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Boston Children's Hospital Global Health

Program in Global Surgery and Social Change: Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship

The Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship was created to train leaders who will further promote surgical care, education, and research pertinent to global surgery. Fellows will develop academic, clinical, and administrative skills in global surgery, public health, surgical systems development, and humanitarian aid. Throughout the course of the Fellowship, there will be a focus on developing a skill set necessary to treat conditions common in resource-poor settings.

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Boston Children's Hospital Leadership

John G. Meara, MD, DMD, MBA
Chief, Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital
Director, Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School

Craig D. McClain, MD, MPH
Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia, Children’s Boston Hospital
Salim Afshar, MD, DMD
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Boston Children's Hospital

Benjamin C. Warf, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School

Global Neurosurgery Fellowship: iPATH Fellowship

The Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Neurosurgery is committed to providing specialized, pediatric-focused training to the next generation of neurosurgeons. To this end, we offer three fellowship programs, each of which has a unique focus that will provide world-class education to an individual pursuing intensive clinical training. 

Dr. Benjamin Warf, a Boston Children’s neurosurgeon and Director of Neonatal and Congenital Anomaly Neurosurgery Program, directs a training fellowship in partnership with the International Program to Advance the Treatment of Hydrocephalus (iPATH) . The purpose of this fellowship is to prepare neurosurgeons to effectively treat hydrocephalus in developing nations particularly through the use of endoscopic third ventriculostomy to reduce dependence on shunts. Global Neurosurgery Fellows spend a minimum of three months receiving intensive hands-on training in Mbale, Uganda.

All fellowship applicants must be medical school graduates, licensed to practice in their home countries, who have completed at least one year of a surgical internship. Some experience in treating hydrocephalus patients is preferred, though not required.

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Benjamin C. Warf, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School