Kimberly Shriner, MD, FACP is an infectious disease specialist and is the
director of the highly respected
Phil Simon Clinic for people with HIV/AIDS. Since 2002, she’s assembled a team of
employees from Huntington Memorial Hospital for a total of nine trips
to Eastern Africa as part of the Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania Project.
Through the Project, more than 100 Huntington Memorial Hospital employees
and physicians have made the trip, providing basic health care, medication,
HIV and anti-retroviral education, as well as manpower and support to
the impoverished region. This year 39 people – the largest team
yet – made the 10,000 mile journey. In addition to the veteran surgeons,
nurses, social workers, infrastructure personnel and laboratorians who
have previously participated in this global effort, this year the team
included, for the first time, a pediatrician, gastroenterologist, ultrasound
technician and a veterinary team.
Dr. Shriner was interviewed for a feature in the recent issue of MD Magazine.
In it, she discusses her inspiration for starting
the Tanzania Project and how the project has evolved over the years. It is an amazing undertaking,
one that we’re proud to be a part of.
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