Shilpa S. Murthy MD MPH is a research trainee at the Center for Surgery and Public Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She recently received her MPH in 2014 from the Harvard School of Public Health and is a PGY4 general surgery resident at Indiana University. Shilpa’s life’s work is focused on medical education and surgical cancer care delivery for the most disenfranchised patient populations globally. She attended the University of Michigan where founded chapters of Global Medical Relief Program and Unite for Sight and graduated with high honors in cellular and molecular biology.
She graduated from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine where she assisted with the creation of Penn State’s first Global Health Center. She also worked with the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation on water and sanitation initiatives in Harlem, New York and Malawi, Africa. This past year (2014-2015) Shilpa worked in collaboration with the University of Rwanda Department of Surgery on multiple breast cancer research and training initiatives, one of which was training over 200 medical students and residents in clinical breast exam utilizing a simulation model made by a local women’s cooperative in Rwanda.