Title: Professor of Medicine, Director
Company: Center for Global Health, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University, GHESKIO
Location: Glen Cove, New York, New York
Jean William Pape, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of Center for Global Health, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University, GHESKIO has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and cardiovascular diseases.
Dr. Pape was inspired to go into the field of medicine due to being exposed to poverty and a variety of diseases- particularly infectious ones that are usually linked to poverty. Equipped with a strong determination to improve the living conditions of the Haitian population, especially the most vulnerable, he relocated to the United States to pursue an education, first receiving a Bachelor of Science at Columbia University in 1971. He continued at Cornell University to receive an MD and furthered his medical training with internships at North Shore University Hospital and Cornell University Affiliated Hospitals. Following this, Dr. Pape completed a residency at North Shore University Hospital and was a Rockefeller’s Foundation Fellow in Infectious Diseases at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (now New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center). He was among the first to work in HIV/AIDS and felt a calling to do this work as for over two decades it was the number one cause of mortality in Haiti. With the support of US PEPFAR (the only such program in the world to target a major pandemic) and the GFATM, the national HIV prevalence has decreased by 2/3 and AIDS is now the 7th cause of death in Haiti. Dr. Pape endeavors to continue working on AIDS and would like to see it completely eliminated in Haiti and in the world during his lifetime.
In his current roles, Dr. Pape serves as the Howard and Carol Holzman Professor of Clinical Medicine, in the Division for Infectious Diseases, with the Center for Global Health, at Weill Cornell Medicine at Cornell University since 2014, and as a Professor of Medicine, at Cornell University since 1995. Since 1983, Dr. Pape has taught as a Professor of Medicine at the State University Hospital School of Medicine, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Furthermore, he is the Founder Master of the Public Health Program, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University, the Founder of the Nurse Practitioner Program at Weill Cornell Medicine at Cornell University and the Founder of the Groupe Haitien d’Etude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des Infections Opportunistes (GHESKIO). In his career, he has received myriad award, most recently being the first recipient of the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Exemplary Achievement Award from the Weill Cornell Medical College. He also lends his skills and expertise to a number of organizations, including but not limited to the Haut Conseil at Université Quisqueya, as Chairman of the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group, and as Co-Chairman, External Working Group of TB/HIV of the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board .
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