Ambereen Sleemi, MD, MPH
Ambereen is a female pelvic medicine reconstructive surgeon (Urogynecologist) and trained obstetric fistula surgeon. She is the co-founder and Surgical Director of International Medical Response, a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals that supplement, support and enhance healthcare systems in communities across the world that have been incapacitated by natural disasters, extreme poverty, and/or regional conflict.
She serves as an obstetric fistula surgeon for the Eritrean Women’s Project in Mendefera, Eritrea since 2007, and as a surgical team co-leader for Medicine In Action’s spring trip to Kingston, Jamaica as well as on the medical board. She spent 6 years on the executive committee of the International Society for Obstetric Fistula Surgeons (ISOFS) and is still an active member. In January 2013, she developed the Haitian Women’s Health Collaborative in partnership with the Department of Ob/Gyn at the National Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This project has expanded to a partnership with St. Boniface Hospital in the southern part of the country, continuing our pledge to increase safe surgical capacity in Haiti.
She holds an MD/MPH from George Washington University School of Medicine, and is currently pursuing her M.S. in Epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She trained in Ob/Gyn at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, LA, in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center and in obstetric fistula surgery in Northern Nigeria.