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A Global Health Conversation with Dr. Rick Hodes

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A Global Health Conversation with Dr. Rick Hodes

Join us for a Global Health Conversation with Dr. Rick Hodes, the medical director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Ethiopia. He practices in an Addis Ababa city hospital, specializing in spinal deformity, rheumatic heart disease, and certain malignancies.  Dr. Hodes has also cared for Ethiopian immigrants in Israel, and worked with refugees in Albania, Rwanda, Zaire, and Tanzania. He also consults at Mother Teresa’s Mission.

Dr. Hodes was a CNN Hero, has been ABC's Person of the Week, is the subject of documentaries "Making the Crooked Straight," and "Zemene," and a book by Marilyn Berger "This is a Soul-the Mission of Rick Hodes." A native of Long Island, he graduated from Middlebury College, University of Rochester Medical School, and trained in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview. Dr. Hodes lives in Addis Ababa with his Ethiopian family. 

With an introduction by Dr. Michele Barry, Director of Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global Health, Dr. Hodes will speak with Global Health Faculty Fellow and School of Medicine Adjunct Lecturer Paul Costello about his life, career, and commitment to saving the lives of those with the fewest resources, one person at a time.

Event Details:

  • Thursday, Nov. 2, 5:00-6:30p.m. PST
  • In-person: Dean's Suite Boardroom LKSC 320
  • Refreshments will be served.