MSIH Alumni Community

Notable MSIH Alumni

Ryan W. Carroll, M.D., M.P.H. (2002)

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) Physician and Member of the Faculty of the Pediatric Critical Care Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

  • Worked in Uganda, overseeing 15 research projects, 14 departmental partnership development programs and the hosting of over 150 research and development visitors per year, as well as maintaining a robust in-country safety and security program
  • Holds a faculty position in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Global Health at MGH
  • Serves as an attending physician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at MGH
  • Teaches pediatrics at Harvard Medical School
  • Serves as a medical consultant for MGH’s Consortium for Affordable Medical Technology (CAMTech), assisting in the design of medical devices for low- and middle-income countries

Read more about Ryan W. Carroll

Noele Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. (2004)

Chief of the Prevention Branch Chief in the Division of Viral Hepatitis at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

  • Oversees vaccine research and policy, perinatal transmission, Hepatitis B and C care cascade monitoring projects and provides support to state and local health departments toward viral hepatitis elimination
  • Contributes to CDC’s overseas global health initiatives, recently working in Sierra Leone on the STRIVE Ebola vaccine trial
  • Practices at the DeKalb County Board of Health Refugee Pediatric Clinic
  • Worked on the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) faculty as a research assistant professor and attending physician
  • Was co-principal investigator of a government-sponsored biosurveillance project at GUMC

Read more about Noele Nelson

LaShawn Worsley-McIver, M.D., M.P.H. (2004)

Director of the Office of Minority Health at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

  • Serves as the agency focal point and senior technical advisor and authority on all matters related to minority health
  • Drives successful health initiatives and public policy efforts aimed at improving health outcomes, promoting health equity, increasing access to care, health system reform and international health
  • Promoted access to care and advocates for policy initiatives that focus on the prevention and treatment of diabetes and other chronic diseases
  • Partnered with the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and other nonprofit, health-centered organizations to establish standards of care and reduce health inequities among cultural groups in the United States
  • Performed community-based work in Baltimore, Maryland, as part of her master’s degree in public health at John Hopkins University
  • Completed a policy fellowship at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Center for Policy Analysis and Research, where her studies focused on the impact of HIV and AIDS on African-Americans

Read more about LaShawn Worsley-McIver

Lt. Col. Brian H. Neese, M.D., M.P.H. (2005)

Deputy Director of the Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center

  • Oversees day-to-day clinical operations at the Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center 
  • Led clinical and administrative operations and 78 medical personnel in delivery of comprehensive health care services to more than 24,500 beneficiaries as commander of the 628th Medical Operations Squadron
  • Worked as international health specialist team division chief to provide strategy development and operational planning for 31 countries in Latin America
  • Collaborated with local organizations to start a free health clinic for working, uninsured Hispanics
  • Completed a combat tour with the U.S. Army’s Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Clinic in Iraq
  • Went on a humanitarian mission to the Dominican Republic, rendering care to underserved populations

Read more about Lt. Col. Brian H. Neese

Mimoza Meholli, M.D. (2006)

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine) at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York

  • She is a graduate of Jacobi Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program where she also served as a Chief Resident. Mimoza went on to serve as Associate Program Director for Internal Medicine Residency at Jacobi from 2012 to 2018.
  • Although she practices in the USA, Mimoza shared, “training in international health has definitely helped me be prepared for providing care to such a diverse and underserved population in the Bronx for more than 10 years now.”

Read more about Mimoza Meholli

Olga Charnaya, M.D. (2010) 

Pediatric Nephrologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University Hospital

  • Staffs the only pediatric hemodialysis unit in the state of Maryland that focuses on comprehensive patient care
  • Her research focuses on optimizing immunological matching to improve long-term allograft survival in pediatric kidney transplant recipients especially focusing on the racial disparities in graft outcomes.

Read more about Olga Charnaya

Jordann Loehr, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G. (2010)

Obstetrician/Gynecologist at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic in Toppenish, WA/Women’s Health Medical Director for Remote Area Medical Guyana

  • Manages the cervical cancer screening and prevention program for for the Amerindians in districts 8 and 9
  • Serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Washington State University
  • Worked through the barriers to implementing a successful cervical cancer screening and prevention program in Gondar and the Simien mountain region as a 2017-2018 Fulbright Scholar at the University of Gondar in Ethiopia
  • Professional interests include female genital mutilation awareness, understanding health behaviors of women with pelvic organ prolapse and obstetric fistula.

