Grads in Global Health
Mary Cairns- Medical College of Wisconsin
Class of 2014
An FMP graduate, Mary splits her time between the US and Cameroon. At the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center she works in C/L Psychiatry, medical urgent care as well as inpatient psychiatry and PES service. At Banso Hospital in Kumbo, Cameroon she practices on the inpatient medical ward as well as helping to coordinate the outpatient mental health services. She stays active in the residency and several residents have rotated in Cameroon with her.
Anisa Shomo, MD- Ohio State University COM
Class of 2013
Anisa is a board certified Geriatrician in addition to Family Medicine. She splits her time between working at the University of Cincinnati and in Haiti. She staffs 2 clinics for the Cincinnati Health Department. One is located inside of Riverview East Academy. It is part of the School Based Health Division and it is a longitudinal clinic site for the residency. The other is a traditional FQHC model. She practice Family Medicine and Geriatrics at both locations. In Haiti, she helps to manage the pediatric, adult medicine, and Gyn outpatient clinics in addition to the inpatient service. She is also an avid runner and past ambassador of Black Girls Run! Cincinnati Chapter.
Elizabeth Weage- Wayne State University SOM
Class of 2015
Elizabeth is currently with Southwestern Medical Clinic at a designated rural health clinic in Niles, MI. She has her own outpatient practice as well as works in the walk in clinic doing acute visits and procedures one day per week. SWMC supports medical missions which allows Elizabeth to continue to pursue her passion of serving abroad.
Shanna Stryker - Wright State
Class of 2018
Shanna is our first global health fellow. She works to enhance access to mental health care within primary care settings in Guatemala, provides primary care to refugees and immigrants at the Cincinnati Health Department, and is the collaborative care psychiatrist at an urban FQHC in Cincinnati, all while earning her MPH. She also continues to provide gender-affirming primary care to transgender patients.
Gurpreet Kaur (pictured back right)– Medical School for International Health (MSIH)
Class 0f 2012
Gurpreet jumped around a lot before she started residency and continues to jump around thereafter. Her primary career interest is in international health/under resourced settings, especially in areas with difficult medical access. Following graduation, Gurpreet worked a year in a FQHC in Saginaw, Michigan before moving to work with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Since then, she has jumped between locums assignments in Michigan (outpatient and urgent care) and MSF assignments in Africa. Gurpreet has worked for MSF within a variety of medical roles including medical doctor in a pediatric malnutrition ward (SNNPR, Ethiopia) and start up project (Thonyor, South Sudan); mobile medical team manager (Somali Region, Ethiopia), outreach surveillance team manager (Mtendeli Refugee Camp, Tanzania) and overall project medical team leader (Zamfara, Nigeria). Currently, she is working an outpatient locums assignment in Colorado.
Brian Cairns- Ohio State University College of Medicine
Class of 2011
Brian spends his time in both Ohio and Cameroon. At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center he works on inpatient, emergency, and consult psychiatry as well as urgent medical care. In Cameroon he spends some of his times on the inpatient wards and helps Mary (his wife) to coordinate outpatient mental health services.
Gina Cano- U of Cincinnati
Gina currently lives in Guadalajara, Mexico where she volunteers with a palliative care organization (Fundación Mexicana de Medicina Paliativa) doing home visits with patients in the terminal stages of cancer and other chronic diseases. She works intermittently with Crossroad Health Center, a FQHC in Cincinnati, which serves vulnerable populations downtown and on the west side of the city.
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The Christ Hospital/University of Cincinnati is a full-spectrum family medicine residency based in Cincinnati, Ohio.