Dr. Antonia Eyssallenne, program director of the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and the ICU director for Partners in Health in Mirebalais, Haiti, joined the Children’s Trust board of directors in January 2017. Dr. Eyssallenne received an M.D. and Ph.D. in pathology in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York.
She graduated from the combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami as chief resident. Immediately upon graduation, Dr. Eyssallenne was recruited to be the chief medical officer of a 50-bed trauma/critical care hospital in Port au Prince, Haiti, in partnership with the nongovernmental organization Project Medishare (PM); she later founded a pediatric residency program focused on evidence-based and critical care medicine, and currently serves as PM’s medical education consultant, a role in which she encourages capacity building through medical education. In addition to her work in Haiti, in 2011 Dr. Eyssallenne was hired as faculty for the internal medicine and pediatrics departments of the University of Miami, and was appointed associate program director of the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, where she also established and continues to direct its Global Health Track initiative.
Term expires: January 2019