Ernest J. Barthélemy, M.D., M.A.

Resident Physician in Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Health System

Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellow 2017-2019

Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School, Dept. of Global Health and Social Medicine

Dr. Ernest Joseph Barthélemy is a senior resident in neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY, and a Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellow at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. A second-generation Haitian immigrant, Dr. Barthélemy is a life-long New Yorker from the borough of Brooklyn, and completed a BA at New York University, and an MA at Columbia University before graduating from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with distinctions and awards in research, medical education, community service and clinical excellence. During medical school, Dr. Barthélemy spent two months as a clinical interpreter and surgical coordinator with Partners In Health in post-earthquake Haiti, and he subsequently co-founded the 501c3 non-profit group, Medical Students for Haiti, Inc. A rising leader in the areas of global neurosurgery and public health, Dr. Barthélemy’s career focus has consistently been on the development of neurosurgical capacity in Haiti. His scholarly work includes publication of the first-ever study of medical and surgical neuroepidemiology in Haiti, and co-development of a Harvard-based online curriculum on stroke care for family medicine resident physicians in Haiti. In September of 2017, Dr. Barthélemy brought the Haitian neurosurgical landscape to international attention by representing the status and needs of Haitian neurosurgery at the Launch Meeting of the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma and the International Consensus Meeting on Decompressive Craniectomy at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. As a fellow in Harvard’s Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Dr. Barthélemy’s work focuses on developing and facilitating all major neurosurgery-focused initiatives in Haiti, and on advocating for expansion of surgical care equity in Haiti’s national health care policy planning and implementation.

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