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GEMLR Alumni

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Ayalew Zewdie, MD

Ayalew Zewdie is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at St Paul Millennium Medical college. He completed his medical scholar at Gondar university hospital and specialized in Emergency medicine at Tikur Anbesa Specialized Hospital. He currently works as chief of Academic Affairs at Addis Ababa Burn Emergency and Trauma (AaBET )hospital which is under St Paul Millennium Medical college. Dr. Zewdie is interested in emergency and critical care related research, especially on ultrasound, ECG emergency procedures. He published about KAP study on emergency physicians towards peripheral nerve block, use of bedside optic sheath ultrasound to diagnose ICP and time if onset, and Clinical presentation of stroke patients. He wrote a pocket guide for interpretation of ECG. He is also working as chief editor for AaBET newsletter. He is a teacher, a leader, a clinician, and a writer.​


Eleanor Anderson Reid, MD, MSc 

Dr. Reid is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Global Health and International Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine.  She graduated from the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, where her research focused on access to emergency care and maternal mortality. During residency, she served as Resident Editor for NEJM Journal Watch: Emergency Medicine. She went on to complete a two-year fellowship in Global Health and International Emergency Medicine at Yale while pursuing a Master of Science at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her current research is focused on palliative care delivery and cost-effectiveness, with an ongoing project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She is also working on projects related to Emergency Medicine development in Uganda. 



Megan Rybarczyk, MD

Megan Rybarczyk is currently a two-year International Emergency Medicine Fellow at the Harvard University/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Program.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  She completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center, serving as Chief Resident her final year.  To date, Dr. Rybarczyk’s experiences in the field of Global Health have involved clinical work, research, and/or medical education in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Ecuador, Haiti, Honduras, Pakistan, Uganda, South Africa, and India.  The primary focus of her fellowship is Emergency Medicine education and program development. 


Devin Keefe, MD

Devin Keefe is an Emergency Medicine resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. Devin’s interest in triage and trauma resuscitation brought him to Johannesburg, South Africa for a clinical elective on the trauma service at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. Dr. Keefe serves as a medical officer in the Army National Guard and has additional academic interests in disaster preparedness and point of care ultrasonography. Devin plans to complete a global emergency medicine track during residency and travel back to South Africa as part of his research focus.​

Benjamin Nicholson, MD

Benjamin Nicholson is an Emergency Medicine resident at Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and has previously worked as a firefighter and flight paramedic. His international work has primarily focused on expanding networks of care through the development and strengthening of prehospital systems in Ecuador, Haiti, Burma, and Laos. During residency, he plans to continue to focus on developing cost-effective approaches to emergency medical services in low and middle-income countries.  

Megan Schultz, MD, MA

​Megan Schultz is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellow at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She completed medical school at the University of Wisconsin and obtained her Masters in Education at Johns Hopkins University. She completed her pediatric residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Before medical school, Dr. Schultz worked as a high school teacher in Baltimore with Teach For America, as a Project Coordinator with Partners In Health, and as a Program Director for Health Horizons International. She is fluent in Spanish and has worked abroad in the Dominican Republic, Uganda, Guatemala, Belize, and Liberia. Her research interests lie at the intersection of medical education and global health, and her current research project involves teaching procedural sedation to pediatric providers in Liberia.


Nirma D. Bustamante, MD, MPH
Nirma Bustamante attended Texas A&M University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a minor in History. As a resident in the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Dr. Bustamante conducted research in Uganda on pre-hospital first response and improving linkages to care for HIV infected refugees, and in Colombia on access to emergency care by an internally displaced urban population in Medellin (funded by the EMRA Global Health Initiative Award). Currently, she is an International Emergency Medicine Fellow in the Division of International Emergency Medicine and Humanitarian Programs in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, while simultaneously obtaining her Masters of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. As a fellow, she has responded to the refugee crisis in Greece, evaluated the healthcare system of rural Madagascar, and assisted in medical and clinical education in Haiti. 

