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Zimbabwe Global Health Resident Elective

1-year Fellowship for Global Health in Anesthesia

Designed for anesthesia providers interested in incorporating global health into their careers, this one year fellowship combines instruction regarding the complexities that lead to global health disparities and the skill set needed to provide safe and effective anesthetics in austere environments. The fellowship start date is flexible.

Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program

The program strengthens health care infrastructure and diagnostic skills at host settings, works to diminish “brain drain” from the developing world by building bilateral partnerships, and develops an effective response to the host country’s specific health care needs. The Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson HOPE Centers will be marked by resource support, enhanced clinical research, and medical education and exchange at each level of the continuing medical education process.

Developing an Introductory Ethics Curriculum for Short-Term Global Health Training 

Stanford University School of Medicine

Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

In developing communities, the delivery of safe and effective healthcare, including peri-operative services, is plagued with challenges. Medical supplies, trained health care personnel, and modern technology are often lacking, but this represents merely one component of the multitude of problems these communities face in forming healthy environments for their patients. The knowledge of global health issues is on the rise but much effort is still needed to build the capacity of these communities to sustain health, education, and freedom from dependence on health care aid. 

The Global Anesthesia Division within the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine is rapidly expanding to increase awareness and understanding regarding the complexity of issues that define global health. Our division continues to develop opportunities for residents and fellows interested in becoming involved and learning more about the obstacles to the delivery of safe and effective peri-operative care in lower-resourced communities. The department has a long history of mission trips and exchange programs on which several of our faculty supervise residents and fellows. More recently our division has teamed with Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global Health to shift our global health perspective toward capacity building through projects focused on medical education, global health research, ethical considerations, health systems strengthening, and global patient advocacy.

Global Health Fellowship

Resident Rotations

Global Health Rotation in Kigali, Rwanda - February 2016

Congratulations to these residents for being selected to teach anesthesia in Rwanda:

  •      May 2012 - Melanie Gipp
  •      February 2013 - Morgan Dooley
  •      February 2014 - Christopher Press

Trip Reports

We are beginning to compile reports from recent trips. Please contact Michelle Duperrault,

Brazil Exchange Program

Dr. Tanaka returns from Brazil.  Read more on the Exchange Programs page.