Advisory Board

“Karbala Team” is a medical advisory group consisting of dedicated and renowned physicians who volunteer to enrich the Imam Al-Hujjah Hospital project with their professionalism and wisdom. 

Their expert opinions provide valuable information on functional capacities, opportunities, threats, and limitations to the future of Imam Al-Hujjah Hospital. 

“Karbala Team” is more than an advisory group; every member has been a vocal advocate for the project in North America, and these members are:

Dr. M. Al-Saden

Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Member of:

  • The American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Michigan Society of Anesthesiology
  • The Canadian Medical Society
  • Ontario Medical Association
  • Iraqi Medical Association

Work Experience:

  • Mission volunteer with the International Medical Corps in the south of Iraq.
  • Assistant professor of anesthesiology in Western Ontario University.
  • Assistant professor of anesthesiology in Wayne State University.
  • Head of the anesthesiology division at Henry Ford Hospital.
  • Member of the ICU committee at the Regional Windsor Hospital.
  • Founder of the ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia program.
  • Supervisor of the anesthesia team at Beaumont Hospitals / Detroit, Michigan.
  • Supervisor of the anesthesia team at the John D. Dingell Medical Center / Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Yasser Haider

Orthopedic consultant at Markham Stouffville Hospital, Markham, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Yasser dedicates his time and expertise to those who need it most but cannot afford the cost of medical care. He is a frequent visitor to the Holy Land of Karbala and a valuable advisor for the hospital project.

Haja Najah Bazzy

A global figure who has inspired many communities around the world, Lady Bazzy is a registered nurse with clinical training and a multicultural specialist. She’s a founding member and president of Zaman International, a charity that provides services to marginalized women and children who cannot afford the cost of basic needs. Zaman International provides humanitarian services for underserved and marginalized communities around the world, in collaboration with 100 partners.

Dr. Stephen Toadvine

MD president of Baptist Health Medical Group – Kentucky, USA.

Professor Sarwat Hussain

Interventional radiologist and previous Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Imam Al-Hujjah Hospital – Karbala.

Dr. Allahyar Jazayeri

Gynecology professor / USA.

Dr. Saeed Bokhari

Dr. Javid Saifi

MD president of the Cardiac Surgery Department at St. Peter’s Hospital / Albany, NY, USA.

Certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

Dr. Mohammed Ali

One of the founders of World Sight, Dr. Mohammed is an ophthalmic surgeon and an assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of Louisville. He is also an assistant professor at the School of Global Health, Michigan State University. Dr. Mohammed has established numerous eye care projects in developing countries, bringing hope for underprivileged communities in preventing and reversing vision impairment. 

Dr. Kashif Haider

Gastroenterologist at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown, Ky.

Dr. Kashif is an internist with 20+ years of experience in gastroenterology. He is also an international pioneer in providing humanitarian services, especially for the citizens and visitors of Karbala.

Dr. Reza Nassiri

Associate dean for Global Health, director of the Institute for Global Health, Michigan State University. Professor Riza Al-Nassiri, MD-PhD, Paris Diderot University. He is an international researcher and expert in global health education and development projects. Dr. Riza has extensive experience in HIV/AIDS studies and has developed clinical research programs in different parts of the world to combat this deadly virus. 

He has held seminars at several international conferences and workshops.