Global Health Track Program Director
Prakash Ganesh, MD, MPH
Medical School for International Health, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, MD 2008 - 2012
Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, MPH 2013 - 2016
Board Certification: Family Medicine and Preventative Medicine
Interests: Spending time with my wife and daughters, the outdoors (hiking, biking, etc…), traveling
Research Interests: Global Health – HIV and TB, refugee care, Point of Care Ultrasound, COVID – 19
Global Health Experience
Prior to moving to Cleveland, I was working in Malawi from 2015 – 2019 supervising clinicians in providing HIV and tuberculosis care to a cohort of more than 30,000 patients, providing care at a large refugee camp, and consulting in a tertiary hospital. I gained both clinical and programmatic experience as my duties also included direct clinical support for the National TB Program and the care of TB patients and multi-drug resistant TB patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings. I served on the Pediatric, Differentiated Service Delivery and Quality of Clinical Care Task Force’s in the National HIV Program and the Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Task Force. In addition, I served on the Third Line Antiretroviral Committee for the National HIV Program, in which I reviewed and advised on cases that are suspected of second line failure and ensure that the program operates efficiently throughout the country. I also served as a clinical instructor and lecturer in the Malawi College of Medicine.
I am now the associate program director of the Preventive Medicine residency program at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, an experienced clinical instructor in the US and Malawi, and an attending physician at Neighborhood Family Practice, a Federally Qualified Health Center. I have been consulting for the Cuyahoga County Board of Health through the COVID-19 response to assist with contact tracing, training medical students and residents, provide medical guidance for health department staff and cases in the county, cover emergency responses, and testing with the community. In addition, I serve as a Multi-Drug Resistant TB Clinical Consultant for the Stop TB Partnership and UNOPS to ensure programmatic management of Drug-Resistant TB policy is met and clinical guidelines and protocols are updated at a national level for various countries with high Drug-Resistant TB prevalence.
Global Health Initiatives
Focus on the next few years:
- Continue consulting work in HIV and TB.
- Offer global health training abroad and here in Cleveland for medical students and residents in primary care, HIV, and tuberculosis.
- Work with global partners to advance education in medicine locally and abroad.
- Incorporating ultrasound training into global health education.
- Collaborating with global partners to develop and incorporate diagnostic tools and strategies in medical care.