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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

Karolynn Echols MD

Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Nicole Marie Giglio MS CRNA

Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Newton, MA

Brittany Star Hampton MD

Brown University
Providence, RI

Stephanie Kielb MD

Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

Linda Mihalov MD

Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Marie Williams BSN RNFA CNOR

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

Janet Dewan PhD, MS, CRNA

Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Scott E. Eder MD

Center for Women's Health & Wellness
Princeton, NJ

Robert Gutman MD

Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Josh Holden MD

Columbia University
New York, NY

Saifuddin Mama MD, MPH

Cooper University Health System
Camden, NJ

Njoki Ng’ang’a PhD, MSc, RN

Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, NJ

Michael Yaker MD

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Theresa Duncan MD

Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital
Boca Raton, FL

David Fish MD

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Cynthia Hall MD

University of Massachusetts
Worcester, MA

Fatai Ilupeju MD

Anesthesia Associates of Massachusetts
Westwood, MA

David McDermott MD

Anne Arundel Medical Center
Annapolis, MD

Briana Walton MD

Anne Arundel Medical Center
Annapolis, MD

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