinators, and Child Health Services Administrators group.

Prior to joining The Hospital for Sick Children in November 2001, Lutfi was Director of Emergency Services, at Toronto East General Hospital for 12 years, where he pioneered the shared governance leadership model among many other innovative ideas.

Lutfi worked as a Senior Emergency Services Consultant at Canadian Healthcare Management Inc., for 10 years where he conducted over 50 operation reviews of all types  of hospitals across Ontario.

Lutfi’s International work includes 10 years experience in Beirut, Lebanon, Sharjah and Dubai in United Arab Emirates.

Lutfi earned his nursing education from the American University of Beirut, his Bachelor of Art in Hospital Administration from Kensington University in USA, and his Masters in Business Administration from Herriot-Watt University in Scotland.

Lutfi and his wife Nevart are experiencing life in Doha, their children Anoushka and Sami are establishing themselves in Ontario.