Michael Taylor, MD and Yousef Turshani MD: Island Medicine in Micronesia: Neither Here nor There

Island Medicine in Micronesia. UCSF professionals have provided care at the Commonwealth Health Center (Saipans only hospital) since 2006.

Yousef Turshani MD is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, and an Affiliate Faculty member at IGHS. Born to Libyan immigrants in Louisville, he developed his passion for teaching and global health as a medical student at the University of Chicago. His pediatric residency began with UCLA's "Community Health and Advocacy Training" and completed at UCSF in 2009 when he joined the faculty as a neonatal hospitalist at California Pacific Medical Center, directing the newborn nursery rotation for medical students.

He serves as a HEAL Initiative Faculty mentor and is the past Chair of Pediatrics at the only hospital on the island of Saipan. His work there encompassed neonatal intensive care, outpatient, inpatient and transport medicine. As the full time UCSF affiliate at the site, he provided faculty mentorship and support for visiting internal medicine and pediatric residents, and supported grant preparation and telemedicine logistics.

Through grant funding from the Hillblom Foundation, UCSF has been providing the Commonwealth Health Center (Saipans only hospital) with residents since 2006. Residents rotate on a 4 week basis.

Michael Taylor MD is the current Pediatrics Chair in Saipan (also providing coverage for Rota & Tinian), having lived on site since 2016.  He is a former Pediatric Global Health Fellow at University of Massachusetts Medical School, and worked at Hospital Claudio Benati de Zumbahuaat in Ecuador from 2014- 2016, where he served as on site advisor for U Mass trainees.

Please join the 5th annual Global Pediatrics Lecture Series in welcoming Drs Turshani  and Taylor

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Mission Hall, 1406
550 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158


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