Dr. Tom Catena, MD from Duke, is the only physician for a population of more than 750,000 in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, a conflict zone where humanitarian aid is restricted. At the Mother of Mercy Hospital, founded in 2007, he treats as many as 400 patients a day and is on call around the clock. Treating casualties of the region’s civil war, he performs more than 1000 operations each year, often without running water or electricity.

In 2018, Catena received the Catholic Doctor of the Year Award from the Mission Doctors Association in Los Angeles. In 2017, Dr. Catena was awarded the $1.1 million Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, which honors unsung heroes working to preserve human life at great personal risk. He is the recipient of Honorary Doctorates from Brown University (2016) and Yerevan State Medical University (2017) and was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine in 2015.


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The UNC Office of Global Health Education is proud to host Dr. Tom Catena

Monday, November 18, 2019  1-2pm (MBRB 2204)

 

Dr. Tom Catena, MD from Duke University School of Medicine, is the only physician for a population of more than 750,000 in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, a conflict zone where humanitarian aid is restricted. At the Mother of Mercy Hospital, which he founded in 2007, he treats as many as 400 patients a day and is on call around the clock. Treating casualties of the region’s civil war, he performs more than 1000 operations each year, often without running water or electricity. In 2018, Catena received the Catholic Doctor of the Year Award from the Mission Doctors Association in Los Angeles. In 2017, Dr. Catena was awarded the $1.1 million Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, which honors unsung heroes working to preserve human life at great personal risk. He is the recipient of Honorary Doctorates from Brown University (2016) and Yerevan State Medical University (2017) and was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine in 2015.

 

Listen to his podcast interview here!  https://peterattiamd.com/tomcatena/

 

 

DR. TOM CATENA PRESENTS AT UNC

“GRATITUDE IN ACTION: ONE DOCTOR,ONE HOSPITAL, ONE MILLION PATIENTS”

Introduction by Dr. Martha Carlough

Monday, November 18, 1pm-2pm

2204 Medical Bimolecular Research Building (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

 

*Evening screening of the award-winning film: The Heart of Nuba 

Monday, November 18, 5pm-8PM

Great Hall, Trent Semans Center (hosted by Duke University)

See the movie trailer here.

  

*REGISTER FOR THE DUKE FILM SCREENING AND DINNER HERE

 

In honor of the visit of Dr. Tom Catena to Duke, the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School will be screening the award-winning documentary The Heart of Nubaabout the work of Dr. Tom Catena, the only doctor serving millions of patients in the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan. The event will be followed by a round table dinner and Q&A with Dr. Catena. Please REGISTER above, as space is limited.