Julian Hirschbaum

Medical Director for South America Programs; Director of Infectious Disease Research; HIV Specialist

Julian is a fourth year medical student at A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona who plans to train in the combined fields of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He is interested in sustainable health development and expanding access to care for rural communities in developing countries across the world. He helped begin the Peruvian Community Health Worker (CHW) project by training the first CHWs and is now working to further develop the skills of these CHWs living along the Orosa and other branches of the Amazon River. In Uganda, Julian plans to create an HIV education curriculum for CHWs so that they may in turn augment care for HIV positive individuals in their respective communities.

He is a co-founder of Capacidad, a student led global health organization that focuses on sustainable and culturally sensitive international health work. In the past, he has worked with immigrants from Central America and Mexico, providing basic medical services, and he hopes to continue bringing healthcare to those in great need. In the future, he hopes to live and work abroad focusing on education for health workers.