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The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Global Surgery Group with Dr. David Spiegel of CHOP Orthopedics!

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The Harvard Chan Students Surgical Society meeting with their advisor, Dr. Atul Gawande, to discuss how trainees can contribute to global surgery.

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Tufts-GSSA leadership team (from left to right): David Oh, Alexis Kahanu, Teron Nezwek, Alexander Yoon, Jonathan Williams, Tom Zink (not pictured)

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The Penn Global Surgery Group (PGSG) provides a central platform that facilitates the exchange of knowledge, ideas, opportunities, and strategies within an interdisciplinary community of students, faculty, and professionals in the fields of global surgery.

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Members of the Yale School of Medicine GSSA chapter at the Yale Global Surgery Symposium in April 2017. From left to right: Jennie Choe, Ava Yap, Geneiva Parkinson, and Taylor Ottesen.

One of the first GSSA planning meetings at Harvard Medical School!

Tufts GSSA

Members of the Tufts University School of Medicine GSSA chapter at the Boston Global Surgery Symposium in March 2017.

Sackler School of Medicine GSSA Chapter Leaders!

GSSA Chapters

Learn about and connect with GSSA chapters through the information below.

To find out more about how to start a chapter at your institution, please contact us at globalsurgerystudents@gmail.com. 

Medical Schools

 

Baylor College of Medicine

BCM GSSA

Leadership: Uma Parikh and more

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rachel Davis

Email: umang.parikh@bmc.edu

    Dartmouth University -

    Geisel School of Medicine

    GSSA at Dartmouth

    Leadership: Liesl Eibschutz

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lisa Adams

    Email: GSSADartmouth@gmail.com

      Florida International University - Hebert Wertheim COM

      FIU HWCOM GSSA

      Leadership: Tannice Fogarthy, Mackenzie Mayhew, and more 

      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Juan Calisto

      Email:hwcomglobalsurgery@gmail.com

        Indiana University

        School of Medicine

        GSSA at IU

        Leadership: Helen Li and more

        Faculty Advisor: Dr. Alexandria McDow

        Email: hwli@iu.edu

          Meharry Medical College

          Meharry Global Health Organization

          Leadership: Kemdi Egekeze and more

          Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sanika S. Chirwa and Dr. Daphne C. Ferguson-Young

          Email: merharrygho@gmail.com

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          Oregon Health and Science Univeristy Medical school

          GSSA at OHSY

          Leadership: Madeline Cook, Francine Goostein, and Stephanie Radu

          Faculty Advisor: --

          Email: comad@ohsu.edu

            Renaissance School of Medicine

            at Stony Brook University

            Stony Brook GSSA

            Leadership: Edward Ham, Irene Tsai, and more

            Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mark Sedler

            edward.ham@stonybrookmedicine.edu

              Stanford University

              School of Medicine

              GSSA at Stanford

              Leadership: Aydin Kaghazchi

              Email: akaghazchi@stanford.edu

                Univeristy of Alabama at Brigham School of Medicine

                GSSA at UAB

                Leadership: Sikandar Raza  and more

                Faculty Advisor: Dr. George Yang

                Email: sikandar@uab

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                University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

                GSSA at UAMS

                Leadership: Liza Hill and Austin Brown

                Faculty Advisor: --

                Email: sehill@uams

                  University of Central Florida College of Medicine

                  GSSA at UCF COM

                  Leadership: Alicia Martin

                  Faculty Adivsor: Dr. Cristobal Barrios

                  Email: aliciacmartin@knights.ucf.edu

                    University of Florida

                    College of Medicine

                    Global Medicine and Surgery Interest Group at UF COM

                    Leadership: Alya Barq and more

                    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robin Petroze

                    Email: ufgsmig@gmail.com

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                    University of Maryland

                    Baltimore School of Medicine

                    Global Health and Surgery Interest Group

                    Leadership: Juhye Kang

                    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Miriam Laufer

                    Email: juhye.kang@som.umaryland.edu

                      University of Minnesota

                      School of Medicine

                      UMN GSSA

                      Leadership: Evan Keil and more

                      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Todd Tuttle

                      Email: keilx039@umn.edu

                        University of Pennsylvania

                        Perelman School of Medicine

                        Penn Global Surgery Group

                        Leadership: Papa Kwadwo Morgan Asiedu, Kathleen Davin, and more

                        Faculty Advisor: Dr. David A. Spiegel, Dr. Jordan Swanson, and Dr. Neil Sheth

                        Email: pennglobalsurgery@gmail.com

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                        University of South Florida School of Medicine

                        GSSA at USF

                        Leadership: Alexander Neifert

                        Faculty Advisor: --

                        Email: aneifert@usf.edu

                          University of Texas

                          Southwestern Medical School

                          Global Health and Global Surgery 

                          Interest Group at UTSW

                          Leadership: Zara Khan and more

                          Faculty Advisor: Dr. Abier Abdelnaby

                          Email: zara.khan@utsouthwestern.edu

                            Vanderbilt University

                            School of Medicine

                            Vanderbilt Chapter of the GSSA

                            Leadership: Catherine Zivanov & more

                            Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rondi Kauffman

                            Email: catherine.n.zivanov@vanderbilt.edu

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                            Wright State University

                            Boonshoft School of Medicine

                            Wright State BOSM

                            Global Health Initiative

                            Leadership: Musunga Mulenga

                            Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kate Conway

                            Email: mulenga.2@wright.edu

                              Boston University

                              School of Medicine

                              GSSA at BUSM

                              Leadership: Prahan Chatlur and more

                              Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sabrina Sanchez and Dr. Thurston Drake

                              Email: prahan97@bu.edu

                                The University of Texas at Austin - Dell Medical School

                                GSSA Chapter of DMS GHIG

                                Leadership: Ife Shoyombo, Jacob Paul, and more

                                Faculty Advisor: Dr. Alex Haynes

                                Email: ifeshoyombo@utexas.edu

                                  George Washington University School of Medicine

                                  GWU GSSA

                                  Leadership: Colleen Corrado, Lizzie Clark, and Jane Henriques

                                  Faculty Advisor: Dr. Schroeder

                                  Email: gssa.gwsmhs@gmail.com

                                    Johns Hopkins

                                    School of Medicine

                                    Johns Hopkins GSSA

                                    Leadership: Harsha Malapati, Joshua Materi, and more

                                    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Redett

                                    Email: jmateri1@jhmi.edu

                                      New York Medical College

                                      Global Surgery NYMC

                                      Leadership: Ariel Figueroa, Diamond Clough, and more

                                      Email: afiguero5@nymc.edu

                                        Penn State University

                                        College of Medicine

                                        PSUCoM Chapter of the GSSA

                                        Leadership: Anjana Sinha, Ray Kim, and more

                                        Faculty Advisor: Dr. Anthony Tsai

                                        Email: asinha1@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

                                          Rutgers Robert Wood

                                          Johnson Medical School

                                          Rutgers RWJMS GSSA

                                          Leadership: Mateo Gilsilvetti, Fady Soliman, and more

                                          Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gregory Peck, Dr. Paul Truche, Dr. Rachel Nemoyer

                                          Email: fks16@rwjms.rutgers.edu

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                                          Texas A&M

                                          Health Science Center

                                          GSSA TAMHSC Chapter

                                          Leadership: Chika Anyanwu, Ali Haider, and more

                                          Faculty Advisor: Dr. Vincent Ohaju

                                          @medicine.tamhsc.edu

                                            Univeristy of Arizona College of Medicine - Pheonix

                                            Arizona Surgery Club GSSA

                                            Leadership: Tina Samsamshariat

                                            Faculty Advisor: --

                                            Email: tsamsam@email.arizona.edu

                                              University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

                                              GSSA at UCI

                                              Leadership: Brain Hanst and more

                                              Faculty Adivsor: Dr. Cristobal Barrios

                                              Email: gssa.uci@gmail.com

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                                              University of Cincinnati

                                              College of Medicine

                                              UCCOM GSSA

                                              Leadership: Joseph Jeffrey and more

                                              Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mike Goodman

                                              Email: jeffrejh@mail.uc.edu

                                                University of Illinois in Chicago

                                                College of Medicine

                                                GSSA UICCOM Chapter

                                                Leadership: Bani Medegan Fagla and more

                                                Faculty Advisor: Dr. Thomas L. Sims

                                                Email: bmedegan@uic.edu

                                                  University of Massachusetts

                                                  Medical School

                                                  GSSA at UMMS

                                                  Leadership: Vanya Zvonar and

                                                  Ariana McFarland

                                                  Faculty Advisor: Dr. Joyce McIntyre

                                                  Email: umass.gssa@gmail.com

                                                    University of New Mexico

                                                    School of Medicine

                                                    GSSA-UNM

                                                    Leadership: Naing Bajaj, Nancy Orduño, Clement Jose, & more

                                                    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Reuben Last

                                                    Email: gssa.unm@gmail.com

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                                                    University of Pittsburgh

                                                    School of Medicine

                                                    PittMed Global Surgery and Anesthesia

                                                    Leadership: Marin Kheng and more

                                                    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Andrew Peitzman and Dr. Juan Carlos Puyana

                                                    Email: kheng.marin@medstudent.pitt.edu

                                                      University of Southern California

                                                      Keck School of Medicine

                                                      USC GSSA

                                                      Leadership: Jackson Baker, Nasir Khan, and more

                                                      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cathy Shin

                                                      Email: usc.gssa@gmail.com

                                                        University of Utah

                                                        School of Medicine

                                                        Global Surgery and Anesthesia

                                                        Student Interest Group

                                                        Leadership: Sydney Davis, Zach Fender

                                                        Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mark Harris

                                                        Email: sam.simister@hsc.utah.edu

                                                          Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

                                                          GSSA at VCU

                                                          Leadership: Anna Gibson and Cody McHargue

                                                          Faculty Advisor: Dr. Edgar Rodas and Dr. Sudha Jayaraman

                                                          Email: VCUglobalsurgerystudents@gmail.com

                                                            Yale School of Medicine

                                                            GSSA at Yale

                                                            Leadership: Samip Kafle, Kelsey Rankin, and Shin Mei Chan

                                                            Faculty Advisor: Dr. Adrienne Socci, Dr. Doruk Ozgediz, Dr. James Clune, and Dr. Viji Kurup 

                                                            Email: samipya.kafle@yale.edu

                                                              Brown Alpert

                                                              Medical School

                                                              GSSA at Brown AMS

                                                              Leadership: Praveen Rajaguru, Sarah Nuss, and more

                                                              Faculty Adisor: --

                                                              Email: praveen_rajaguru@brown.edu

                                                                Emory Univeristy

                                                                School of Medicine

                                                                GSSA at Emory

                                                                Leadership: Reem Amer Dawoud and Peyton Hanson

                                                                Faculty Advisor: Dr. Justine Broeck

                                                                Email: reem.amer.dawoud@emory.edu

                                                                  Harvard Medical School and

                                                                  School of Dental Medicine

                                                                  HMS/HSDM GSSA

                                                                  Leadership: Megan Mishra and more

                                                                  Faculty Advisor: Dr. Salim Ashar

                                                                  Email: meghana_mishra@hms.harvard.edu

                                                                    Mayo Clinic

                                                                    Alix School of Medicine

                                                                    MCASOM GSSA

                                                                    Leadership: Sanjna Rajput and

                                                                    Clark Zheng

                                                                    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Walter Franz

                                                                    Email: rajput.sanjna@mayo.edu

                                                                      Northwestern University

                                                                      Feinberg School of Medicine

                                                                      Feinberg GSSA

                                                                      Leadership: Ana Reyes & more

                                                                      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mamta Swaroop

                                                                      Email: ana.reyes@northwestern.edu

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                                                                      Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

                                                                      PCOM Global Surgery Group

                                                                      Leadership: Olivia Bowles and more

                                                                      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Thomas Geng

                                                                      Email: ob212988@pcom.edu

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                                                                      Sackler School of Medicine

                                                                      New York

                                                                      Sackler School of Medicine GSSA Chapter

                                                                      Leadership: Taylor Ibelli and more

                                                                      Email: sackler.gssa@gmail.com

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                                                                      Tufts University
                                                                      School of Medicine

                                                                      GSSA at TUSM

                                                                      Leadership: David Posawatz and more

                                                                      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Rohrer

                                                                      Email: david.posawatz@gmail.com

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                                                                      University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tuscon

