Global Health:  Next Steps for Our Graduates

Laura Quilter

Medical school: Indiana University School of Medicine
Global health residency graduation: 2014


Where are they now: Laura is currently an Infectious Disease fellow at the University of Washington and is pursuing a Masters of Public Health in Global Health. Her career plans include continuing to practice clinical Infectious Diseases, with research interests in international and domestic STD/HIV prevention and delivery of clinical services in underserved populations.

Ethel Wu

Medical school: Boston University School of Medicine
Global health residency graduation: 2012


Where are they now: After completing internal medicine residency in the global health track at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Ethel completed a Global Health – Hospital Medicine fellowship at UCSF and stayed on as a Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. Ethel divides her time between clinical ward attending and her interests in quality improvement and global health. In QI, her particular focus is in improving physician-to-physician communication and applying Lean methodology for safe patient discharges. Her academic interests include bringing global health to medicine residents via tailored telehealth seminars connecting with underserved sites. Additionally, she is a co-chair of the annual Global Health Bootcamp prorgam and the assistant director of curriculum for the HEAL Initiative.

Vikram Krishnasamy

Medical school: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Global health residency graduation: 2012


Where are they now: While in the global health track of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center internal medicine residency and then as a chief medical resident, Vik spent considerable time working with underserved patients and patients with HIV in both Pittsburgh and Malawi. As a result of these experiences, Vik pursued fellowship training in preventive medicine at Johns Hopkins to develop a better understanding and skill set for public health approaches to disease prevention. In 2015, Vik headed to the CDC to work as a medical officer in the Atlanta ebola operations center.

Anil Purohit

Medical school:  Medical University of South Carolina
Global health residency graduation:  2011


Where are they now: Anil is currently a third year cardiology fellow at UPMC’s Heart and Vascular Institute. Building on his global health residency, he was one of the recipients for the 2014-2015 Fogarty Global Health Clinical Scholars Fellowship where he was funded to investigate cardiovascular risk in HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy in Lilongwe, Malawi. He remains interested in an academic career in cardiovascular prevention with a special interest in HIV and cardiovascular disease prevention in developing countries. He hopes to continue his current research longitudinally with the hope that it will encourage other researchers to perform research and make a huge impact in the region.

Miranda Gillespie

Medical school:  University of Alabama School of Medicine
Global health residency graduation:  2010


Where are they now: While in the global health track, Miranda spent her time abroad at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi and a month as an intern with the Indian Health Service on the Navajo Reservation in Chinle, Arizona. She returned to Chinle to work as a primary care physician for two years following residency. She currently works for the Grady Health System-the publicly funded safety-net health system in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a primary care provider at the Asa Yancey Neighborhood Health Center and is also working on a project to increase routine HIV testing and linkage to HIV care at all of the Grady Neighborhood Health Centers.

Next steps after Global Health Residency:

Jay DasigiID Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania Hospital
Sikemi IbikunleHeme-Onc Hospitalist, Jefferson University Hospital
Phillip WagnerAssistant Professor of Medicine, Johnd Hopkins Hospital
Eric WalterHospitalist, Canton-Potsdam Hospital
Samuel Hand Palliative Care Fellowship, UPMC
Caitlin CouperCenter for Inclusion Health, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh
Michael BeckhamHospitalist, Baylor University Medical Center/Baylor Scott & White Health, Dallas, TX
Vinny PolsinelliCardiology Fellowship, University of Colorado
Chris Marino Hospitalist, UPMC
Angela Suen Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, UCSF
Rachel Wojcik Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, UPMC
Patrice Zigrossi HEAL Initiative: Global Health Fellowships, UCSF
Michelle Fleshner Faculty, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Wendy Fujita ID Fellowship, Emory University
Busola Oluwole Hematology Fellowship, University of Washington
Divya Bhamidipati ID Fellowship, Emory University
Patricia Ajayi-Fox GI Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic
Steve FoxPulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic
Caroline KenslerFaculty, Johns Hopkins University
Thomas Robertson Center for Inclusion Health, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh
Zachary JacobsFaculty, Oregon Health & Sciences University
Amy KennedyLos Angeles County Department of Health Services
Cristina Merkhofer Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, University of Washington School of Medicine
Ashlyn SakonaID Fellowship, UCLA
Theodore BelschesPrimary Care, Prisma Health, Columbia, South Carolina
Reem HannaFaculty, University of Colorado Medicine
Elena Jimenez-Gutierrez Hospitalist, University Health, San Antonio, Texas
Anita Leon-Jhong Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, UPMC
Mark TroyerOhio State University, Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine
Tim AndersonUPMC, Chief Medical Resident, UCSF Primary Care Research Fellow
Anar PatelEmory University, Infectious Disease Fellowship
Ihus MbataOakridge Methodist Hospital, Hospitalist
Natasha ParekhUPMC, Chief Medical Resident; UPMC, General Internal Medicine Fellowship
Laura QuilterUniversity of Washington, Infectious Disease Fellowship
Ashwin BhirudWest Virginia University, Cardiology Fellowship
Sudha BhadrirajuUPMC, Hospitalist
Buchanan, KyleMedical College of Wisconsin, Cardiology Fellowship
Sarah McBethUPMC, Infectious Disease Fellowship
Christopher PrayUPMC, Cardiology Fellowship
Samaths VogtJohns Hopkins, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship
Amy BaughmanBrigham and Women's Hospital, General Internal Medicien Fellowship
Vikram KrishnasamyUPMC, Chief Medical Resident; Johns Hopkins, Preventive Medicine Fellowship
Ethel WuUCSF, Global Health Hospitalist Fellowship
Nicole DaltonUPMC, Infectious Disease Fellowship
Jennifer LydenHarborview Medical Center, Hospitalist
Anil PurohitUPMC, Cardiology Fellowship; Fogarty Global Health Research Fellowship, UNC/Malawi
Joseph SimonettiUPMC, Chief Medical Resident; University of Washington, General Internal Medicine Fellowship
Benjamin BeersInternist, Indian Health Service, Chinle, Arizona
Abid FakhriAlleghany General Hospital, Cardiology Fellowship
Miranda GillespieInternist, Indian Health Service, Chinle, Arizona
Mehul TejaniUPMC, Chief Medical Resident; HIV Primary Care, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia