Hassan El Banna, MD, MSHSM

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Hassan El Banna, MD, MSHSM, is the Director of International Strategy and Business Development for Global Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Hassan has extensive experience in international patient services programs, especially programs providing services and care to patients from the Middle East. Before joining CHOP, Hassan worked at the Hospital for Special Surgery’s International Center, eventually assuming the role of Assistant Director for Business Development. Hassan developed and implemented strategies to increase patient referrals from key global markets and pursued strategic partnerships for this aim. Hassan concurrently served as Director of International Development where he created an international philanthropy program focused primarily on transformational gifts from international donors. 

Hassan has experience facilitating the care of international patients from both the hospital and government side. Before joining the Hospital for Special Surgery, he served as a Medical Advisor in the Office of the Medical Attaché in the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Washington, D.C. Hassan also has experience in medical education and program development, and holds a Master of Science in Healthcare Services Management from Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University, NJ.

A trained ophthalmologist, Hassan practiced in Cairo, Egypt, and has conducted numerous medical missions. Hassan speaks English, Arabic, Romanian and some French.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - “Gr.T.Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania


Ophthalmology - Al Azhar University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt

Additional Training

House Officer - Cairo University Hospitals, Cairo, Egypt

Graduate Degree

Master of Science in Healthcare Services Management - Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Titles and Academic Titles

Director of International Strategy and Business Development, Global Medicine

Departments and Services