Susan Alisanski, M.D., M.S.C.I.
Dr. Alisanski is a graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, and State University of New York Upstate Medical University at Syracuse, NY. She trained in pediatrics and pediatric palliative care and hospice at Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio. She received a Masters in Clinical Investigation while completing a pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, TN. While working at the University of Virginia, she volunteered in Liberia. She is interested in advancing pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatric palliative care programs in low-resource countries.
Dr. Alisanski accepted an assignment with the Global Health Corps in Botswana in March 2014.
David Holtzman, M.D.
Dr. Holtzman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine with a Certificate in Global Health and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with a Masters of Science in Control of Infectious Diseases. He trained in internal medicine and pediatrics at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as well as adult infectious diseases at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
During his training, he has worked in Botswana, Rwanda, and Kenya in clinical, research, and consulting capacities. Dr. Holtzman has accepted a position with the Global Health Corps in Maseru, Lesotho beginning in July 2014.
Tina Lin, M.D.
Dr. Lin is a graduate of University of California- San Diego with a BS in Biochemistry and completed her MD at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She trained in Pediatrics at University of California- Irvine.
During her medical school, she volunteered in rural Uganda through Doctors for Global Health (DGH) where she partnered with village health workers doing health screening, community teaching and home visits. While in residency, she volunteered on several medical missions in Kenya and Cambodia. Prior to joining Global Health Corps, she worked as a general Pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Her interests in global health include public health, community development and medical education.
Dr. Lin has accepted a position with Global Health Corps in Colombia beginning in July 2014.
Tamria Matondo, R.N., B.S.N., P.N.P.
Mrs. Matondo graduated with high honors from Howard University in Washington, D.C. where she earned a degree in nursing. She worked as a Pediatric Nurse in the Washington metropolitan area at Howard University Hospital for 4 years and then Johns Hopkins University Hospital for 2 years.
She returned home to Houston, Texas where she continued to care for children in a variety of settings, including Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and HealthBridge Children’s Hospital. While doing so, she served as a preceptor for new employees and Nursing students, as well as committee member for numerous organizations at both the local and National level.
She soon decided to pursue a Master’s degree in Nursing at Texas Woman’s University Medical Center. Afterwards, in which she worked in a clinic setting as Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for several years, while also at Houston Baptist University as a Clinical Instructor. She fervently mentors future health care providers at the High School for Health Professions (Michael E. DeBakey), her alma mater. Throughout her Nursing Career she has continued to engage in volunteer services for underserved youth throughout inner cities.
Mrs. Matondo served in Angola from March 2014 through March 2016.
Damian Nirenberg, M.D.
Dr. Nirenberg is a graduate of the Maimónides University, Buenos Aires, Argentina. After completing Pediatrics Residency at the Argentinian National Children's Hospital, "Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan", he completed his training in Pediatrics Hematology and Oncology after a 3 years fellowship at the same institution.
After training's completion, Dr. Nirenberg worked several years at the Hematology and Oncology Department and Radiation Oncology Unit as a faculty member, always at that same national reference hospital.
Since 2005 he has been working on the development of websites providing childhood hematology and oncology educational multimedia resources to users all around the world.
Dr. Nirenberg has accepted a position as with the Global Health Corps in Luanda, Angola, to be the Country Director for the Angolan Sickle Cell Initiative, beginning in March 2014.
Paz Noli, M.D.
Dr. Noli graduated from Medical School, UBA (Universidad Buenos Aires), Buenos Aires, Argentina, had completed her pediatric residency at the Argentinian National Children's Hospital, "Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan",
Afterwards she was involved in the pharmaceutical area, developing in Clinical Research field during 9 years. After 3 years as a Project Manager in a French lab, she decided to become part of this new challenge in BIPAI.
Dr. Noli accepted a position with the Global Health Corps in Cabinda, Angola beginning December 2014.
John Parks, M.D.
Dr. Parks is a graduate of Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas and Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He completed postgraduate training in family medicine at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill where he served as Co-Chief Resident.
During medical training he spent a year in Kabul, Afghanistan working with that countries first family medicine training program teaching evidence-based medicine, assisting in research projects, and evaluating program graduates in practice in rural Afghanistan. Through that experience he observed the value that well trained, and broadly health-workers can bring to health service delivery for a population. His professional interests include postgraduate medical education, quality improvement, and investing in people.
Dr. Parks accepted a position with the Global Health Corps in Lilongwe, Malawi beginning July 2014.
Palka Patel, M.D.
Dr. Patel completed her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, followed by medical school and residency at Indiana University School of Medicine. During her residency in combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, she joined the global health residency track.
She has been interested in international travel and culture for a long time. During medical school and residency she took the opportunity to do two away rotations in Kenya which motivated her to pursue a job in international health. With this in mind she have joined BIPAI to help broaden her international experience.
Dr. Patel has accepted a position with Global Health Corps in Angola beginning in July 2014.
David Sullivan, M.D.
Dr. Sullivan’s interest in the Baylor Global Health Corps and work in developing countries started while I was working at a community health center in rural Washington State. From the early months of residency (He finished his pediatrics residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in 2011) Dr. Sullivan knew he wanted to work with the underserved and viewed his in the Pacific Northwest and now in Malawi as opportunities to practice medicine where the need is great and to continue to build his skills as a clinician. Dr Sullivan mentions that he is fortunate to have excellent mentors and colleagues along the way and look forward to what the coming years will bring, in terms of patients served, experiences gained, and adventures for hiss whole family.
Dr. Sullivan has accepted a position with Global Health Corps in Malawi from July 2014 – May 2016.