2005-2010 Former Pediatric AIDS Corps (PAC) Doctors

All of BIPAI greatly appreciates the service of the following members of the Pediatric AIDS Corps and Texas Children's Global Health Corps, who have since left the Corps to pursue other opportunities. We wish them all the best in future endeavors.

Manna Adegbite, MB.BS

Dr. Adegbite is a graduate of the medical school at the University of Lagos in Nigeria. She trained in pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Since finishing residency training in 2000, Dr. Adegbite has worked in community pediatrics and emergency medicine. She has a special interest in neonatal medicine. She is fluent English and in Yoruba.

Dr. Adegbite served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Botswana from October, 2007 through August, 2008.

Anu Agrawal, M.D.

Dr. Agrawal is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and the Baylor College of Medicine. He trained in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland.

Before starting medical school, Dr. Agrawal worked for a year at Dell Computers, where he managed forecasting of input/output devices in order to maintain an efficient supply chain. He has worked previously in Calcutta, India, and Roatan, Honduras. He is fluent in both Hindi and Spanish.

Dr. Agrawal accepted an assignment as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Lesotho, beginning in July, 2007. On July 1, 2008, Dr. Agrawal began a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland, California.

Dr. Agrawal rejoined BIPAI in 2011 as a member of the Texas Children's Global Health Corps where he worked as a hematologist/oncologist at the Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Center of Excellence.

Saeed Ahmed, M.D.

Dr. Ahmed is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the Yale University School of Medicine. He trained in pediatrics at Columbia Presbyterian Children's Hospital of New York.

During medical school, Dr. Ahmed spent two years as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellow investigating the contribution of chemokines and cytokines to the immunopathogenesis of visceral leishmaniasis. One year of this work was spent in Cali, Colombia where he focused specifically on testing the potential of putative vaccine candidates for leishmaniasis. Dr. Ahmed has also worked previously in the Dominican Republic and in Honduras, and he speaks both Spanish and Urdu.

Dr. Ahmed was a member of the original class of the Pediatric AIDS Corps in 2006 and worked in Malawi from 2006 until March 2010. In addition to his direct clinical care responsibilities, Dr. Ahmed focused on developing strategies to improve community outreach, Early Infant Diagnosis (EID), and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT). Along with Dr. Maria Kim, he started a community outreach program called Tingathe (meaning "Yes we can" in the local Chichewa), which uses community health workers to improve EID, PMTCT, and Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment Outcomes. In the first two years of the program, Tingathe CHWs conducted over 30,000 HIV tests resulting in the identification and enrollment of over 1500 HIV infected and exposed children, an over 20 fold increase at participating clinics. Dr. Ahmed has joined the Retrovirology department at Texas Children's Hospital, but continues his involvement with Malawi and the Tingathe program.

Anouk Amzel, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Amzel is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, and the Medical College of Virginia. She trained in pediatrics at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell Campus, and also holds a masters degree in public health, with a focus on policy and management, from Columbia University.

Dr. Amzel currently serves as an Assistant Professor in Clinical Pediatrics at Columbia University. In this capacity, she delivers pediatric outpatient care at the Charles B. Rangel Health Center in West Harlem, New York. She has worked previously in Kenya, Guyana, and St. Lucia.

Dr. Amzel accepted an assignment as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Swaziland, beginning in July, 2007. She left BIPAI in October, 2008.

John Bahling, M.D.

Dr. Bahling is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Wayne State University Medical School in Detroit. He trained in pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Bahling has worked previously as a medical educator for the Princeton Review company. He has traveled extensively in Europe, China, Mexico, and Africa. Dr. Bahling served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Malawi from July, 2008 through August, 2009 when he accepted a position as a PICU hospitalist at Chidren's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Jonathan Bernheimer, M.D.

Dr. Berheimer is a graduate of Harvard University and the Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained in pediatrics at Children's Memorial Hospital at Northwestern University. After residency, Dr. Bernheimer completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University. He also holds a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Dr. Berheimer accepted an assignment as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Botswana, beginning in July, 2007. He left the Pediatric AIDS Corps in January, 2009 to work at the Children's Research Unit at Tygerburg Hospital and Stellenbosch University in Capetown, South Africa. He will also be pursuing a Masters in Public Health degree with a concentration in Health Services Management from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Eileen Birmingham, M.D.

Dr. Birmingham is a graduate of Amherst College and the Brown University School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco, where she served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Birmingham was the recipient of the Rudolph Award from the University of California at San Francisco in 2004 for the resident "who has been most supportive of, and empathetic towards, nurses, faculty and fellow residents." She has worked in Cambodia and Honduras, and is a Spanish speaker.

Dr. Birmingham served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Swaziland from July, 2006 through April, 2008. She is currently working towards a Masters Degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a focus on preventive medicine. During her service with the PAC, Dr. Birmingham became very interested in learning to work with data to monitor and evaluate programs. She will pursue this interest after completion of her public health training.

Douglas Blank, M.D.

Dr. Blank is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Douglas BlankHe trained in pediatric at the Children's Hospital of Orange County.

Dr. Blank has traveled extensively as a volunteer member of the Peruvian-American Medical Society and as the co-founder of the Honduras Outreach Medical Brigade Relief Effort (HOMBRE). He also completed an elective rotation at the Botswana-Baylor College of Medicine Children's Clinical Center of Excellence in Gaborone, Botswana. Dr. Blank accepted an assignment in the Pediatric AIDS Corps in Swaziland beginning in July, 2009.

David Bowe, M.D.

Dr. Bowe is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington and the University of Washington School of Medicine. He trained in pediatrics at the University of Arizona, where he also served as Chief Resident.

Since completing residency training in 2000, Dr. Bowe has worked in private practice in Washington State. He speaks Spanish and French and has traveled extensively and worked in Central America. He accepted an assignment in the Pediatric AIDS Corps in Moshi, Tanzania beginning in July, 2009

Annie Buchanan, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Buchanan served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Malawi from August, 2006 through June, 2007, and as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Tanzania from June, 2007 through June 2008. After Pediatric AIDS Corps service, Dr. Buchanan moved to North Carolina to pursue a fellowship in infectious diseases from Duke University. She plans to return to Moshi, Tanzania in July, 2009 for eighteen months to pursue fellowship research looking at rates of mycobacteremia in febrile HIV+ children.

Christopher Buck, M.D.

