Dr. Ismail is a senior biomedical engineer with over 20 years of experience as an international healthcare technology professional. Dr. Ismail is currently in charge of the essential medicines and health technology programme in the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office of WHO. His current duties involve assisting Member States in developing national strategies and programs in the area of health technologies (including medical devices and assistive products); designing regional tools/guidelines; promoting intersectoral collaboration with relevant institutions; and strengthening national capacity in developing Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Management (HTM) systems.
Dr. Ismail is a graduate of: Alexandria University, where he earned a BS in Electrical and Communications Engineering in 1991 and an MSc in Biomedical Engineering in 1994; University of Miami - USA, where he earned his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering in 1998, and Arab Academy for Science and Technology, where he complemented his managerial abilities by obtaining an MBA in 2004.
Dr. Ismail has published many articles in renowned engineering journals and has participated in many national and international conferences.