Callum is a British Anesthesia trainee. Born and raised a proud Scouser, he completed his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 2013. After completing a junior clinical fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, he commenced his anesthesia training in Edinburgh in 2016 before moving to New Zealand in 2019. His research interests include the role of safe anesthesia in surgery provision and the interplay between Global Surgery and climate change.
Radzi is an aspiring academic global neurosurgeon. He received his medical degree from Manipal University, India and completed his MPH from Harvard University. His interests include migrant / refugee health, surgical system strengthening and application of machine learning in medicine.
Mehreen is a Swedish Obstetrics and Gynecology specialist of Pakistan origin. She works at Skåne University Hospital in Malmö, Sweden and completed her PhD from Lund University studying the role of umbilical cord blood sampling in predicting neurodevelopmental handicap in infants later on in life. Her research interests include maternal-fetal medicine, COVID-19 in pregnancy, health equity, maternal health advocacy and strengthening of Ob/Gyn healthcare systems in low resource settings.
Annabelle was born and raised in Homer, New York, on a working horse and cattle farm, and is currently a general surgery resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She received her B.A. from Middlebury College, where she completed a degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, as well as a minor in Global Health. Her MD was obtained from Stony Brook University School of Medicine, during which she performed research focused on global health disparities.
Saksham was born in Karlsruhe, Germany, and raised in New Delhi, India and Acton, Massachusetts. He is a neurosurgery resident at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. He earned his MD from Harvard Medical School, and is currently enrolled in the MPH program at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is passionate about resident/trainee education in neurosurgery worldwide and in quality monitoring in growing surgical systems.
Madeleine Carroll grew up in Washington, DC and Narberth, PA and received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University. She went on to receive her MD from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and is now a surgical resident at Yale New Haven Hospital. Her interests include trauma systems development, violence and injury prevention, and pediatric surgery capacity building.
Kate is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with the West African College of Surgeons, prior to this she had obtained a masters in Public Health from Leeds University UK and had spent several years working within various capacities and several projects for different development Organizations. She is very passionate about Health systems strengthening, Research development and management, capacity building, disease prevention and control and improving quality of women and child Health.
Joseph is a fourth-year general surgery resident at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Born in India and raised in Maryland, he completed his undergraduate studies at New York University before obtaining his medical degree from the University of Maryland. Joseph’s research interests include military-civilian trauma system partnerships and trauma/burn surgery education and implementation
Gabriella was born in South Africa where she grew up on a farm. She received her MBBCh, and is a PhD student in surgery and public health, at the University of the Witwatersrand Department of Surgery. She is an inaugural recipient of the South African Medical Research Council’s (SAMRC) Institutional Clinician Researcher Program scholarship. Gabriella is a fellow in the Wits SADC Regional Collaboration Centre for Surgical Healthcare (WitsSurg).
Taylor Wurdeman is a General Surgery Resident at Loma Linda University. He graduated from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine with a combined MD/MPH degree. During his medical school, he spent a research year with the PGSSC and confirmed his dedication to both surgery and global health. He has clinical interests in trauma/critical care and research interests in large database work, the intersection of technology and global health, and surgical education.
Simon was born and raised in Dusseldorf, Germany. He received his M.D. from Innsbruck, Austria, and went on to complete a full training in General Surgery in Germany, earning Board Certification in 2021. Simon is passionate about global health and surgery, exemplified by his one-year appointment with a German INGO in South Kordofan, Sudan. He is committed to education and addressing Human Resources gaps through partnerships.
Afra is a General Surgery Trainee in Edinburgh, Scotland. She gained her MBBS from King’s College London and a Masters degree from the London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine before completing her Foundation Training in Jersey. She is continuing her Post Graduate study in Data Science, Technology and Innovation at the University of Edinburgh. She has an interest in big data and global surgery research
Isaac was born and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia and is currently a general surgery resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He received his B.S. in Chemistry at the College of William & Mary where he also completed a double major in Ancient Greek. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School, where his research focused on access to surgical care in rural Burundi. His interests include surgical capacity building, trauma systems development, and surgical education
Nikathan grew up in Nashville, TN and Connecticut and is currently a general surgery resident at UCSF East Bay in Oakland, CA. He received his B.A. in Spanish and Music from Vanderbilt University, an M.S. in developmental biology from New York University and received his medical degree from New York Medical College. His interests include surgical infrastructure development, financial burden of surgery and global health disparity.
Betel Fenta is a Medical Doctor from Ethiopia who aspires to become a surgeon and is currently a Global Health Research Fellow at KidsOR, an NGO working to ensure access to safe surgery for children worldwide. She received her MD degree from Mekelle University College of Health Science, Ethiopia, and earned her Master's in Global Health Delivery, Gender, Sexual, and Reproductive Health Track from the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda.
Kiana is from Hanover, NH and is an MD/MPH candidate at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami, double majoring in Geography and Religion and Healthcare with a minor in Chemistry. Prior to medical school she was a health volunteer with the Peace Corps in Botswana where she worked with community members and stakeholders to support the HIV/AIDS response.
