Regional Advisory Council
The Regional Advisory Council will be made up of Ministers, Under-Secretaries and invited honoraries from around the world, coming together to support and develop Medical Tourism globally. Their goal is to communicate the development of global healthcare initiatives in their region to the MTA.
H.E. MR. NASSER AL-BUDOOR, Direct-International Affairs and Minister's Office, Ministry of Health, United Arab Emirates Member of the Executive Board of Health Minister's Council for Gulf Cooperations Council (GCC Countries)
DR. FAWZI AL-HAMMOURI, Chairman of the Private Hospitals Association - Jordan (Advisory Board Membership frozen until 2018)
KURT WORRALL-CLARE, Advocate, Hospital Association of South Africa
DR. SHIN-HO LEE, Executive Director for Industry Support for Korea Health Industry Development Institute - Korea
The Innovation Council will be a working group whose goal will be to identify and develop new business opportunities, programs and events in the Medical Tourism Industry for the Medical Tourism Association® to participate in. The Council may identify regional experts to assist in the development of programs in respective regions and these experts will be part of a committee on regional development.
ROSANNA MORENO, McMains Moreno Global Consultants - USA
BRAD COOK, President, Medical Tours Costa Rica - Costa Rica
ANUJA AGRAWAL, President Health Flights Solutions, Inc. – Orlando, Florida, USA
ALEXANDER PIPER, President of OneWorld Global Healthcare Solutions - USA
RENEE MARIE STEPHANO JD., President of the Medical Tourism Association - USA
JONATHAN EDELHEIT, CEO of the Medical Tourism Association - USA
NARIMAN SAFARLI MD, Azerbaijan Medical Association - Azerbaijan
DR. ISMAIL KHALIFA, Worldwide Family Medicine - Switzerland
ABDALLA BASHIR, Jordan Hospital - Jordan
AKOS KARKAS, President MTA Hungary - Hungary
DR. JOEY KHAN, CEO Direct MedServices - Hungary
ABRIANNA KIM, President MTA Korea - South Korea
PROF. J. PAULO MOREIRA, President MTA Portugal
The Legal Council will be a working group made up of legal members of the Medical Tourism Association. This Council will work on Alternate Dispute Resolution, Legal Development and Education Programs, CLE, and Patient Advocacy Programs. The Council will be chaired by a legal expert in medical tourism. The Council will also explore legislative development on medical tourism, restrictions on medical visas and provide information about relevant lobbying efforts to reduce medical visa restrictions and to provide an advantageous opportunity for medical travel.
SCOTT A. EDELSTEIN, Esq., Partner at Jones Day - Washington, District of Colombia USA
RENEE MARIE STEPHANO, JD., Chair and President of the Medical Tourism Association – Florida, USA
Healthcare Quality Council (HQC)
The Healthcare Quality Council will be a working group whose goal is to provide overall transparency in global healthcare quality. They will also work on the Quality Indicator Project (QIP). This project seeks to create a single set of quality indicators that may be used universally, a single methodology and validation method. The goal is to create indicators understandable to the consumer. The Council will evaluate existing programs and assist in the finalization of the QIP. This Council will be chaired by a healthcare quality expert.
DR. B.K. RANA, Deputy Director, National Accreditation Board of Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) – India
Mary Miller Sallah, Partner, MProve Global – Charlotte, NC