Education & Training
Global Health Initiative
The Department of Neurology has partnered with the St. Luke Foundation and neurologists nationwide to provide a continuous neurologic presence in Port au Prince, Haiti. We hope this will be the first of many future endeavors to provide desperately needed neurologic care on a global scale. In addition, trainees and attending physicians gain exposure to a wide range of pathologies rarely seen in the U.S. and advance their clinical acumen with reliance on history and physical exam findings.
As a nonprofit institution, St. Luke has the same philosophy as Boston Medical Center to provide exceptional care, without exception. There is a tremendous need for neurologic care in Haiti, which only worsened after the devastating earthquake in 2010. With an extreme shortage of neurologists, patients with epilepsy, spinal cord difficulties, stroke, and many other conditions go undiagnosed and untreated.
Our first trip is scheduled for November 2013 and we need your donations to get us there! Also let us know if you’re interested in coming on our spring 2014 trip.
There are many ways to get involved:
1. Be entertained!
Come to our department Talent Show on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Bakst Auditorium at Boston University School of Medicine. Tickets are $10 advanced purchase and $15 at the door. Refreshments will be served. Purchase your raffle tickets today to win fabulous prizes!
2. Purchase a T-shirt for yourself or give one as a gift!
3. Make a donation!
4. Email our Global Health Team to volunteer for our spring 2014 trip or to get involved in other ways!
Creator and Director: Veronica Santini, MD (Fellow)
Global Health Ambassadors:
Faculty Advisor: Anna DePold Hohler, MD (Attending)
Learn more about our Neurology residency training program:
Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology