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Fellowship Alumni 2016 - Present

Hemali Patel
A portrait of Justina Johnson. A portrait of Kristin Adeyemi.
Hemali Patel Justina Johnson Kristin Adeyemi
A portrait of Olufemi Olorunda. A portrait of Stephanie Dietz.  
Olufemi Olorunda Stephanie Dietz  


Alumni Reflections


"I decided to do a Global Health fellowship at RUSH because I was at a crossroad in my career, and I had a lot of questions and very few answers. The fellowship not only provided me with answers but also helped me fall in love with medicine again. Thanks to my fellowship year, I now see a path to accomplishing my lifelong goal of increasing subspecialty access in sub-Saharan Africa. The RUSH Global Health and Community Empowerment staff are some of the most amazing people I have met, and it was a joy to go to work every day."

- Femi Olorunda, Fellow Alumnus


"The one year GH fellowship through RUSH provided me a chance to  experience different systems of health care delivery abroad and to serve under-resourced populations. In addition to primary care, fellows work in collaboration with many different medical specialties through surgical trips including ENT, Ob-gyn, General surgery, Plastic surgery, Audiology, Urology, and Orthopedic surgery to develop valuable leadership skills. Fellows also have the opportunity to design and pursue a global health research study during their year. Highly recommended for those interested in having an impact in improving healthcare in resource-limited global settings."

- Justina Johnson, Fellow Alumnus


Two fellows wear stethoscopes and explain a document to a patient.

Where are they now?

The goal of the Fellowship is to create life-long leaders and advocates in promoting health equity locally and globally. Our alumni have gone on to pursue interesting careers in medicine and academics, including:

  • Becoming a Hospitalist
  • Securing a second Fellowship (Nephrology and Cardiology)
  • Leading global health teams
  • Creating global health programs at other institutions
Contact Information

A portrait of Dr. Stephanie Crane

Stephanie Crane, MD
Chief, Division of Community and Global Health Equity Co-Fellowship Director

A portrait of Dr. Amanda Bradke

Amanda Bradke, MD
Co-Fellowship Director