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Dr. David Axelrod attended Harvard College prior to completing an MD and MBA at Duke University.  He trained in general surgery and surgical critical care at the University of Michigan, health services research and economic analysis in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, and in multi-organ transplantation at Northwestern University.  Dr. Axelrod is an Associate Professor and Section Chief of Solid Organ Transplantation at Dartmouth and is also an attending transplant surgeon on the liver transplant service at Massachusetts General Hospital..  Dr. Axelrod’s research interests include surgical outcomes analysis including economic evaluation, Markov modeling, and statistical process control techniques and the author of numerous journal articles including in JAMA and New England Journal of Medicine.  Dr. Axelrod is also a partner in Xynthisis, LLC.  Xynthisis is a consulting firm which provides transplant outcome and economic analysis

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Dr. Rebecca Goett is a practicing emergency medicine physician and current palliative care fellow at Rhode Island and Miriam hospital, part of Brown Alpert medical school. Rebecca Goett graduated from University of Notre Dame with bachelors degree in science with interest in mathematics. She went on to medical school at University of Texas at Southwestern on Dallas, Texas where she practiced international palliative care in Bangalore, India.  She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at St. Luke’s- Roosevelt hospital, part Mount Sinai in New York City where she did research on medical education and barriers found at patient’s end of life.  At Brown she has continued to be involved in research in palliative care and is part of the teaching initiative at Brown addressing goals of care/ palliative care. Dr. Goett spent some time when she was involved in clinical work in Haiti.

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Dr. Galit Sacajiu received a Medical Degree from NYU where she also completed her Internal Medicine residency. She then continued with a training in Preventive Medicine when she also received a master in Public Health from Columbia University. Dr. Sacajiu then held an academic position at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center (AECOM). As an Associate Professor her responsibilities span Medical education, clinical care and social epidemiological research. Although she is still an adjunct at AECOM since 2010, she has devoted her time to medical education in Haiti through her work with HME and recently she was appointed Medical Director at ARC of Rockland.

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Dr. Mark A. Wainberg is head of AIDS research at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Director of the McGill University AIDS Centre , and Professor of Medicine and of Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University. He is a world-renowned HIV researcher.

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Dr. Jodie Dionne-Odom is a faculty member and specialist in HIV and Infectious Disease at Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire.  She has worked in many African countries and has recently started a new PEPFAR project to work on optimizing HIV care in Les Cayes, Haiti.

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Dr. Cruff Renard graduated from Université d’État d’Haïti (UEH), Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie and then spent a few years as a clinician with PIH. Dr. Renard is now in the midst of his Internal Medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is on the Board of Haiti Medical Education (HME) Project where he also directs curricular development.

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Dr. Brian Remillard is the Section Chief of Nephrology & Hypertension at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in New Hampshire. He has been extensively involved with educational initiatives in the HME Project, especially with the Wednesday Morning Lecture series. Dr. Sedlacek is a nephrologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He graduated from Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, did his residency at the Cabrini Medical Center, New York, NY in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Nephrology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY. His specialties include acute renal failure, critical care nephrology, dialysis and hypertension.

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Dr. Rebecca Goett is a practicing emergency medicine physician and current palliative care fellow at Rhode Island and Miriam hospital, part of Brown Alpert medical school. Rebecca Goett graduated from University of Notre Dame with bachelors degree in science with interest in mathematics. She went on to medical school at University of Texas at Southwestern on Dallas, Texas where she practiced international palliative care in Bangalore, India.  She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at St. Luke’s- Roosevelt hospital, part Mount Sinai in New York City where she did research on medical education and barriers found at patient’s end of life.  At Brown she has continued to be involved in research in palliative care and is part of the teaching initiative at Brown addressing goals of care/ palliative care. Dr. Goett spent some time when she was involved in clinical work in Haiti.

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Dr. Cruff Renard graduated from Université d’État d’Haïti (UEH), Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie and then spent a few years as a clinician with PIH. Dr. Renard is now in the midst of his Internal Medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is on the Board of Haiti Medical Education (HME) Project where he also directs curricular development.

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Dr. Pierre Minn is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Joint Medical Anthropology Program at UCSF and UC Berkeley.  He obtained his PhD in Anthropology from McGill University.  His research focuses on international medical interventions, health services in Haiti, and university-based global health training programs.

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