A Continuing Medical Education Course for Those Passionate about Global Health

UCSF Faculty

UCSF Global Health Bootcamp Team:


Phuoc V. Le, MD MPH DTM&H, UCSF Hospital Medicine

Phuoc Le graduated from Dartmouth in 2000 with a double major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures. He then matriculated at Stanford Medical School where he earned his MD. During his time at Stanford, Phuoc also obtained a Master’s of Public Health from UC Berkeley with a focus on global health. He completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Global Health Equity at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. During residency he has worked with the NGO Partners in Health (PIH) to provide equitable health care in Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, and most recently, post-earthquake Haiti. He has participated in both quantitative and qualitative public/community health, and anthropological research in Tibet, Shanghai, and Qinghai, PRC, and Geneva, Switzerland.

Currently, Phuoc is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at UCSF, where he is a hospitalist splitting his time between both departments. He co-directs the Global Health-Hospital Medicine Fellowship at UCSF, directs the Global Health Pathway for the Pediatric Residency, and is director of international rotations for the Internal Medicine Residency. He is also a visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, where he directs the Interdisciplinary Masters of Public Health Program. He continues to work with PIH for several months a year.


Sriram Shamasunder, MD DTM&H, UCSF Hospital Medicine

Sriram Shamasunder completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in June 2008. As a physician who trained at a public hospital and has provided medical care abroad, Sri is interested in the delivery of comprehensive health care in resource poor settings. In addition to his clinical work training medical students and residents on the medical service at UCSF in San Francisco, he spends much of his time abroad. In 2009, Sri spent 5 months in rural Burundi with the organization Village Health Works providing comprehensive primary and HIV care as well as designing innovative clinical programs. Following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, he led a group of Harvard surgeons in Western Haiti providing medical and surgical care in the immediate aftermath of the disaster. In 2010, he spent several months in rural Karnataka, India providing comprehensive primary care and training health personnel. In 2011, he worked in a similar capacity in Rwanda with the Ministry of Health and the organization Partners in Health.

He was awarded the Young Physician of the Year in 2010, by the Northern California Chapter of the American College of Physicians and was named an Asia21 fellow by the Asia Foundation in 2012.

Currently, Sri is a Fulbright-Nehru scholar to India studying innovations of care among tribal health organizations throughout rural India. At UCSF, he co-founded and is co-directing the first ever Global Health-Hospital Medicine Fellowship, which aims to train the next cohort of leaders in Global Health delivery and implementation.

Madhavi Dandu

Madhavi Dandu, MD MPH, Global Health Sciences at UCSF

Dr. Dandu is an Associate Professor of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature and medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She completed her residency training in the Categorical Medicine Program at UCSF in 2003. Afterwards, Dr. Dandu attended the University of California, Berkeley and received a Masters in Public Health with a focus on international health and health and human rights.

Prior to returning to UCSF, Dr. Dandu spent two years back at the University of Michigan with the Department of Medicine in the hospitalist group providing inpatient clinical care to patients and teaching residents and medical students. At UCSF, Dr. Dandu spends time on the inpatient clinical services supervising and teaching medical students and residents.

Her main nonclinical areas of focus are in global health education, curriculum development, and mentorship. She is Director of the Master of Science in Global Health, a one-year program designed for students or practitioners in a health science profession or related field who wish to achieve mastery and leadership skills in the field of global health. Additionally, she directs the Global Health Pathway/Area of Distinction for the Internal Medicine Residency. In this capacity she coordinates international experiences of residents, assists with their scholarly projects, and provides curriculum for those committed to careers in global health. She is also co-director of the Global Health Core for the Division of Hospital Medicine and a senior curriculum adviser for the HEAL Fellowship.

Dr. Dandu continues to pursue her research interests in human rights and global public health.

Yichen (Ethel) Wu

Ethel Wu, MD, UCSF Hospital Medicine

Ethel Wu is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco. She divides her clinical time between ward attending, neurosurgery co-management, and medicine consultation. Her interests are in quality improvement and global health. In QI, her particular focus is in improving physician-to-physician communication and applying Lean methodology for safe patient discharges. Her academic interests include bringing global health to medicine residents via tailored telehealth seminars connecting with underserved sites. Additionally, she is involved in developing a hypertension education, monitoring, and treatment program with the Tribal Health Initiative in Sittillingi, a village in rural Southern India.

