WorldCare’s Board of Directors and Medical Directors

James Thrall, MD

Chairman of the Board

Chairman Emeritus at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Distinguished Taveras Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School Boston, MA

Dr. James Thrall received his M.D. from the University of Michigan and trained in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He taught at the University of Michigan and served as the Chairman of Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital before taking the helm as Chairman of the Radiology Department at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Thrall led groundbreaking digital transformation efforts at MGH and worked with Dr. Hassan Sharif to develop the first iteration of WorldCare and global medical second opinions powered through the electronic sharing of radiology and pathology reports between healthcare specialists. In addition to being a founding member of the company, he has been Chairman of the Board since 1996.

Dr. Thrall has held many leadership and board positions within leading North American and global radiology associations. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and has received Gold Medals from the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Radiological Society of North America, and the Association of University Radiologists. Internationally, Dr. Thrall is an Honorary Member of the French Society of Radiology and the European Society of Radiology and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists. Additionally, he has authored over 350 scientific publications.

Hassan S. Sharif, MD

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer
Boston, MA

His Excellency
Mr. Ahmed Saeed Al Badi

Chairman, Belbadi Enterprises LLC
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sheikh Mohamed A. El-Khereiji

Chairman, International Center for Contracting & Trading
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Edwin M Wiggers

President and Chief Operating Officer
Boston, MA

Peter Morris

Co-Founder & Chairman, PRM Realty Group
Chicago, IL

Jay B. Pieper

Director, Franciscan Children’s Hospital
Principal, Altria Global Health Advisory Group
Wayland, MA

Don Trudeau

Benistar Admin Services, Inc.

Medical Directors

WorldCare has appointed Medical Directors from around the world to provide specialist expertise while assisting with the review of member records, institutional team findings, and recommendations. Their involvement with The WorldCare Consortium® specialists enhances our process, ensuring the delivery of case-specific insights to improve member healthcare decision-making and treatment outcomes.

Daniel Baboi, MD, PhD

WorldCare Medical Director

Bucharest, Romania

Specialist, Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine

Asst. Clinical Professor of Medicine UMF “Carol Davila” Bucharest

Zrinka Pagon Belina MD, PhD

WorldCare Medical Director

Zagreb, Croatia


Abdelmoniem Fawzy MD, MSc, PGDHM

WorldCare Medical Director

Cairo, Egypt

Specialist, Orthopedics and Spine Surgery

Specialist, Healthcare and Hospital Management

Affiliations: General Manager of Cure Hospital –Cairo; Vice President of Quality Care Company for Healthcare and Hospital Management

Danka Grellneth, M.D.

WorldCare Medical Director

Bratslava, Slovakia

Primary Care Physician

Specialist, Occupational medicine

Joel Kahn, MD

WorldCare Medical Director

Winter Park, FL

Boston, MA

Internal Medicine

Joyce Kawerk, MD

WorldCare Medical Director

Beirut, Lebanon

Specialist, Family Medicine

Affiliations: Notre Dame Maritime Hospital (Jbeil)

Spyridon Kyritsis, MD

WorldCare Medical Director

Athens, Greece

Consultant of Trauma & Orthopaedics

Knee & Lower Limbs Specialist

Affiliations: Orthopaedic Center of Chalandri, Mitera Hospital, Iatriko Kentro Psychikou Hospital, Lefkos Stavros Hospital, KAT Hospital of Athens

Anna Savcheva, MD

WorldCare Medical Director

Sofia, Bulgaria

Specialist, Internal Medicine

Manager of Vita Clinic

Panel Physician for USA, Canada, Austrailia. and New Zealand

Liana Sharvadze, MD

WorldCare Medical Director

Kyiv, Ukraine

Specialist, Internal Medicine

Expert, Forensic Medicine

Affiliations: Medical Consultant at MetLife

Hassan Sharif, MD

WorldCare Medical Director

Boston, MA

Radiologist, Global Health

Affiliations: Massachusetts General Hospital

Andrzej Wojnowski, MD

WorldCare Medical Director

Warsaw, Poland

Cardiac Surgery Consultant

Specialist, Cardiac Surgery and General Surgery