Dr. María Cecilia Aponte

Associate Director of Strategy and Quality Improvement


Maria Cecilia is a healthcare executive with over 20 years of experience in Hospital Administration, Medical Tourism, Pharmaceutical Industry, Health Insurance, International Relations, New Markets Entry and Business Development specially in the Latin American and Caribbean Region. Maria speaks Spanish, English, French and German and is passionate for helping companies develop long term relationships focusing on patients or clients experience.

Currently she directs the International Business Division from The Panama Clinic and has been able to attract more than 500 international patients in 2 years, starting to position Panama as a very interesting market for medical tourism, working closely with higher government entities creating the countries strategy for this business. With her team, the institution was able to gain the International Accreditation: Excellence in Medical Tourism and International Patient Care by Temos International, making The Panama Clinic the first institution in Central America to achieve it