Dr. Buck is a graduate of Wake Forest University, and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He trained in pediatrics at the University of California in San Francisco. Dr. Buck is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society.

Dr. Buck worked previously for SmithKline Beecham healthcare services with a focus on healthcare informatics and disease management. In March, 2006, he completed a one-month rotation with BIPAI at the Children's Clinical Center of Excellence in Maseru, Lesotho, and also has worked briefly in Columbia and Peru. Dr. Buck is a fluent Spanish speaker.

Dr. Buck accepted an assignment as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Malawi, beginning in July, 2007. In July, 2009 he was promoted to the position of Associate Director of the Baylor College of Medicine-Abbott Fund Children's Clinical Center of Excellence-Malawi.

Carrie Cox, M.D.

Dr. Cox is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She trained in both internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where she served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Cox has a long-standing interest in international health, and has worked previously in Zambia and Guatemala. She accepted an assignment as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Malawi, beginning in July, 2007.

Seema Chandra, M.D.

Dr. Chandra is an investigator on the Life Skills Educational Project. In this capacity, she assisted in the creation and implementation of a course that assists young adults with vertically acquired HIV infection in transitioning to the adult health care system. She has been awarded a grant through the Dyson foundation to continue this project.

Dr. Chandra accepted an assignment as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Lesotho, beginning in July, 2007. She left BIPAI in October, 2008, to return to work at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami.

Dr. Chandra is a graduate of Rice University and the Baylor College of Medicine. She trained in internal medicine and pediatrics at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami, where she also served as Chief Resident.

Stephanie Davis, M.D.

Dr. Davis is a graduate of Princeton University and the Baylor College of Medicine. She trained in both medicine and pediatrics at the University of Michigan. During medical school, Dr. Davis participated in an elective rotation at the BIPAI Center of Excellence in Gaborone, Botswana. She accepted an assignment in the Pediatric AIDS Corps in Botswana beginning in July, 2009.

Sahera Dirajlal-Fargo, D.O., M.S.

Dr. Dirajlal-Fargo is a graduate of Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. She trained in Pediatrics at the Phoenix Children's Hospital. She also holds a Master of Science degree in neurobiology and anatomy from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Dirajlal-Fargo grew up in France as a member of a family of Indian descent. She is fluent in French, English, and Spanish. She has worked previously in Swaziland, and also completed an elective rotation at the BIPAI site in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso in March, 2008. She accepted an assignment in the Pediatric AIDS Corps to work in Malawi, beginning in July, 2009.

Kevin Clarke, M.D.

Dr. Clarke is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He trained in pediatrics at the University of California in San Francisco. Dr. Clarke is a member of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.

During medical school, Dr. Clarke took a year off to work on a research training fellowship as a medical team leader at a couples HIV research clinic in Lusaka, Zambia. His responsibilities included medical staff management and treatment protocol development for tuberculosis, malaria, diarrheal illness, and HIV post-exposure prophylaxis.

Dr. Clarke served in the Pediatric AIDS Corps beginning in July 2007 until December 2009 where he was seconded to Zomba Central Hospital in Malawi. Along with BIPAI colleagues and in partnership with Clinton Foundation and UNICEF, Dr. Clarke helped launch the Malawi Pediatric HIV/AIDS Treatment Support & Outreach (MPHATSO) program which aims to build pediatric HIV/AIDS care capacity at district and primary healthcare levels. He left BIPAI to pursue a position as Pediatric HIV Clinical Advisor with the South-to-South Partnership for Comprehensive Family HIV Care based at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.

Ellie Click, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Click is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Stanford University School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Click holds a Ph.D. in genetics from Stanford University.

Dr. Click was the recipient of the Ann E. Dyson Award for Child Advocacy from the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2004. She has worked in El Salvador, Thailand, New Guinea and India. She speaks German and Spanish.

Dr. Click served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Malawi from July, 2006 through December, 2008. After leaving the PAC, Dr. Click accepted a position with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer.

Rajesh Daftary, M.D.

Dr. Daftary is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, and the Texas A&M College of Medicine. He trained in pediatrics at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC.

Dr. Daftary has served previously as the Co-Founder and Director of Health Circus - a long-term volunteer effort designed to promote preventative health care and improve health insurance coverage for poor children in the Brazos Valley. In conjunction with the United Way and the Texas Department of Health, Health Circus program provided comprehensive health services including immunizations, TexCare (CHIP/Medicaid) insurance enrollment, dental care, healthy child screenings, and health education.

Anjalee Dave, M.D.

Dr. Dave is a graduate of Boston University and SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. She trained in Pediatrics at Columbia University and the Children's Hospital of New York. She also holds a Master of Science degree from the Medical College of Philadelphia/Hahnemann University.

Dr. Dave has a lengthy history of volunteer and extracurricular activities, which includes working at a homeless women's shelter, working in an alcohol and substance abuse treatment program, and serving as a teaching assistant for a medical ethics course at Hahnemann University.

Dr. Dave served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Malawi from July, 2006 through December, 2007. She currently serves as an Instructor of Clinical Pediatrics for Columbia University. She works as a hospitalist in the pediatric intensive care unit.

Sachin Desai, M.D.

A native of Rochester, New York, Dr. Desai is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, and the Medical College of Ohio. He trained in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Michigan.

Dr. Desai served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Swaziland from January, 2006 through March, 2007, when he left to pursue a fellowship in infectious diseases from Yale University. We greatly appreciate Dr. Desai's service as a founding member of the Pediatric AIDS Corps, and wish him all the best with fellowship and beyond.

Daniel Dewey, M.D.

Dr. Dewey is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, and the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. He trained in Family Practice at the Santa Rosa Family Practice residency program.

Dr. Dewey is a former Peace Corps volunteer. He worked as a high school science teacher in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, West Indies, from 1994-1996. He has traveled widely throughout Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean, and is fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Dewey served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Swaziland from August, 2006 through December, 2007. He then left the PAC to pursue an emergency medicine fellowship at the University of Tennessee in Jackson, TN. He writes of his PAC experience: "Participating in the PAC has greatly broadened my perspective on the state of international medicine, medical philanthropy, world poverty, pharmaceutical access, health care access, public health and economic inequalities in Africa. It has inspired me to continue working to right some of these imbalances throughout my career. I plan to continue working in international medicine and HIV care in some capacity throughout my career".

Kara DuBray, M.D.