Ayla Gerk completed her Medical Degree in Argentina and is currently a Master’s candidate in the department of experimental surgery at McGill University. She was the local student lead of Team Brazil in PGSSC and Co-Chair of the Gender Equity Initiative in Global Surgery (GEIGS) from 2022-2023. Ayla also had extensive work as a clinical doctor and research coordinator in an NGO on the treatment and care of rare diseases, Fundación SPINE and project manager of Rare Diseases Community (RDCom).
Past Visiting Scholars
Sangchul Yoon, MD PhD, 2020 - 2022
Laura Pompermaier, MD, PhD, 2019 - 2021
Michelle Joseph, MBBS, MSc, PhD, FRCS 2019 - 2021
Past Clinical Fellows
Neema Kaseje, MD, 2015-2016
Ainhoa Costas-Chavarri, MD, 2013-2015
Luther Ward, MD, MPH, 2013-2015
Rowan Gillies, MBBS, FRACS, 2012-2014
Stephen R. Sullivan, MD, 2008-2009
Past Research Fellows
Ali Rae, MD, 2022-2023
Hannah Gilder, MD, 2021-2023
Emad Madha, MD, 2021-2023
Diana del Valle, MD, 2021-2023
Sarah Hill, MD, 2021-2023
Meghan Lim, MBChB, 2021-2023
Jennifer Hon, MBChB, BDS, MA 2021-2023
Shreenik Kundu, MD, 2021-2023
Carolina Torres, MD, 2021-2023
Selam Degu, MD, 2021-2023
Faith Odwaro, MD, 2021-2023
Rashi Jhunjhunwala, MD, MA, 2020-2023 ★
Michael Baird, MD, 2021-2022
Barnabas Alayande, MBBS, PgDTh, MBA, FMCS 2020-2022
Manon Pigeolet, MD, MSc, MPH, 2020-2022
Abbie Naus, MD, 2020-2022
Belain Eyob, MD, 2020-2022
Tarinee Kucchal, MD, 2020-2022
Myron Rolle, MD, MSc, 2020-2022
Rennie Qin, MD, 2020-2022
Isioma Okolo, MBChB, MPH, MRCOG, DTMH, 2020-2022
Adam Ammar, MD 2020 - 2021
Alaska Pendleton, MD, MPH 2019-2021
Alexis Bowder, MD, MPH 2019-2021
Zachary Fowler, MD, MPH 2019-2021
Lisa Miranda, MD, MPH 2019-2021
Paul Truche, MD, MPH 2018-2021 ★
Che-len Reddy, MBChB, MPH 2018-2020
Jacquelyn Corely, MD 2018-2020
Haitham Shoman, MBBcH, DIC, MPH 2018-2020
Vatshalan Santhirapala, MD, MPH 2018-2020
Christopher Strader, MD, MPH 2018-2020
Lina Roa, MD, MPH, 2017-2020 ★
Ernest Barthelemy, MD, MPH 2017-2019
Alexander Peters, MD, MPH 2017-2019
Rachel Koch, MD, 2017-2019
Jordan Pyda, MD, MPH, 2017-2019
Gopal Menon, MD, MPH, 2017-2019
Jacob Lepard, MD, 2017-2019
Katherine Albutt, MD, MPH, 2016-2018
Jamie Anderson, MD, 2017-2018
Isabelle Citron, BMBCH, MPH, 2016-2018
Katie Iverson, MD, MPH, 2017-2018
David Ljungman, MD, PhD, 2016-2018
Kristin Sonderman, MD, 2016-2018
Kerry Vaughan, MD, 2017-2018
Michael C. Dewan, MD, 2016-2017
Yihan Lin, MD, MPH(c), 2016-2017
Saurabh Saluja, MD, MPP, 2015-2017
Swagoto Mukhopadhyay, MD, 2015-2017
Martha P. Vega, MD, MMSc-GHD, 2015-2018 ★
Gabriel Tomasa, MD, 2014-2016
Geoffrey Anderson, MD, MPH, 2014-2016
John Scott, MD, MPH, 2014-2016
Nakul Raykar, MD, MPH, 2013-2016 ★
Joshua Ng-Kamstra, MD, MPH, 2014-2015
Johanna Riesel, MD, 2013-2015
Sarah Greenberg, MD, MPH, 2012-2015 ★
Alexi Matousek, MD, MPH, 2012-2015
Bin Song, MD, MPH, PhD, 2012-2015
Jacky Fils, MD, MPH, 2012-2015
Margarita Ramos, MD, MPH, 2012-2014
Rebecca Maine, MD, MPH, 2012-2014
Lars Hagander, MD, MPH, PhD, 2011-2013
Allison Linden, MD, MPH, 2011-2013
JaBaris Swain, MD, 2011-2013
Tiffany Chao, MD, 2011-2013
Catherine Kress, MD, 2011-2013
Jennifer Rickard, MD, 2011-2013
Jennifer Kreshak, MD, 2011-2013
Christopher Hughes, MD, MPH, 2010-2012
Blake Alkire, MD, MPH, 2010-2011
As senior global health systems researcher in the Program for Global Surgery and Social Change, Shehnaz Alidina leads a research team conducting a longitudinal, mixed methods evaluation to examine the impact of a multi-component safe surgery intervention on surgical quality in Tanzania. Shehnaz’s interest is in improving the quality, integration and performance of health delivery systems. She received her MPH and her SD in health policy & management from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health.