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Meet our diverse and passionate team; always ready to support, foster, and build bridges for a healthier world.
Dr. Mark Walker


Vice-Dean, Internationalization and Global Health

  • Under the direction of the Dean, represents the Faculty for all international and global health matters
  • Provide strategic and operational leadership, including setting priorities, goals and objectives
  • Chair of Advisory Committee on Internationalization
  • Advise on the creation of Faculty-wide database and systematic reporting of international and global health activities
  • Ensure a systematic review of all new and existing partnerships

Dr. Walker is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine. He is also Senior Scientist with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Scientific Director of BORN (Ontario’s pregnancy, birth and childhood registry and network), and Medical Lead - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Champlain Maternal Newborn Regional Program.

In addition, he is cross-appointed to the School of Epidemiology and Public Health and the Telfer School of Management.

Dr. Manisha KULKARNI

Dr. Manisha KULKARNI

Assistant Dean, Global Health

  • Foster and support Global Health activities in line with the Faculty of Medicine’s Strategic Direction

  • Establish strategic and sustainable initiatives to facilitate the engagement of learners, residents and faculty in education, research, healthcare and capacity-building opportunities

  • Provide leadership and expertise to the Global Health Program with the ultimate outcome of improving healthcare in low-resource communities around the world, by creating preferred partnerships with organizations in low and middle income countries

  • Chair of Global Health Advisory Committee

Dr. Manisha Kulkarni is an Associate Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa. She holds a PhD in Medical Entomology from McGill University and brings over fifteen years of experience in working on malaria biology, epidemiology, and control in East Africa and other global settings.

Dr. Husein MOLOO

Dr. Husein MOLOO

Director, Planetary Health

  • Develop a framework for Planetary Health at the Faculty of Medicine that includes activities in research, education and services

  • Collaborate with academic units to identify curriculum content focusing on the impact of environmental changes on population health

  • Promote research initiatives on Planetary Health themes across the Faculty

  • Help position the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine as a leader in Planetary Health in collaboration with its affiliated academic teaching hospitals and research institutes

Dr. Husein Moloo completed his General Surgery Residency at Western University, followed by a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery. He also holds a Master’s in Epidemiology at the University of Ottawa, and a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University. He is currently a member of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Knowledge Translation, Technology Assessment for Health Equity.



Interim Director, International Learner Community

  • Oversee the strategy and operational goals of the International Learner Community
  • Work in close collaboration with the IGHO to identify activities to support all foreign trainees registered in all academic streams of the Faculty of Medicine
  • Ensure that all foreign trainees are well supported during their education at the University of Ottawa
  • Oversee and manage the Kuwait Mentoring Program (KMP)

Dr. Ben Fadel completed her medical training at Alfateh University in Tripoli, Libya in 1993. She completed her pediatric residency training at the University of Ottawa and her postgraduate neonatal perinatal medicine fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University of Toronto in 2010. She is a clinical investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute and an academic neonatologist practicing in the NICUs at both CHEO and The Ottawa Hospital - General Campus. She is the program director of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship and the physician lead of Targeted Neonatal Echo (TNEcho) at TOH and CHEO NICUs. Her research is focused on medical education and the use of point of care ultrasound including TNEcho and Neonatal Cranial Ultrasound.

Meghan HACH

Meghan HACH

Senior Manager, Business Operations

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  • Responsible for the overall operations of the office including the alignment of the human, financial and material resources with Faculty objectives
  • Oversees the conception, management, delivery and evaluation of all activities
  • Supports and facilitates the development and review of international partnerships
  • Key advisor to Faculty leadership in matters of international and global health activities
Zaina-Sophie SALIBI

Zaina-Sophie SALIBI

Liaison, International Business Development

[email protected]
613-562-5800 ext. 2836

  • Development and implementation of international projects at the Faculty
  • Data collection and inventory of international partnerships and global health activities
  • Communication strategy of the office
  • International mobility at the Faculty (incoming and outgoing)
Desiree STONE

Desiree STONE

Lead Coordinator, Program Management

[email protected]
613-562-5800 ext. 4479

  • Concentration in Global Health and Social Accountability
  • International electives
  • Global health bursaries
  • Pre-departure training
  • Post-elective debriefing
  • Global Health Advisory Committee
Mariam SAID

Mariam SAID

Coordinator, Administrative Support

[email protected]
613-562-5800 ext. 7800

  • Support IGHO team with operational activities
  • Manage general inquiries ensuring that they are dealt with promptly
  • Administer all financial transactions and procurement
  • Document management and data entry