Dr. DuBray is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill. She trained in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital and Research Center of Oakland. Dr. DuBray is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society.

Before starting medical school, Dr. DuBray worked for a year as an Americorps volunteer, tutoring sixth graders with learning disabilities and behavior problems in San Jose, California. She also has served as a home habilitation worker and a camp counselor for children and adults with autism. Dr. DuBray has worked previously in Guatemala (various cities) and in Santiago, Chile. She is a fluent Spanish speaker.

Dr. DuBray served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Lesotho from July, 2007 to July, 2008.

Clarissa M. Dudley, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Dudley is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She trained in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Alabama at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also holds a Master's Degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University (International Health track).

Dr. Dudley has worked previously in Vietnam, the Philippines, and in Kenya, and as the Clinical Director of Outpatient Pediatrics at the Virginia Hospital Center/Georgetown University.

Dr. Dudley served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Lesotho from August, 2006 through June, 2007. She currently serves as a pediatrician at a community based health center affiliated with Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC.

Dana Duncan, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Duncan is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco. She trained in pediatrics at Stanford University, and has a Masters Degree in Public Health, with a focus in epidemiology, from the University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Duncan's high school diploma is from the Lycee International de Los Angeles, where all coursework was taught in French from 6th through 12th grade. She has previously worked for eight months as a Field Researcher in Cameroon. Her most recent position was as an attending pediatrician at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, department of pediatrics.

Dr. Duncan served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Burkina Faso from July, 2006 through December, 2007, before transferring to Swaziland, where she served through July, 2008.

Michelle Eckerle, M.D.

Dr. Eckerle is a graduate of the University of Louisville, where she also received her medical training. She trained in pediatrics at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital medical center. Dr. Eckerle is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society.

Before joining the Pediatric AIDS Corps, Dr. Eckerle worked as a clinical staff physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital medical center. She served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Botswana from beginning in July, 2007 through December, 2008, when she returned to work at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

Nader Kim El-Mallawany, M.D.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. El-Mallawany is a graduate of Princeton University and the Medical College of Ohio. He trained in pediatrics at Brown University.

In 2005, Dr. El-Mallawany served as a guest lecturer at a summer program in Jerusalem, which seeks to unite Israeli and Palestinian youth with common interests in the medical profession. He has also worked previously in Egypt, Honduras, and Peru. He speaks Spanish, Egyptian Arabic, and Korean.

Dr. El-Mallawany served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Malawi from August, 2006 through July, 2007. He left the PAC to purse a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology and bone marrow transplant at Columbia University/Babies and Children's Hospital of New York. Of his experience in the PAC, Dr. El-Mallawany writes the following:

After completing his fellowship, Dr. El-Mallawany returned to Malawi as a member of the Global Health Corps.

Lindy Fenlason, M.D.

Dr. Fenlason is a graduate of Taylor University and the Indiana University School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Fenlason has traveled extensively and worked previously in Latin America, beginning in 1997 when she served as a certified nursing assistant on a medical and surgical team in the Dominican Republic. Since then, she also has traveled and worked in Guatemala and Ecuador.

Dr. Fenlason accepted an assignment in the Pediatric AIDS Corps in Lesotho, beginning in July, 2008.

Chelsea Forbes, M.D.

Dr. Forbes is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles, where she studied as an undergraduate, a medical student, and where she completed her residency in pediatrics. Dr. Forbes has worked previously in Mexico, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Honduras.

Dr. Forbes served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Botswana from July, 2006 through December, 2008. She now works as a pediatrician in an outpatient clinic in Carlsbad, a northern coastal city in San Diego. Of her experience in the Pediatric AIDS Corps, Dr. Forbes writes: "My experience with BIPAI was phenomenal, and I think about the kids in Botswana a lot during my clinic days here. I returned to the States to live closer to my family, and for now, I plan to stay working in San Diego. I still feel a drive toward international medicine though, and I do know I will be working internationally again in the future, though I am not sure yet in what capacity that will be."

Sarah Frenning, M.D.

Dr. Frenning is a graduate of Carleton College on Northfield, Minnesota, and the University of Minnesota Medical School, where she also trained in pediatrics. Before medical school, she completed a one-year fellowship in early childhood development and education at Yale University.

During medical school, Dr. Frenning participated in two elective rotations in Ghana. Her undergraduate degree includes a concentration in French and Francophone studies, and she lived for several months in Paris. Dr. Frenning accepted an assignment in the Pediatric AIDS Corps in Ethiopia beginning in July, 2009.

Suzanne Gaudreault, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Gaudreault is a graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans and the Louisiana State University School of Medicine with a masters degree from Oregon State University. She completed residency in family medicine (international health track) at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Gaudreault served for three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa. She has also worked as a physician in Mali and Honduras. She is fluent in French and Spanish, and also speaks Dioula, one of the predominant languages spoken in Bobo-Dioulasso. Prior to joining PAC, she was on the family medicine department faculty at Emory University in Atlanta, working in an immigrant health clinic.

Dr. Gaudreault served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Burkina Faso from July, 2006 through August, 2009. She currently works as a Senior Advisor for HIV/AIDS for USAID's Health Care Quality Improvement program with the Center for Human Services in Washington DC.

Annu Goel, M.D.

Dr. Goel is a graduate of Lehigh University and Drexel University medical school (formerly known as The Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahneman University). She trained in pediatrics at Jefferson University/DuPont Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Goel has worked for the past four years as a pediatrician at the Fort Defiance Hospital for the Indian Health Services on a Navajo reservation in Arizona. She also spent a year (June 2001 - July, 2002) as Director of Pediatrics at the Chiri Health Center in Ethiopia. Together with one internist, the team was the sole providers for a population of approximately 100,000 in rural southwest Ethiopia.

Dr. Goel served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Lesotho from August, 2006 through April, 2008.

Heidi Gomes, M.D.

Dr. Gomes is a graduate of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the Tulane/Oschner Pediatric Residency Training Program.

Dr. Gomes served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Lesotho from August, 2006 through September, 2007.

Satish Gopal, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Gopal is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Duke University School of Medicine. He trained in both pediatrics and internal medicine at the University of Michigan, where he also served as Chief Resident in 2004 and 2005. Dr. Gopal has Masters of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Before joining the Pediatric AIDS Corps, Dr. Gopal served as a hospitalist and clinician educator at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut. He served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Moshi, Tanzania, from July, 2007 through June, 2009.

Matt Gralewski, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Gralewski is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He trained in internal medicine at Drexel University (formerly known as The Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahneman University). He is currently completing his MPH degree at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Dr. Gralewski has worked for the past four years as an internist at the Fort Defiance Hospital for the Indian Health Services on a Navajo reservation in Arizona. He also spent a year (June 2001 - July, 2002) as the Medical Director at the Chiri Health Center in Ethiopia. Together with one pedaitrician, the team was the sole providers for a population of approximately 100,000 in rural southwest Ethiopia.

Dr. Gralewski served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Lesotho from August, 2006 through April, 2008. After his PAC service, he accepted a position with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Hanoi, Vietnam as the Chief of the PEPFAR Care and Treatment technical working group.

Laura Guderian, M.D.

A native of Louisiana, Dr. Guderian earned undergraduate and medical degrees from the Louisiana State University. She trained in internal medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.

Dr. Guderian served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Botswana from August, 2006 through July, 2007

Eric Gustafson, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Gustafson is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained in pediatrics and internal medicine at Tulane, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Gustafson holds a degree in public health and tropical medicine from Tulane University.

Dr. Gustafson worked as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Botswana from January, 2006 through August, 2006, and then as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Tanzania through March, 2007. After leaving the Pediatric AIDS Corps, Dr. Gustafson accepted a position as a hospitalist with Sutter Solano Medical Center in Vallejo, CA.

George Han, M.D.

George Han is a graduate of Harvard University and the Baylor College of Medicine, where he also completed training in pediatrics. He has worked previously in Botswana, Honduras, and Guatemala. Dr. Han is fluent in English, Spanish, and Taiwanese.

Dr. Han served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Botswana from July, 2007 through July, 2008. After leaving the PAC, Dr. Han accepted a position with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Global Immunization Division.

Megan C. Harkless, M.D.

Dr. Harkless is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the University of Vermont.

Dr. Harkless says, "The Pediatric AIDS Corps offers the opportunity to be on the front lines in stopping the current devastation of HIV. This has the potential to change lives and, as a result, countries and the world through facilitating and cooperating in education, prevention and treatment. That is exciting to me. I want to be a part of bringing back hope to children and their communities."

Dr. Harkless served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor from August, 2006 to December, 2007 in Botswana, and from January, 2008 through July, 2009 in Lesotho.

Duncan Hau, M.D.

Dr. Hau is a graduate of Cornell University and the Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained in pediatrics at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City, New York.

Prior to starting medical school, Dr. Hau worked as a science teacher in Shanghai, China, and traveled extensively in East and Southeast Asia. He also completed an international elective at the Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza, Tanzania in March, 2008. Dr. Hau accepted an assignment in the Pediatric AIDS Corps in Mwanza, Tanzania beginning in July, 2009.

Adrian Hazbun, M.D.

Dr. Hazbun is a graduate of Yale University and the Temple University School of Medicine. He trained in family medicine at the Ventura County (California) Medical Center. Dr. Hazbun worked for three years as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania, where he taught chemistry to Tanzanian youth. He speaks Swahili, French, Spanish and Arabic.

Dr. Hazbun served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Botswana, Uganda, and Tanzania from October, 2005 through November, 2007.

Fiona Henderson, M.D.

Dr. Henderson is a graduate of UCLA and the US Davis School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital and Research Center in Oakland, California. Since completing residency in 2003, Dr. Henderson has worked as an inpatient pediatric attending and as a pediatric hospitalist.

Dr. Henderson has worked previously in rural Costa Rica, and has traveled extensively in Southeast and Central Asia. She accepted an assignment with as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Swaziland, beginning in July, 2007.

Heather Hindo, M.D.

Dr. Hindo is a graduate of the University of San Francisco and the Collegium Medicum at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. She trained in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital in Akron, Ohio, and finished Fellowship training in pediatric infectious diseases at the Eastern Virginia Medical School/Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Hindo's research during Fellowship focused on Staphylococcus aureus infection.

Dr. Hindo served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Botswana from July, 2006 through December, 2007. Dr. Hindo currently works as an attending pediatrician at Cottage Children's Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA.

Hiwot Hiruy, M.D.

Dr. Hiruy is a graduate of the University of Maryland, and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.

Originally from Ethiopia, Dr. Hiruy immigrated to the United States with her family when she was sixteen years old. In 2002, she had the opportunity to return to Ethiopia as a medical student to assist with an NIH-funded research project investigating the use of nevirapine for prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV.

Dr. Hiruy served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Moshi, Tanzania, from July, 2008 through August, 2009, at which time she transferred to serve as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Gondar, Ethiopia on a special program funded by the Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. She left the Pediatric AIDS Corp in May, 2010 to pursue fellowship training in pediatric infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University.

Leigh Howard, M.D.

Dr. Howard is a graduate of Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She trained in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Howard accepted an assignment with the Pediatric AIDS Corps in Botswana beginning in July 2009.

Erin Hummert, M.D.

Dr. Hummert is a graduate of the University of Kansas, and the University of Kansas Medical School. She trained in medicine and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she also served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Hummert's interest in the Pediatric AIDS Corps was sparked when she travelled to Malawi on an elective rotation during her residency training. Working at the Malawi-Baylor Children's Clinical Center of Excellence, she was able to learn about the many aspects of the PAC doctor's role, and was strongly motivated to return.

Dr. Hummert accepted an assignment in the Pediatric AIDS Corps in Swaziland, beginning in July, 2008.

Mandeep S. Jassal, M.D., M.P.H.

A native of northern New York, Dr. Jassal is a graduate of Stony Brook University and the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He has an MPH degree from Harvard University. Dr. Jassal completed his residency in pediatrics at New York University.

Dr. Jassal has worked previously in an HIV/AIDS clinic in the South Bronx, on a protocol to asses adherence to antiretroviral therapy. He is co-founder and co-president of the Stony Brook University chapter of Physicians for Human Rights.

Dr. Jassal served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Botswana from August, 2006 through July, 2007.

Kebba Jobarteh, M.D., M.P.H.

Born in Kenya, Dr. Jobarteh grew up in New York City. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the Yale University Medical School. He trained in pediatrics at Columbia University and the Children's Hospital of New York. Dr. Jobarteh holds a public health degree from Harvard University.

