Randa Loutfi, MD, is the Director of Programs at the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS). She works with SAMS regional directors and SAMS medical specialists committees on developing and improving medical programs models and standards and capacity building, to ensure best implementation practices, high quality projects and effective services and reporting.  This includes facilitating collaboration with potential partners among similar relief organization. She also participates in evaluating and setting standards for alternative medical education programs for Syrian medical students, nurses and other health care workers inside Syria.

Dr. Loutfi’s involvement with SAMS began as a Midwest chapter board member. She then was elected to serve two consecutive terms on the national board of directors. She assumed the treasurer position and was appointed to the foundation board. She also led the human resources committee and was a member of the bylaws and scholarship committees. She was, and still is, a member of SAMS regional relief committees for Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and the newly founded SAMS Global response committee, all established as a response to the Syrian crises.

During her role as a board member, Dr. Loutfi participated in founding American Relief Coalition for Syria (ARCS) and was SAMS representative to International Union of medical Care and relief Organizations (UOSSM) in Paris, France and served on its primary health care committee

Dr. Loutfi graduated from Damascus University faculty of Medicine, and did her pediatric training and served as a chief resident at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical center in Chicago. She worked as a pediatric hospitalist in Illinois and a consultant in northwest Indiana.