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Ujenzi Fellows and Scholars

Global Health Leadership Fellows, past and present

Ujenzi, along with the MGH Division of Global Health and Human Rights, supports a two-year global health fellowship for residency-trained physicians. The fellowship focus is to develop global health leaders in a particular area of concentration. The two-year training program includes a customized combination of field work, clinical participation at MGH, and didactics such as advanced degrees in public health or public policy, tropical medicine, and research mentorship. Dr. Thomas Burke notes, “We wish to see our physicians have significant impact in global health, whether through practicing medicine, or advocating for health systems change in resource-poor settings. These fellows are training to become leaders in their chosen career path of a specific global health discipline.”

Global Health Leadership Fellows 

Margaret Sheehy, MD, MSc - Global Health Innovations and Leadership Fellow

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Medical School: University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Prior to coming to MGH, Maggie has been focusing on sustainable and culturally sensitive EM development via medical education utilizing innovative technologies and resources. She has worked in Kisumu, Kenya to help develop an Emergency Medicine curriculum for the new medical students at Maseno University. She was the Essentials of Emergency Medicine fellow 2015 and serves as the COO of the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM.com) virtual Chief Resident Incubator. During the fellowship she will be getting his MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and work clinically at MGH Emergency Department.

Mark Stoltenberg, MD, MA - Global Health Innovations and Leadership Fellow 

Specialty: Family Medicine/Palliative Care

Medical School: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine

Mark is a palliative care and family medicine physician who currently practices within the Division of Palliative Care at Massachusetts General Hospital. Mark has participated in global health projects around the world, including a year-long fellowship in Bolivia, an on-going longitudinal project focused on palliative home care in Belize, as well as multiple shorter term projects in Guatemala, Peru, Colombia and Vietnam. During the fellowship he will also be getting his MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and working clinically at MGH.

Demetra Gibson, MD, MPH Global Health Innovations and Leadership Fellow 

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Demetra hails from the Bahamas. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Chicago and her MPH at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She has presented at local and national conferences her research on patient perspectives of chronic disease in the southside of Chicago, and on breast cancer epidemiology in The Bahamas. Demetra’s ultimate goal is to take on a leadership role in health system strengthening in the Caribbean. She is also working clinically with the MGH Hospital Medicine Group. 

Revathi Ravi, MD - Global Health Innovations and Leadership Fellow 

Specialty: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Medicine

Revathi completed her combined Internal-Medicine and Pediatrics Residency from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital in June 2016. In addition to being our Fellow she also serves as an Attending in Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at MGH. While she is not working clinically, she will be working on completing her MPH at the Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health. Her focus is in health-systems strengthening focused on the individual experience in global and under-served settings and people living with HIV/AIDS. 

Jonathan Steer, MD Global Health Innovations and Leadership Fellow 

Specialty: OB/GYN

Medical School: Vanderbilt School of Medicine

Jonathan just finished his obstetrics and gynecology residency at Boston Medical Center where he was the education chief resident. During the fellowship he will be getting his MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and work clinically at Boston Medical Center. His academic interests are innovative education programs and introduction of laparoscopic surgery in low resource settings.

Oluwakemi (Kemi) Adegoke, MD - Global Health Innovations and Leadership Fellow 

Specialty: OB/GYN

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Kemi is a recent graduate from the department of OBGYN at Stamford Hospital- Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.  She recently presented her research regarding perioperative morbidity between transvaginal and supracervical hysterectomies in the setting of robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexies at the American Congress of Obstretrics and Gynecology Annual Clinical and Scientific meeting. She hopes that a her global health fellowship will not only allow her to continue educating patients about reproductive health, family planning, STIs, but will also segue into a career involving public policy. Kemi will be working clinically at St. Peters Hospital in Olympia, WA and will also be completing her MPH at the Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health.


Jennifer Makin, MD - Global Health Innovations and Leadership Fellow 
Specialty: OB/GYN

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

She born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She completed her OB/GYN residency at Upstate Medical University in June 2016, where she will be continuing part time clinical work. She is also an adjunct faculty in the NYS Breast Feeding Quality Improvement in Hospitals project. Jennifer has a strong interest in gynecologic oncology in the developing world. During her fellowship, she will also complete her MPH at the Harvard T. Chan school of Public Health. Her hobbies include hiking and camping.

Ujenzi Post Doctorate Fellows 

Sandra Danso–Bamfo, MBChB, MPH– Post-Doc Research Fellow

Medical School: University of Ghana Medical School

Sandra is from Accra, Ghana and received her medical degree from the University of Ghana Medical School in 2012, her masters in public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2015 and most recently completed a Global Health Corps Fellowship at the GE Foundation. She plans to specialize in Family Medicine and her career interests are in health policy, health systems strengthening, healthcare management and global health. 


