Global Neurology: Advancing Neurological Care Worldwide
Sponsored by the Department of Neurology and Brain Sciences and the Healthcare Affinity
Join Dr. Deanna Saylor, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director of the Global Neurology Program at Johns Hopkins, as she shares her experiences developing neurological research, care, and training in Zambia, Africa.
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Deanna Rae Saylor, M.D., M.H.S., Associate Director, Neurological Consultation Service & Assistant Professor of Neurology
Dr. Deanna Saylor, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director of the Global Neurology Program at Johns Hopkins, moved with her family to Lusaka, Zambia in 2018 and has spent 11 months/year there since that time. When Dr. Saylor arrived in Zambia, there were three expatriate neurologists and zero Zambian neurologists providing care for a country of ~18 million people through a weekly outpatient neurology clinic. In May 2018, Dr. Saylor began the first inpatient neurology service in Zambia at the University Teaching Hospital, and she launched the first-ever neurology training program in October 2018. Since that time, the neurology training program, which Dr. Saylor still directs, has trained five Zambian adult neurologists and two pediatric neurologists with an additional seven adult and two pediatric neurologists expected to graduate in the next three years. Under Dr. Saylor’s direction, the inpatient neurology service now cares for ~1500 patients per year, and outpatient neurology services have expanded to accommodate 150 outpatient visits per week. She has also developed a robust clinical research program in Zambia which is investigating conditions ranging from stroke and epilepsy to multiple sclerosis and neurological infectious diseases.
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