Press Release: The American Hospital of Paris announces new management team ahead of strategy rollout


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Emblematic leaders join the Management Committee

Led by Professor Robert Sigal, who was appointed CEO last March, and his Board of Governors, the American Hospital of Paris has made significant changes to its Management Committee. Eminent figures with top-level medical and technological expertise in their respective fields have joined the hospital’s management team. These appointments are part of the hospital’s new strategy for 2018-2022, to be unveiled on January 23. 

Several emblematic figures have been appointed to the Management Committee:  

- Arnold Munnich, Health Strategic Advisor. A pediatrician and geneticist, he created and headed the Department of Medical Genetics at Hôpital Necker-Enfants malades, a children’s hospital in Paris, and is Chairman of the Board of Directors at Institut des Maladies Génétiques (Imagine). He was also a biomedical research advisor to the French President’s office from 2007 to 2012.

- Mario Di Palma, Director of Medical Affairs. An oncologist, he created the outpatient department at Institut Gustave Roussy. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Scientific Commission on Therapeutic Trials at Gustave Roussy and Co-President of Onco04, a regional network specializing in oncology, geriatrics and palliative care. He is a member of the French National Cancer League’s Ethical Committee.  

The following members now form the Management Committee of the American Hospital of Paris:About the American Hospital of Paris

  • Professor Robert Sigal, Chief Executive Officer  
  • Professor Arnold Munnich, Health Strategic Advisor 
  • Dr. Mario Di Palma, Director of Medical Affairs
  • François Bérard, Secretary General 
  • Jean-Louis Sotton, Vice-President of Human Resources 
  • Stéphane Stépanian, Chief Operating Officer  
  • Christel Deschamps, Director of Nursing 
  • Thierry-Alain Kervella, Director of Information Systems 
  • Jérôme Deana, Director of Development and Communication

About the American Hospital of Paris

Founded in 1906, the American Hospital of Paris is a private, not-for-profit institution of recognized public benefit whose mission is to provide the best in French and American medical practices to its French and international patients.

Our global expertise combines the most innovative investigative technologies, state-of-the-art treatment techniques and individualized care all on a single site, to ensure our patients receive personalized treatment within a minimal timeframe. 

The American Hospital of Paris is accredited by two organizations for the quality of the care it delivers: the French Haute Autorité de Santé and The Joint Commission, which accredits institutions according to U.S. standards.

In January 2017, the American Hospital of Paris acquired the Centre Clinique de la Porte de Saint-Cloud, thereby enhancing its offering with comprehensive cancer care.

Media contact and information: 

Havas Paris : Margaux Wacheux - - 06 24 31 02 05 

Hôpital Américain de Paris : Valérie Métral –  - 07 87 16 35 41

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