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Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR)

INQUIRY 2016 Research, Scholarship and the Arts at UVM

Global Health

The World as Clinic and Classroom

Majid Sadigh, M.D.

From the time he was a four-year-old impoverished boy in Iran, Associate Professor of Medicine Majid Sadigh, M.D., (at right in photo) knew he wanted to become a physician, in order to help alleviate the pain and suffering he witnessed in the developing world.

Now, as the director of the Global Health Program of UVM and its clinical affiliate, Western Connecticut Health Network, he has published widely on global health topics, and leads medical students, residents and physicians to resource-limited countries to be trained in understanding the complexities of healthcare delivery with the hope of reducing health inequity.

One of the program's continuing relationships is with Uganda's Mulago Hospital, where the above photo was taken.