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The interdisciplinary medical advisory board comprises a diverse group of experts specializing in adult and childhood diseases, as well as in global health.   The  medical advisory board is responsible for overseeing IOWD’s medical and nursing programs.  In keeping with principles of evidence-based practice, members develop and revise protocols that adhere to globally accepted standards of care to guide clinical practice for volunteers in the host country.  They ensure that best practices are upheld.  Members advise IOWD’s executive leadership and our international partners on clinical and organizational matters that impact patient outcomes.  Members of the medical advisory board serve as team leaders during medical missions; they coordinate surgical schedules, equipment needs, and staffing.  The medical advisory board also compiles and evaluates data on key performance indicators.

Joan Blomquist MD

Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Scott E. Eder MD

Center for Women's Health & Wellness
Princeton, NJ

Robert Gutman MD

Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Brittany Star Hampton MD

Brown University
Providence, RI

Stephanie Kielb MD

Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

Linda Mihalov MD

Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Janet Dewan PhD, MS, CRNA

Northeastern University
Boston, MA

David Fish MD

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Cynthia Hall MD

University of Massachusetts
Worcester, MA

Josh Holden MD

Columbia University
New York, NY

Lenora Kroll RN BSN CNOR

Michael Yaker MD

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Karolynn Echols MD

Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Nicole Marie Giglio MS CRNA

Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Newton, MA

Fatai Ilupeju MD

Anesthesia Associates of Massachusetts
Westwood, MA

Saifuddin Mama MD, MPH

Cooper University Health System
Camden, NJ

David McDermott MD

Anne Arundel Medical Center
Annapolis, MD

Marie Williams BSN RNFA CNOR

Texas Institute of Robotic Surgery,
St. David’s Medical Center,
Austin, Texas

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