Dr. Gerhard Schwab, is a versatile and highly accomplished business leader, professor of surgery and medical professional with over 30 years’ experience in the health care service and industry, of which 15 years have been spent in senior executive management positions. He is a qualified Medical practitioner and holds MBA in International Healthcare Management from the Danube University of Austria.
During his rich and diversified career, he held various senior positions including, Professor in Surgery, Managing Director, Consultant and Health Care Advisor. He started his career as Consultant and Professor for Surgery at General Hospital Krems, Austria wherein he was responsible for the overall performance and quality outcome of the department. He developed integrated chronic wound management, decreased cost for patients and implemented electronic system to evaluate staffing needs of physicians in clinical department. As a Medical Director of Al Ain Hospital on behalf of Medical University of Vienna International in 2008, he redesigned organisational and scope of clinical services and complete system transformation at the Hospital and associated Primary Care Centres with strong emphasis on quality of care and efficiency of the utilised resources.
During his association as Managing Director with influence Healthcare International in 2012, he successfully executed projects such as system transformation in one of Canada’s largest acute care teaching hospital, developed concept and feasibility study of integrated interventional pain management centre for private investors in UAE and comprehensive rehabilitation services in Riyadh KSA. He was also responsible for integration of model of care at Medical Centre at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology.
His most recent role was Deputy Chief Medical Officer since 2014 at NMC Healthcare wherein he oversee clinical business in terms of strategy, planning, managing and directing clinical and nursing functions, quality control, budget compliance and overall medical leadership and ensures that corporate vision, mission and objectives are fulfilled.
His achievements include implanting Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001, EFQM,JCIA) in hospital settings, Integrated Models of Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Chronic and Long Term Care, Led business transformation projects, applying value stream mapping.