New Fogarty-funded fellow joining our team, welcome Dr. Maia Nofal

April 11, 2022

The Global Engagement program at Stanford Surgery is delighted to welcome its new member: Dr. Maia Nofal, MD, who will spend two years doing research in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on surgical infection prevention and control.

Dr. Nofal is currently a PGY-2 General Surgery resident at Boston Medical Center and will be joining us this summer as part of the NIH Fogarty-funded Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) program. GHES is a one-year mentored research training program for post-doctoral fellows, upper-level PhD students and professional school (MD, DVM, DrPH, PharmD) students. GHES Fellowship is part of the Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is managed by the Center of Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) at Stanford.

Throughout her time in Ethiopia, Dr Nofal will be mentored by Dr. Thomas Weiser, Director of Global Engagement at Stanford Surgery. She will be working side by side with experts from our long-time partner Lifebox, a charity devoted to improving surgical and anesthetic safety for which Dr. Weiser is the Consulting Medical Officer. Dr. Nofal already knows many of the team members she will be working with as she met them during her fourth year of medical school when she worked in Ethiopia alongside a past Fogarty fellow, Nichole Starr.

We are looking forward to her joining our program and following her journey. Please join us in welcoming Maia as she follows a vision to use her knowledge and skills to make this world a better and safer place.

To learn more about your opportunities in Global Surgery, contact Mohammed Al Kadhim.