President’s Award to Dr. Habib A. Sioufi

  • June 21, 2022

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Whittier Street Health Center to Present President’s Award to Dr. Habib A. Sioufi


BOSTON, MA, ISSUED JUNE 20, 2022…Whittier Street Health Center, a community health center with a mission to serve as a center of excellence that provides high quality and accessible health care and social services that achieve health equity, social justice, and the economic well-being of a diverse patient population, is delighted to announce that Dr. Habib A. Sioufi, Director of Laboratories at the Center, will be presented with the 2022 President’s Award during a June 24th all-staff meeting and ceremony.

The annual award culminates a peer nomination process and organization-wide vote.

Since 1993, Dr. Sioufi, a resident of Newton, Massachusetts, has served Community Health Centers when he began his passionate service at Whittier Street Health Center. Since leading the charge to build an effectively functioning laboratory program at Whittier, he has worked at several other health centers with the same deep commitment to providing high quality care to all patients.

As the Director of Whittier Street Health Center’s lab, he has led the expansion in Whittier’s new building, launching of a lab at Whittier’s satellite clinic and in its Mobile Health Van, ensuring that patients receive high quality care when they are referred to the lab and educating patients and providers about lab results and interpretations.

In addition to his role at Whittier Street Health Center, Dr. Sioufi also works at UMass Memorial Marlborough Hospital as the Director of Laboratories and Associate Chief Medical Officer at Tewksbury Hospital.

Born in Syria, Dr. Sioufi is deeply committed to supporting and serving immigrants and refugees including the patients served in Whittier’s Refugee Health Assessment program.

Dr. Sioufi is board certified in Clinical Pathology, Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine. He was trained at the Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. Habib completed his medical degree at Damascus University in Syria and his Certificate of Special Studies in Hematology in Tours, France.

“Habib is a deeply committed physician who consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty to support Whittier Street Health Center’s mission in serving the underprivileged population, and addressing racial and ethnic disparities in health care,” said Frederica M. Williams, president and CEO of Whittier Street Health Center. “He is a valued member of our clinical and leadership teams and is highly regarded by patients and the communities we serve.”




About Whittier Street Health Center

Whittier Street Health Center is an independently licensed community health care center with a mission of providing high quality, reliable and accessible primary healthcare for diverse populations while promoting wellness and eliminating health and social disparities. A champion of equitable access to high quality, patient-focused care, social justice and economic equity, Whittier Street Health Center is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and recognized by the NCQA for its Behavioral Health Integration. Through its locations in Roxbury and North Dorchester, and its Mobile Health Van program, Whittier Street Health Center serves more than 30,000 patients and 20,000 community outreach visits annually; its ethnically and racially diverse patient base is primarily made up of individuals from Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, the South End and greater Boston. Approximately 28% of Whittier’s patients are uninsured. Whittier Street Health Center provides a comprehensive array of 40 healthcare programs and services designed to meet the primary health care, behavioral health, and social needs of the community. For more information, please visit as well as Facebook (, Twitter (@Whittier_Boston), or LinkedIn (, or call 617-989-3221.


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