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Global Health Residency Track

With more than 180 faculty fellows leading research projects and providing clinical care all over the world, 

Stanford Global Health can offer each resident a customized program that includes one-on-one 

mentoring and experience working overseas. The map below highlights the work and expertise of many of our Global Health mentors.

Stanford Leaders in Global Health

Michele Barry

The Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson Professor of Medicine and Tropical Diseases | Senior Associate Dean of Global Health | Director of Global Health Initiatives in Medicine | Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health

Cybele Renault, MD, DTM&H

Internal Medicine Program Lead for Global Health | Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine |Faculty Fellow, Center for Innovation in Global Health

Stephen Luby, MD

Director of Research, Center for Innovation in Global Health | Professor of Medicine (Infectious Disease) | Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Freeman Spogli Institute

Global Health Faculty Spotlight
Meet Some of Our Amazing Faculty Around the Globe

  • DESIREE LABEAUD, MD

    Vector-Borne diseases

  • JASON ANDREWS, MD

    Tuberculosis and Epidemiology of Undifferentiated Fever

  • CLEA SARNQUIST, DRPH, MPH

    Gender-related Issues in Global Health

  • MANU PRAKESH, PHD

    Bioengineering and Development of Innovative Technologies

  • MINDIE NGUYEN, MD, MAS, FAASLD

    Gastroenterology and Hepatology

  • YVONNE A. MALDONDO, MD

    Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology

  • KAY DANIELS, MD

    Women’s Health and Obstectric Emergencies

  • AMI S. BHATT, MD, PHD

    Global Oncology

  • ERAN BENDAVID, MD

    Population Health and Outcomes Research

  • BENJAMIN PINSKY, MD, PHD

    Development of Novel Low-cost Diagnostics

  • KARL LORENZ, MS, MSHS

    Global Palliative Care

  • DARYN REICHERTER, MD

    Human Rights in Trauma in Mental Health

  • Current Global Health Track Residents

    Meet our current Global Health Track residents

    Global Health Track Programs & Offerings

    Events

    Graduate Testimonials

    Name

    Andy Chang, MD, MS

    Location

    Uganda and Rwanda

    Year

    2015 & 2016

    “I can sincerely say that I would not be where I am today without the Stanford Medicine residency track in global health. My rotations in social medicine, homeless patient outreach clinic, and my time in Uganda and Rwanda helped me understand the scope of challenges faced by vulnerable populations worldwide, empowering me to advocate on their behalf while inspiring me to develop research projects to best address their entrenched health problems.”

    Name

    Laura Greisman, MD, DTM&H

    Location

    Nepal and Ethiopia

    Year

    2015 & 2016

    What truly sets apart the Stanford Global Health Track is the robust mentorship under which all residents are not only encouraged to carve out a personalized career pathway within global health but also provided opportunities to develop a unique skill set to help you achieve your career goals. I entered Stanford undifferentiated in my career pathway and unsure of how to best combine my passion for clinical medicine and medical education with a career in global health.

    Name

    Brian Dawes, MD, PhD

    Location

    Uganda

    Year

    2022

    The time spent in rotation at Kiruddu National Referral Hospital was one of the most influential, impactful, intellectually and emotionally challenging, and formative clinical experiences I have had. As I begin to reflect on this rotation, the initial themes that stand out to me are the challenges of working in a low resource setting with very little patient financial support, the differences in medical the medical training system, and the continued opportunities for improvement within the medical system.

    Name

    Josh Wong, MD

    Location

    Uganda and Colombia

    Year

    2019 & 2020

    “The Global Health Track took my internal medicine training and pushed it beyond national borders. I worked in hospitals in Uganda and Colombia and had a great time exchanging knowledge with the house staff working in these settings. I also gained so much from the VA Underserved Health rotation and the VMC Underserved Health rotation that taught me how to deliver care to hard-to-reach patients with difficult social situations.”

    Recent Graduates of Residents Track

    Andrew Young Chang, MD, MS

    ATTENDING PHYSICIAN, CARDIOLOGY | VA PALO ALTO POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW | STANFORD CARDIOVASCULAR INSTITUTE

    During medical school, Dr. Chang co-founded a social venture to develop a low-cost ventilatory support device for neonatal respiratory distress in resource-limited countries. During residency, he became interested in cardiology and subsequently conducted epidemiologic and qualitative research in women of reproductive age living with rheumatic heart disease in Uganda. After a Chief Resident year, he continued his training at Stanford as a Cardiology fellow, and earned a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology and Clinical Research. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in Epidemiology. Dr. Chang’s interests include outcomes research, implementation science, and health systems modeling to combat the rise of cardiovascular disease in low- and middle-income countries.

    Josh Wong, MD

    CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, DENGUE BRANCH, PUERTO RICO

    Before starting his medical career, Dr. Wong worked with the CDC in Kenya. As a medical student, he worked in South Africa, and as a resident, he worked in both Colombia and Uganda. Josh’s past experience with the CDC evolved into a passion for working in global health on a systems level. Following residency, he began his career as an Epidemiology Intelligence Officer for the CDC, and subsequently transitioned to a full-time position working within the CDC Dengue Branch in Puerto Rico.

    Yoanna Pumpalova, MD

    GASTROINTESTINAL ONCOLOGIST I COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

    Yoanna’s interest in global health began when she worked in a clinic whose mission is to provide affordable and reliable cervical cancer screening to indigenous women in rural Peru. During her global health residency, she further defined her interest in global oncology, and she worked in Uganda during both her second and third years, studying prognostic awareness amongst women with metastatic breast cancer undergoing palliative chemotherapy. She completed her Hematology-Oncology fellowship at Columbia University, where she is now on the Oncology faculty. Her current research focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of colorectal cancer in low- and middle-income countries, namely South Africa and the Dominican Republic.

    Rebecca Tisdale, MD, MPA

    HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH FELLOW | STANFORD UNIVERSITY

    Dr. Tisdale earned a Master’s of Public Affairs from the London School of Economics and Sciences Po in Paris, where she studied health policy and economics and worked in South Africa. She continued her research and clinical work in Ethiopia and Thailand during her MD at Columbia, then worked in Rwanda as a resident. After a Chief Resident year, she is now a fellow in Health Services Research and Development at Stanford and the Palo Alto VA studying value, access, and equity in cardiovascular disease care.

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