Shama Cash-Goldwasser, MD

LMIC Fellow, VECD 2015-16


Home Institution: Boston University Medical Center
Fellowship Site: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University in Moshi, Tanzania
Research Topic: Bacterial Zoonotic Disease

Dr. Cash-Goldwasser will spend her fellowship year at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University in Moshi under the mentorship of John Crump, MD. Her research will focus on risk factors for bacterial zoonotic disease in northern Tanzania.

Dr. Cash-Goldwasser is currently a resident in internal medicine at Boston Medical Center. She went to medical school at McGill University and completed her MPH at the University of Michigan. Prior to that, she was an accomplished cellist. Dr. Cash-Goldwasser’s career interests are influenced by her childhood years spent living overseas and by the work she has done at several clinical research sites in Africa and Asia. She plans to specialize in infectious disease and to  work as a clinical researcher. She has a special interest in vector-borne and zoonotic disease