Dr. Mohamed Salah Zaki was born in 1950 in Cairo, Egypt. Graduating as 6th in his class from the prestigious Al Azhar University Medical School in Cairo, he then completed internships, and residencies at the university before moving to Washington, D.C. in 1979 to complete his second round of residency and fellowships in Cardio-Vascular and Thoracic Surgery at The Washington Hospital Center (member of the MedStar Healthcare). Building his surgical practice in 1989, Dr. Zaki helped to develop the hospital’s cardiac program to what has recently been ranked the 13th national cardiac program by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, he developed an international patient program in 1995 to expand the hospital’s communications worldwide, which connected the hospital to areas such as Asia, South America, and the Middle East and resulted in a multi-million dollar revenue program by the year 2000.
In 2001, Dr. Zaki was appointed as the first president of Institute of International Health at the George Washington University Medical Center, and also as the Medical Director of the International Program at Georgetown University Hospital. In 2001 – 2002. Dr. Zaki has been the advisor for the UAE Army medical services one of his main tasks is to organize, advise on management of UAE patients travelling overseas for medical treatment, In 2002-2003 he worked as an strategic planning advisor to the General Authority for Health Services for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and was a key player in revolutionizing and advancing the method of healthcare delivery in the U.A.E. in the same time he was appointed the Medical Director of Al Mafraq Hospital a 650 beds (The largest governmental hospital in Abu Dhabi).
In 2003 he became the Medical Director of the largest private hospital in the Middle East, built in collaboration with U.S. Department of Defense, taking the lead as head of the American (TAFT) team implementing U.S. standards of healthcare in Egypt. In 2009, Dr. Zaki was the appointed by the U.S. Embassy in Egypt to the official medical liaison during President Barack Obama’s visit to Egypt.
As an entrepreneur at heart, Dr. Zaki is also involved in several additional businesses and ventures including his U.S. consultancy firm International Medical Consultants (IMC) founded in 1993, which has been engaged in various healthcare and project management consulting and advisory projects in Egypt, U.A.E., Saudi Arabia and U.S.A. Dr. Zaki is a co-founder of UniMed/EduMed, one of the first telemedicine companies established in the Middle East pioneering CME program delivery to thousands of medical professionals across the region. And CEO of IMC Medical Centers Group in Dubai, CEO of LINC Biomedical Services in Cairo and lately appointed as the Chief Medical Officer of Redwood Scientific, California
Dr. Zaki has fellowship in Cardiovascular & Thoracic surgery (USA), fellowship in Cardiac Transplantation (USA), Board Certified in Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine (USA) also Board certified in healthcare management by the American College of Healthcare Executives (USA) and he is licensed to practice medicine in USA & Egypt