Dr Dominique Vervoort is a medical doctor from Belgium and co-Founder of InciSioN – the International Student Surgical Network. He is a current MPH/MBA dual degree student at Johns Hopkins. Previously, Dominique completed the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship at Harvard Medical School, where he worked on National Surgical, Obstetric, and Anesthesia planning in Pakistan and West Africa. Dominique has written widely on inequity and gender disparities within global health, and has been featured in the New York Times, JAMA, and leading cardiac surgery journals. After his dual degree at Johns Hopkins, he intends to pursue a career in pediatric cardiac surgery with particular interests in capacity-building programs and low-cost surgical innovation.
Dr Nabeel Ashraf, is a medical doctor from Karachi, Pakistan. He completed the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Fellowship at the PGSSC. He has worked with Pakistan’s Ministry of Health on national level projects such as the National Vision for Surgical Care 2025. To deal with the COVID Pandemic in Pakistan, Nabeel was part of the core teams that set up and operationalized a 600 bed Field Isolation Center (FIC) and a 148 bed High Dependency Unit (HDU) in Karachi. Nabeel is currently looking forward to completing his training as a surgeon and public health student. In the future he plans to dive deeper into health system research and wants to develop and implement scalable intervention required to optimize fragmented health systems and improve healthcare and surgical care access across the world. He is committed to the vision of achieving social justice globally.