Ambassador Program

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In addition to contacting us directly, prospective patients can also contact us through one of the UC San Diego Health’s International Ambassadors. These ambassadors are doctors and other experts who are knowledgeable about the needs and concerns of patients in their home countries. The Ambassador Program provides prospective patients the comfort and familiarity of a local contact who can communicate in their native language and discuss the possibility of coming to UC San Diego Health for treatment.

Please select the country or region to see the ambassador in your area:

(If you do not see your country listed, this means that we do not yet have an ambassador for that country. In this case, please contact our office directly.)

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Middle East

Nada Suhail

Dr. Nada Suhail After obtaining her medical degree at the University of Baghdad in 1990 and completing residency, Dr. Nada Suhail practiced as an anesthesiologist in Baghdad, Iraq and in Amman, Jordan until 2008. After several years of experience on the clinical side of medicine, Dr. Suhail joined the University of California San Diego’s International Patient Program, where she supervises the coordination of medical care for international patients at UC San Diego Health. Due to her upbringing in Iraq, Arabic language proficiency, and extensive practice of medicine in the Middle East, she is the best at knowing what the cultural needs are for Middle Eastern patients. Dr. Suhail, along with her team, will help bridge any cultural gaps while you are receiving your treatment at UC San Diego Health. Dr. Suhail should be your first point of contact if you would like to become a patient or are a health provider referring a patient.


nsuhail@ucsd.edu  
Telephone: + 619-756-1613
Fax: + 619-543-5282

International Services
UC San Diego Medical Center

200 West Arbor Drive, MC 8222
San Diego, CA 92103-8222

Noureddine Chehade

Noureddine Chehade
Mr. Noureddine Chehade, Business Development Manager for the Middle East, holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and an MBA in Global Relations and Finance from Cleveland State University. Mr. Chehade worked for over two years at Neo International, a Saudi business conglomerate located in Riyadh, as the Director of Business Development. While working and traveling overseas, he cemented his relations with contacts stateside and in the Middle East, particularly in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Chehade is a skilled global business professional with balanced experience in international relations, trade regulations, logistics, and documentation. Mr. Chehade is uniquely positioned to offer adept advice on complex issues of global business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. With over 10 years’ experience, he has gained great knowledge and expertise through his work and travels to many countries in North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Email: nchehade@ucsd.edu

Mexico

Aeromedevac

Our mission is to be premier provider of superior air ambulance services to pediatric and adult patients throughout the entire duration of their transport. Aeromedevac is committed to providing professional, reliable and cost-effective fixed-wing and rotor-wing transports that are compliant with regulatory agencies.

www.aeromedevac.com  

Air Evac Inc.

Our mission is to provide the highest level of medical transportation care by providing the best medical resources available with strategic bases of operation to deliver efficient response times at competitive rates

airevacinternational.com

Carola Cid

Carola Cid
Ms. Carola Cid, the UC San Diego Medical System International Ambassador for Mexico is a Medical Tourism Specialist, Certified by the Tourism Medical Association (MTA), also she has a Specialty in Public Administration by Universidad Iberoamericana. During the last eight years, she has developed and grown within the health field and has led several institutions in different states of Mexico facilitating various services for outpatients units or short-stay specialized treatments. She´s also honored to be appointed as Ambassador in Los Cabos for the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Health System. Carola has extensive knowledge in the health services field with in Baja California Sur and the rest of Mexico.

Email: cacid@ucsd.edu

 

Sara Askenazi Santerbás

Sara Askenazi Santerbás
Sara Askenazi, the ambassador representing UC San Diego Health in Mexico City and its vicinity, has 7 years of experience working with such health organizations as the ABC Medical Center (Centro Médico ABC, also known as the Hospital American British Cowdray), the Spanish Hospital of Mexico (Hospital Español), the Living with Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Foundation (Fundación Vivir con Crohn y CUCI), AMSALUD , as well as the Nascere and OSE health clinics. A psychotherapist with expertise in individual and group psychotherapy with specialization in chronic degenerative diseases, hypnotherapy, psycho-nutrition, psychosocial dysfunction, and other psychiatric disorders, she received her master’s degree in clinical and health psychology from the Superior Institute of Psychological Studies (Instituto Superior de Estudios Psicológicos, or ‘ISEP’) in Barcelona, Spain, and also holds higher education degrees from the Anahuac University of Mexico (Universidad Anáhuac México), the Mexican Institute of Psycho-Oncology (Instituto Mexicano de Psicooncología, o ‘IMPo’), and the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. Ms. Askenazi speaks Spanish, English and Hebrew.

Email: saskenazi@ucsd.edu

Central America

Rosa Olvera
rolvera@ucsd.edu

Colombia

Rosa Olvera
rolvera@ucsd.edu

Argentina

Dr. Gustavo Gercovich
gustavo.gercovich@gmail.com

Peru

Rosa Olvera
rolvera@ucsd.edu

Caribbean

Rosa Olvera
rolvera@ucsd.edu

International Patient Services
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103-8222
619-471-0234
patientsintl@ucsd.edu