I am currently an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; the anesthesiology director for the Johns Hopkins Center for Surgery Obstetrics, Anesthesiology, and Global Health; as well as the executive director of the Johns Hopkins Austere Anesthesia Health Outcomes Research Group. For the past two decades I have been involved in clinical, educational, and research-related medical projects that are aimed at improving medical care for people in Africa. I have practiced and taught medicine in 14 countries, on three continents and the Caribbean.
I have a strong interest in bridging the medical and cultural divide between the United States and Africa through education, training, technology, and historical forums. As a result of this interest and my involvement in the Doctors for United Medical Missions organization (DrUMM), I have introduced dozens of physicians, students, and others to Africa in a manner that has altered their perceptions, careers, and interests.
I am currently working on a description of the most notable historical and current relationships between African Americans and Africans on the continent of Africa. I am actively looking for qualified individuals who may be interested in collaborating or contributing to this endeavor.