Temesgen Beyene, MD

Temesgen Beyene, MD, is currently Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care at Addis Ababa University College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia after he has specialty certificate in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care from the same university in 2018. He was at the rank of lecturer and Chief Emergency Medicine resident at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He graduated from Harvard Medical School Global Clinical Research Scholars Training Program in the year 2017. Dr. Beyene Abicho’s areas of interest include clinical research, public health aspects of emergency medicine and disaster preparedness and planning involving the different hospitals located within the capital city of Addis Ababa, where he coordinated disaster drill simulations through an initiative of the Ministry of Health and School of Medicine. He is currently involved in creating media-based education focusing on public health emergencies including road traffic accident prevention and pre-hospital care initiatives. He also has a special interest in Emergency Medicine system development in resource-limited settings. Beyene is also Humanitarian  Innovation  Imitative (HI2) international fellow at Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs as well as alumni of Brown International Advanced Research Institute (BIARI). 

Amin Coker, MD:Amin Coker is an Emergency Medicine resident at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. He received his medical school education at the University of Ghana Medical School, Accra. He serves an as backup medical officer for US Peace Corps Ghana and executive position in Healthloop Ghana, an NGO that provides health promotion in hard to reach areas in Ghana. He has training as a Quality Improvement coach for Project Fives Alive Ghana. His interest lies in the application of low cost but quality innovative pre-hospital and hospital resuscitative methods in LMICs. He contributes to Cochrane Crowd by finding reports of randomized or quasi-randomized trials.


Richard Lowsby, MBChB, FRCEM, MRCP, DTM:

Richard Lowsby is currently senior registrar in intensive care medicine at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Liverpool, UK and went on to complete post-graduate specialty training in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. Following the completion of training, he obtained a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and was awarded the Milne Medal.
​He has worked on a voluntary basis in several low and middle-income countries, most recently as an emergency physician in Freetown, Sierra Leone with the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership, part of the King’s Centre for Global Health, London. His interests lie in medical education, EM systems development, and capacity building through partnership working.

Kimberly Stanford, MD:

Kimberly Stanford is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine, at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. She is currently working on initiatives to implement screening for under-diagnosed conditions in the Emergency Department and assists with the Global Health track for the residency program. She graduated from the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, where her research focused on human trafficking in Paraguay, and she also had the opportunity to work with Partners in Health in Haiti. She has also worked in Madagascar, East Timor, and Sri Lanka. Dr. Stanford is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where her research focuses on STIs, particularly among underserved populations, and outbreaks of infectious diseases in refugee settlements.

Gerard O'Reilly, MBBS FACEM MPH MBiostat PhD

Gerard O’Reilly works as an Emergency Physician at the Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre. He is head of International Programs for the Emergency and Trauma Centre and the National Trauma Research Institute. Gerard chairs The Alfred International Emergency Care Workshop and Conference is a past chair of the ACEM International Emergency Medicine Committee and has led emergency response and emergency capacity development programs in Afghanistan, Kenya, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Vietnam, and Myanmar. Gerard has completed a Master of Public Health a Master of Biostatistics and a Ph.D. in International Trauma Epidemiology, focusing on the development of trauma registries globally. He has more than 50 publications in the peer-reviewed medical literature and was a founding member of the Emergency Medicine Research Course Faculty in 2011.


Jonathan Dyal, MD MPH

Jon is currently a Fellow in International Emergency Medicine with Harvard Medical School. He completed his MD and MPH at Johns Hopkins University and completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His prior international research has been in Uganda, India, and Belize. Outside of the ED, he is passionate about infectious disease epidemiology, outbreak response, and One Health.

Wesam Ibrahim, M.B.B.Ch., M.Sc. 

