2017

Sam Zidovetzki, M.D. is one of the current Global Health Fellows at Mt. Sinai St.Lukes. He is from Los Angeles California where he began his career in Global Health as an EMS provider in the Middle East for several years. In medical school at the University of Southern California, Sam helped organize a clinic in Tijuana which provided primary care for the indigent population of rural Tijuana on a regular basis. He also began his work in Guatemala at that time which would carry over into residency. Samuel completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Wisconsin where his primary focus was creating an educational curriculum for medical students and residents interested in pursuing an international elective. Samuel continued his work in Guatemala and decided then that he was passionate about the intersection of education and global health. Samuel decided on the SLR fellowship to pursue a robust Global Health Education and have the opportunity to work on educational projects for residents interested in Global Health.

2018

Sam Zidovetzki, M.D. is one of the current Global Health Fellows at Mt. Sinai St.Lukes. He is from Los Angeles California where he began his career in Global Health as an EMS provider in the Middle East for several years. In medical school at the University of Southern California, Sam helped organize a clinic in Tijuana which provided primary care for the indigent population of rural Tijuana on a regular basis. He also began his work in Guatemala at that time which would carry over into residency. Samuel completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Wisconsin where his primary focus was creating an educational curriculum for medical students and residents interested in pursuing an international elective. Samuel continued his work in Guatemala and decided then that he was passionate about the intersection of education and global health. Samuel decided on the SLR fellowship to pursue a robust Global Health Education and have the opportunity to work on educational projects for residents interested in Global Health.

Christine Chen, M.D. is a current Global Health Fellows at Mt. Sinai St.Lukes.

2017

Ramón Millán, M.D. is a second year fellow in Mt. Sinai - St. Luke’s/Roosevelt’s global health fellowship program. He studied medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and surgeons and completed  residency in emergency medicine at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital. During the first year of fellowship Ramón completed a Master’s in Public Health degree at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. In the culmination of his MPH Ramón completed a practicum in Bolgatanga, Ghana with the organization SIDHARTe to help improve emergency medicine systems in the Upper East region of Ghana. Past projects include work in Mexico, Nicaragua, and other countries in Latin America, Uganda, and Rwanda. Ramón is interested in humanitarian assistance and hopes to join humanitarian aid organizations after fellowship. He is also interested in global health education among residents and fellows.  

Natasha Demehri, M.D., M.P.H  is currently a Global Health Fellow at Mount Sinai - St Luke’s Roosevelt, as well as an Attending Physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and a Clinical Instructor for the Residency Program. She completed her Residency in Emergency Medicine at Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital, after which she completed her Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She previously worked as a Medical Journalist at ABC News, and has continued her career in writing as a freelance journalist.  Dr. Demehri has worked in India, Costa Rica, Panama, and Uganda, with her most recent work being in Ghana, where she has worked to assess and improve the Emergency Medicine System (in-hospital, and pre-hospital) in the Upper East Region. Her interests as a Global Health fellow are primarily in healthcare systems development, telemedicine, and refugee health.   

2016

Anjoli Anand, M.D. is a graduate of the SLRED Global Health Fellowship. 

2015

Kyle Cramer, M.D. is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine who trained in Emergency Medicine at the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Kramer is passionate about global health in the developing world, an interest that began with his medical training in the Caribbean. His exposure to underserved communities in Puerto Rico, as well as his Spanish fluency, allowed him to better connect with the patient population at St. Luke’s Roosevelt. Dr. Kramer is a graduate of Fordham University’s IDHA course and holds a Certificate in Travel Medicine. Dr. Kramer has provided Emergency Medicine training to registrars in Mwanza, Tanzania, where he also participated worked with the Baylor Institute for HIV. During his fellowship, Dr. Kramer has completed fieldwork in the DR, Mozambique. 

Sapna Pawa, M.D.  is a graduate of of the SLRED Global Health Fellowship.

