Mr. Christopher Mengelt


Mr. Christopher Mengelt

Chief of Planning and Performance

Christopher Mengelt is an American passionate about sports who started his career clinically as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist at Barnes Hospital in St Louis, Missouri.  He credits his focused professional development and his healthcare values based on his early career years at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

His career has been positively affected by his work both clinically and administratively in Australia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar in addition to his home country of the United States.  His administrative responsibilities have included being the Assistant Director of Radiology at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Riadh Saudi Arabia, Director of Quality at the Saad Specialist Hospital in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, Executive Assistant to the Executive Director at KFSH&RC-Jeddah. During his career at Aspetar he has had multiple responsibilities at Aspetar that include, Patient Relations, Infection Prevention and Control, Planning and Monitoring and Quality Management, and have resulted in his promotion to Chief of Planning and Performance.

He holds a Master in Healthcare Administration from the Carlton School of Business at the University of Minnesota. He has been a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives since 2010 and Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality since 2008.  He loves to facilitate and teach and has recently begun a focus in performance coaching with didactic learning at Harvard University.  With over 26 years of healthcare experience in the Middle East, he is motivated to continue to improve healthcare provision that meets the very diverse populations of the region.



  • Masters Health Care Administration Management (University Minnesota, Carlton School of Business, USA)
  • Fellow American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE)
  • Certified Professional Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
  • Bachelors Nuclear Medicine Technology (University Wisconsin La Crosse, USA).  

Career Achievements

  • Aspetar Executive Management Committee member since October 2010.
  • Leadership with the Head of Quality Management for the only perfect score of the Accreditation Canada International Standards criteria (version 4).
  • Malcolm Baldridge training with implementation of award criteria in a hospital environment.
  • Leadership and facilitation of AZF wide adoption of best practice infection prevention and control (IPAC) measures in conjunction with IPAC leadership.
  • Balance Scorecard trained for strategic planning and performance management.
  • Member of Qatar Ministry of Public Health Strategy and Health Providers Performance agreement criteria work groups.
  • Implementation team and leadership roles for Cerner Electronic Medical Record for two different organizations.
  • Developed the Ethics Committee structures at Aspetar.
  • Change management leader across the Aspire Zone Foundation.
  • As Director of Quality as Saad Specialist Hospital supported the only hospital to hold all 3 international accreditations (Accreditation Canada (ACI), Joint Commission in the United States (JCIA) and the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) simultaneously.
  • Developed the plan for the United States Veterans Administration Healthcare System for a telemedicine approach for diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy.
  • Developed the urgent care plan for the Stillwater Medical Group.
  • Doubled capacity of Nuclear Medicine Services at KFSH&RC during his tenure as HOD.
  • Research support on use of monoclonal antibodies for identification malignant melanoma – Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota.