Hassan El Banna, MD Hassan El Banna 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) Background 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. 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 SchoolMD - “Gr.T.Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania ResidencyOphthalmology - Al Azhar University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt Additional TrainingHouse Officer - Cairo University Hospitals, Cairo, Egypt Graduate DegreeMBBCh - Supreme Council of Universities, Cairo, Egypt Titles and Academic Titles Director of International Strategy and Business Development, Global Medicine Departments and Services Department of Global Medicine Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. We are committed to true transparency. However, to ensure the comments are fair and correctly attributed, we review each one before posting to the website. We exclude entire comments that disclose patient's protected health information, are off-topic, or include other confidential or inappropriate content. Comments will appear on provider bios only if providers have a minimum number of comments. Comments are shared internally for education purposes to ensure that we are doing our very best for the patients and families for whom we are privileged to care. The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.