2014

Juan Pablo Fonseca, M.D., M.P.H. is an emergency medicine physician who was born in Costa Rica. His interest regarding International Cultures began much before his participation at the American Field Service (AFS) Exchange Programs in his early teens, completing a one-year program in Sandusky, OH. After returning to his home country, he went on to pursue a career in medicine by completing his medical degree at Universidad Autonoma de Centro America (UACA), and practiced as a General Physician, showing a strong commitment to work with rural communities in Costa Rica. He then moved to the US to obtain his Master of Public Health in Clinical Research at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. From there, Dr.Fonseca went on to practice as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Tulane Health Science Center in New Orleans for several years, where most of his worked focused on breast and ovarian cancer research, publishing articles in major renown scientific journals. Dr.Fonseca completed his emergency medicine residency at Ponce School of Medicine (PSM) and served as Chief Resident before joining the St Luke’s Roosevelt Global Health Fellowship Program. Dr.Fonseca is highly motivated to expand his knowledge and improve his clinical skills in the areas of infectious disease, travel medicine, health education and Clinical Research.

Aubrey N.S. Ryan MPAS, RPA-C, CTropMed is the first midlevel provider in the United States to be offered a 2-year fellowship in Global Health Studies, a program traditionally offered only to MDs. She is thrilled that such opportunities are arising for mid-level providers and hopes to help pave the way for others in the changing face of medical practice worldwide. Additionally, she is the first and, thus far, only PA to have received the American Society of Travel Medicine and Hygiene's Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health (CTropMed) after passing the 2014 exam. In 2016, she received a Certificate in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine. With an undergraduate degree in Bioethics from Bard College—a curriculum she designed under the guidance of academic advisors in Biology and Philosophy—an MS in Physician Assistant Sciences, over 6 years of clinical emergency room experience, and several years of medical writing for a mainstream audience including a number of grade school educational texts, Ms. Ryan is accustomed to making paths where there previously have been none. Her passions are infectious disease and medical writing and education geared specifically toward patients, a public audience, and youth. She has traveled to Cambodia, Thailand, Peru, Chile, Easter Island, Costa Rica, throughout Europe, and during her fellowship spent 3 months in Mwanza, Tanzania delivering Emergency Medicine lectures to doctors, performing bedside teaching at the Bugando Medical Center, and volunteering at the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative clinic. She will return to Tanzania. She has begun a second graduate degree in Infectious Disease at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, has researched and written on the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, primary extrapulmonary tuberculosis, the intersection of traditional healing and western medicine in northern Tanzania, and is learning Swahili. She is now a certified sexual assault forensic examiner (SAFE) for the Crime Victims Treatment Center of New York. 

2013

Brandi Gary, M.D. is an emergency medicine physician and internist from Seattle, WA. She studied Spanish language and literature at the University of Washington and then went on to medical school at Temple University in Philadelphia. She completed her residency in emergency and internal medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis before joining the St. Luke’s Roosevelt Global Health Fellowship Program. She has worked with various aid groups and small mobile clinics in Mexico and Haiti to help teach health care providers and deliver care to the displaced and under-served. Her interests include building relationships with leaders from various disciplines in order to better serve the health of people living in poverty both in the USA and internationally.

Rafik Hanna, M.D. is an emergency medicine physician who was born in Egypt. After immigrating to the U.S. as a child with his family, Rafik grew up in New Jersey and eventually went on to pursue a career in medicine by completing his medical degree at UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School. He then went on to do his emergency medicine residency training at Jacobi/Montefiore in the Bronx, NY. From there, Rafik went on to practice as an emergency medicine attending physician at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD for several years prior to joining the St. Luke’s Roosevelt Global Health Fellowship program. While in residency and further in Baltimore, his interest in global health became evident as he served with several missions teams with different non-profit organizations, including the Christian Medical and Dental Association. As he made multiple trips to Ghana, among other places, to provide medical care, his desire to assist patients in developing countries has led him to continue to strengthen his clinical skills in infectious disease and tropical medicine.

