Global Curriculum & Mentorship Program


IGCS gratefully acknowledges our dedicated and passionate team of international and local mentors who volunteer their time and resources to this program. By training and mentoring the next (and sometimes first) generation of gynecologic oncology specialists in these low-resource settings, they are directly fulfilling IGCS’s mission to enhance the care of women with gynecologic cancer worldwide.


Training Sites in Ethiopia:
St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College &
Black Lion Hospital, Addis Ababa

Local Supervisors:
Dr. Tadios Asres
Dr. Dawit Desalegn

International Mentors:
Dr. Rahel Ghebre (USA)
Dr. Carolyn Johnston (USA)

Training Site in Kenya:
Moi University

Local Supervisors:
Dr. Peter Itsura
Dr. Omenge Orango

International Mentors:
Dr. Allan Covens (Canada)
Dr. Barry Rosen (USA)

Training Site in Mozambique:
Hospital Central de Maputo, Mozambique

Local Supervisors:
Dr. Elvira Luis
Dr. Magda Riberio

International Mentors:
Dr. Kathleen Schmeler (USA)
Dr. Renato Moretti Marques (Brazil)
Dr. Georgia Fontes Cintra (Brazil)
Dr. Mila Salcedo (Brazil)
Dr. Andre Lopes (Brazil)
Dr. Marcelo Viera (Brazil)

Training Site in Uganda:
Uganda Cancer Institute

Local Supervisors:
Dr. Miriam Nakalembe
Dr. Carolyn Nakisige
Dr. Jane Namugga
Dr. Anthony Okuth Ndira

International Mentors:
Dr. Paula Lee (USA)
Dr. Stefanie Ueda (USA)

Training Site in Zambia:
Women and Newborn Hospital, Zambia

Local Supervisors:
Dr. Paul Kamfwa
Dr. Mulindi Mwanahamuntu

International Mentors:
Dr. Groesbeck Parham (USA)
Dr. Michael Hicks (USA)


Training Site in Nepal:
Civil Service Hospital, Nepal

Local Supervisor:
Dr. Jitendra Pariyar

International Mentor:
Dr. Asima Mukhopadhyay (India & United Kingdom)

Training Site in Vietnam:
Da Nang Oncology Hospital, Vietnam

Local Supervisor:
Dr. Tu Tran

International Mentors:
Dr. Tri Dinh (USA)
Dr. Joseph Ng (Singapore)
Dr. Linda Van Le (USA)


Training Site in the Bahamas:
University of the West Indies, Bahamas

Local Supervisors:
Dr. Raleigh Butler
Dr. Darron Halliday

International Mentors:
Dr. Matthew Schlumbrecht (USA)
Dr. Brian Slomovitz (USA)

Training Site in Guatemala:
Hospital San Juan de Dios, Guatemala

Local Supervisor:
Dr. Julio Lau

International Mentor:
Dr. Rene Pareja (Colombia)

Training Site in Jamaica:
University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Local Supervisors:
Dr. Carole Rattray
Dr. Ian Brambury

International Mentor:
Dr. Ian Harley (Northern Ireland)


Training Site in Qatar:
Hamad Medical Corporation Women’s Hospital, Qatar

Local Supervisors:
Dr. Afaf Ali
Dr. Jonothan (Jeremy) Herod

International Mentor:
Dr. Vivek Arora (Australia)


Training Site in Fiji:
Colonial War Memorial Hospital, Fiji

Local Supervisor:
Dr. James Fong

International Mentors:
Dr. Ai Ling Tan (New Zealand)
Dr. Peter Sykes (New Zealand)