Wesam Ibrahim is an assistant lecturer of Emergency Medicine and Traumatology at Tanta University- Egypt, ACEP in Liaison for Egypt and head of Emergency Ultrasound Section at Egyptian Society of Emergency Medicine, (EgSEM). Dr. Ibrahim has finished two years of fellowship at the Emergency Medicine department- Yale University-USA with focusing on POCUS, REBOA, trauma, and medical simulation. He is ALS certified, December 2012- Egypt, Beyond ATLS certified, May 2014- Germany, BWLS and AWLS certified, August 2016 and May 2017- USA, respectively. Dr. Ibrahim was awarded a full scholarship for a 2-month seminar, in Injury Prevention Research, at the University of Maryland- USA (2013), and a two weeks seminar, in Injury Prevention Research, at Sudan (2014), supported by a fund from the U.S National Institutes of Health (NIH). I attended the Middle East Research Ethics Training Initiative (MERETI) Annual Workshop, at Cairo-Egypt (2018), supported by a fund from the U.S National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Charlotte Roy, MD 

Dr. Charlotte Roy is a resident in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago. She completed her medical training at Weill Cornell Medical College and studied French as an undergraduate student at Vassar College. Her prior global health work includes studying the prevalence of STIs among adolescents and tuberculosis contact tracing in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She is currently assisting with a study of the qualitative outcomes of the first emergency medicine residency in Haiti. She has worked clinically in Haiti, Guatemala, Ecuador, and Peru. She is trained in forensic medical examination and currently does evaluations for asylum seekers at the Kovler Center for Survivors of Torture in Chicago. Her long-term interests include refugee health and emergency medicine development.

J. Austin Lee, MD MPH 

Austin is a current resident in Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia. He completed his MPH at the George Washington University and worked for several years in international health focused on neglected tropical diseases and next-generation typhoid vaccines. He has also done field work in public health and clinical medicine in both Guatemala and Kenya. He attended the Indiana University School of Medicine

Carl Mickman, MD

Carl is originally from Minnesota and received his medical degree from LSU New Orleans. He completed a residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and is currently pursuing a fellowship in Ultrasound. His primary academic interest is in bringing ultrasound technology to low-resource areas and has worked extensively in Haiti and Mozambique. 

Holly Bannon-Murphy, MD:

Dr. Holly Bannon-Murphy is a dual emergency and intensive care registrar at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. I undertook my undergraduate studies in Arts (psychology/political science, minor in Arabic) at Monash University, then postgraduate studies in medicine at the University of Melbourne. I am currently completing a Master's in Public Health. My prior global health work included assisting in reopening an occupational therapy wing of a psychiatric facility in Ghana, as well as voluntary placements in various low and middle-income countries including Ghana, Uganda, and India. I have a special interest in trauma care and developing emergency medicine programs in low and middle-income countries. 

Danica Gomes, MD:

Danica completed medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She also received a masters in Control of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  She completed her dissertation in Sierra Leone reviewing and assessing a Home-based care program for people living with HIV.  She continued on to complete two residency programs, in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine.  During this time, Danica worked extensively in Malawi as well as in the North East Department of Haiti.  She joined St Boniface Haiti Foundation in September 2016 as the Emergency Medicine Physician and served as the director of the Emergency Department at St Boniface Hospital for 2 years.  During her time there, she developed St. Boniface’s Emergency Medicine program and helped design the new Emergency Room.  She is currently back in the United States where she works heavily on improving infection control and prevention systems and practices in low and middle-income countries.

Alex H. Wang, MD:

Alex is a resident physician in emergency medicine at the University of Connecticut. He completed his medical training at Ben-Gurion University in Israel where he focused on health-care systems and refugee health. He worked for a year in Uganda to help establish the first accredited emergency care training curriculum for mid-level providers with the non-profit organization, Global Emergency Care. In addition, he is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer who worked extensively on community and state-wide health initiatives in El Salvador. Other interests of his include social entrepreneurs, technology and their evolving roles in changing the global health landscape.

Kayla Enriquez, MD, MPH

Kayla Enriquez is an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine and a Global Health Sciences Affiliate Faculty Member at the University of California San Francisco.  She attended medical school at George Washington School of Medicine and completed her Emergency Medicine Residency at Alameda Health Systems- Highland Hospital.  Kayla continued on to do a fellowship in International Emergency Medicine at Harvard/Brigham and Women’s Hospital while pursuing a Master of Public Health at TH Chan School of Public Health.  During medical school and residency, Kayla was involved with the Global Health Track which included clinical work in Haiti, Guatemala and Cambodia and medical research in Ethiopia and Madagascar.  While at Harvard, Kayla focused her international work on health systems strengthening and rebuilding in Liberia during and post the West African Ebola Epidemic.  Her work in Liberia for the past 4 years has included Infection Prevention and Control, basic Emergency Care and Quality Improvement implementation at public hospitals throughout the country.  Kayla continues to focus her work and research in Liberia, currently implementing a Triage and Emergency Medicine curriculum to healthcare workers in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health. 

