BMC’s Travel Clinic: pre-travel consultation and immunization for children and adults

Travel Clinic

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Our Team

Elizabeth Barnett, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Barnett co-directs the Travel Clinic. The Director of the International Clinic and the Refugee Health Assessment Program, Dr. Barnett is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases, and is certified as a specialist in Clinical Tropical and Travel Medicine by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. She is the Director of the Travel Medicine Review Course of the International International Society of Travel Medicine and has served as a counselor of the Clinical Group of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Her research has focused on travel and immigrant medicine, vaccines, and vaccine safety. She is the author, with Patricia F. Walker, of the book Immigrant Medicine.

Natasha Hochberg, MD, MPH

Dr. Hochberg co-directs the Travel Clinic. Dr. Hochberg is a board-certified infectious disease physician who also sees patients in the International Clinic, Center for Infectious Diseases and on the inpatient consultation service at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Hochberg received specialized training in parasitic diseases as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Division of Parasitic Diseases and has extensive experience working internationally. Her research focuses on parasitic diseases and co-infections between parasites and other infections.

David Hamer, MD

Dr. Hamer, the previous director of the Travel Clinic holds the Certificate in Travel Health of the International Society of Travel Medicine. He is actively involved in applied, policy-relevant scientific research on malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia in less developed regions of the world, including Latin America, Africa and Asia. As a consequence, he has extensive personal experience with travel to these regions of the world and the diseases that are endemic there. He currently resides in Zambia but is often available for consultation on difficult cases.

Vishakha Sabharwal, MD

Dr. Sabharwal is a board-certified pediatric infectious disease physician. She does pediatric pre and post travel and tropical medicine consultations at the BMC Travel Clinic. Her research interests include travel medicine, immunizations and host defense pathogenesis in Streptococcus Pneumoniae respiratory tract infections.

Nahid Bhadelia, MD

Dr. Bhadelia is a board-certified infectious disease physician and an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. She does adult pre and post travel consultations at the BMC Travel Clinic. Her current interests lie in research related to comparative effectiveness of hospital epidemiology practices as well as the impact of emerging diseases on hospitals and surrounding communities. In particular, she is interested in the epidemiology and control of respiratory illnesses in nosocomial settings.

Edward Jones-Lopez, MD

Dr. Jones is a physician trained in infectious diseases who sees patients in the Travel Clinic, Center for Infectious Diseases and on the inpatient consultation service at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Jones’ research focuses on different aspects of tuberculosis pathogenesis, and he has worked in diverse international settings from Brazil to Uganda.

Faye Huang, FNP

Faye Huang has expertise in adult travel medicine and holds the Certificate in Travel Health of the International Society of Travel Medicine. Her interests include women’s health, hepatitis C and refugee health.

 

Cresene Sanglap, RN

At the travel clinic, Cresene serves patients who will be traveling outside the United States who need evaluation and vaccines for potential travel related illnesses. In addition, she is part of the core faculty for STD HIV Prevention Training Center (PTC). She is a refugee clinic nurse responsible for routine triage, baseline vaccines and placement of refugee patients to nearby New England communities with access to dental and primary care.

Crista Gumbs, RN

At the travel clinic, Crista provides the necessary vaccines/immunizations to patients travelling outside the United States. Crista is also a nurse coordinator of the Refugee Health Program (RHP).

 

Saliha Abdal-Khabir, RN

In addition to providing vaccines at the travel clinic, Saliha is also a part of the Refugee Health Program (RHP) and HIV clinic at Boston Medical Center.

 

 

Appointments

Children and Young Adults (0-24):
Call: 617-414-4841
Fax: 617-414-4547

Adults:
Call: 617.414.4290
Fax: 617.414.5503

 

Boston Medical Center
Travel/International Health Clinic
Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
Pediatric Sub-Specialty Clinics
5th Floor
850 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

 

Hours

Children and Young Adults (0-24):
Thursday
9 am- 5 pm

Adults:
Monday-Friday
9am-5pm


Refer a Patient

Children and Young Adults (0-24)
Call: 617.414.4841
Fax: 617.414.4547

Adults
Call: 617.414.4290
Fax: 617.414.5503


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