Kassa Darge, MD, PhD, DTM&P, FSAR, FAIUM, Radiologist-in-Chief and Chair of the Department of Radiology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), received the inaugural Robert Suskind & Leslie Lewinter-Suskind Faculty Global Health Award. The award was created by Penn alum Dr. Bob Suskind and his wife Leslie Lewinter-Suskind to recognize those who commit their lives to improving global health and access to care through training.
“I am extremely humbled and grateful for this award,” said Dr. Darge. “I have spent most of my career focused on the bettering access to healthcare in other countries. I want to accept this award – not only for myself – but for my CHOP Global Radiology Team, and our international partners in different countries including in Ethiopia with whom we have established a pediatric radiology fellowship program to teach radiologists to better take care of children.”
Dr. Darge has established residency and CME programs as well as a ground-breaking, multi-partner specialist training program in his home country of Ethiopia, with a vision toward spreading this capacity throughout an expansive region previously lacking such expertise. His passion extends to general leadership development among young, aspiring African health leaders, as well. His professional talents, character, collegiality, inherent cultural knowledge, savvy in navigating complex systems across countries, and deep humility inspire future generations of leaders and have the potential to impact the health of millions of children in East Africa alone.
Learn more about the Robert Suskind & Leslie Lewinter-Suskind Faculty Global Health Award here.
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