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Faisal H. Aboul-Enein, DrPH, RN, FNP, FACHE

Houston, Texas Area

Dr. Aboul-Enein began his nursing career in Saudi Arabia working in primary care. He has held many positions, including staff nurse on a renal transplant unit, nurse practitioner in triage services, senior instructor, hospital staff development and administrative supervisor, associate director responsible for highly successful overall performance and outcomes for multiple units, organization-wide programs, performed while working within academic community hospitals and organizations.

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  • Board Specific Consultations

    Board specific consults, Board Member, Governance, Board Development

    • Healthcare Delivery
    • Administration
  • Clinical Delivery in Population Health

    Clinical Delivery Models in Population Health

    • Healthcare Delivery
    • Integrated healthcare systems
    • care coordination
    • ACA
    • Providers
  • Strategic Planning

    Health Care Strategy

    • Healthcare Delivery
    • Administration

Investing Profile

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Other Investments
Center for Health Practitioners Innovation

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Medical Devices, Digital Health, Health IT, Healthcare Delivery, Payers
Markets, Health Indications, Health Issues
  • Health Care Services
  • Digital Health
  • Devices
  • Population health
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Board Development
  • USA
  • International
  • Houston, Texas


  • Adjunct Associate Professor

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | May 2010 - Current

    • Facilitated population health, health care management lectures in the MPH, DrPH degrees • Taught online course instruction in the Masters of Health Care Administration track and Masters in Public Health, using Blackboard platform. • Chair and member of PhD, DrPH dissertations

  • Professor

    Laureate International Universities- Walden University | October 2010 - Current

    • Educated graduate students in MBA, MSN, MPH, DNP courses • Coordinator for other faculty members in MSN courses as lead faculty • Mentored new faculty hires • Developed online courses in several DNP courses specific to population health and global health • Served on committees at school and university-level positions • Served on IRB committee • Chaired and served on dissertation committees and capstone projects • Curricula design in the MSN, DNP, PhD program • CCNE Accreditation Committee Member

  • Director and CEO

    A-E Health Care Management & Education Solutions LLC | January 2012 - Current

    • Consult in Strategic Planning for hospitals and ambulatory settings • Conduct Care Delivery Transformation to assist organizations obtain accreditation • Provide leadership and management through coaching and practice-based evidence • Provide support in global health expansion for U.S hospitals • Conduct program design in studying emerging workforce development in the nursing and health care administration programs. • Curricula Consultant design in the MSN, MPH, MHA, DNP, PhD program * Leadership development training * Development of Outpatient Management Models driven by Nurses and Nurse Practitioners * Staff Development Training * Implement a boutique patient experience and healthcare innovation consultancy

  • Chairman of the Advisory Board

    Center for Health Practitioner Innovations | April 2016 - Current

    The Center is a business development center that nurtures and grows small healthcare ventures from clinicians such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, etc so that one can become profitable and sustainable. The Center focuses on the needs of healthcare clinicians and small business ventures who have created innovative techniques, service delivery models, biotechnological ideas, software and digital applications, and new inventions in health care. The Center hopes to become a venue and platform for these ideas to surface, be mentored, and developed into business ventures. The Center is a venue for small healthcare businesses and clinicians to be creating new ideas in health care. As Chairman of the Advisory Board, my role has been to lead in the following: 1. Chairing the meetings of the board. 2. Organizing and coordinating the board's activities, such as by setting its annual agenda. 3. Reviewing and evaluating the performance of the other board members

  • Senior Strategic Health Planning Consultant

    Center for Health Care Thinking and Innovation | January 2013 - Current

    Center for Healthcare Thinking and Innovations is a non-partisian healthcare think tank that focuses on creating solutions to complex healthcare problems. The solutions are driven by the sole force of providing healthcare to the largest number of Americans for the lowest cost possible while still retaining a large emphasis on quality of services with strong positive patient outcomes. The goal is to assist clinics, hospitals, and health systems that care about the patient experience, staff satisfaction, and HCAHPS results. In addition, assist departments or units (such as a hospitalist team) looking for strategies to improve their interactions with patients. Areas of Expert Thinking: Rural and Urban Health for the Underserved Access to Healthcare Services Health Services for Vulnerable Populations Chronic Disease State Management

  • Senior Nursing Instructor

    MD Anderson Cancer Center | July 2005 - April 2013

    • Educational responsibility for 187 FTEs in planning, implementing and evaluating nursing continuing education programs and evidenced-based nursing programs in Emergency center, Heart clinic, Cath lab, Post-Anesthesia Recovery Area and Internal medicine clinic • Provide online instruction online courses in health care management, nursing, policy and public health courses. • Develop Curricula model consistent with Quality Care Model. • Design and manage operations processes and feasibility analyses. • Clinical management and treatment of patients with chronic diseases • Design and implement nursing education programs & online courses supporting nursing practice such as first pediatric response team in the ER. • Develop and implement methods of instruction using various teaching strategies such as online courses and traditional classroom for nursing staff in heart catheterization lab, emergency center, post-anesthesia recovery room nurses and contractor nurses • Lead in the development of a clinical simulation center in efforts to improve nursing care outcomes. • Support new graduate nurse in transition into practicing nurse • Support and develop nursing education activities to graduate nurses. • Implement preceptor assignment and validate competencies of nurses. • Develop nursing informatics curriculum for education sessions using web-based and other technological tools. • Design “Just in time” teaching sessions for new graduate nurses on the unit.