Dr. Jobarteh is co-founder of Speak Up Young Africa, which has produced a documentary film highlighting the positive responses of young people to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Burkina Faso. He has worked in a number of African countries and speaks French, Spanish and Italian.

Dr. Jobarteh served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Malawi from September, 2005 through August, 2007

Michele Kautzman M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Kautzman is a graduate of the University of Oregon and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. She trained in both medicine and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Kautzman also holds an MPH degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, with concentrations in epidemiology and international health.

Dr. Kautzman worked in Zambia for two years preceding her PAC position. She worked first as a medical officer in a child sexual abuse clinic, and then as the site director for the Zambia-Emory HIV Research Project in Lusaka, Zambia. Dr. Kautzman accepted an assignment in the Pediatric AIDS Corps in Malawi, beginning in February, 2009.

Alex Kay, M.D.

Dr. Kay is a graduate of Cornell University, and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He trained in both medicine and pediatrics at the Maine Medical Center, where he also served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Kay has traveled previously to Tanzania, and to Zambia for a six-week elective during residency. He accepted an assignment for the Pediatric AIDS Corps in Lesotho beginning in July, 2009.

Ayesha Kadir, M.D.

Dr. Kadir is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Kadir pursued postgraduate study of the Danish health care system. She is fluent in English and Danish, and proficient in French. She has traveled previously to Uganda for a two-month elective during residency. Dr. Kadir accepted an assignment in the Pediatric AIDS Corps in Mwanza, Tanzania beginning in July, 2009.

Leah Kern, M.D.

Dr. Kern is a graduate of Yale University and the Harvard Medical School. She completed residency in pediatrics at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC.

Dr. Kern served for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea, West Africa. She also has worked previously is The Gambia, Guatemala, and Thailand. She is fluent in both Spanish and French.

Dr. Kern served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Burkina Faso from July, 2006 through June, 2008.

Michelle Kiang, M.D.

Dr. Kiang is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She trained in pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Kiang currently serves as a pediatric hospitalist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Connection at Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point, New Jersey. Dr. Kiang is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society.

Dr. Kiang has volunteered previously as a pediatrician at Ekwendeni Mission Hospital in Ekwendeni, Malawi. She worked as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Botswana from July, 2007 through December, 2008.

Sarah Kidd, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Kidd is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Washington School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics in the Boston Combined Residency Program. Dr. Kidd also holds a Master of Public Health degree in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Kidd previously served as the Assistant Medical Director of the University Health System Consortium in Oak Brook, Illinois. In this role, she provided assistance to academic medical centers to improve clinical processes and systems for delivery of patient-centered care that is safe, effective, efficient, timely, and equitable. She also assisted with the management of a national database of inpatient clinical and administrative patient data, analyzed comparative data, and surveyed the literature and member hospitals to identify best practices in patient care and management systems.

Dr. Kidd served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Malawi from July, 2006 through June, 2007, and then in Swaziland until June, 2008.

Julia Kim, M.D.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Kim is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed residency in pediatrics at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, where she also served as fourth year Chief Resident. She previously served as an attending physician within the Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Kim has worked internationally in Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and South Korea. She speaks both Spanish and Korean. Dr. Kim served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Swaziland from July, 2006 through April 2008.

Maria Kim, M.D.

Dr. Kim is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at Columbia Presbyterian Children's Hospital of New York. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society.

During medical school and training Dr. Kim worked in Inner Mongolia, Honduras, and Botswana, and speaks both Korean and Spanish.

Dr. Kim started as a member of the Pediatric AIDS Corps in 2006 and worked in Malawi from 2006 until March 2010. During this time, Dr. Kim became very interested in the relationship between HIV infection and malnutrition, and helped to start an outpatient nutritional rehabilitation program for HIV infected children. In addition, along with Dr. Saeed Ahmed, she started a community outreach program called Tingathe (meaning "Yes we can" in the local Chichewa), which uses community health workers to improve EID, PMTCT, and Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment Outcomes. Dr. Kim has now joined the Retrovirology department at Texas Children's Hospital, and will be assisting with the new Global Health Residency. However, she will continue to be involved with Malawi and the Tingathe program.

Sarah S. Kim, M.D.

A native of Dallas, Dr. Kim is a graduate of Austin College and the Baylor College of Medicine. She was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society, in 2002. She was named the top student in pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine in 2003. She trained in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Boston, Boston Medical Center, and Harvard University.

Dr. Kim has worked in Mexico, India and Zambia. Dr. Kim served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Lesotho from August, 2006 through July, 2007.

Rachel Kreps-Falk, M.D.

Dr. Kreps-Falk is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital and Research Center in Oakland, California.

Before joining the Pediatric AIDS Corps, Dr. Kreps-Falk participated in medical delegations in Mexico, Guatemala, and the Indian Himalayas. She is fluent in both Spanish and French. Dr. Kreps-Falk accepted an assignment in the Pediatric AIDS Corps in Malawi, beginning in July, 2009.

JoAnna Leyenaar, M.D., M.P.H., F.R.C.P.C.

A native of Ontario, Canada, Dr. Leyenaar is a graduate of the University of Guelph and the McMaster University Medical School. She trained in pediatrics at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Leyenaar holds a public health degree from Harvard University.

Dr. Leyenaar has worked in Uganda, Kenya and Romania. She served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Lesotho from September, 2005 through May, 2007. After leaving the Pediatric AIDS Corps. Dr. Leyennar accepted a position as the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation for the Consortium for Strategic HIV Operations Research with the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative.

Helga Loeffler, M.D.

Dr. Loeffler is a graduate of the Albert Ludwig University and College of Medicine in Freiburg, Germany. She completed her pediatric training at the Children's University Hospital in Freiburg. She also studied medicine for one year at the University Rene Descartes, Faculte Necker Enfants Malades in Paris, financed by a scholarship of the German Academic Exchanges Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst). Dr. Loeffler has experience providing care and treatment for HIV-infected children at the outpatient clinic at the University Childrens' Hospital in Freiburg.

Dr. Loeffler served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Swaziland from August, 2006 through June, 2007. After leaving the Pediatric AIDS Corps, Dr. Loeffler accepted a position as a senior intern in the Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and the Department of General Pediatrics at the University Childrens Hospital in Freiburg, Germany.

Matthew Markowski, M.D.

Dr. Markowski is a graduate of Middlebury College and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He trained in pediatrics at the Maine Medical Center. He has worked extensively in rural communities and with the resettled refugee population in Portland, Maine. Dr. Markowski accepted an assignment in the Pediatric AIDS Corps in Swaziland beginning in July, 2009.

Stephanie Marton, M.D.

Dr. Marton is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Eastern Virginia Medical School, where she also trained in pediatrics and served as Chief Resident.

Prior to joining the Pediatric AIDS Corps, Dr. Marton lived abroad and traveled extensively. She spent two years in rural Japan teaching English and cultural awareness to children, farmers, and University Professors.

Dr. Marton accepted an assignment in the Pediatric AIDS Corps in Swaziland, beginning in July, 2008.

Amy E. McCollum, M.D.

Dr. Amy McCollum is a graduate of Rhodes College and the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. McCollum trained in pediatrics at the Children's Medical Center in Dallas, part of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where she served as chief resident. She did some of her undergraduate coursework in Zimbabwe, and has traveled to Ethiopia to assist with an HIV program under development in Addis Ababa.

Dr. McCollum served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Swaziland from August, 2006 through June, 2010.

David L. McCollum, M.D.

Dr. McCollum went to college at Rhodes College in Memphis and then to medical school at the University of Mississippi. He did his residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern. He spent four years as PAC physician in Swaziland.

Dr. McCollum served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Swaziland from August, 2006 through June, 2010.

Eric D. McCollum, M.D.

Dr. McCollum earned his doctorate in medicine from Medical College of Virginia in 2003 where he received the Alpha Omega Alpha distinction. Subsequently, he completed residency training in pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center in 2006. During residency Dr. McCollum developed a community youth program named STREET BALL that introduced anatomy and physiology principles to youth through basketball.

After residency training, Dr. McCollum moved to Malawi in July 2006 as a founding member of the Pediatric AIDS Corps and worked for the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative until May 2010.

Monica McGrann, M.D., M.Sc.

Originally from Bryan, Texas, Dr. McGrann is a graduate of Texas A&M University, and the Texas A&M School of Medicine. She holds a Master of Science degree in health policy, which she obtained from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics. Her Master’s degree was supported by a Fulbright scholarship. She trained in pediatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. McGrann has volunteered previously for the AIDS Support Organization for Uganda (TASO), and has worked as an NIH research assistant on a study of health resources in Kampala. She previously has served as a pediatrician in a Federally Qualified Health Center, providing care for the medically underserved in rural Texas.

Dr. McGrann served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Botswana from January, 2006 through December, 2007.

John Midturi, D.O., M.P.H

Raised in Texas, Dr. Midturi is a graduate of Texas A&M University and the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He trained in both pediatrics and internal medicine at the Scott & White Memorial Hospital at Texas A&M University, where he served as internal medicine chief resident. He completed fellowship training in infectious diseases and a Master of Public Health at the same institution.

Dr. Midturi was born and spent the first six years of his life in India. He has a longstanding interest in international health and has worked previously in Nigeria.

Dr. Midturi served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Malawi from July, 2006 through July, 2008.

Timothy D. Minniear, M.D., M.P.H.

A native of Battle Creek, Michigan, Dr. Minniear is a graduate of Albion College and the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained in pediatrics at the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Minniear has been interested in international medicine for many years, but previously had planned to wait until later in his career. He writes, "The Pediatric AIDS Corps has presented an interesting and unique opportunity that will allow me to reorganize my plan to include overseas work at the beginning to a much greater extent. I think it will build a foundation which will strengthen me for all my practice and provide me with contacts that would prove beneficial to working in Africa in the future".

Dr. Minniear served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Malawi from August, 2006 through July, 2007.

Jean M. Mulcahy Levy, M.D.

A native of Oregon, Dr. Mulcahy is a graduate of the University of Portland and the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center. She trained in pediatrics at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Mulcahy is interested ultimately in a career in hematology/oncology. She writes that she had always planned to take time after residency to work in a service position, giving back to the world for the opportunities she has received.

Dr. Mulcahy served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Malawi from August, 2006 through July, 2007.

Paul Mullan, M.D.

Dr. Mullan is a graduate of Columbia University and the Weill-Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. He trained in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. During medical school, Dr. Mullan completed a three-month summer rotation at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center in Moshi, Tanzania. He is the Founder and President of Camp Phoenix, which is a free children's camp for pediatric burn survivors and their families.

Dr. Mullan served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Botswana from July, 2007 through June, 2009.

Carl Nosek, M.D.

Dr. Nosek is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He trained in Pediatrics at the University of California in San Francisco.

Alina Olteanu, M.D.

Dr. Olteanu is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj, Romania. She trained in pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Olteanu also hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is fluent in English, German, and Romanian.

Dr. Olteanu served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Lesotho, from July, 2007 through June, 2008.

Premal Patel, M.D., M.Sc.

Premal PatelDr. Patel is a graduate of the University of Houston at Clear Lake, and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Brown University. Dr. Patel also holds a Masters of Science degree with a focus on human rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dr. Patel is the recipient of a McLaughlin Award for Infection and Immunity. This award funded her travel to the University of KwaZulu-Natal for a clinical elective in HIV/AIDS; an experience which solidified her interest in working in global health. Her MSc graduate thesis was titled "The Consumer Approach to Health Care: Critiques and Alternative Perspectives". Dr. Patel accepted an assignment in the Pediatric AIDS Corps to work in Botswana, beginning in July, 2009.

Jaime Petrus, M.D.

Dr. Petrus is a graduate of Albion College and the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She trained in both medicine and pediatrics at the Maine Medical Center, where she also served as chief resident.

After residency, Dr. Petrus worked for five months at St. Francis Hospital in Katete, Zambia as a visiting consultant. She also has worked as an attending hospitalist at the Maine Medical Center. Dr. Petrus accepted an assignment in the Pediatric AIDS Corps in Lesotho beginning in July 2009.

B. Ryan Phelps, M.D., M.P.H.

B. Ryan PhelpsDr. Phelps is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the Duke University School of Medicine. He trained in pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco. He holds a degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Phelps has worked previously in Mexico, Brazil, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Mozambique, and South Africa. He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

Dr. Phelps served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Swaziland from August, 2006 through January, 2008.

Jeffrey Pierce, M.D.

