Section DirectorWomen's Global HealthAssistant ProfessorObstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Sizemore attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, followed by residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He also serves as the Section Director for the VUMC Section of Global Women’s Health. He established and maintains long-term bidirectional partnerships with hospitals in Kenya and Haiti. These partnerships allow for ongoing resident education in women’s health and global surgery training, as well as training for local physicians and other members of the multidisciplinary medical teams.
Dr. Sizemore is working to develop a global health scholars program that will encompass two years of community health and Global Health training to incorporate didactics, mentorship, skill-based simulation, Global Health field experience and presentation of a Global Health project. He is also developing a global health and community health track for residents to participate in during their residency training.
Dr. Sizemore’s areas of research include:
- Global surgery training, specifically laparoscopic surgery skills in resource limited settings;
- Curriculum development for resident education in global and community health; and
- Management of postpartum hemorrhage.
Assistant ProfessorObstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Lindsey Zamora’s interest in global health and cultural studies started before she entered the field of medicine. She completed her undergraduate degree in Anthropology at the University of Florida and during this time, she studied abroad in Tanzania and Brazil. She then completed medical school at the University of Florida and went on to residency training at the University of Florida and Baylor College of Medicine. During medical school, she led an ongoing mission trip to the Dominican Republic providing care for rural areas of the country. In residency, she had the opportunity to rotate in Zambia working with midwives leading safe delivery training workshops.
After residency, Dr. Zamora completed a fellowship in Global Women’s Health through University Hospitals/Case Medical Center in partnership with University of Guyana and Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. During this time, she helped establish the first Ob-Gyn training program in the country. The program was developed with the goals of training local specialists and leaders in Ob-Gyn in the country of Guyana to reduce the country’s maternal mortality rate. Dr. Zamora lived in Guyana for two years during her fellowship and helped to graduate the country’s first specialists in Ob-Gyn. After her fellowship’s completion, she then continued her work from the United States as an Assistant Residency Program Director for the program. During this time, Dr. Zamora earned her Master of Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Zamora’s specific global health interests are maternal mortality reduction, global health education, capacity building in low and middle income countries, and care for immigrant and refugee populations.