Javaid I. Sheikh, MD, MBA
Dean Javaid Sheikh is an internationally renowned medical executive and creative thought leader in global academic medicine and population health. During his tenure as Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) since 2010, Professor Sheikh has pioneered and implemented innovative biomedical educational and research programs enabling WCM-Q to become widely acknowledged as a leading institution preparing “Global Physicians” for the 21st century. Dean Sheikh serves on a number of national health policy committees including the Qatar Council on Health Practitioners Board. Professor Sheikh also founded and co-edits Innovations in Global Health Professions Education journal, providing an international platform for profiling conceptual and technological innovations in global health professions education. Prior to joining WCM-Q in 2007, Dean Sheikh built a distinguished career as a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Associate Dean and Chairman of the Board of the Palo Alto Institute for Research and Education at the prestigious Stanford University School of Medicine and affiliated hospitals in California.