Dr. Iyabo Tinubu-Karch

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Iyabo Tinubu-Karch is the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member Ex-Officio of Sidra Medicine, a women’s and children’s hospital in the State of Qatar. She joined the healthcare organization in November 2022.

Prior to her appointment as the CEO of Sidra Medicine, Dr. Tinubu-Karch was actively involved with the management team of the healthcare organization, in her previous capacity as a non-executive board member since 2019 as well as in an advisory role with the management committee.

Dr. Tinubu-Karch has extensive clinical experience in general internal medicine, hospital and geriatric medicine. She is certified in health information technology and has led several international based programs about the application of technology in clinical medicine. She also holds numerous high-profile board appointments and memberships in leading healthcare colleges and societies in the United States of America.

Prior to joining Sidra Medicine, Dr. Tinubu-Karch was the clinical instructor at the University of Washington, School of Public Health.  Her previous experience as a practicing physician in the USA includes; Swedish Medical Center; University of Washington; the Department of Veterans Affairs in Seattle and VA Health Care Systems.  

Dr. Iyabo is also the founder and CEO of 6M Geriatrics and Hospital Medicine. Her international roles include serving as a consultant physician in health systems improvement at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria.

Dr. Tinubu-Karch received her medical degree from St. Georges University Medical School. She has a master’s degree in health administration and conducted her fellowship training in critical care from the University of Washington. She also has a fellowship in geriatric medicine from the Swedish Medical Center and completed her residency in internal medicine from Lennox Hill Hospital. She is a past recipient of the Washington State health information technology grant and previously served on the Washington State Medical Association Health Informatics Advisory and Accreditation Committees.