Duke Radiology Fellows, Educating in Kenya!

Amrita Devalapalli, M.D., and Vishwan Pamarthi, M.D., Duke Radiology Fellows, spent 6 weeks in Kenya at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital  guiding and aiding in the education, implementation, and clinical use of newly acquired advanced imaging technology such as multi-detector CT and 1.5 T MR. Their daily work included readout of CT and MRI cases, teaching conferences with trainees, participation in multi-disciplinary conferences, and weekly ICU, Medicine, and Pediatric rounds. They also helped with CT protocols optimization and mammography quality improvement.

After returning to the US, they also played an active role in welcoming Kenyan medical students to North Carolina. Drs. Devalapalli and Pamarthi’s work in Kenya reflects their aspiration to improve the health of under-served international communities. Duke Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health and Duke Radiology provided funding to support and accomplish this mission.