Rashi was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and is currently a general surgery resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She received her MD from Emory University and then went on to earn a Masters of Arts in Bioethics & Society from King’s College London, where she studied ethical justifications for prioritizing surgery on the path to universal health coverage. Her interests include the ethics, development, and implementation of NSOAPs.
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.
Sarah is a General Surgery resident at The University of Toledo, Ohio. Sarah graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University in 2018, where developed an educational program to combat multiple factors contributing to infant mortality in Chiapas, MEX. Her interests include the development of sustainable safe surgical programs in LMICs, policy-change and equitable surgical education. She is currently pursuing an MPH in Clinical Effectiveness through the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Diana was born and raised in Mexico City and is currently in the process of getting ECFMG certified to continue with her training. She received her MD degree from La Salle University Mexican Faculty of Medicine and is pursuing an MPH in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. She plans to specialize in plastic and reconstructive surgery and is particularly interested in timely access to surgical care in health literacy, and surgical education.
Meghan is a paediatric surgery resident based in Singapore. She received her medical degree from the University of Edinburgh and subsequently obtained her MSc in Surgical Science from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and DPhil in Biomedical Engineering at Oxford University. Her research interests include policy and advocacy for surgical systems strengthening, development of low-cost surgical equipment for low and middle income countries as well medical education in low resource setting.
Jen is an oral & maxillofacial registrar from London, UK. She obtained an MA from Cambridge University, completed her medical degree at Edinburgh University, and after several years working as a junior doctor, earned a dental degree at King’s College London. She has a particular interest in surgical systems strengthening in Southern Africa. Alongside the PGSSC, she is undertaking an MPH in Global Health at Harvard School of Public Health on a Frank Knox Fellowship.
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.
Shreenik completed his MBBS degree from the West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University, China and went on to earn his Masters in Experimental & Global Surgery from McGill University, Canada. He has experience in global collaborative research with projects in China, India and Canada. His current interests include trauma and disaster management research, innovative patient education in surgery & maternal health, and MedTech research & development.
Carolina was born and raised in Lima, Peru where she completed her medical school training. Currently, she is a general surgery resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Her interests include implementation research, surgical education in low resource settings, and in promoting diversity in healthcare. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, and playing tennis.
Selam is an anesthesia trainee from Ethiopia, and recent business graduate from the University of Notre Dame. Some of her research includes scoping review looking at the workforce crisis in anesthesia in LMICs. She also serves as a visiting faculty at the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Rwanda where she is involved with the development of a context specific anesthesia curriculum for undergraduate medical students.
Faith is a Ukranian trained general surgeon, professionally working in Kenya. She has a long - standing interest in community health, which spans from her 15 years’ experience working at The Mazira Foundation as the founder and managing trustee. Her interests include women's health and advocacy, with a focus on equity in accessing timely surgical interventions in low resource settings.
Ali Rae is a fifth-year resident in neurological surgery at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. He earned his medical degree from Brown University and his Masters in Public Health from Columbia University with a focus in health policy and big data. He was born in Pakistan and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. His pertinent interests include global neurosurgery, econometrics, and policy & advocacy for global surgical infrastructure development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Emad was born and raised in New Jersey, USA and is currently a General Surgery resident at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He received his MD from the Uniformed Services University. Emad will be focusing on military-civilian trauma systems collaboration and disaster response, with an interest in antiracism and medicine and reducing the environmental impact of healthcare.
Hannah grew up in the United States and completed undergraduate studies in neuroscience and Spanish at Tulane University in New Orleans. She then moved to Rochester, Minnesota to attend Mayo Medical School and remained at Mayo Clinic for neurosurgery residency. She is now a fifth-year resident with special interests in pediatric and global neurosurgery.
Vanitha is an MD candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. As a first-generation Indian immigrant with a background in biomedical engineering, she is passionate about using innovative technologies to address global health disparities. She currently serves as a national vice president of research for the Global Surgery Student Alliance, and is interested in surgical innovation, advocacy and ethics.
Sarah Nuss is from Boston, Massachusetts and is an MD candidate at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, RI. Sarah developed an interest in health equity through public health research in Peru and Costa Rica. She went on to work for Partners in Health in Chiapas, Mexico, where she became interested in global surgery systems strengthening.
Rohini received her MBBS from Christian Medical College Ludhiana, India and is a Global Women’s Health Fellow at the Mary Horiggan Connors Centre for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. She works with the Lancet and Financial Times Commission to advocate for a solidarity-based framework for digital health governance.
Mayte is a medical doctor from Peru, where she completed her medical training at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Previously, Mayte worked as member of GEIGS, advocating for underrepresented genders in surgery. She aspires to be an academic surgeon focused on strengthening health systems to withstand political, economic and social crises; increasing participation of developing countries in global health decision-making; and understanding healthcare from an intersectional perspective.
Letícia Campos is a 5th-year medical student at Universidade de Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil). She has worked as the leading student at the Brazilian team of PGSSC. Additionally, she is part of the International Student Surgical Network (InciSioN), being member of the organization's International Team since 2021. She was Chair of InciSioN Brazil during the 2021-2022 term.
Hamaiyal Sana is a recent medical graduate of Bolan Medical College from Balochistan, Pakistan. She is a member of the Lancet Youth Advisory Panel for Child and Adolescent Health. She has held several leadership positions over the past years in the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA) and Gender Equity in Global Surgery Initiative (GEIGS) among other organizations. She is interested in equitable health services delivery, health policy and ethics.
Vedant is a recent medical graduate from Mumbai, India. He studied in a rural medical college and trained as a medical intern in the largest tertiary care hospital in urban Maharashtra aided by the Government serving a diverse population. He is an aspiring surgeon and Global Health advocate with keen interest in Diversity and Inclusion, Health Policy and Health Equity, in International Federation of Medical Students' Association(IFMSA) and InciSioN Global- International Student Surgical Network
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
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.