Dr. Pierce is a graduate o the University of Texas - Pan American, and the Baylor College of Medicine. He trained in family practice medicine at the Santa Rosa Family Practice residency program. Dr. Pierce holds a Certificate of Knowledge from the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Dr. Pierce has worked previously in Guatemala, Peru, Honduras, and Mexico. He is a fluent Spanish speaker.

Dr. Pierce served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Lesotho, from July, 2007 through September, 2008.

Richard Pittman, M.D.

Dr. Pittman is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and pursued his medical training at the University of Mississippi medical center. He trained in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, where he currently serves a Chief Resident.

Before starting medical school, Dr. Pittman taught eighth grade biology, ninth and tenth grade chemistry, and eleventh grade English. He has worked previously in Patagonia, Chile.

Dr. Pittman accepted an assignment as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Swazilan from beginning in July, 2007 through December, 2008.

Eric H. Raabe, M.D., Ph.D.

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Raabe attended Brown University and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He also was awarded a PhD in molecular and developmental biology from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Raabe trained in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society, in 2002.

Dr. Raabe served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Swaziland from August, 2006 through April, 2007.

Guadalupe Richter, M.D.

Dr. Richter is a graduate of Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge), and the Louisiana State University (New Orleans) School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the University of Tennessee, Memphis.

Dr. Richter has lived previously in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Germany, and the United States. She has worked previously in both the Philippines and El Salvador.

Dr. Richter served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Lesotho from July, 2007 through October, 2008, when she transferred to assist in the scale-up of the new BIPAI facility in Mwanza, Tanzania. She left the Pediatric AIDS Corps in March, 2009.

Jeff Robison, M.D.

Dr. Robison is a graduate of the Brigham Young University, and the University of Utah School of Medicine. He trained in pediatrics at Columbia University in New York.

During college, Dr. Robison co-founded the University of Utah student chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. He also has extensive experience working with native American communities.

Julia Rosebush, D.O.

Dr. Rosebush is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the Nationwide Children's Hospital/The Ohio State University and Doctor's Hospital, where she also served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Rosebush has participated in elective rotations in Ghana, Malawi, India, and Honduras. She has accepted an assignment in the Pediatric AIDS Corps in Botswana beginning in July, 2009.

Janelle Routh, M.D., M.H.S.

Dr. Routh is a graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder, and the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at UCSF, and also holds a Master of Health Science degree from the University of California Berkeley. Dr. Routh is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society.

Before starting medical school, Dr. Routh served for two years as a teacher and health educator in Malawi. She also worked for eighteen months as a volunteer at the Chiedza Home of Hope in Harare, Zimbabwe, and later returned to Zimbabwe for seven months to serve as Project Director for a mobile voluntary HIV testing and counseling project.

Dr. Routh served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Malawi from August, 2007 through May, 2010.

Laura Sauve, M.D., M.P.H., D.T.M. & H.

A dual citizen of the United States and Canada, Dr. Sauve is a graduate of the University of Victoria's School of Health Information Science and the University of Calgary School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the University of Calgary, and completed a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She has a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Dr. Sauve earned a diploma in tropical medicine from the Gorgas Hospital in Lima, Peru. She has worked previously in New Caledonia, Wallis & Futuna and Uganda. She speaks French and Spanish.

Dr. Sauve served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Burkina Faso from August, 2006 through July, 2007.

Leah Scherzer, M.D.

Dr. Scherzer is a graduate of Brown University and the Brown University School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

During residency, Dr. Scherzer completed a one-month elective rotation in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; an experience which promoted her desire to work internationally. She has accepted an assignment in the Pediatric AIDS Corps in Botswana beginning in July, 2009.

Thresia Sebastian, M.D., M.P.H

Dr. Sebastian is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC, and holds a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.

Dr. Sebastian has previously worked with HIV/AIDS patients in Guatemala, where she collected and reported opportunistic infection morbidity and mortality data. She also has worked in Sri Lanka, where she investigated maternal and child health of an internally displaced population in two rural districts. She is fluent in Spanish and the South Indian language of Malayalam.

Dr. Sebastian served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Swaziland from July, 2006 through October, 2007, and as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician "on loan" to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Mozambique thereafter.

Amy Sims, M.D.

Dr. Sims is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC.

Dr. Sims has worked previously in Kenya, Uganda, and Trinidad and Tobago. She is the founder of the Awamu Children's Fund, which is a partnership between pediatric residents at Mulago Hospital in Uganda and Children's Hospital in Washington DC. In January, 2006, Dr. Sims was awarded the AAP Resident International Health Award for work in Uganda.

Dr. Sims served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Malawi from July, 2008 through June, 2009.

Kimberly Slusser, M.D.

Dr. Slusser is a graduate of Bucknell University and the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the Western Reserve Care System in Youngstown, Ohio, completing residency in 2004. Since that time, she has worked as a pediatrician in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dr. Slusser has participated in several short-term mission trips in Africa previously. She accepted an assignment in the Pediatric AIDS Corps to work at the Francistown outreach site in Botswana, beginning in January, 2009.

Andrew Smith, M.D.

Dr. Smith is a graduate of Northwestern University, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Utah, where he was the recipient of the medical student teaching award. Since completing residency training in 2005, Dr. Smith has served as an attending pediatrician at the Pocatello Children's Clinic in Pocatello, Idaho.

Prior to joining the Pediatric AIDS Corps, Dr. Smith studied trachoma in Kongwa, Tanzania. It was through this experience that he developed a passion for international medicine. He has also worked on projects in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Soddo, Ethiopia.

Dr. Smith worked as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Malawi from in July, 2008 through June, 2009.

Meena Srivastava, D.O.

Dr. Srivastava is a graduate of Ohio University and the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children in Falls Church, Virginia, where she also served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Srivastava has worked previously with the Honduras Outreach Medical Brigada Relief Effort, and with Child Family Health International in Mumbai, India.

Dr. Srivastava accepted an assignment in the Pediatric AIDS Corps in Lesotho, beginning in July, 2008.

Sebastian Strigl, M.D.

Dr. Strigl received his MD from Humboldt University in Berlin. He trained in pediatrics at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, where is also served as Chief Resident. After residency, Dr. Strigl completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the Children's Hospital of New York at Columbia University, and a fourth year of fellowship in cardiac imaging at Children's Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Strigl served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Malawi from September through December, 2007.

Nandita Sugandhi, M.D.

