The Office of International Affairs’ leadership team brings to its mission a wealth of experience in international health care and expertise in serving the needs of medical graduates seeking to further their careers in the United States.
Dr. Tej Maini, Dean
Tej Maini, M.D., F.A.C.S., is an international health care authority, business leader and medical educator widely recognized for his leadership in improving the quality of care at institutions in both the United States and abroad. Prior to becoming Dean of the Office of International Affairs, he was the chief executive of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, where he led the financial and organizational turnaround of the leading Abu Dhabi government-owned hospital in the United Arab Emirates. He has built extensive expertise on international health care systems in Europe, the former Soviet bloc, India and South America.
Previously, as President and CEO of Worcester, MA-based Fallon Clinic, Dr. Maini planned and led one of the most dramatic turnarounds in the region’s health care industry. During his tenure, he also carried a full patient load as a vascular surgeon and held teaching and administrative duties at University of Massachusetts Medical Center and School. In addition, he boosted care quality and strengthened community ties, including a revived foundation that made $9 million in local contributions. He earlier served as Fallon’s Medical Director and Chair of the Department of Surgery.
After receiving his medical degree in India, Dr. Maini completed his surgical residency at Boston University School of Medicine, a fellowship at the New England Deaconess Hospital, and was the Homans Fellow in Vascular Surgery at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston. He currently promotes health care economic development and innovation on the Board of Trustees of the nonprofit Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives.