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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.

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

Northeast Region

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

    HARVARD

    GSSA at Dartmouth

    Leadership: Liesl Eibschutz

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lisa Adams

    Email: GSSADartmouth@gmail.com

      Rutgers Robert Wood

      Johnson Medical School

      Rutgers RWJMS GSSA

      Leadership: Mateo Gilsilvetti and more

      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gregory Peck

      Email: fks16@rwjms.rutgers.edu

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      University of Massachusetts School of Medicine

      GSSA at UMMS

      Leadership: Vanya Zvonar and

      Ariana McFarland

      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Joyce McIntyre

      Email: umass.gssa@gmail.com

        Brown Alpert

        Medical School

        GSSA at Brown AMS

        Leadership: Kathleen Wu, Catherine Nacier, and more

        Email: kathleen_wu@brown.edu

          New York Medical College

          Global Surgery NYMC

          Leadership: Ariel Figueroa, Diamond Clough, and more

          Email: afiguero5@nymc.edu

            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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            Yale University

            School of Medicine

            GSSA at Yale

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

            Faculty Advisor: Dr. Adrienne Socci

            Email: samipya.kafle@yale.edu

              Dartmouth University -

              Geisel School of Medicine

              GSSA at Dartmouth

              Leadership: Liesl Eibschutz

              Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lisa Adams

              Email: GSSADartmouth@gmail.com

                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

                  TUFTS

                  Sackler School of Medicine GSSA Chapter

                  Leadership: Taylor Ibelli and more

                  Email: sackler.gssa@gmail.com

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                  Mid-Atlantic Region

                  Johns Hopkins University

                  School of Medicine

                  Johns Hopkins GSSA

                  Leadership: Courtney Pasco, and more

                  Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Redett

                  Email: cpasco2@jhmi.edu

                    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

                    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 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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                    Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy School of Medicine

                    GSSA at VCU

                    Leadership: Anna Gibson & Cody McHargue

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

                    VCUglobalsurgerystudents@gmail.com

                      George Washington 

                      University School of Medicine

                      GWU GSSA

                      Leadership: Harsha Malapati, Joshua Materi, and more

                      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Redett

                      Email: jmateri1@jhmi.edu

                        Philidelphia 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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                        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

                          Penn State

                          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

                            University of Maryland

                            School of Medicine

                            Global Health & Surgery Interest Group

                            Leadership: Juhye Kang

                            Faculty Advisor: Dr. Miriam Laufer

                            Email: juhye.kang@som.umaryland.edu

                              Vandebilt 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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                              Central Region

                              Central Schools

                              Indiana University

                              School of Medicine

                              GSSA at IU

                              Leadership: Helen Li and more

                              Faculty Advisor: Dr. Alexandria McDow

                              Email: hwli@iu.edu

                                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 Minnesota

                                  School of Medicine

                                  UMN GSSA

                                  Leadership: Evan Keil and more

                                  Faculty Advisor: Dr. Todd Tuttle

                                  Email: keilx039@umn.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

                                      University of Illinois

                                      College of Medicine

                                      GSSA UICCOM Chapter

                                      Leadership: Bani Medegan Fagla

                                      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Thomas L. Sims

                                      Email: bmedegan@uic.edu

                                        Washington University

                                        School of Medicine in St. Louis

                                        WUSM GSSA

                                        Leadership: Sangami Pugazenthi, Caellagh Morrissey, and more

                                        Faculty Advisor: Dr. Paul E. Wise

                                        Email: s.pugazenthi@wustl.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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                                          University of Kentucky

                                          College of Medicine

                                          GSSA at UKCOM

                                          Leadership: Sam Fugate and more

                                          Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Worhunsky

                                          Email: sam.fugate@uky.edu

                                            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

                                              South Region

                                              Baylor

                                              College of Medicine

                                              BCM GSSA

                                              Leadership: Uma Parikh and more

                                              Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rachel Davis

                                              Emailumang.parikh@bmc.edu

                                                Texas A&M

                                                Health Science Center

                                                GSSA TAMHSC Chapter

                                                Leadership: Chika Anyanwu, Ali Haider, and more

                                                Faculty Advisor: Dr. Vincent Ohaju

                                                Email: jonathan.m.bruhn@uth.tmc.edu

                                                  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 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 Texas

                                                      Southwestern Medical School

                                                      Global Health and Global Surgery 

                                                      Interest Group at UTSW

                                                      Leadership: Zara Khan and more

                                                      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Abier Abdelnaby

                                                      Emailzara.khan@utsouthwestern.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

                                                          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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                                                          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

                                                            University of South Florida School of Medicine

                                                            GSSA at USF

                                                            Leadership: Catia Sleet, and more

                                                            Faculty Advisor: Dr. Christopher DuCoin

                                                            Email: msleet@usf.edu

                                                              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

                                                                University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

                                                                GSSA at UAMS

                                                                Leadership: Liza Hill and Austin Brown

                                                                Faculty Advisor: --

                                                                Email: sehill@uams

                                                                  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 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

                                                                    West Region

                                                                    Oregon Health and Science Univeristy Medical school

                                                                    GSSA at OHSU

                                                                    Leadership: Cameron Colbert and more

                                                                    Faculty Advisor: --

                                                                    Email: camcolbert14@gmail.com

                                                                      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 Colorado

                                                                        School of Medicine

                                                                        UC SoM GSSA

                                                                        Leadership: Rachel Graham

                                                                        Faculty Advisor: --

                                                                        Email: rachel.graham@cuanschutz.edu

                                                                          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

                                                                            Stanford University

                                                                            School of Medicine

                                                                            GSSA at Stanford

                                                                            Leadership: Aydin Kaghazchi

                                                                            Email: akaghazchi@stanford.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 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 Washington

                                                                              School of Medicine

                                                                              GSSA at UW SOM

                                                                              Leadership: Allison Rollins, Katy Anderson, and more

                                                                              Faculty Advisor: --

                                                                              Email: rollins7@uw.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, San Francisco School of Medicine

                                                                                  GSSA at UCSF

                                                                                  Leadership: Eric Kim, Avery Thompson, Omid Boozarpour, and more

                                                                                  Faculty Adivsor: Dr. Boeck & Dr. Lipnick

                                                                                  Email: eric.kim@ucsf.edu

                                                                                    University of California 

                                                                                    Keck School of Medicine

                                                                                    USC GSSA

                                                                                    Leadership: Jackson Baker, Nasir Khan, and more

                                                                                    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cathy Shin

                                                                                    Email: usc.gssa@gmail.com

                                                                                      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 Texas at Dallas

                                                                                      UTD GSSA

                                                                                      Leadership: Yaseen Khalilullah and more

                                                                                      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rosemary Admiral

                                                                                      Email: utdgssa@gmail.com

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                                                                                      Harvard Univeristy

                                                                                      GSSA at Harvard

                                                                                      Leadership: Marissa Sumathipala & more

                                                                                      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Warf

                                                                                      Email: harvardglobalsurgery@gmail.com

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                                                                                      University of Houston

                                                                                      GSSA at University of Houston

                                                                                      Leadership: Kala Pham and more

                                                                                      Faulty Advisor: Dr. Ruth Bush

                                                                                      Email: gssa.uofh@gmail.com

                                                                                         

                                                                                        University of Michigan

                                                                                        GSSA at UMich

                                                                                        Leadership: Miranda Goodson and more

                                                                                        Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gifty Kwakye 

                                                                                        globalsurgerystudentalliance@umich.edu

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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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                                                                                        Wayne State Univeristy

                                                                                        GSSA at UMich

                                                                                        Leadership: Bassem Chamma 

                                                                                        Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ruth Bush

                                                                                        Email:bchamma1@gmail.com

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                                                                                        Acknowledgements

                                                                                        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.