Fellows

Current Fellows

2017-2019

Meghan Craven MD
Second Year Fellow. Field Site: Haiti
Clinical Fellow in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Meghan attended Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. After obtaining her MD in 2013, she joined the Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park, NY for her Pediatric Residency and Chief Residency. She works at the University Hospital in Mirabilais, Haiti in conjunction with Zanmi Lasante/Partners in Health. She and her team are working to improve the care of children with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, sickle cell disease and cardiac conditions. She was one of the inaugural recipients of the Palfrey Prize for Pediatric Advocacy for her project of improving sickle cell disease care.

Dr. Craven will be attending the Gorgas Course in Peru to obtain a diploma in Tropical Medicine.

Sindu Govindapillai, MD
Second Year Fellow. Field Site: Laos

Sindu graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School with an MD in 2013. She was a Pediatric Resident at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto from 2013-2017. During her residency, she had the opportunity to participate in global health electives in Georgetown Public Hospital in Georgetown, Guyana as well as at the Red Cross Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

As a Global Health Fellow she is participating with the team at Laos Friends Children’s Hospital in Luang Prabang, Laos, supporting the growth of the program and the education of the Laotian pediatric trainees. She is pursuing her MPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Neeru Narla, MD
Second Year Fellow. Field Site: Laos

Neeru obtained her MD degree in 2014 form Mayo Medical College in Rochester New York. She then joined the Boston Combined Residency Program and participated in the Urban Health and Advocacy Track.

Along with Dr. Govindapillai, she is participating with the team at Laos Friends Children’s Hospital in Luang Prabang, Laos, supporting the growth of the program and the education of the Laotian pediatric trainees. She is also pursuing her MPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Shela Sridhar, MD
Second Year Fellow. Field Site: Rwanda

Shela received her MD from Morsani College of Medicine at the University of Florida in 2013. She then did an Internal Medicine- Pediatrics Residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin from 2013-2017.

Shela is working at the Kirehe District Hospital in conjunction with Inshuti Nu Buzina/Partners in Health. She is conducting a project on the timely use of PEWS scores for the recognition of interventions for very ill children.

2018- 2020

Rebecca Krey, MD
First Year Fellow. Field Site: Haiti

Rebecca received her MD degree from Virginia Commonwealth University before joining the residency in Internal medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Maryland Medical Center and the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical center. She served as chief resident in Pediatrics at the University of Maryland Medical Center from 2016-2018.

Dr. Krey is spending her field time at the University Hospital in Mirabilais with Zanmi LaSante/Partners in health. She is working with Dr. Craven on the chronic diseases clinical care.

Edwin Palmer, MD
First Year Fellow, Field Site: Laos

Dr. Palmer attended medical school at Ross University and joined the residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

At his field site, which is Laos Friends Hospital for Children in Luang Prabang, Laos, he is working to assist with the residency training of the pediatric doctors.

Dr. Palmer is pursuing an MPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Leah Ratner, MD
First Year Fellow. Field site: Ghana

Dr. Ratner obtained her medical degree in 2014 at Saint George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. She did her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Georgetown University Hospital from 2014-2018.

Dr. Ratner has worked previously in Ghana on improving the care of children and adolescents with chronic illnesses. During her field time she is building on this work in Ghana.

Alumni

  • Ophelia Adipa, MD
  • Jessica Bradford, MD
  • Chris Carpenter, MD, MPH
  • Virginie Clavel, MD
  • Sara Gonzalez, DO
  • Leanna May, DO, MPH
  • Molly Moore, MD
  • Unami Mulale, MD
  • Sajitha Perera, MD
  • Chiquita Palha de Sousa
  • Brittany Potts, MD
  • Bianca Quinones, MD
  • Xinshu She, MD
  • Theresa Strong, MD
  • Jill Veselik, MD
  • Vanessa Wolfman, MD