Meet the faculty
Dr. Rola Kaakeh
CEO at Salus Vitae Group
Faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Dr. Rola Kaakeh is a fellowship-trained, licensed pharmacist with over thirteen years of experience in various settings (pharmacy practice, managed care, health systems, administration, public health and higher education). She is also affiliate faculty at the Northwestern University Institute for Global Health and Institute for Public Health and Medicine. Her impact has stretched across the international community to encompass overarching holistic countrywide policies to local, on the ground initiatives. She advises organizations globally on health system development, and has engaged with various institutions within the public and private sectors, non-governmental agencies such as the United Nations, universities, startups, and professional associations.
Her work highlighting the burden of drug shortages in the US has been cited over 200 times and used as supporting data for national policies and regulations. She has been very involved in education and training regarding the management of drug shortages, understanding the various dynamics involved, and helping evaluate and design processes (from institution to policy level) to improve access to medications. She comes to you with over a decade of experience in this space.