Student Committee

The Global Surgery Conference 2018

GSC 2018 Student Committee

The student committee aspires to stimulate interactivity and networking during the conference by engaging its participants in fun projects and games. The committee consists of ten medical students, and with the help of many more volunteers, our goal is to contribute to an interesting and exciting conference, filled with inspiring exchanges of knowledge and experiences.

Roxanna Mortazavi

Roxanna is a final-year medical student at Uppsala University. Her main academic interests lie in global health and surgery, healthcare equality and migration health, and she has clinical and research experiences from Uganda, the Dominican Republic and Iceland. Roxanna has also initiated local projects to promote accessibility to healthcare for immigrants with IFMSA Uppsala, as well as working as a volunteer for Médecins du monde.

Gustaf Drevin

Gustaf is a final-year medical student at Karolinska Institutet. As a 2017-18 fellow at the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School, he worked with e.g. data quality, surgical site infections, trauma, and cost-effectiveness studies in Uganda and Pakistan. Previous clinical work or research includes work in Uganda, Sierra Leone, Palestine, South Africa, India, Tanzania, and France. He founded the Student Society for Surgery and Anaesthesiology at Karolinska and has headed Medicor Magazine as well as IFMSA Stockholm. His main academic interest is the overlap between surgical systems and disasters.

Nasim Johansson

Nasim Johansson is a fourth-year medical student at Karolinska Institutet. With a newly found interest in global health and global surgery, Nasim has clinical experiences from Uganda from the course Global surgery at KI. She is currently researching and writing her master thesis focusing on women’s reproductive health in Kenya.

Hertta Kalsi

Hertta Kalsi is a final-year medical student at Uppsala University with an interest for surgery and global health. She executed her master thesis as a Minor Field Study in Sierra Leone, evaluating task-shifting and –sharing in the field of groin hernia repair.

Julia Kressner

Julia is a final-year medical student at Karolinska Institute with a special interest in surgery. In 2016 she attended the Global Surgery-course at Karolinska Institute to obtain a broader perspective on surgical care in low- and middle-income countries. She wrote her master thesis on pediatric surgery in Uganda, a study which presented descriptive information about performed volumes and procedures. She is currently co-author in a project on pediatric surgery by Mary Margaret Ajiko.

Sofia Kühner

Sofia is a final-year medical student at Uppsala University with a special interest for education, leadership and global health. Previous abroad clinical experience from Tanzania and Uganda. In her master thesis she evaluated the Global Surgery course at the Karolinska Institute.

Adelina Mazhiqi

Adelina is an MD candidate at Lund University, also pursuing a degree in Integrative Health Science at Kristianstad University. As a 2018-19 Research Associate at the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School, she’ll be focusing on surgical and research capacity consolidation in Tanzania. Her experiences include health system strengthening and clinical work in her native country Kosovo, together with cardiovascular research at UCLA, Los Angeles. As part of promoting student’s global health engagement, Adelina serves as local president of the Swedish Society of Medicine´s Student and Junior Doctor Section.

Monika Vaerst

Monika is in her final year in the medical programme at Karolinska Institutet. Her main interests lie in global health and surgery. Her previous experiences in these fields include elective courses abroad: global surgery in Uganda, a field course in European medicine, a Cross-disciplinary Global Health Research course in Sri Lanka in collaboration with the School of Global Health, Copenhagen University and a clinical clerkship at the pediatric oncology ward at Muhimbili Hospital, Tanzania. Her research experience is in vascular surgery at Stanford University.

Julia Winter

Julia Winter is a fourth year medical student at Karolinska Institutet with an interest in global health issues, research and international cooperation following elective courses in global health and global surgery in Tanzania and Uganda.

Magnus Winther

Magnus is a final-year medical student at Karolinska Institutet and holds a Bachelor in medicine from Uppsala University as a registered Nurse. With a wide and deep interest in global health and global surgery, Magnus has clinical experience from Ghana and Uganda, partly from the course Global Surgery, KI. Since its’ start, Magnus is a part of the core team responsible for arranging an annual Global Health Night in Stockholm, which today goes national wide. As part of promoting student’s global health engagement, Magnus serves as local president of the Swedish Society of Medicine´s Student and Junior Doctor Section.