RAD-AID Faculty Advisors
RAD-AID has a faculty track for advisors with international experience who wish to mentor students, residents, and staff, in addition to serving on RAD-AID's global health projects. Current RAD-AID Faculty Advisors are shown below (alphabetically. If you are interested in contacting any RAD-AID's Faculty Advisors, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marc Kohli, MD
Dr. Kohli joined RAD-AID in 2012 as a Faculty Advisor to the RAD-AID Chapters Program. Leveraging his experience as the Director of Radiology for AMPATH (http://www.ampathkenya.org), Dr. Kohli brings practical experience to the Chapters program. Marc's other interests include informatics in the developing world, as well as quality assurance and improvement.
Krit Pongpirul, MD, MPH, PhD
Dr. Krit Pongpirul received his Ph.D. from the Health Systems Program, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; an MPH from Harvard University; and an MD from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. He had been working as a director of a 30-bed community hospital, as a health systems researcher in the International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health, and as a hospital surveyor in the Healthcare Accreditation Institute, Thailand. The experience in managing a small hospital in rural area triggered his interest in effective organizational management and public health interventions in limited resource settings. He has done a number of health policy and health systems research projects related to quality management system, hospital information system, bibliometric analysis, and primary health care, using both qualitative and quantitative approaches.
Ali Tahvildari, MD
Dr. Tahvildari received his M.D. from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed a diagnostic radiology residency at Emory University. He is currently a Body Imaging fellow at Stanford University. During his residency training at Emory, he developed a successful radiology resident global health rotation in Ethiopia, forming a partnership with Addis Ababa University. The development process of their global health radiology elective was published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR, July 2012). Dr. Tahvildari brings this great experience to RAD-AID in serving as a faculty advisor to the RAD-AID Chapters program.