Dr. Hani Shennib is an internationally recognised cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon and an opinion leader in health policies, innovative health care models and technologies and health economics. He has a keen interest in Middle East foreign policy and has played key roles in international conflict resolution. He participated in Middle East world economic fora and United Nations Development Program Middle East meetings on youth and education. Among numerous conflict resolution roles, he led efforts to resolve the Libyan Benghazi HIV-Children crisis, established a tele-medicine treatment center and made presentations to the European Parliament on the Bulgaria-Libya conflict.
Dr. Shennib serves regularly as an advisor in designing regional health care models worldwide and has participated in the development of educational and health care projects and reviews for numerous countries including Bosnia, Kazakhstan, UAE, Egypt and Libya and received an honorary PhD from Kazakhstan Institute of Medical Sciences at Astana for his contributions.
Dr. Shennib is currently Professor at the College of Medicine, University of Arizona and previously was Full Professor at McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal. After completing his postgraduate residency training in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery at the University of London in the UK and McGill University in Montreal he underwent further fellowship training in Thoracic Surgery and Transplantation at the University of Toronto and in Vascular and Endovascular therapy at the Arizona Heart Institute. He holds the American Board Certifications in Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Medicine. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American College of Surgeons and is a member of numerous medical societies. He is an editor of several medical journals and has published over 200 original articles. Dr. Shennib also holds a Master of Science degree in Experimental Surgery from McGill University and is an inventor holding 17 patents.
Dr. Shennib has always been active in his community and has held leadership posts such as President of National Council on Canada Arab Relations, President of the Quebec Muslim Association, President of the National Council on US Libya Relations, board of governors of Canada-Arizona Business Council and the Board of Governors of Concordia University.