SPARK – Dr. Quittell Lecture
2 Lake Street, San Francisco, CA
March 20 – Lynne Quittell, MD, Director, North American Office, Ben-Gurion University Medical School for International Health; Pediatric Pulmonologist, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Lecture: Tikkun Olam Without Borders: Healing the World Through Global Medicine
Join us to hear how a unique medical school in the Israeli desert prepares doctors to address complex health concerns throughout the world, and to practice medicine across cultural, geographic and technological boundaries. The Medical School for International Health (MSIH) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) provides specialized training for physicians to work in underserved populations in developing countries, rural areas, inner cities, and Israel’s Negev region with large numbers of Bedouins and immigrants. Taught in English and drawing students from around the world, MSIH gives doctors the clinical skills and medical knowledge to put patients first – whether in a humanitarian crisis, a refugee clinic, or in one of the world’s leading medical centers.
Presented in partnership with American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Lynne M. Quittell, MD graduated from Hampshire College (Amherst, Massachusetts) in 1975 and received her medical degree in 1981from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. She was a pediatric resident at the Schneider Children’s Hospital of Long Island Jewish Medical Center (1981-1984), and completed a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children (1984-1987).
Dr. Quittell joined the faculty of Columbia University in 1988 and was the Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center there from 1991-2011. Dr. Quittell has served on multiple national committees including the Cystic Fibrosis Center Director’s Committee, and she is the Associate Director of the Data Safety Monitoring Board for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She has contributed to the development of clinical guidelines for Cystic Fibrosis.
In 1996 Dr. Quittell became Co-Chair of Admissions and the Associate Director of Student Affairs for Ben-Gurion University’s Medical School for International Health (MSIH), an affiliate of Columbia University. She is presently the Director of the North American Office of MSIH.
For more information, visit http://msih.bgu.ac.il/.