Post Author: Hassan A. Tetteh, MD
Hassan A. Tetteh is a vascular surgeon and can be reached at Dr. Hassan Tetteh | The Art of Human Care.
He is an associate professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and a staff thoracic surgeon for MedStar Health and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
He served as ship’s surgeon and director of surgical services for the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) battle group in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, deployed as a trauma surgeon to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with II Marine Expeditionary Forces, and has supported special joint forces missions to South America, the Middle East, the South Pacific, Australia, and Africa. His military honors include two Meritorious Service Medals and the Joint Service Commendation Medal.
An acclaimed keynote speaker, Hassan inspires audiences with stories from two decades working on the fringe of life and death. His near-death experience influences his unique patient care approach and fuels his passion and gratitude for life. He shares this gift brilliantly with audiences and inspires individuals to perform with excellence, achieve their highest potential, and fulfill their dreams.
He received his MD from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, his MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and MBA from Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. He completed his thoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota and advanced cardiac surgery fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Hassan speaks about the following topics:
- The Art of Human Care: Audiences will gain a passion to make health care great, the antidote for burnout in health care, and a new perspective on what it means to heal
- The Science of Human Care: An exclusive, practical methodology for delivering “human care,” a transformative model of health care that offers hope and healing for today’s struggling system
- Embracing diversity for improved health outcomes
- Humanistic communication in health care
- People management: Humanizing project management
He is a member of Physician Speaking by KevinMD and is available for speaking opportunities. Please contact us for inquiries.
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