  • Associate Clinical Professor

    Texas Woman's University | December 2003 - Current 2011

     Taught Health Care Management, Community Health, Research, Epidemiology, Health Care Administration courses online and traditional classroom in MSN, PhD, and DNP courses.  Managed undergraduate, graduate students and nurse practitioner students in hospital and patient care settings  Served as advisor & guest speaker for students on standards of practice and nurse practitioner issues  Secured a $550,000 endowment fund from the Helen Fuld Trust  Chaired Doctoral dissertation and Master’s thesis committee  Responsible for teaching graduate courses using online technology  Taught core-graduate and leadership/management online and traditional courses  Facilitated as Lead Faculty other faculty members in curriculum  Participated as Chair and member of Internal Review Board  Served on numerous college and university committees

  • Clinical Administrative Director

    Tenet Healthcare | December 2002 - Current 2003

     Responsible for departmental nursing operations 200 FTE through the nursing units, to include inpatient and outpatient settings.  Assisted in appropriate allocation of nursing personnel on a daily basis to meet patient care requirements in collaboration with the Directors.  Responsible for triage of patients presenting to the Hospital's Intake Department.  Responsible for 24-hour clinical & administrative management of triage department  Oversight for a $28M annual operating budget  Accomplishment highlights include: 1) redesigned inpatient practice management that resulted in 8% increase in visits; 2) directed a market research study to identify patient referral patterns and suggest ways to increase patient referrals; 3) lead a multidisciplinary team to redesign patient admission processes and instituted inpatient care management program that resulted in a 15% increase in inpatient admissions and reduced the average length of stay from 4.4 days to 3.6; 4) lead a multidisciplinary team to design a pre-surgical evaluation and testing unit; 5) instituted simulation labs that resulted in a 5% decrease in error reporting; and 6) rebuilt the nursing management team and decreased RN vacancies from 22% to 3%.

  • Assistant Professor

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | December 2001 - Current 2002

    School of Nursing Houston TX • Supervised BSN students in clinical settings in ICU, Medical-Surgical Units • Taught courses in BSN and MSN program

  • Clinic Manager/ Family Nurse Practitioner

    Clear Lake Medical Group | December 2001 - Current 2002

     Assessed, diagnosed, and managed indigent Hispanic adult visits, primarily in chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension.  Performed clinical procedures such as pap smears, conducted numerous follow up with this population.  Responsible for 24 hour clinical management- staffing, strategic planning, and budgeting

  • Public Health Coordinator

    Texas Department of Health | December 2001 - Current 2001

    Bureau of Communicable Disease Control Tuberculosis Elimination Program Houston TX  Responsible for active surveillance program of TB patients in Harris County via field investigation.  Conducted data collection of all participants of DOT therapy. Performed data entry of all TB patients in database records.  Coordinated and participated in “World TB Day” logistics.

  • Associate Director- Organizational Development

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | December 2000 - Current 2001

    School of Public Health Center for Health Policy Studies Project Title “Lower Rio Grande Valley Community Needs Assessment.” Houston TX  Responsible for compiling and organizing data sets, using database management programs.  Assembled data to be presented to the Texas Legislature as part of implementation of regional campus of School of Public Health in Brownsville, Texas.  Managed liaison relationships with other agencies and services  Responsible for developing management, performance coaching and served as clinical consultant in performance improvement

  • Senior Nurse Program Coordinator

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | December 2000 - Current 2000

    School of Public Health Department of Management and Policy Sciences Project title “Improving the Safety of the Blood Supply: An Organizational Study.” Houston TX  Responsible for administrative management of project and staff development related to funded project.  Provided transcription services to further complete project’s effort.  Management of fellow research assistant data sets and record management using Excel software.

  • Registered Nurse, Nurse Manager

    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | December 1998 - Current 1999

     Provided leadership in direct patient care to assigned patients in a renal transplant unit, utilizing the nursing process in the provision of care.  Managed 25 FTE personnel, budgeting of $1M annual operating budget, staffing  Accountable for promoting team work with fellow nurses and assistants.  Supervised floor operations and coordinated with other nurses in providing medical care.  Provided nursing care and triage efforts for survivors of 1999 American Airlines plane crash victims.

  • Health Education Coordinator

    King Faisal Specialist Hospital | December 1990 - Current 1994

     Responsible for continuing education & staff development.  Supported the coalition educational needs of Operation Desert Shield.  Responsible for budgeting, staffing and directing a nursing team, along with following all policies and procedures.


  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

    Masters of Science (MSN) | Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner

  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

    Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) | Community Health, International Health, Policy

  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

    Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) | Health Care Management, Policy, Community health

  • University of Central Arkansas

    Bachelors of Science | Nursing