US experts take up Sidra posts

February 10, 2014 - 6:45:49 am

Dr Julio Silva and Dr Timothy B McDonald

Doha: Sidra Medical and Research Centre yesterday announced two new appointments to its expanding senior management team. 

Dr Julio Silva joins the innovative medical and research facility for women and children as its Division Chief of Health Informatics and Dr Timothy B McDonald as Service Chief for Anaesthesiology. 

Dr McDonald is also Medical Director of Quality and Safety and Chair of Anaesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar.

Both will report directly to Chief Medical Officer Dr Edward Ogata. 

Dr McDonald is a paediatric anaesthesiologist and prior to joining Sidra, he was chief safety and risk officer for health affairs at the University of Illinois, professor of anaesthesiology and paediatrics at the University College of Medicine in Chicago and adjunct professor of law at Loyola University Law School.

Dr Silva worked at the Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago, Illinois, where he helped build, manage and improve the enterprise-wide electronic health system and served as co-principal investigator on a US Department of Defence-funded research project in biosurveillance and bioterrorism preparedness. 

The Peninsula

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