News Release: HOK Appoints Dr. Andrew Ibrahim as Chief Medical Officer

Andrew Ibrahim MD

Global design firm HOK today announced that it has appointed Andrew M. Ibrahim, MD, MSc, a resident surgeon at the University of Michigan, as the chief medical officer. Dr. Ibrahim will use his expertise in surgery, architecture and innovative clinical care delivery models to collaborate with HOK’s teams of medical planners, designers and consultants on the design of forward-looking projects that help solve society’s most urgent health challenges.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Ibrahim to our team,” said Paul Strohm, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, director of HOK’s Healthcare group. “He is a nationally recognized surgeon and a leader in healthcare research with a unique understanding of architecture and design. As one of the first firms to hire a chief medical officer, we’re demonstrating HOK’s commitment to partnering with clients and transforming healthcare delivery.”

“In an era of hospital megamergers and value-based care, Dr. Ibrahim’s expertise in healthcare policy and clinical innovation will be instrumental in helping our teams guide clients through how vertical and horizontal integrations can positively affect patient care,” added Anthony Roesch, AIA, director of HOK’s global Healthcare Consulting group.

“Joining HOK means working with the world’s best healthcare designers and organizations to address critically important healthcare challenges,” said Dr. Ibrahim. “In addition to rethinking how healthcare is delivered within hospital systems and newly formed networks, HOK’s leadership across a wide range of markets and building types creates enormous opportunities to reimagine how everything we design—schools, stadiums, airports, offices and skyscrapers—can contribute to health and wellness.”

Dr. Ibrahim serves on the Design and Health Leadership Group of the American Institute of Architects. His research has led to numerous articles and book chapters in publications including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Catalyst. Speaking engagements have taken him across the world for invited lectures hosted by organizations including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New Zealand’s Institute for Innovation & Improvement and France’s IRCAD Institute.

Dr. Ibrahim received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Case Western Reserve University with a year of coursework at The Bartlett School of Architecture in London. He received additional training in healthcare delivery and policy as a Crile Fellow at Princeton University, a Doris Duke Fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital and as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Michigan.

HOK’s Healthcare practice has led the planning and design for many of the world’s most innovative healthcare facilities. Current and recent projects include New-York Presbyterian’s David H. Koch Ambulatory Care Center in New York; Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis; BJC HealthCare Washington University School of Medicine’s Campus Renewal Project in St. Louis; the Ventura County Medical Center Replacement Wing in California; Humber River Hospital in Toronto; New Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England; and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in Jurong, Singapore.


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