Born in Dar-es-Salaam in 1950 into the Ismaili community – a sect of Shia Islam, Shafik Sachedina has gone on to have an incredible career in the field of healthcare on both the practitioner and the administrative side of the industry.
Shafik studied at the renowned Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School at the University of London. The years after attaining his degree saw Shafik engaged in the dental field as a dental surgeon. After success in this arena, he shifted his focus to entrepreneurial opportunities within the healthcare industry.
Today Shafik is the Joint Chairman of his own organization Sussex Health Care Company located in Sussex, England. The company operates numerous care homes around the region that focus on elderly patients and patients suffering from mental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries and different Alzheimer’s and Dementia related issues. The organization is highly respected and has been honored with numerous awards for its work in this area of the healthcare industry.
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Shafik Sachedina is also very passionate about his Ismaili heritage and has been involved in a number of organizations that focus on the Ismaili community. He has important roles in several major organizations within the Ismaili community. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Institute of Ismaili Studies, an important cultural institute based out of London, England. He is also Chairman of the Ismaili Leaders International Forum. The Institute of Ismaili Studies does research that focusses on the history of Islam as well as contemporary Islamic cultures. A strong emphasis is placed on understanding the way in which Muslim cultures interact with other religions and cultural groups. Shakif also serves in a voluntary manner as the Head of the Department of Jamati Institutions where he coordinates programs for the Ismaili community in its 16 principal areas. Voluntary service is an important virtue in the Ismaili community, something that Shafik has always taken very seriously.
Previously Shafik Sachedina served as Chairman for the humanitarian relief organization FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International.
Pediatrics is a medical specialty. Doctors who choose to practice this form of medicine work closely with babies, children and growing teens to help identify any medical conditions they might have. They also work to help determine what to do in case a problem might arise. Pediatrics surgeon Dr. Saad Saad has been a medical profession in this field for many decades. He’s helped many young patients over the course of his career. Thanks to his efforts, many children will live better lives. In the last years of his practice, he’s come to realize that improvements can be made. He’s watched as his fellow surgeons have struggled with certain areas of medicine. In the process, he’s come to understand that there are better ways to do things. This is why he’s determined to help provide other doctors and patients with new medical tools that he knows will work better.
His Suggested Improvements
The doctor has developed new materials that he’s chosen to patent. His new materials are about improving existing technology and making it easier for doctors to use. His catheter has an integral electromagnetic location that serves as an identification device. The newly improved catheter makes it easier for doctors to locate the device. He is hopeful that it can help improve the use of catheter technology and enable doctors to perform more effective surgeries. His second kind of improved device that he has chosen to patent is the endoscope. A commonly used medical device, the endoscope has some flaws that can make it hard for doctors to use it. His newly improved version hopes to help correct such flaws and make it easier for surgeons to control it. This new version basically allows any doctor to more easily remove liquid that is present in any patient. The doctor can get a better view of the area where his operating without the need to remove the device and possibly create complications for the patient as they do so.
Loving What He Does
As a leading surgeon in pediatrics, Doctor Saad Saad loves what he does. He knows that he can really make a difference in the lives of the patients he sees each day. His own background started out as a young man in Egypt. Here, he was drawn to medicine and the natural world. Saad earned a medical degree as he grew up from the highly prestigious Cairo University School of Medicine. He decided that it would make sense for him to leave his country and head for the United States. Once here, he quickly settled in New Jersey and found a highly welcoming community. He’s been in the field of pediatric surgical medicine for over two decades. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/saad-saad
Ara Chackarian of San Francisco wears a lot of professional hats. He’s an entrepreneur who has started a number of companies. He also owns an investment firm where he invests in healthcare firms in their early stages who he thinks have really great management and a product and/or service which will dramatically improve patient outcomes. He also does a lot of angel investing where he gives money to startups with great ideas where the motive is more to help them out rather than to derive a profit. He is also big on sustainability and philanthropy and enjoys helping the environment and social causes.
His investment firm is called ASC Capital Holdings, LLC, a firm he established in June 2007. Among the company’s that Ara Chackerian has founded is a company called TMS Health Solutions in the Bay Area. They have a number of locations scattered around this region which helps people who have depression but for which conventional therapies don’t work. He says he found out about an innovative way of treating them which has received FDA approval and decided this sounded like a great thing to be doing for people. Among the several other companies he has served on the board for, lending his extensive business experience, are among others Mint Medical Education, PipelineRX, and the aforementioned TMS Health Solutions. You can visit Vimeo to see more.
Ara Chackerian enjoys helping people and the environment He bought a teak farm in Nicaragua, for example. He put the teak farm where people had been grazing their farm animals. The problem was that to graze their animals they kept chopping down more and more of the rainforest. He solved this problem by putting his teak farm there and then hiring the villagers who had been doing this. They now work on a sustainable farm where they don’t have to chop down very valuable trees which destroys not only the trees but also all the animals that depend on them for their lives. That this farm also turns out beautiful teak that can be used to make great furniture and flooring really is the icing on the cake for Ara Chackerian.
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