Health Care Economics Program Manager
Sarah Iosifescu became involved with RAD-AID in 2009, speaking at the 2009 RAD-AID Conference on the subject of “Microfinance and Healthcare” and again at the 2012 RAD-AID Conference on the subject of “Economics of Sustainable Radiology in the Developing World.”
Sarah became the RAD-AID Health Care Economics Program Manager in 2012 and is working on projects implementing radiology services within sustainable oriented organizations in developing countries, including corporations, microfinance institutions, small enterprises and health clinics. These efforts comprise RAD-AID's dedication to addressing economic development in parallel with health care service improvement for populations in need.
Sarah brings a background in business and international development to RAD-AID. Sarah previously worked as a Senior Investment Analyst in the Capital Markets Group at the Grameen Foundation (2009-2011) focusing on start up investing and loan guarantee products for microfinance institutions. At Grameen, Sarah covered India (2009-2010) and East Africa (2010-2011.) While covering India, she co-lead 2 guarantees of over US $1 million for microfinance institutions. In 2010 she was promoted to regional coverage and relocated to Nairobi, Kenya to help start up the Capital Markets Group in East Africa. While working in Nairobi she performed extensive due diligence surveys and assessments on microfinance institutions in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda.
Prior to joining Grameen, Sarah was a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs (2008-2009) during which time she focused on bank and insurance company mergers and acquisitions and internal strategy with GS Bank USA.
Sarah graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 with a Bachelors of Science in Economics, concentrating in Finance. During her time at Wharton she combined her interest in finance and international development by volunteering with Penn International Business Volunteers and interned in Tamil Nadu, India performing corporate valuation for a microfinance institution seeking outside capital.
After becoming involved with RAD-AID and developing an interest in global health, Sarah wanted to use her business and international development background to pursue a career in medicine. She completed her post-baccalaureate premedical work at Bryn Mawr College in 2012 and is currently working in Hematology and Oncology Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia while applying to medical school.
To learn more about the RAD-AID Health Care Economics Program or to contact Sarah, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.