Antonia Eyssellenne, MD, PhD – Panelist
Antoni Eyssallenne received her MD and PhD in Pathology in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY in 2006 and 2004, respectively. She graduated from the combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency program at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida in 2010 as chief resident. Immediately upon graduation, Dr. Eyssallenne was recruited to be the Chief Medical Officer of a 50-bed trauma/critical care hospital in Port au Prince, Haiti in partnership with the non-governmental organization Project Medishare (PM). In 2011, she was hired as faculty for both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics departments at University of Miami, and was appointed associate program director of the combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program where she also started and directs their Global Health Track. In July 2012, she published a perspective article in NEJM focused on critical care medicine in a resource poor setting. In the fall of 2013, she started a pediatric residency program in Haiti, focused on evidence-based and critical care medicine. In Spring 2014 she stepped down as CMO and became PM’s medical education consultant in order to focus on capacity building through medical education in Haiti. She received an appointment as adjunct professor in the school of public health at UM teaching global health to MPH candidates in the summer of 2014. She is currently the Program Director of the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida and is the Intensive Care Unit director for Partners in Health in Mirebalais, Haiti where she started and structured their ICU in April 2015, advises and provides care for critically ill adult and pediatric patients, and facilitates local training through strategic academic partnerships.