2012

Claire Uebbing, M.D. is an emergency medicine physician from South Bend, IN. She studied Animal Science at Purdue University and then went on to medical school at Indiana University. She completed her emergency medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit before joining the St. Luke’s Roosevelt Global Health Fellowship Program. She has spent time working at Moi University Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya in the medicine, pediatrics, and casualty wards as well as at Mampong District Hospital in Mampong, Ghana, working to improve emergency care in the Casualty department. She has also worked with small mobile clinics in Quito, Ecuador and the Chiriqui province of Panama to deliver health care to the indigenous poor populations living there. Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Her interests in international medicine continue to be emergency medicine systems development, disaster medicine, and public health in developing countries.

Vanessa Velazquez-Ruiz, M.D. is an emergency medicine physician from Puerto Rico. She studied biology as an undergraduate and then pursued a medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR). She completed her emergency medicine residency at UPR and served as Chief Resident before joining the St Luke’s Roosevelt Global Health Fellowship Program. During medical school, she worked in cooperation with non-profit organizations from Puerto Rico to serve communities in Costa Rica and Santo Domingo. She worked in Kintampo District Hospital in Ghana to improve the delivery of medical services in the newly establish Emergency and Casualty Ward. As part of her fellowship, she has traveled to India and the Dominican Republic. She has a strong commitment to work with communities in developing countries and is highly motivated to expand her knowledge and improve her clinical skills in the areas of infectious disease, HIV, and tropical medicine.

2011

Sabreen Akhter, M.D. is a pediatric emergency medicine physician from Chicago, IL.  She studied English Literature at the University of Chicago before completing medical school at Midwestern University and a pediatric residency at Rush University in Chicago.  She then finished a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin before joining the Global Health Fellowship at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt.  While in Wisconsin, she focused her research interests on barriers toward HIV testing among pediatric emergency providers.  She has worked in a variety of countries and clinical situations all over the world, including:  a field clinic in Kashmir for IDP’s after the 2005 Pakistan earthquake, a pediatric clinic at a public hospital in Roatan, Honduras, a children’s hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, the emergency room of the main public hospital in Port-au-Prince Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, the emergency room of the main public hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, and the pediatric ward of a rural mission hospital in Chiapas, Mexico.  Throughout these experiences, she continues to be primarily interested in teaching, building partnerships, and supporting local health care capacity building.sity of Puerto Rico (UPR). She completed her emergency medicine residency at UPR and served as Chief Resident before joining the St Luke’s Roosevelt Global Health Fellowship Program. During medical school, she worked in cooperation with non-profit organizations from Puerto Rico to serve communities in Costa Rica and Santo Domingo. She worked in Kintampo District Hospital in Ghana to improve the delivery of medical services in the newly establish Emergency and Casualty Ward. As part of her fellowship, she has traveled to India and the Dominican Republic. She has a strong commitment to work with communities in developing countries and is highly motivated to expand her knowledge and improve her clinical skills in the areas of infectious disease, HIV, and tropical medicine.

2010

Jaime Bryan, M.D. is an emergency medicine physician originally from Atlanta, GA. She studied microbiology at Georgia Institue of Technology before completing medical school at Medical College of Georgia. She came to St. Luke's Roosevelt for her residency training in 2005 and, following graduation, stayed on as a fellowin Global Health. During her residency and fellowship training, she had the opportunity to work in clinics and hospitals in a variety of settings throughout the world, including India, Honduras, Kenya, and Ghana. Durin gher global health fellowship she completed her Master's Degree in Public Health at Columbia University. Since completing her fellowship training, she has relocated to Nashville, TN, where she is working as an attending physician at Nashville General Hospital. There, she is working to develop increased access to global health clinical expereinces for both medical students and residents of Meharry Medical College. She continues to work abroad with various programs in both clinical and academic capacities. 

Christopher Dayton, M.D. is an emergency medicine physician and a graduate of the SLRED Global Health Fellowship. 

2010

Nayomi Sajan, M.D., M.P.H. is a graduate of the SLRED Global Health Fellowhsip 

Jennifer Straton, M.D., M.P.H. is a graduate of the SLRED Global Health Fellowhsip