UC-Haiti Pediatric Specialist Training Program


Hôpital de l’Université d’Etat d’Haiti (HUEH) in Port-au-Prince is Haiti's main pediatric referral center, receiving complicated, seriously ill children whose families have limited ability to pay for care. Many of these patients would be cared for by pediatric subspecialists in the U.S., however almost none of HUEH's pediatric faculty have specialty training.


As part of the University of California Haiti Initiative, our program supports a UC pediatric subspecialist to HUEH for week-long focused teaching sessions, providing bedside teaching, lectures and consultations on topics identified by HUEH physicians. The UC specialist also participates in telemedicine consultations following his/her return to the US. Recently, our specialists have provided similar services to Partners in Health's new teaching hospital, Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais.

To date, we have provided training in pediatric hematology/oncology, nephrology, neonatology, infectious diseases, point-of-care ultrasound, and radiology.


Douglas S. Gross, M.D., Ph.D. (E-mail)