Dahlia Hassan: Innovation and research specialist at Siemens Healthineers

With a passion for leveraging technology to address healthcare challenges, Dahlia a visionary biomedical engineer achieving a Masters from Johns Hopkins, has been eagerly working towards transforming healthcare in underserved populations in developing and war-torn countries. Her project, ‘Bloom,’ a one-size-fits-all prosthetic leg system made of plastic water bottle caps reinforced with glass and 3D printed into a solution built for underserved populations in developing and war torn countries, stands as a testament to her commitment to providing accessible solutions.
Together with the Siemens Healthineers Innovation Think Tank, Dahlia actively engages with governments, hospitals, and universities to build innovation, research, and entrepreneurial capacity in the Middle East and Africa. This includes the “Little Innovators” program, held at the 57357 Children’s Cancer Hospital in Egypt, a patient-centric innovation capacity-building program which allowed pediatric patients to identify their pain points and collaboratively brainstorm solutions. These creative ideas are later made into small business opportunities, providing the young innovators with a platform to contribute to the community.
She bridges the transformative power of biomedical engineering with the profound impact that collaborative innovation may have on the lives of populations facing adversity. Her dedication to build a sustainable and inclusive healthcare ecosystems is shines light on the hope of a brighter and healthier future.