Ali Sanousi

Ali Sanousi


Ali Sanousi is a healthcare entrepreneur focused on IT. He is a medical informatics consultant with over 10 years of work experience in health information technology. He worked as a physician Informaticist at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is currently a clinical informatics fellow at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Ali holds a master's degree in medical Informatics from OHSU, a Physician Executive MBA degree from the University of Tennessee and a PhD in Medical Informatics from Rutgers University. As a thought-leader, he is a frequent guest speaker and panel moderator on topics related to healthcare informatics. He is also an author and a TV commentator. He serves as a member of several editorial review boards for Informatics Journal and consults for various companies internationally. His research and business efforts are focused on healthcare business intelligence, mHealth Apps, data analytics and big data visualization.

Work experience

Work experience
Nov 2011 - Present

Fellow, Division of Clinical Informatics of BIMDC

Harvard Medical School (HMS)
Oct 2012 - Sep 2013

Fellow-In-Residence, Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab)

Harvard Business School (HBS)
Apr 2001 - Oct 2005

Physician Informaticist & Assistant Research Scientist

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC)
Aug 2007 - Dec 2000

Director of Health Information Management Department

Ministry of Health (MOH) - Directorate of Health Affairs
Sep 1995 - Jul 1997

Health Informatics & Preventive Medicine Physician

Witikar Medical Hospital


Oct 2013


Harvard University
Clinical Informatics
May 2011


Rutgers University
Medical Informatics
Dec 2007


University of Tennessee
Physician Executive  MBA
Jun 2007


Oregon Health & Science University
Medical Informatics
Aug 2002


Stanford University
Certificate in Medical Informatics
Dec 1995


Royal College of Physicians
Diploma in International Health
Jul 1994


King Saud University
Medical Degree

Scientific Committees

Member of the Scientific Committee at the First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. Montreux,   Switzerland. 11/17-19/2010.

Member of the Scientific Committee at the Critical Data Conference & Data Marathon. Institute of Medical Engineering and Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA. 1/7-5/2013.

Conference Review Boards

− Internet Society, ISOC                                                          Year: 2005, 200− Business Intelligence and Analytics for Healthcare Conference , TCBI Year: 2011− World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Apps, and Internet/Web 2.0, Medicine 2.0  Year: 2012, 2013 − Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, HIMSS  Year: 2013, 2014− American Medical Informatics Association, AMIA       Year: 2013