Kerling Israel, MD, MPH

Lecturer, Faculty of Global Health Delivery

Kerling Israel, MD, MPH currently serves as Senior Advisor for Medical Education at Partners In Health (PIH)/Zanmi Lasante (ZL) in Haiti. She earned her medical degree from the State University of Haiti, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy. She completed her residency training in Family Medicine at the Hospital Justinien in Cap-Haitien . As a Fulbright scholar, she attended the University of Kentucky where she earned a Master’s degree in Public Health.

Dr. Israel opened several HIV/AIDS programs in many hospitals in Haiti. She is the founding director of the family medicine residency program at Hospital Saint Nicolas in Saint Marc, Haiti. She also served as the director of medical education at Zanmi Lasante overseeing several residency programs and assured leadership responsibilities in launching others at the University Hospital of Mirebalais including the first Emergency Medicine residency program of Haiti. In her current position, Dr. Israel is supporting efforts toward international accreditation of the residency programs of the PIH/ZL network in Haiti.