VECD Fellowship Site Directors:
Elizabeth Reddy, MD, Duke University
Blandina Mmbaga, KCMC


Site Contact: 
Sarah Brittingham Muir


Site Specialties:

  • HIV/Infectious Diseases 
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Ethics and Policy
  • Cancer

Site Description

The Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) was founded in 1971with a mission to provide accessible, affordable, and high quality health care services in Moshi, Tanzania. Serving as the referral hospital for over 15 million people in Northern Tanzania, the staff, students, and visitors encounter a vast array of health topics concerning a large portion of the nation. The medical center’s influence within the nation coupled with the epidemics in Tanzania produced a partnership between KCMC and Duke University in 1985. Fellows at this site receive opportunities to work in inpatient and outpatient clinical services concerning a spectrum of diseases and questions about the efficacy of the country’s health policy and capacity. Some trainees have also visited community health organizations such as KIWAKKUKI, AMANI home for street children, and regional and local hospitals, such as Mawenzi Hospital, for a broader experience in care.

Alexander Acosta, MD
John Bonnewell, MD
Brandon Knettel, PhD, MA

Matthew Rubach, MD
Steven Sumner, MD 
Sky Vanderburg, MD 
John Stanifer, MD, MSc
Dorothy Dow, MD, MSc-GH
Shama Cash-Goldwasser, MD 
David Goodman, MD, MPH
Brian Meier, MD, MA
Zachary Tabb, BS
Cristina Costales MD MPH
Elena Cutting
Julian Hertz MD
Preeti Manavalan MD
Den Madut MD