Medical education and serving remote populations

Investigator: Yousef Turshani, MD

Location(s): Zimbabwe; Honduras; Nicaragua; Peru; Northern Mariana Islands


Served as Chair of Pediatrics at the only hospital on the Pacific island of Saipan (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). Clinical scope included neonatal intensive care, outpatient, inpatient and transport medicine. As the only UCSF affiliate full-time at the partner global health site, provided faculty mentorship and support for visiting internal medicine and pediatric residents, support in grant preparation and telemedicine.

Currently serving as a HEAL Initiative Faculty mentor, with a strong commitment to medical education, and humanitarian service.

International experiences include 
-HIV consultant in Zimbabwe for "Doctors without Borders" collaborating with ICRC, UNICEF and other local partners to successfully hand over a regional center Pediatric HIV project to the Ministry of Health. 
-Evaluating community health workers in Nicaragua
-Disaster relief work in Iceland and Peru 
-Pediatric resident rotation in San Pedro Sula, Honduras central hospital.