Featured Guests
    • Internal Medicine
    • Director of the Health Education Center for Wellness at Indian Health Service
    I have worked for the Indian Health Service in Shiprock, NM serving the Navajo people for the last 16 years. I am the current Chair of Internal Medicine and the Director of the Health Education Center for Wellness, which runs our diabetes and chronic care programs. I follow a continuity panel primarily composed of medical oncology & palliative care patients.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    Hospitalist at UCSF
    Hospitalist at UCSF
    • Assistant Clinical Professor, Hospital Medicine at UCSF Medical Center
    Ari Hoffman is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine at UCSF. He joined the faculty in 2014 as a clinician-educator, and works on the inpatient services at Moffitt-Long Hospital.  Ari received his bachelor degree in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and his medical degree from UCSF. He spent a year at the NIH with the Clinical Research Training Program working in the Bioethics Department on comparative effectiveness research as a tool for reducing waste in healthcare spending before returning to San Francisco to finish medical school. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at UCSF. Before joining the faculty, he spent a year as adjunct clinical faculty at the Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Mbarara, Uganda, through the Global Health Service Partnership, a public-private venture between Seed Global Health and the Peace Corps. Ari's professional passions include the pursuit of the highest value healthcare for everyone, clinical education, and implementation of healthcare policy.
    • Pediatrics
    • Medical Director at Center for Diversity and Health Equity
    Dr. Ivor Braden Horn is a board-certified pediatrician and Medical Director of the Center for Diversity and Health Equity at Seattle Children's Hospital. In addition to practicing as a community-based primary care pediatrician, Dr. Horn is an NIH funded investigator whose research interests focus on health care communications and child health disparities. She is a leading thinker on how social media and mobile health (mHealth) technology can be used to impact child health disparities. Based in Seattle, Washington, Horn has contributed medical advice to Parenting Magazine, iParenting.com and the Discovery Channel. She has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and Good Morning America Health and is a regular contributor to local news segments. Dr. Horn is a member of the Academic Pediatric Association, serving in leadership positions regionally as well as nationally. She is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Global Primary Care (GPC) Program Director/Primary Care Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital/Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
    Dr. Geren Stone completed his Internal Medicine/Primary Care residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Following residency, Dr. Stone served as Interim Ambulatory Chief Resident at MGH before getting a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Stone then worked with Indiana University as the Medicine Team Liaison for the AMPATH program (Academic Model for the Provision of Healthcare) in Eldoret, Kenya. In that role, he coordinated the experiences of visiting medical students and residents while also holding teaching and clinical responsibilities as a Visiting Lecturer for Moi University. Moreover, during that time, he worked closely with the leadership of Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital to examine various indicators of quality of care on the medical wards and to create systems for continual improvement. Originally from Atlanta, Dr. Stone received a Bachelor degree in Sociology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then spent a year working in Tajikistan working with physicians providing training in family medicine and caring for TB patients in the prison system. After that experience, he returned to earn his Medical Degree from University of Virginia School of Medicine. Ultimately, his interest is engaging disparities and the systems that generate them. He returned to MGH as the Global Primary Care (GPC) program director with a desire to work and think creatively in building mutually beneficial partnerships locally and globally that train leaders, allow for cutting edge innovation and research, and ultimately impact the health of communities. Working as a primary care provider for Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, he hopes to model a career engaging vulnerable populations locally and globally.
    • Pain Medicine
    • Sports Medicine
    • Interventional pain, spine, and musculoskeletal physiatrist at Kaiser Permanente
    As a physiatrist, I specialize in nonsurgical management of a variety of musculoskeletal, spinal, neurologic, and sports-related conditions. I am doubly board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and fellowship trained in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine.
    MD/JD Candidate, Harvard Medical School & Harvard Law School
    MD/JD Candidate, Harvard Medical School & Harvard Law School

    Matthew H. H. Young is a fourth-year MD candidate at Harvard Medical School and a second-year JD candidate at Harvard Law School. He graduated with honors from Harvard College, studying Government and Global Health & Health Policy. As an Equal Justice America Fellow and as a Boston Schweitzer Fellow, Matthew worked with senior attorneys in the Elder, Health & Disability Unit at Greater Boston Legal Services to provide Social Security disability advocacy to low-income individuals in Greater Boston. Matthew has served as a member of the American Medical Association-Medical Student Section's Committee on Legislation and Advocacy as well as the Massachusetts Medical Society's Committee on Legislation, Committee on Professional Liability, and Committee on Quality of Medical Practice. 