Joseph Bonney, MD

Joseph Bonney is an energetic Emergency Medicine Specialist from Ghana. He trained in the local Emergency Medicine training program with the Ghana College of Physician and Surgeons, currently pursuing his fellowship program in Adult Emergency Medicine with the same program and a fellowship in Disaster and Emergency Preparedness from SUNY Downstate Medical Center . Dr. Bonney holds a Masters in Public Health (Health Service Planning and Management) and has been involved in many research projects in Ghana and Sierra Leone. Joe has been active in African federation of Emergency Medicine, world association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine, IFEM,  American college of Emergency Medicine and is advocating for the solidification of the Emergency Medicine Society of Ghana. Dr. Bonney is a member of the Editorial Team of the Ghana Medical Journal, African journal of Emergency Medicine and also the executive director is the Young Researchers' Forum, a group dedicated to promote research in Ghana.  He has a big interest in Pre-hospital and Disaster Medicine with and currently a Candidate from the European Masters of Disaster Medicine, CRIMEDIM, Italy. Joe is a fun and focus leader, team player and wonderful photographer. 

Corey B. Bills, MD, MPH

Corey Bills is an emergency physician and associate clinical professor at at UCSF. He earned his MD and completed residency at University of Chicago, and has a fellowship in international health from Stanford. He has served on GEMLR since 2016, and his research interests include building emergency medicine as a specialty and emergency medicine education in resource limited settings

Sangil Lee, MD, MS  

Sangil Lee, MD, MS. He is an assistant professor in emergency medicine, clinician scientist at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. He is involved in global health work in Haiti and developing educational content for emergency medicine physicians overseas. 

Rishi Mediratta, MD, MScPH, MA

Rishi Mediratta is a Clinical Instructor in the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Mediratta graduated from Johns Hopkins University majoring in public health. He began working in Ethiopia in 2005 and lived in Ethiopia for one year after college working on several public health and pediatric projects. As a Marshall Scholar, he received a master’s in public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a master’s in medical anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He completed medical school and pediatrics residency at Stanford University. During residency, he developed the Neonatal Mortality Score, which predicts neonatal mortality upon admission to the NICU at the University of Gondar Hospital in Ethiopia. He is passionate about global health, pediatrics, and medical education.

Amanda Teresa Collier, MD, FRCPC, DTM&H 

Amanda Collier is the inaugural fellow in Global Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.  Dr. Collier received her MD from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and completed her Emergency Medicine training at the University of Ottawa.  She holds a Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is currently an MPH candidate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her interests include health care in complex humanitarian emergencies and the development of emergency medicine education and training around the world.

Kyle Ragins, MD, MBA

Kyle Ragins earned his MD from Yale School of Medicine, and an MBA degree from Yale University School of Management. He is completing his emergency medicine residency at UCLA. He serves on the board of Doctors for America. His research interests include improving healthcare for the homeless and health inequality. Dr. Ragins has helped to design a respite program for homeless patients who are too ill to be discharged to the streets, and an initiative to combat violence against sex workers through activation of a panic button system combining cellular and GPS technology.

Stephanie Chow Garbern, MD, MPH, DTM&H

Stephanie Chow Garbern is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She completed residency training in emergency medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, fellowship in Global Emergency Medicine at Brown, and obtained a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene through the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s East African course. Dr. Garbern’s recent research has investigated the use of wearable devices to improve monitoring in septic emergency department patients in Rwanda and Ghana, use of the qSOFA score for mortality risk prediction in ED patients in Rwanda, effect of mass drug administration on Ebola Virus Disease mortality, and child protection concerns among adolescent Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon.

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