Nabil El Sanadi bio

Nabil El Sanadi, MD, MBA, FACEP, FACHE


Broward Health


Nabil El Sanadi, MD, is the President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Broward Health and a board certified emergency medicine physician. As President/CEO, he oversees all operations for one of the largest public health systems in the United States.


Prior to his appointment as President/CEO in December 2014, Dr. El Sanadi was chief of emergency medicine for Broward Health. In January of 2014, he was elected chairman of the Florida Board of Medicine. He serves as emergency medical services (EMS) medical director for several municipalities.


Dr. El Sanadi graduated with honors in medicine and public health from Ohio State University. He completed his medical residency and a one-year research fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. El Sanadi earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry with honors from Case Western Reserve University. He obtained his Master of Business Administration at the Weatherhead School of Management, and went on to complete certifications as a licensed Health Care Risk Manager and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.


In 1994, Dr. El Sanadi joined EmCare, previously Phoenix Physicians. In the administrative role of chief of emergency medicine for Broward Heath Medical Center, and then for Broward Health system, he oversaw the management of hospital practices and physicians. Prior to that, he served as chief of emergency medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland where he directed a large teaching and research-focused emergency department. He currently holds faculty appointments at Florida International University, Nova Southeastern University and The University of Miami.


Dr. El Sanadi is a former member of the Broward Regional Health Planning council. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP). He serves on the boards of the Broward County Medical Association (BCMA) and Florida Medical Association (FMA).