Yousef Turshani MD is Chief Medical Officer at San Mateo Medical Center, part of the County of San Mateo leadership team. He cares for pediatrics patients at Fair Oaks Health Center in Redwood City. Dr Turshani is a leader in iMPACt: Mid-peninsula Pediatric Advocacy Coalition. https://med.stanford.edu/pedsadvocacy/engagement/impactcoalition.html
Born to Libyan immigrants in Louisville, KY, he developed his passion for teaching and global health as a medical student at the University of Chicago. His pediatric residency began with UCLA's "Community Health and Advocacy Training" and completed at UCSF in 2009 when he joined the UCSF faculty as a neonatal hospitalist at California Pacific Medical Center, directing the newborn nursery rotation for medical students. He spent the next part of his career as a global health clinician until returning to California in 2014 with his wife, a human rights attorney, to continue their social justice work domestically.
-UC-San Francisco: Associate Clinical Professor-VOL, Department of Pediatrics. Affiliate Faculty member at Institute for Global Health Sciences, HEAL Initiative Mentor
-American Board of Pediatrics: General Pediatrics Exam Committee Member
International experiences include
-Former Chair of Pediatrics at the only hospital on Saipan (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)
-HIV consultant in Zimbabwe for "Doctors without Borders" collaborating with ICRC, UNICEF and partners to hand over a Pediatric HIV project to the Ministry of Health.
-Evaluating community health workers in Nicaragua
-Disaster relief work in Iceland and Peru
-Pediatric resident rotation in San Pedro Sula, Honduras