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Joia Mukherjee      

Chief Medical Officer, Partners in Health

Dr. Joia Mukherjee is the Chief Medical Officer for Partners In Health (PIH), an international medical charity dedicated to providing a preferential option for the poor in healthcare. She is an internist, pediatrician, public health and infectious disease specialist and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Mukherjee has been Chief Medical Officer of PIH since 2000, supporting PIH’s efforts to provide high quality, comprehensive health care to the poorest and most vulnerable in partnership with local communities and health officials. Dr. Mukherjee’s clinical focus in resource-poor settings has been HIV/AIDS, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, mental health and Ebola. She is involved in the direct implementation of health programs and disease specific initiatives across PIH’s 10 focus countries, as well as research and the generation of new knowledge in these arenas.

At Harvard, she teaches infectious disease, global health delivery and human rights to health professionals and students from around the world. Dr. Mukherjee has helped to create new residency and fellowship training programs for Rwandan and Haitian physicians as well as global health residencies and fellowships for US trainees at Harvard and other AmericanDr.

Dr. Mukherjee was recognized by Heifer International as Hero of Humanity for her outstanding service in 2006.

In 2014, Dr. Mukherjee was one of the lead strategists in launching PIH’s efforts to fight Ebola and strengthen health systems in Sierra Leone and Liberia.


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