Dr. Sugandhi is a graduate of Columbia University and the University of Michigan Medical School. She trained in pediatrics at New York University. Dr. Sugandhi has worked previously for three years as a rape crisis counselor. During this time she was trained and supervised by clinical psychologists on counseling survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Dr. Sugandhi served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Swaziland for one year before transferring to Botswana for 15 months. Dr. Sugandhi served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Swaziland for one year before transferring to Botswana for 15 months. In October, 2008, she transferred to the new assist in the scale-up of the new BIPAI facility in Mbeya, Tanzania.

Lineo K. Thahane, M.D.

Born in Washington, D.C., Dr. Thahane is a graduate of Princeton University and the Washington University School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Thahane's parents were born and raised in Lesotho. Her mother, Dr. Edith Mohapi, is the director of the Baylor College of Medicine-Bristol Myers Squibb Children's Clinical Center of Excellence in Maseru, Lesotho.

Dr. Thahane spent summers as a child in Lesotho, and is fluent in the local language (Sesotho). Dr. Thahane spent summers as a child in Lesotho, and is fluent in the local language (Sesotho). She currently serves as the Associate Director of the Baylor College of Medicine-Bristol Myers Squibb Children's Clinical Center of Excellence in Maseru, Lesotho.

Omolara Thomas, M.D.

Dr. Thomas is a graduate of the City University of New York and the New York University School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the Boston Combined Residency Program.

Dr. Thomas has worked previously in Kisumu, Kenya, and in Mapoteng, Lesotho. She has traveled regularly to Nigeria with her family. Dr. Thomas accepted an assignment as a Pediatric AIDS Corps doctor in Malawi from July 2007 – August 2008.

M. Greg Thompson, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Thompson is a graduate of Iowa State University and the Yale University School of Medicine. He trained in pediatrics at the University of Washington in Seattle.

During residency, Dr. Thompson was a nominee for the AAMC Community Recognition Award for the Boost Kids! Project, which involved curriculum development for booster seat education and distribution among immigrant communities in Seattle. He has worked previously in India, Equatorial Guinea, Taiwan, China and Korea. He speaks Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and Korean.

Dr. Thompson served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Lesotho from August, 2006 through June, 2007.

Tamara Todd, M.D.

A native of Louisiana, Dr. Todd earned undergraduate and medical degrees from the Louisiana State University. She trained in pediatrics at the Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Dr. Todd lived in Jakarta, Indonesia during her high school years, an experience which sparked her interest in international work. She also has worked in Mexico and Belize, and has worked extensively during her residency with recently resettled immigrants and refugees in Portland, Maine.

Dr. Todd served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Botswana from August, 2006 to June 2007, and then in Swaziland from July, 2007 through July, 2008.

Michael A. Tolle, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Tolle is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society, in 1995. He trained in Family Practice at the Parkland Hospital at the University of Texas Southwestern, where he also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Tolle also holds a Certificate in Travel Health, granted by the International Society of Travel Medicine, and based on coursework completed is eligible to take the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene certification exam when it is next offered. He holds a Masters of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Tolle has worked previously throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as in the Balkans. He served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Lesotho from August, 2006 through August, 2007.

Daniel Vostrejs, M.D., M.H.S.

Dr. Vostrejs is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He trained in pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Vostrejs also holds a Master of Health Science degree from Johns Hopkins University. His field of study in the MHS program was international health systems management.

Prior to joining the Pediatric AIDS Corps, Dr. Vostrejs served in the United States Peace Corps as a science teacher and trainer in St. Vincent. He has also worked as an analyst in support of USAID health programs. Dr. worked as a Pediatric AIDS Corps in Swaziland from July, 2008 through December, 2009.

Cecily Wait, M.D.

Dr. Wait is a graduate of the University of California San Diego, and received her medical degree from the Oregon Health and Science University. She trained in both medicine and pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. She has also participated in the Global Health Course at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Wait has traveled and worked previously in Arusha, Tanzania. She accepted an assignment in the Pediatric AIDS Corps to work in Mwanza, Tanzania, beginning in July, 2009.

Amy Williams, M.D.

Dr. Williams is a graduate of New Mexico State University, and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Dr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition, and has been a registered dietician since 2000. Prior to attending medical school, she worked for two years as a nutrition supervisor and dietician at the Los Lunas branch of the Women, Infant, and Children clinic, a section of the New Mexico Department of Health. She accepted an assignment in the Pediatric AIDS Corps in Lesotho beginning in July, 2009.

Dwight E. Yin, M.D.

A native of Clear Lake, Texas, Dr. Yin is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. He trained in pediatrics at St. Louis Children's Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis.

During medical school, Dr. Yin made two trips to Zimbabwe. On these medical mission trips, he had the opportunity to witness the effects of heavy rain followed by droughts, political corruption and farm seizures on nutrition and other aspects of health. These experiences motivated him to seek a career in international medicine. He speaks Mandarin Chinese, French and Spanish.

Dr. Yin served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Botswana from July, 2006 through July, 2009.

Brian C. Zanoni, M.D.

A native of Trenton, New Jersey, Dr. Zanoni is a graduate of St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, and Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington DC. He trained in both internal medicine and pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine. He was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society, in 2001.

Dr. Zanoni has worked previously with Unity Care for the Homeless in Washington DC. He also has international experience working at the Hospital Infantil Rio Hondo, Zacapa, Guatemala. He served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Botswana through July, 2007, then moved to KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, where he served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician "on loan" to support a Harvard Medical School project.

Gretchen Zima, M.D.

Dr. Zima is a graduate of Boston College and the Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. She trained in both internal medicine and pediatrics at Penn State University. She has completed fellowship in pediatric infectious disease and immunology at the University of Miami. She also has a diploma in tropical medicine from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Dr. Zima's Bachelor of Science degree is in nursing. She worked for three years as a Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse before enrolling in medical school. Dr. Zima has worked previously in Kenya, Cambodia, Swaziland, Uganda, Belize, Zaire, and Haiti.

Dr. Zima served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Swaziland from August, 2006 through April, 2007.

Jeffrey Zsohar, M.D.

A native of Dallas, Texas, Dr. Zsohar is a graduate of Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at Houston School of Medicine. He trained in both pediatrics and internal medicine at the University of Tennessee.

During medical school, Dr. Zsohar spent two months working in a government supported public health clinic in Guguletu, South Africa, which is an impoverished shanty town outside of Cape Town.

Dr. Zsohar served as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician in Botswana from July, 2006 through December, 2008.