    MD Candidate at Tufts University School of Medicine
    MD Candidate at Tufts University School of Medicine
    Steve Young is a third year medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine. He received his Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology and Immunology with a Minor in Chinese at the University of California-Irvine. Between undergraduate and medical school, Steve worked in the United States Peace Corps where he taught English and Math in a primary school as well as to secondary students. He also applied for and received a $5000 grant for the first solar powered computer lab in the region. He trained a four-member team of local villagers to manage the lab sustainability. Additionally, Steve collaborated with five Peace Corps Volunteers to create a regional specific HIV manual of activities and applied it in the co-facilitation of one HIV workshop with another NGO. He reached over 30 youths in the village from HIV workshops regarding proper usage of contraceptives and brought over 25 villagers to the local clinic to receive free HIV testing. With Steve's passion for Global Health, with the Tzu Chi International Relief Foundation, he organized "Walk for the Earth." This was a walk-a-thon for the people of Haiti after their devastating earthquake. Steve envisioned, planned, and executed the event that brought in more than 300 walkers and 700 sponsors and raised more than $33,000. Integral to the execution, Steve led the central committee of 15 members from 3 college campuses. Steve also has a passion for entrepreneurship and was a Tufts Medstart Innovation Challenge 2014 Participant, where he provided medical background and experience on an app that would merge and aggregate data from technology that tracked biometrics and visualize it for physicians on the patient's next visit. Additionally, he was a Tufts Medstart Hackathon 2015 Participant, where he worked on a project with the Myo armband that would provide haptic feedback to wearers about their posture to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pediatrics
    Medical Director- CAMTech; Clinician Educator- MGH
    Medical Director- CAMTech; Clinician Educator- MGH
    Kristian Olson is the Medical Director of the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech). He is both a Paediatrician and Internist and serves as a Clinician Educator at the Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He has worked in Darfur, Indonesia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Uganda, and India, is a serial innovator and one of the architects of the CAMTech Innovation platform. He completed an undergraduate degree in biology at the University of British Columbia, medical school at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and his residency training in the Combined Harvard Medicine and Paediatrics Program. He trained in the Masters of Public Health program at the University of Sydney as a US Fulbright Scholar and completed a Diploma in Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2003. In 2009, he was named to the Scientific American Top 10 Honor Roll as an individual who has demonstrated leadership in applying new technologies and biomedical discoveries for the benefit of humanity.
    • Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
    Program Director of Global Health Collaborative Mbarara – Uganda
    Program Director of Global Health Collaborative Mbarara – Uganda
    • Attending Physician at MGH Pediatric Critical Care
    Ryan W. Carroll, MD, MPH is the Program Director in Uganda for the Center for Global Health at MGH. There he oversees the work of a research and medical capacity building organization called the Global Health Collaborative, which cultivates 15 research projects and 15 departmental development partnerships, run by a staff of 100+, and involves a safety and security detail for the 10+ ex-patriot staff. These ventures are embedded within the host institution, the Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), the 2nd largest medical school in Uganda. Dr. Carroll spends 75% of his time living and working in country. He spends the remaining 25% of the academic year in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), attending rounds and teaching as a staff physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) within the division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and serves as an Instructor for Harvard Medical School. In addition, while in Uganda, Dr. Carroll oversees a small appropriate technology development team that aims to create sustainable, reparable, and simple technologies for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The team also includes a physician-engineer at MGH, an in-country engineer in Uganda, and a community development summer intern. The first project, funded by MGH’s Consortium for Affordable Medical Technology (CAMTech), involves building a simple continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) respiratory device for neonates, using design feedback from local end-users at the Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital pediatric ward.
    • Infectious Disease
    Focusing on the social and behavioral determinants of health promotion in sub-Saharan Africa.
    Focusing on the social and behavioral determinants of health promotion in sub-Saharan Africa.
    Dr. Katz is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, an associate physician in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a research scientist at the Center for Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She received her MD with honors (AOA) at The University of California at San Francisco and her Masters of Health Science at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is boarded in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and her research focuses on the social and behavioral determinants of health promotion in sub-Saharan Africa. Her primary project focuses on improving the uptake of treatment among people living with HIV in South Africa. She is currently funded through a K23 Career Development Award through the National Institute of Mental Health, and recently received a fundable score on an R34 Intervention Development grant to develop and pilot test the Treatment Ambassador Program, a peer-based program to increase antiretroviral therapy initiation.
    • Internal Medicine
    • CEO at Seed Global Health
    Dr. Kerry is the co-founder and CEO of Seed Global Health (Seed), a non-profit that deploys health professionals as educators to resource limited countries to build a pipeline of in-country providers and educators, strengthen healthcare capacity and provide a new type of global diplomacy. She helped establish Seed’s flagship program, the Global Health Service Partnership, a public-private partnership between Seed, the Peace Corps, the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and partner countries. Dr. Kerry is also a critical care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Associate Director of Partnerships and Global Initiatives at MGH’s Center for Global Health. She spearheads Harvard Medical School’s program in Global Public Policy and Social Change. She graduated from Yale University summa cum laude, Harvard Medical School cum laude, and earned her Master’s in Health Policy, Planning, and Financing from the London Schools of Economics and of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
    • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Dr. Lucas Henry is currently a Fellow in Public Psychiatry and Instructor at Yale University. After completing a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Chicago, he served in the United States Peace Corps from 2013-2014. Appointed as an Honorary Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Malawi's College of Medicine through the Global Health Service Partnership (a public-private collaboration between the Peace Corps, Seed Global Health, and medical & nursing schools in low-income countries), Dr. Henry worked alongside a small number of other mental health professionals providing psychiatric care and medical education in one of the poorest parts of the world.