Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health
Dr. Roger Duvivier, Einstein class of '74, is an Associate Professor of Obs and Gyn & Women's Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. He had begun doing volunteer work in Global Health/International Medicine when he was a medical student here at Einstein. He had spent several months in the High Lands of Guatemala, in Chimaltenango, Atitlan, Solola, Uzpantan and other Maya Indian communities served by the Behrhorst Clinic during his "electives in Tropical and Rural Medicine" as a third/fourth year medical student. He had returned to help out these very poor Mayan communities in 1976, during his Ob-Gyn residency, in the aftermath of a massive earthquake which had devastated the country and killed more than 20,000 people.
In recent years, Dr. Duvivier has gone back to Guatemala frequently and also spent periods of 2 to 4 weeks volunteering in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on behalf of the Medical Relief Missions of the Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad (AMHE) and in a small impoverished town in the north of Haiti called Milot on behalf of the Overseas Medical Assistance Team (OMAT). He has remained active in Global Health throughout the past decade; he served as the Second Vice President of the Association des Medecins Haitiens a l' Etranger (AMHE) for several years and has maintained contact with many of the leaders in Global Health like Dr. Jean Bill Pape of GHESKIO, Dr. Paul Farmer of Partners in Health, Dr. Edward O'Neil of OmniMed, Dr. Arthur Fournier of Project Medishare for Haiti.
He would like to continue providing "clinical services" and reproductive health education first and foremost to girls and women of Guatemala and Haiti; if possible, he plans to continue to involve, assist, supervise, mentor Einstein medical students in some of his projects and those of the Global Women's Health Division of his Department of Obs-Gyn & Women's Health under the leadership of Drs. Irwin Merkatz . Two of his clinical-educational-research projects focus on reducing maternal-infant mortality and morbidity thru contraception-family planning and on reducing cervical cancer thru "VIAA-cryo and HPV screening"'. (visual inspection with acetic acid and human papilloma virus screening)
He has recently started collaborating on a " global tele-medical education project" with McGill, Dartmouth, Universite de Montreal, Brown and other partners.
Guatemala, Haiti & Einstein Global Women's Health sites