Obstetrics & Gynecology
Section of Global Health Leadership
- Sheela Maru, MD, Associate Director
Global Health Advisory Board
- Thamarah Crevecoeur, CNM
- John Durfee, MD
- Courtney Massaro, CNM
Thamarah Crevecoeur is a certified nurse-midwife. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Boston College in 2006 and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Nursing Midwifery program in 2007. She has experience working in Haiti with multiple non-governmental organizations (Partners In Health/ Zanmi Lasante, Midwives for Haiti, CRUDEM, and Regis College Haiti Project). Her main area of interest is nursing and midwifery professional development through training and education. Since joining the Boston University School of Medicine faculty in 2009, she has continued to work closely with the Haitian population through the provision of clinical care to Haitian women in Boston. She is currently enrolled in BU School of Public Health as a DrPH candidate.
John Durfee is a gynecologic oncologist. After completing residency at the University of North Carolina, he worked as a general obstetrician/gynecologist at St Jude hospital in St Lucia, West Indies for a year and a half. Since fellowship, he has made many subsequent visits to St Lucia to assist with care of gynecologic oncology patients. In 2009-2010 he spent a year away from Boston Medical Center, the first half spent in Fiji as a visiting professor and consultant at the Fiji School of Medicine, and the second half working in the Caribbean, primarily Guyana. Other short-term prior work sites include Haiti, India, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Barbados and Ecuador. Current projects include involvement in a new obstetrics/gynecology residency program and gynecologic oncology clinical program (with rotating visiting faculty) at the Georgetown Public Hospital in Guyana, under the auspices of Case Western University’s obstetrics/gynecology department, as well as ongoing clinical service several times per year in St Lucia. Dr Durfee’s particular interests include resident education and management of cervical cancer in low-resource countries.