Danielle Rizk

Chief Executive Officer, Tarmeem

About Us

 

Danielle Rizk has over 30 years of progressive leadership roles in various healthcare organizations, ranging from Academic Medical Centers and Multi-Hospital Systems to Population Health Management and Healthcare Insurance.  In the USA, she held executive positions in world-renowned hospitals, including Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois; Methodist Health Care System at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas; The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC; and Lebanese American University/Rizk Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon.  Ms. Rizk also has extensive experience in Population Health and Insurance as an executive at Tivity Health (formerly Healthways) and CIGNA, respectively. 

 

Since moving to Abu Dhabi over 10 years ago, Ms. Rizk has worked in the public health sector at Mafraq Hospital where she was responsible for Surgical Operations at Mafraq and worked in partnership with Dr. Ali to lead the Emirate-wide Orthopedic Service Line Integration. Ms. Rizk moved to the private sector to join Dr. Ali at Burjeel Hospital in the Orthopedic division and has been working with him to design, build and implement Tarmeem, a specialized facility focusing exclusively on Orthopedics and Spine.  In her role as CEO, Ms. Rizk works hand in hand with Physicians, Clinicians and Administration to fulfill Tarmeem’s vision to be the trusted leader in Orthopedic and Spine care for people in the United Arab Emirates and surrounding Gulf countries.  

 

Ms. Rizk has a Bachelor Degree of Arts (BA) in Psychology and Biology from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Rice University in Houston, Texas; and a Postgraduate Master in Healthcare Administration (MHSA) from The George Washington University. 

  

Danielle Rizk, Tarmeem CEO, has over 30 years of experience working in various health care organizations.  In the U.S., she worked in executive roles for World-renowned Hospitals and Academic Medical Centers, including Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, Methodist Health Care System in the Texas Medical Center, George Washington Hospital in Washington, DC, and at LAU/Rizk Hospital, in Beirut Lebanon.  Danielle also spent several years working in  Health Care Insurance, for CIGNA, a global health care insurer.  

 

Since moving to Abu Dhabi over 10 years ago, Danielle has worked in the public health care sector, including a leadership role at Mafraq Hospital reporting to the CEO of Mafraq and working closely with Dr. Ali in his CMO role before joining him in the private sector, first at Burjeel Hospital, and now working alongside of him as CEO of Tarmeem.   

 

Danielle has a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Rice University in Houston, Texas with a focus on Management and International Development, and a Postgraduate Masters Degree in Health Care Administration (MHSA) from the George Washington University.

 

Danielle Rizk

Chief Executive Officer, Tarmeem