Dr. Wu completed her fellowship in Hospital Medicine at UCSF, internal medicine residency in the global health track at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and received her medical degree from Boston University.

Sally Graglia, MD, UCSF Emergency Medicine

Sally Graglia is an Emergency Medicine physician with fellowship training in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). After completing Emergency Medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco – San Francisco General Hospital, Dr. Graglia pursued fellowship training in Ultrasound at the Massachusetts General Hospital. During her fellowship, she worked with PURE (Point-of-care Ultrasound in Resource-limited Environments) in Uganda which led her to take an appointment with the Liberia with the Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons (LCPS) as Ultrasound Education Director in Monrovia, Liberia. Dr. Graglia has experience in various capacities and environments including Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Africa, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, and rural California. Her passions include teaching, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), and global health.

Friends and Prior Contributors:

Emily Hall

Emily Hall, RN MSN MPH, UCSF School of Nursing

Emily Hall obtained her BSN at the University of Virginia and started her career in global health while in working towards her Masters in Nursing and Masters in Public Health at the University of Pennsylvania. Experiences in Rwanda and Malawi shaped her desire to join Partners In Health in 2008, leading nurse training projects in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda. In 2010, she led clinician volunteers working at the university hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti following the devastating earthquake. Emily practiced in a community-based family practice with a majority immigrant population in Boston, Massachusetts before joining the faculty at UCSF in 2014 as Faculty Lead for the Global Health Nurse Fellowship in Hinche, Haiti.


Tina Brock, BA BSPharm MS EdD, UCSF School of Pharmacy

Dr. Tina Penick Brock is currently Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Associate Dean for Global Health and Educational Innovations in the School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. In this capacity, she collaborates with clinical educators in the UCSF Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing and the Department of Physical Therapy – exploring ways to improve health outcomes through interprofessional care. Her passions are global health workforce capacity building, systems strengthening, curriculum development, technology-enhanced learning, and leadership development. For these activities, she collaborates with Management Sciences for Health, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Education team and Phi Lambda Sigma leadership society.

Prof Brock entered the Academy in 1995 and since that time, she has continued to hone her instructional skills through interactions with a global network of mentors, colleagues and students (many of whom are now instructors, too). She is a lifelong learner and considers herself an expert fiction from the American South, British journalism, musical theater and good tomatoes.

Nathan Teismann

Nathan Teismann, MD, Emergency Medicine UCSF

Dr. Nathan Teismann is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Department of Emergency Medicine at UCSF. He specialized in Emergency Ultrasound, Point-of-Care Ultrasound, Ocular Ultrasound, Ultrasound-Guided Venous Access, Ultrasound Education, D-dimer, Venous Thromboembolism, Medical Student Education, Emergency Medicine Residency Education. In 2012, Dr. Teismann was given the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Academy of Medical Education.


Karen Duderstadt, RN PhD, UCSF School of Nursing

Dr. Karen Duderstadt is a Clinical Professor at the UCSF School of Nursing, and teaches in the Advanced Practice Pediatric Nursing program. She completed her PhD at UCSF in Nursing & Health Policy in 2006, and her research focused on access to care for low-income children. Her work over two decades has focused on access to care for patients and families through expansion of public health insurance programs. Since 2005, her clinical practice is with the urban, low-income Spanish speaking population of children and families at San Francisco General Hospital Children’s Health Center. Dr. Duderstadt served as the Health Policy/Legislative Chair for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners from 2002 to 2006. She worked on healthcare reform and reauthorization of Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). She has been a member of the prevention of Childhood Obesity Initiative was a contributing author to the Childhood Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines published in 2006. She also published the 2nd Edition of her popular Elsevier Pediatric Physical Assessment in 2014.

Her work in global health was with the Fundacion Pediatrica Gualtemalteca where she mentored nurse practitioner students in mobile rural clinics in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic pediatric health conditions in resource poor areas. Recently, her work globally has been focused on advancement of the pediatric nurse practitioner role in Japan where she has delivered graduate curriculum and conducted laboratory skills training for faculty and student in pediatric graduate nursing programs from five universities.

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