Global Health Trips 2012-Present

Active faculty – Drs. Andrew Jacono, Mona Gangar, Mark Shikowitz, Christina Yang

Residents are welcome on all faculty trips.

Although Dr Shikowitz is Hofstra faculty, he continues to welcome senior Einstein residents.

Additional opportunities: Einstein Global Health Center


Bolivia - Elena Willis (PGY3)


Kenya - Jordan Virbalis (PGY3) with Kenya relief mission

Rio Bravo, Mexico - Elena Willis (PGY4) and her mother

Dominican Republic - Patricia Loftus (PGY4) – Dr. Shikowitz


Sri Lanka - Nathan Gonik (PGY4) - Dr. Shikowitz

Dominican Republic - Eugenie Du (PGY4) - Dr. Shikowitz


Myanmar - Wayne Hsueh (PGY4) with Dr. Shikowitz

Colombia - Stefan Shuaib (PGY4) with Dr. Jacono


Columbia – Dr. Melanie Malone (fellow) and Dr. Jacono


Colombia – Dr. Melanie Malone (attending) and Dr. Jacono

Peru – Judd Fastenberg (PGY4) and Dr. Shikowitz

Hanoi, Vietnam – Dr. Yang with REI Vietnam Otolaryngology team


Colombia – Melanie Malone and Dr. Jacono

Ecuador – Dr. Jacono

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Angela Cao (current PGY1), Jeremy Feintuch (research MS4), Joshua Feintuch (research MS4) and Dr. Yang with REI Vietnam medical team (also presented at AAO-HNS sim showcase with Einstein GHC micro grant)


Hanoi, Vietnam (REI) – Dr. Yang with REI Vietnam medical team

Dominican Republic – Dr. Shikowitz

Philippines – Dr. Shikowitz

India – Drs. Mona Gangar and Yasmina Ahmed (pgy4)


No trips due to COVID


Drs. Cao, Feintuch, and Feintuch published a reflection on their Vietnam experience in the Journal of Global Health

Dr. Jeremy Feintuch and Dr. Yang presented sim ed from VN at AAO-HNS panel

Rakai, Uganda – Dr. Gangar, Operation International


Bolivia – Dr. Gangar

Rakai, Uganda – Dr. Gangar leading H&N team, Operation International


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