AAF Honorary Board Members

Ismael Chikhoune

Dr. Ismael Chikhoune

Dr. Ismael Chikhoune, MD, received his doctorate in medicine at the University of Medicine of Algiers in 1982. His professional experience spans several countries and fields. Dr. Chikhoune worked at Parnet Hospital, in the field of Internal Medicine from 1982-1990. He served as the Chief of the Medical Health Department at the Algerian Ministry of Interior from 1982-1990. He served as the Doctor of the National Algerian Cycling Team from 1982-1986. He taught at the Maillot Hospital- Allied Health Military School in the field of Radiology, anatomy and physiology paramedics from 1986-1987.

He maintained a private medical practice from 1990-1992 and from 1992-1997 worked at HealthSouth as a volunteer in Outpatient Care in Berkeley, California. From 1998-2002 Dr. Chikhoune worked at , IKnowMed, Silicon Valley, California, as a Clinical Informatics Analyst, Developing and validating in collaboration with public institutions such as, MD Anderson Hospital in Houston and SWOG breakthrough technologies in the medical field. Note: IknowMed technology captures analyzes and displays patient treatment information when and where it is needed – in real time, at the point of care and provides users with access to cancer treatment guidelines, decision support tools, clinical trials screening and more.

He served as the President of the Algerian-American Association of Northern California from 2002-2004.

Currently Dr. Chikhoune is the President & CEO of the US-Algeria Business Council (USABC), a private independent nonprofit business association working to promote trade between Algeria and the United States. The main activities of the USABC include hosting events featuring key US and Algerian trade officials, leading trade delegations, and organizing sector-specific symposia bringing together businessmen, government decision-makers, media figures and experts. The USABC and the US Department of State hosted the first US-Maghreb Entrepreneurship Conference in Algeria in December 2009. Additionally, Dr. Chikhoune is the founding member of the Algerian American Foundation for Culture, Education Science & Technology, a founding member of the Algerian Startup Initiative, a founding member of the Casbah Business Angels, and a founding member of AIDA (Algerian International Diaspora Association). Dr. Chikhoune speaks Arabic, Berber, English and French. Dr. Chikhoune resides in the United States, is married and has three daughters.