Dr Hisham Abdel Rahman


Picture of Hisham Abdel Rahman at Moller Institute

A passionate and visionary Healthcare leader with unique experience of leading a NHS Trust under both NHS management and a pioneering public-private partnership. Hisham extended his experience beyond the UK to China and the Middle East. Hisham believes that many healthcare challenges are global and need global collaborative solutions. Hisham’s goal is to continuously pursue high quality, patient-centred, cost effective and safe care solutions. His belief is that leadership and innovation are the most effective means to achieve such a goal and is proud to be a respected consultant clinician. Consultant Gynaecologist , Medical Entrepreneur and Former NHS & Private Healthcare Chief Executive

Professional experience

Hisham Abdel-Rahman graduated in 1985 from the Medical School of Cairo University. He then served in the Egyptian military forces to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1994 Hisham started his clinical specialist training in the Cambridge deanery. Hisham acquired membership of the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecologists in 1996 and the UK Certificate of Completion of Specialised Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in year 2000.

Hisham led the Cancer Unit of Hinchingbrooke Hospital in 2006. He led the Anglia Region Gynaecology Cancer Network in 2009. In 2010 he was appointed as Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Hisham became Medical Director of Hinchingbrooke Hospital in 2012 and Chief Executive in May 2013 until August 2015.

Hisham joined Circle Health in 2012 as Senior Executive Partner. Circle Health Limited is the largest clinical partnership outside the US, with over 2000 member clinicians in the United Kingdom. Circle Health was the first private healthcare company to agree a franchise agreement with the NHS to run a NHS Hospital. As Hinchingbrooke Hospital Medical Director and Chief Executive, Hisham gained a unique experience during the franchise process as well as the dissolution of the franchise three years later. Hisham was Medical Director of Circle International in 2015.

Hisham joined several executive leadership institutes as a trainer. He joined Circle Academy as a founding member in 2012. In 2015 , he joined the All China Women and Children Association as Medical Advisor and Leadership Trainer. In 2015, he joined the Møller Executive Education team at Churchill College, Cambridge University as an Associate. Hisham is an executive mentor for the BMJ as well as other UK and international organisations.

Hisham is an associate to several healthcare innovation companies in genomics, robotics and AI. He is associate of Cambridge Medical Robotics since 2015.

Hisham started health care collaboration with China in 2014. He supported healthcare projects with several Chinese State Owned Entities including CITIC bank and Taiping Insurance. He worked as an International Adviser to several Chinese Healthcare Associations. Hisham delivered executive training to several Chinese delegations at the Møller Institute since 2015. Hisham moved to Shanghai in 2016 as Circle Harmony Health Ltd CEO, where he completed the setup of a comprehensive healthcare operating system with the first facility to open in April 2018.

Hisham’s clinical interests are in the management of safe maternity hospitals, quality control in hospitals, laparoscopic surgery, cancer and psychosexual medicine.

Honours and awards

  • 1992, decorated as best Doctor in the Egyptian Army
  • 1998, awarded the membership of the British society for Colposcopy and Cervical Screening
  • 2010, awarded the fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • 2010, Hinchingbrooke Hospital Maternity Unit acquired Level 3 CNST , the highest level of safety and quality. One of only 13 Hospitals in the United Kingdom to achieve that level
  • 2012, nominated as National Cancer Professional of the Year finalist
  • May 2014, Hinchingbrooke Hospital was awarded CHKS Best Trust in England for Quality of care

Publications and public speaking

  • Helen Bolton, Hema Nosib, Tarang Majmudar, Hisham Abdel-Rahman (2015). Laparoscopic hysterectomy for endometrial cancer – Surgical outcomes in a district general hospital cancer unit (Abstract). Journal of Gynaecological Surgery. P57.
  • Abdel Rahman H, Talmor A, Majmudar T, Moyle P. Parasitic fibroid and Pseudo-Meigs Syndrome: Coexistence of Two Rare Entities. Gynecol Surg May 2012
  • Abdel Rahman H, Fong P. Monitoring the Implementation of Enhanced Recovery Across the Anglia Cancer Network. Poster presentation to the ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) Society Conference in Bath, September 2011
  • Nosib H, Abdel Rahman H, Majmudar T. Outcome of Outpatient Hysteroscopy in patients with suspected cancer in a District General Hospital. Gynecol Surg 2009; 6 (Suppl 1) : S105.
  • Makris A, Majmudar T, Abdel-Rahman H. Diagnostic delays and Cancer Waiting Times. Poster presentation. BSCCP Annual meeting 15-16th April 2010, Brighton
  • MacNab W, Majmudar T, Abdel-Rahman H. Laparoscopy in the management of pathological adnexal cysts. Gynecol Surg (2010) 7 (Suppl 1): S195
  • MacNab W, Majmudar T, Abdel-Rahman H. Incidence and management of endometrial polyps in women with post-menopausal PV bleeding in the office setting. Gynecol Surg (2010) 7 (Suppl 1): S184
  • Makris A, Majmudar T, Abdel-Rahman H. Laparoscopic morcellation made safe and easy – the ‘disco ball technique’. Gynecol Surg (2010) 7 (Suppl 1): S85.
  • MacNab W, Majmudar T, Abdel-Rahman H. One-stop clinic in the management of post-menopausal PV bleeding. Gynecol Surg (2010) 7 (Suppl 1): S92
  • Small Bowel Necrosis and Enterecutaneous Fistulae Resulting From Iatrogenic Spillage of Dermoid Cyst Contents At The Time of laparoscopic surgery GYNAECOLOGY SURGERY – April 2009, Tarang Majmudar, Hisham Abdel Rahman
  • Menorrhagia after Subtotal Caesarean Hysterectomy – Cause and Management – June 2009 – BMFMS, Hema Nosib, H Abdel Rahman
  • Specimen Retrieval Technique, S Nachimuthu, Y Koak, H Abdel Rahman for European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons Meeting – May 2009
  • Large Incisional Hernia Following Laparoscopic Removal Endometrioma – ENDOMETRIOSIS AND ADHESIONS, MANCHESTER March 2009 Hema Nosib Hisham Abdel Rahman
  • Laparoscopic Surgery: Patient Satisfaction Survey – Abstract and Poster at BGCS, Canterbury – May 2008, A. Barry, D. Mukhopadhyay, H Abdel Rahman
  • A case report of Incisional Hernia through a 5 mm lateral port site following laparoscopic right ovarian cystectomy, published Journal of Gynaecological Surgery, published 22 January 2009, A Sayasneh, H. Nosib and H Abdel Rahman
  • Ultrasound and Hysteroscopy correlation In Postmenopausal bleeding, At the Annual Meeting of the British Menopause Society published in International Menopause Society Journal May 2008 – Hisham Abdel Rahman
  • Colposcopy Pathology MDT: An Audit of Clinical Practice , Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon – Gunjan Gupta, Hisham Abdel Rahman – Jan 2007 to Dec 2007 Book of abstracts and poster at BSCCP, Birmingham, Published April 2008
  • Pelvic Mass – diagnosis and management – Problem-based Learning – Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine Journal published July 2008 – Tarang Majmudar, Hisham Abdel-Rahman
  • Diploma 2007: Case Study + Logbook – Published in Institute of Psychosexual Medicine Journal, April 2008 – Hisham Abdel Rahman