Dr. Ramin Asgary
Ramin Asgary, MD, MPH started working in humanitarian contexts in mid-90s (with MSF in 1997) as field volunteer, field physician, project director, medical coordinator, and senior health and research advisor in more than a dozen missions and projects in regions including Eurasia/Former Soviet States, Sub-Saharan/East/South Africa, South/Central America, and often in refugee settings or post-conflict. He has been serving on the MSF-USA’s Board of Directors since 2012.
Dr. Asgary is currently on the faculty of the Weill Cornell College of Medicine/NY-Presbyterian Hospital and teaches clinical medicine and community oriented healthcare and immigrant health; an adjunct professor at the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University and teaches Ethics and Accountability in Humanitarian Assistance; and a professorial lecturer at the George Washington University’s School of Public Health and teaches Public Health in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies. He has taught courses in Epidemiology, Global Health, Humanitarian Assistance, Health and Human Rights, and Healthcare of the Underserved and Homeless in the US. Dr. Asgary provides direct medical care to the homeless in New York City homeless shelter clinics. With more than fifty peer-reviewed publications, his international health research relates to Women’s and Reproductive Health, NCDs/Cancer, mHealth and Cervical Cancer Screening, Refugee Health/Complex Emergencies, HIV/Malaria, and Ethics and Accountability in Humanitarian Assistance. He graduated from a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Social Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a fellowship in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and a fellowship in Clinical and Translational Research at the New York University School of Medicine. He completed a masters in public health in Forced Migration and Health from the Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, a masters in public health in Community Medicine from the Mount Sinai School of Biological Studies, a masters of science in Clinical Investigation/Research from the New York University, a diploma in Comparative Effectiveness Research from the New York University, and a diploma in Tropical Medicine and Travel Health from the Johns Hopkins University.