Nabil El Sanadi named CEO


Nabil El Sanadi, MD, MBA, FACEP, FACHE



Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – The Board of Commissioners has named Nabil El Sanadi, M.D. the next President/CEO of the North Broward Hospital District (NBHD) which operates under the Broward Health name. The Board received 80 applications for the position and interviewed six finalists at a public meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. As President/CEO, he oversees all operations for one of the largest public health systems in the United States. El Sanadi replaces former President/CEO Frank Nask.

Prior to this appointment, El Sanadi was a practicing emergency medicine physician at Broward Health Medical Center and the Chief of Emergency Medicine for Broward Health. He is the current chairman of the Florida Board of Medicine and serves as emergency medical services (EMS) medical director for several municipalities.

“I am honored to have been selected to lead Broward Health through this new chapter. As our leadership team transitions, we plan to focus on patient-centered, evidence-based care, aiming to maximize efficiencies while continuing to exceed patient expectations. Clinical research and education will remain the cornerstone of our organization as we work to fulfill our mission of providing world-class healthcare to all,” said El Sanadi.

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).

Broward Health, providing service for more than 75 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. Broward Health includes Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health International, Broward Health Urgent Care and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit