Congratulations to Dr. Regan Marsh on earning the 2018 AWAEM “Hidden Gem” Award. This award honors four female faculty members with outstanding contributions through clinical work, teaching, mentorship, role modeling, or administration, having great impact locally or regionally. This award is designed to recognize those whose significant but quiet contributions may escape recognition.
Dr. Regan Marsh is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School, clinical faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Director of Clinical Systems for the international non-governmental organization, Partners In Health (PIH). She is a graduate of Princeton University, where she studied Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed her emergency medicine training at the Harvard-affiliated Emergency Medicine residency at BWH/MGH, and then a Masters in Global Health and Population from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr. Marsh’s academic work focuses on improving hospital operations, emergency medicine development and clinical care in low-income settings. She is a leader in the global emergency medicine community, focusing on health systems recovery and strengthening after emergencies, working in collaboration with PIH.
“After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Dr. Marsh served on the leadership team responsible for opening Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM), PIH’s flagship teaching hospital in rural Haiti. When HUM opened in 2013, Dr. Marsh became the first co-Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine for HUM, setting the benchmark for emergency care in the country. During this tenure, Dr. Marsh was instrumental in creating the first Emergency Medicine residency program in Haiti, which graduated Haiti’s first fully-trained emergency medicine physicians in October 2017. During the 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Dr. Marsh moved to Sierra Leone to serve as PIH’s Chief Medical Officer, leading the transition from the Ebola response to health systems strengthening work. In her current role, she is leading PIH’s strategy for care and operations at district hospitals in their 10 international sites.”