Step 3 – Identify a faculty advisor in your department to work with

Identify a faculty advisor in your department to work with who will assist you in developing educational objectives and completing the UNC Resident International Rotation Policy (see form above). The required forms will also have to be approved by your program director and forwarded to Kathryn Hill (( at the GME Office. The OIA can assist you in finding faculty with an interest in global health and walking you through the required forms if you need additional support. Below is a list of global health contact faculty within UNC residencies. These faculty are a good place to start for mentoring, ideas, and resources connecting you to global health, but if there is not a point person in your residency or you need help, please contact the OIA.


Department Physician Email
Anesthesiology Jay A. Anderson, DDS, MD
Dermatology Luis Diaz, MD
Emergency Medicine Justin Myers, DO, MPH
ENT Carol Shores, MD MPH
Family Medicine Martha Carlough, MD, MPH
Sylvia Becker-Dreps,MD, MPH
Med/Peds Rick Hobbs, MD
Alan Liles, MD
Medicine Lee Berkowitz, MD
Neonatology Wayne Price, MD
Melissa Bauserman, MD MPH
Neurology David Huang, MD
Neurosurgery Deanna Sasaki-Adams, MD
OB/GYN Jeff Stringer, MD (CIDRZ – Zambia)
Tom Ivester, MD
Gretchen Stuart, MD
Ophthalmology Kenneth Cohen, MD
Orthopaedics Robert Esther, MD
Laurence Dahners
Pediatrics Richard Hobbs, MD

Elizabeth Fitzgerald, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Heather Walker, MD
Preventive Medicine Deborah Porterfield, MD, MPH
Psychiatry Adult and Pediatric Roberto Blanco, MD
Radiology Sheryl Jordan, MD and Robert Dixon, MD (Assoc Director)
Surgery Anthony Charles, MD
UNC Project Malawi/Infectious Disease Myron Cohen, MD
Irving Hoffman, PA

The University Center for Global Initiatives maintains a search engine of collaborative agreements and faculty involved in international projects which may be helpful as well. Also check with the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease and the School of Public Health Office of Global Health for specific areas of interest and geographic experience of UNC faculty for ideas. Many faculty are willing to help with international electives.