AMPATH Team Updates

It has been an eventful year, with some exciting news for our AMPATH-UofT leadership team.

 

Dr. Barry Rosen
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A warm farewell to Dr. Barry Rosen, Head of Gynecologic Oncology, as he joins Beaumont Health in Michigan as Section Lead in Gynecologic Oncology.

Dr. Rosen has been an essential part of the AMPATH training program, beginning with his own 2008 trip to Kenya. Inspired by the efforts of the physicians, women, and children, Dr. Rosen set out to help train and support Kenyan physicians to help improve cervical cancer outcomes. AMPATH’s first specialty fellowship program in Gynecologic Oncology started in 2012, when a team from the Princess Margaret Hospital trained two Kenyan doctors for six weeks in palliative care, radiation oncology, and pathology. Both doctors, along with Rosen, have helped implement a cervical cancer screening program in Kenya, and the relationship continued to include procedure training for radical hysterectomies and pelvic lymphadenectomies.

Thank you to Dr. Rosen for everything he has done. He continues as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Michael Milosevic

Dr. Milosevic, Radiation Oncologist at Princess Margaret Hospital, will be assuming local leadership of AMPATH within Princess Margaret Hospital. Welcome to the team!

Dr. Paula Braitsteinpaula_braitstein

Epidemiologist Dr. Braitstein was awarded Applied Public Health Research Chair by CIHR and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Braitstein left Indiana University to take up the CIHR Chair at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and build global health research capacity between the University of Toronto and Moi University.Dr. Braitstein will use some of the funding to evaluate an HIV intervention called FLTR (Find, Link, Treat, Retain) in Eldoret, Kenya. FLTR is an approach to testing, counselling and treating for HIV as early as possible. She also hopes that FLTR can help Kenyan street youth manage substance use and street life.

In May, Dr. Braitstein gave Medical Complication of Pregnancy Rounds at Mount Sinai on high risk adolescents and pregnancy in Eldoret.

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