Charles Masaki, MD, MSc, PhD - Post-Doc Research Fellow 

Specialty: Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Medical School: University of Oxford (PhD), University of Nairobi (MD)

Charles is from Nyamira, Kenya and previously worked with our Division for nine months prior to embarking his studies at Oxford. Charles obtained his medical degree from the University of Nairobi and has just completed a PhD in Neuroscience and Psychiatry at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Charles plans to pursue clinical training in Psychiatry with a career focus on mental                                 health in low resource settings.

Kamyar Mollazadeh-Moghaddam, Pharm D - Post-Doc Research Fellow 

Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Kamyar was born in Rasht, Iran. He received his Pharmacy Doctorate degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences (Iran) in 2011. His PharmD thesis was centered on development of nanotech method for microbial decontamination together with side works on antimicrobials, drug delivery and nanotechnology. After graduation, his research focuses on biomaterials and drug delivery. Kamyar completed a stellar year at BWH as a post doc and joins us at MGH, where his wife is in the Division                                 of Gastroenterology.


Past Global Health Leadership Fellows 


Michele Montandon, MD, Senior Fellow

Michele Montandon has been a fellow in the Division of Global Health and Human Rights since August 2011.  She has her Medical Degree from the University of California-San Francisco, with an Area of Concentration in Global Health.   She completed residency training in Family Medicine at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center.  During her training, she volunteered clinically and conducted HIV research in Kenya and Uganda.  After residency, she worked with Médecins Sans Frontières MSF (Doctors without Borders) in Lagos, Nigeria.  Her interests internationally include medical education and building human resources for health, particularly the training of highly skilled general practitioners and physician leaders for work in rural, physician-poor areas.  Through the fellowship, she has been involved in medical                                                                                          education programs in Juba, South Sudan and western Kenya.

Jeffrey Pierce, MD, Fellow

Jeff Pierce, MD, is a family physician based in northern California. A native of South Texas, Pierce completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas–Pan American and his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. After completing his training at the Santa Rosa Family Medicine residency in 2007, he worked in Lesotho for a year as part of the Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric AIDS Corps. Since then he has divided his time between working in northern California and working as the Director of Education for World Altering Medicine, an NGO mainly focused on helping a community in central Malawi. In addition to his experience in southern Africa, Pierce has worked in Kenya, South Sudan, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, and the Philippines.  His medical interests include high risk obstetrics, HIV, and tropical medicine, and he is dedicated to addressing health care needs in the developing world primarily through the teaching of medical practitioners.

Kathleen O'Brien, MD, Fellow

Kathleen is an Emergency Medicine trained physician from Arizona who comes to Boston to further pursue her goal of bringing point of care ultrasound to resource poor areas, specifically in the developing world. She finished residency in emergency medicine at University of Arizona in 2009, then worked in a busy community ED in Flagstaff, AZ serving primarily the Navajo nation for 3 years before returning to University of Arizona for a fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound in 2012.

She  has spent time pursuing a variety of medical projects in Nicaragua, Honduras, Haiti, Argentina, India, Nepal (three times), Rwanda, and has traveled the world extensively for pleasure. Professional interests include Mexican/US border medicine and ultrasound in resource poor areas. Personal interests are many and include rock, ice, and alpine climbing, trail running, anusara yoga, and remote road trips out west on her Enduro motorcycle.

Paula Roy-Burman, MD, Fellow

Paula Roy-Burman completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley and obtained her medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California with an emphasis on community health.  She completed residency in Internal Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, where she is currently an attending in the Division of Hospital Medicine.  Roy-Burman’s academic interests include medical education, healthcare delivery in resource limited environments and transitions of care.   In addition to her work in western Kenya, she has had experience in Honduras, Senegal, Thailand and Tanzania in both clinical and educational capacities, with focuses on resource limitations, crossing cultural barriers, refugee health and training of medical professionals, respectively.



Mairead Shaw, RN, Nursing Fellow

Mairead Shaw is originally from San Francisco and currently works with the MGH Division of Global Health and Human Rights team in Sagam, Kenya. Mairead provides consulting and clinical support to the nursing staff and administration at Sagam Community Hospital. She has been a Registered Nurse for 10 years, predominantly specializing in oncology, but has always had a strong interest in global health. For the last 1.5 years she has lived in London, where she received a Diploma in Tropical Nursing from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Mairead's global health work has taken her to Sri Lanka, Southern Mexico, and Western Kenya.





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