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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!

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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.

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

           

          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 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

                              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

                                      Northwestern University

                                      Feinberg School of Medicine

                                      Feinberg GSSA

                                      Leadership: Ana Reyes & Caroline Canni

                                      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: Colleen Doolan and more

                                      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Rohrer

                                      Email: colleen.doolan@tufts.edu

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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 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

                                                      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

                                                              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 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

                                                                                      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

                                                                                          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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                                                                                          Schools that are in the process of starting global surgery working groups:
                                                                                          • Albert Einstein College of Medicine

                                                                                          • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

                                                                                          • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

                                                                                          • Drexel University College of Medicine

                                                                                          • Emory School of Medicine

                                                                                          • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

                                                                                          • John A. Burns School of Medicine (Hawaii)

                                                                                          • Medical College of Wisconsin

                                                                                          • New Jersey Institute of Technology (undergraduate)

                                                                                          • Ohio State University College of Medicine

                                                                                          • SUNY Downstate Medical School

                                                                                          • Texas Tech Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

                                                                                          • Thomas Jefferson University - Sidney Kimmel Medical College

                                                                                          • University of Alabama School of Medicine

                                                                                          • University of Central Florida College of Medicine

                                                                                          • University of Pennsylvania (undergraduate)

                                                                                          • University of Tennessee Health Science Center

                                                                                          • University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio

                                                                                          • University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston

                                                                                          • University of Washington School of Medicine

                                                                                          • Virginia Tech Carillion School of Medicine

                                                                                          • Weill Cornell Medical College

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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.