Tag: Dr. Nia Zalamea

The 2023 Herbert Shainberg Scholars Cohort Continued Medical Education in Israel


For Monica Ogunsusi, MD, and Aditya Shah, MD, studying medicine internationally is not only a special experience, but one that also elevates their future careers in medicine and global health care. “The Ben-Gurion Multicultural Health elective offered the opportunity to be educated from Israeli physicians, form professional connections, and created the space for an enriching… Read More

Department of Surgery’s Zalamea Honored for Leadership as Educator, Global Health Care Provider


Nia Zalamea, MD, FACS, assistant professor of general surgery, director of the UTHSC Global Surgery Institute, and associate director of the UTHSC Center for Multicultural and Global Health, has done medical mission work in the Philippines for more than 20 years with her family foundation, the Memphis Mission of Mercy. The nonprofit provides health care in… Read More

UTHSC Physicians Work to Provide Surgical Assistance in Ukraine

Dr. William Novick, a cardiothoracic surgeon, has operated on children across the globe, including infants in Ukraine.

William Novick, MD, professor of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has operated on children around the globe, as part of his mission to extend health care access to children in need wherever they are. When the war broke out in Ukraine, even though he was on a surgical… Read More

First Cohort of Herbert Shainberg Scholars Arrive in Israel


The first cohort of the Herbert Shainberg Scholars Program have officially arrived in Israel. Colbe Earles and Macy Cottrell are studying at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev during March as part of the new student exchange program that gives fourth-year students in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine an… Read More

UTHSC Extends Reach to Advance Health Equity Locally and Globally


When surgeon Denis Foretia was growing up in Cameroon, he loved playing soccer. Every time he played, though, his knees would swell so badly it became difficult to walk. “My mom took me to see one of the few doctors in the town of Buea, where I grew up,” he says. “It was there that I… Read More

UTHSC Had Many Winners in 2018 Health Care Heroes Awards


  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center can proudly claim many of the winners of the Memphis Business Journal’s 2018 Health Care Heroes Awards. The annual awards were bestowed Tuesday night during a ceremony at the Holiday Inn University. They celebrate the best in Memphis health care in several categories. Anne Alexandrov, PhD, RN,… Read More