Dr. Jon Fielder presents “Clinical Manifestations and Diagnosis of HIV-Associated Tuberculosis.”
Jon Fielder grew up in Spring, Texas, before attending Williams College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with highest honors in chemistry. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine in 1999, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha with honor. Dr. Fielder completed his training in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was named Most Oslerian, the highest award given to a Hopkins intern. Following his training, Jon moved to Kenya, where he served at Kijabe Hospital. His work focused on the care of HIV-infected individuals and the training of Kenyan healthcare providers. Dr. Fielder is the author of Tuberculosis in the Era of HIV, a practical manual for front-line health workers which has been widely used in Africa.
After a furlough in Texas during which Jon was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in 2009 the Fielders moved to Malawi, in southern Africa to work at Partners in Hope Medical Center, a clinic focused on the care of the HIV-infected. While in Malawi in 2010, Jon and his college friend Mark Gerson, a businessman and philanthropist, founded African Mission Healthcare, a non-profit organization with a mission to strengthen mission hospitals to aid those in greatest need.
In 2014, the Fielders returned to Kenya so that Jon could better lead the growing efforts of AMH. In addition to his role as Chief Executive of AMH, Dr. Fielder is a consultant physician at Maua Methodist Hospital and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine with University of Texas Medical Branch. He lives with his family at Rift Valley Academy in Kijabe, Kenya, where his wife is the school counselor and his three children attend school.
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