Read more about Jordann Loehr

Shaanan Meyerstein, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P. (2010)

General Pediatrician and Lieutenant Commander in the US Public Health Service in Washington, DC

  • Provides medical consultation and oversight to ensure delivery of appropriate health care services as medical officer for the Department of Health and Human Services Unaccompanied Children’s program within the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Refugee Resettlement
  • Became a commissioned officer with the rank of lieutenant commander in the United States Public Health Service
  • Spent a year in Botswana with the Baylor International Pediatric HIV Initiative

Read more about Shaanan Meyerstein

William Goldstein Caryl, M.D. (2011)

General Internist at Humber River Hospital in Toronto, Ontario

  • Holds an academic appointment at the University of Toronto in Canada
  • Completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Toronto. Following residency, he sought opportunities to work with under-served populations in his native Canada. 

Read more about William Goldstein Caryl

Jonah Mink, M.D. (2014)

Family doctor in Tel Aviv, Israel/Medical Director for, an Israeli start-up

  • Serves as a clinical advisor/medical director for numerous companies ranging from telemedicine to remote patient monitoring to mobile phone enabled artificial intelligence diagnostics.
  •  Started the organization Migrant Health:IL with a fellow MSIH Alumnus to improve medical care for refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers in Tel Aviv
  • Taught a first-year MSIH “Introduction to Global Health” course.

Read more about Jonah Mink 

Zara Szeftel, M.D. (2015)

Child and adolescent psychiatrist in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the University of California

  •  Administers clinical care in the outpatient clinics at Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.  
  • Provides telepsychiatry consultation to primary care doctors in rural California prior to the pandemic, expanding access to care for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Assists with the UCSF Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Portal, a child psychiatry access program which provides support for primary care doctors in northern California trying to meet the mental health needs of children with limited access.

Read more about Zara Szefel

Recent Alumni Fellowships


  • Yale University School of Medicine
  • Yale University School of Medicine (Neurosurgical Anesthesiology)

Emergency Medicine

  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Vanderbilt University Institute for Global Health, Haiti

Family Medicine

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Family Medicine and Acupuncture)
  • University of Rochester

Infectious Diseases

  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • New York University
  • Southwestern Medical Center
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center


  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Gastroenterology and Nutrition)
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Pain and Palliative Care)
  • Brown University Alpert Medical School (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
  • Center for Policy Analysis and Research (Infectious Disease, HIV and AIDS)
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (Maternal and Fetal Medicine)
  • Henry Ford Health System (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
  • Lenox Hill Hospital (Cardiology)
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (Adult and Pediatric Pain Management and Palliative Care)
  • Montefiore Medical Center (Critical Care Medicine)
  • Montefiore Medical Center (Geriatrics)
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center (Geriatrics)
  • National Jewish Health Center (Allergy and Immunology)
  • New York University (Endocrinology)
  • New York University (Rheumatology)
  • Oregon Health and Science University (Integrative Medicine)
  • St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital (Cardiology)
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Medicine and Dentistry (Public Health)
  • UCLA (Rheumatology)
  • University Hospital of Charlottesville (Cardiology)
  • University of Michigan Medical Center (Rheumatology)
  • University of Washington (Informatics)
  • University of Washington Swedish Medical Center (Geriatrics)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (Nephrology)
  • Weill Cornell University Medical Center (Geriatrics)
  • Yale University School of Medicine (Investigative Medicine)
  • Yale University School of Medicine (Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar)

Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Duke University (OB/GYN Global Health)
  • Good Samaritan Hospital (Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery)
  • Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility)
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
  • St. Elizabeth Medical Center (Family Medicine and Surgical Obstetrics)
  • University of Indiana School of Medicine’s Clarian Methodist Hospital (Urology and Gynecology)
  • Washington University (Family Planning)


  • Children’s Hospital of Denver (Adolescent Medicine)
  • Children’s Hospital of Montefiore (Pediatric Infectious Disease)
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Pediatric Education and Research)
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Pediatric Infectious Disease)
  • Cleveland Clinic (Neurocritical Care)
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Pediatric Infectious Disease)
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Pediatric Critical Care)
  • Schneider Children’s Hospital (NICU)
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Pediatrics GI)
  • University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital (Pediatric Infectious Disease)
  • University of Florida at Jacksonville (Pediatric Endocrinology)