                                                                      Arizona Surgery Club GSSA

                                                                      Leadership: Zachary Elwell 

                                                                      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mohammad Khreiss

                                                                      Email: zaelwell@email.arizona.edu

                                                                        University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

                                                                        GSSA at UCSF

                                                                        Leadership: Paul Park, Brittany Robinson, and Katie Abel

                                                                        Faculty Adivsor: Dr. Boeck & Dr. Lipnick

                                                                        Email: paul.park@ucsf.edu

                                                                          University of Colorado

                                                                          School of Medicine

                                                                          UC SoM GSSA

                                                                          Leadership: Rachel Graham

                                                                          Faculty Advisor: --

                                                                          Email: rachel.graham@cuanschutz.edu

                                                                            University of Kentucky

                                                                            College of Medicine

                                                                            GSSA at UKCOM

                                                                            Leadership: Sam Fugate and more

                                                                            Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Worhunsky

                                                                            Email: sam.fugate@uky.edu

                                                                              University of Miami

                                                                              Miller School of Medicine

                                                                              Global Medicine and Sugery

                                                                              Leadership: Will Pavlis, Brea Willey, and more

                                                                              Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tanya Zakrison

                                                                              Email: umglobalsurg@gmail.com

                                                                                University of North Carolina

                                                                                School of Medicine

                                                                                UNC GSSA

                                                                                Leadership: Deen Garba and more

                                                                                Faculty Advisor: Dr. Anthony Charles and Dr. Gita Mody

                                                                                Email: UNCglobalsurgery@gmail.com

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                                                                                University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School

                                                                                GSSA UQ

                                                                                Leadership: Oybek Nazarov, Yuriy Stankov, and more

                                                                                Faculty Advisor: Dr. Andrew Maurice

                                                                                Email: o.nazarov@uqconnect.edu.au

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                                                                                University of Texas

                                                                                McGovern Medical School

                                                                                GSSA at McGovern Medical School

                                                                                Leadership: Jonathan Bruhn,  Carolyn Fan, and more

                                                                                Faculty Advisor: Dr. Anil Kulkarni

                                                                                Email: vanessa.hernandez@uth.tmc.edu

                                                                                  University of Washington

                                                                                  School of Medicine

                                                                                  GSSA at UW SOM

                                                                                  Leadership: Allison Rollins, Katy Anderson, and more

                                                                                  Faculty Advisor: --

                                                                                  Email: rollins7@uw.edu

                                                                                    Washington University

                                                                                    School of Medicine in St. Louis

                                                                                    WUSM GSSA

                                                                                    Leadership: Austin Ibele, Kushi Mallikarjun, and Chance Fox

                                                                                    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Paul E. Wise

                                                                                    Email: austin.ibele@wustl.edu

                                                                                      Undergraduate Schools

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Baylor University

                                                                                      GSSA at Baylor Univerisy

                                                                                      Leadership: Cassidy Parshall and more

                                                                                      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Emily Smith

                                                                                      Email: baylorgssa@gmail.com

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                                                                                      Rutgers University -

                                                                                      New Brunswick

                                                                                      GSSA at Rutgers University

                                                                                      Leadership: Autumn Byfield and more

                                                                                      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gregory Peck

                                                                                      and Dr. Paul Truche

                                                                                      Email: gssarutgers@gmail.com

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                                                                                      University of Michigan

                                                                                      GSSA at UMich

                                                                                      Leadership: Miranda Goodson and more

                                                                                      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gifty Kwakye 

                                                                                      globalsurgerystudentalliance@umich.edu

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                                                                                      Harvard Univeristy

                                                                                      GSSA at Harvard

                                                                                      Leadership: Marissa Sumathipala 

                                                                                      Email:sumathipalam@college.harvard.edu

                                                                                         

                                                                                        University of Houston

                                                                                        GSSA at University of Houston

                                                                                        Leadership: Kala Pham and more

                                                                                        Faulty Advisor: Dr. Ruth Bush

                                                                                        Email: gssa.uofh@gmail.com

                                                                                           

                                                                                          Wayne State Univeristy

                                                                                          GSSA at WSU

                                                                                          Leadership: Bassem Chamma 

                                                                                          Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ahmed Hashem

                                                                                          Email:wsuglobalsurgery@gmail.com

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                                                                                          Hunter College

                                                                                          GSSA at Hunter

                                                                                          Leadership: Rodela Ahmed and more

                                                                                          Email: huntergssa@gmail.com

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                                                                                          University of Texas at Austin

                                                                                          GSSA at UT Austin

                                                                                          Leadership: Andrew Chen and more

                                                                                          Email: gssaatut@gmail.com

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                                                                                          The website was developed by Parisa Fallah, Roya Edalatpour, Andrew Giles, and Prachi Patel, with help from Gavin Ovsak. Many sincere thanks to Ryoko Hamaguchi for creating our GSSA logo.