Hassan Zahwa



Washington - Innovation Lab, DC

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Hassan Zahwa is a partner in the Public Health sector; Hassan focuses on solving complex healthcare-related issues. He is driven by improving healthcare for soldiers, veterans, and their families. 
Hassan leads government and commercial healthcare-focused engagements to include standing COVID-19 testing laboratories at the state/federal levels for a Fortune Top 10 company. His areas of expertise include healthcare informatics, clinical laboratory management, business process reengineering, and project and program management. He has been recognized as FedHealth IT top 100 and received 16 Military awards and citations, including the Top Scientist Award from the Society of Armed Forces Medical Laboratory Scientists.
Before joining Guidehouse, Hassan retired as a decorated soldier after honorably serving for over 23 years in the United States Army. Hassan started as the laboratory manager at the HIV Diagnostic Laboratory during his tenure, focusing on breakthroughs in HIV diagnostics, treatment, and vaccination. He led the clinical trials culminating in FDA's approval for the first HIV rapid diagnostic testing device. Additionally, Dr. Zahwa served as the DoD's clinical lead for the North Chicago James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (JALFHCC), the first-ever congressional mandated joint DoD/VA Federal Healthcare Center in North Chicago. He concluded his military service by serving at the Defense Health Agency, focusing on business process management, supporting the DoD Electronic Health Record deployment.

Ph.D., Nuclear Medicine/Cell & Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University
M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Maryland Global Campus
M.S., Healthcare Administration, University of Maryland Global Campus
B.S., Medical Laboratory Technology, University of South Alabama
Board Certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathologist (MT ASCP)
Business Process Management and Notations (BPMN)
Certified Professional in Health Information Management and Systems (CPHIMS)
Membership and Activity Information
Order of Military Medical Merit (02M3)
Society of Armed Forces Medical Laboratory (SAFLMS)

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