  • Bristol-Meyers Squibb (Public Psychiatry)
  • Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training (Psychiatric Epidemiology)
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • Tufts Medical Center (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • University of New Mexico (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
  • University of Rochester (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)


  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery)

More Alumni Resources

Recent Alumni Publications

  • Orkaby AR, Rich MW. Cardiovascular Screening and Primary Prevention in Older Adults. Clin Geriatr Med. 2018;34(1):81-93.
  • Sukhera J, Miller K, Milne A, Scerbo C, Lim R, Cooper A, Watling C. Labelling of mental illness in a paediatric emergency department and its implications for stigma reduction education. Perspect Med Educ 2017
  • Tyson AF, Gallaher J, Mjuweni S, Cairns BA, Charles AG. The effect of seasonality on burn incidence, severity and outcome in Central Malawi. Burns 2017
  • Branagan AR, Duffy E, Albrecht RA, Cooper DL, Seropian S, Parker TL, Gan G, Li F, Zelterman D, Boddupalli CS and others. Clinical and Serologic Responses After a Two-dose Series of High-dose Influenza Vaccine in Plasma Cell Disorders: A Prospective, Single-arm Trial. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk 2017
  • Calder BW, Sakran JV, Streck CJ, Cina RA. What Happened to the Complication? The Importance of ACS NSQIP Pediatric in Optimizing Quality Improvement Initiatives for Resident Education. J Surg Educ 2017
  • Charnaya O, Moudgil A. Hypertension in the Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipient. Frontiers in Pediatrics 2017;5(86)
  • Ament JD, Yang Z, Nunley P, Stone MB, Lee D, Kim KD. Cost Utility Analysis of the Cervical Artificial Disc vs Fusion for the Treatment of 2-Level Symptomatic Degenerative Disc Disease: 5-Year Follow-up. Neurosurgery 2016;79(1):135-45.
  • Bohanon FJ, Nunez Lopez O, Graham BM, Griffin LW, Radhakrishnan RS. A Case Series of Laparoscopic Duodenojejunostomy for the Treatment of Pediatric Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome. Int J Surg Res 2016;2016(Suppl 1):1-5.
  • Spatz ES, Beckman AL, Wang Y, Desai NR, Krumholz HM. Geographic Variation in Trends and Disparities in Acute Myocardial Infarction Hospitalization and Mortality by Income Levels, 1999-2013. JAMA Cardiol 2016;1(3):255-65
  • Biswas A, Urbine D, Prasad A, Papierniak ES, Weber M, Malhotra P, Sriram PS. Patient With Slow-Growing Mediastinal Mass Presents With Chest Pain and Dyspnea. Chest 2016;149(1):e17-23.
  • Dayan D, Abu-Abeid S, Klausner JM, Sagie B. Primary Retroperitoneal Mucinous Cystic Neoplasm: Authors’ Experience and Review of the Literature. Am J Clin Oncol 2016;39(5):433-40
  • Adrish M, Shiloh AL. A woman in her 50s with recent coronary artery bypass grafting presenting with right-sided chest pain. Chest 2015;147(5):e171-4.
  • Aliyu MH, Blevins M, Arinze F, Megazzini KM, Bussell S, Dunlap J, Odoh C, Gebi UI, Muhammad MY, Shepherd BE and others. Enrollment trends in a comprehensive HIV programme in rural north-central Nigeria: improved care indices, but declining quality of clinical data over time. Pathog Glob Health 2015;109(2):75-83.
  • Badenes R, Gruenbaum SE, Bilotta F. Cerebral protection during neurosurgery and stroke. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 2015;28(5):532-6.
  • Gutnik LA, Castro MC. Does Spatial Access to Mammography Have an Effect on Early Stage of Breast Cancer Diagnosis? A county-level Analysis for New York State. Breast J 2016;22(1):127-30
  • Kantor D, Panchal S, Patel V, Bucior I, Rauck R. Treatment of Postherpetic Neuralgia With Gastroretentive Gabapentin: Interaction of Patient Demographics, Disease Characteristics, and Efficacy Outcomes. J Pain 2015;16(12):1300-11

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