Narath Carlile, MD

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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Narath is a 2009 graduate of Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) and currently an intern at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where this summer he’ll be entering the Residency in Global Health Equity and Internal Medicine.

Having grown up in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, Narath is interested in medical systems that extend services to people in need and quality improvement in healthcare, both through education and through the use of appropriate technologies. Prior to medical school, Narath trained as a software engineer, and co-founded and acted as Chief Technical Officer of an educational software company specializing in science education, where he developed a patented evaluation-based learning software engine as well as applications for various clients including the Government of Canada. In 2008 Narath was the first James Strickler Clinical Fellow at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, sponsored by the Dickey Center Global Health Initiative. During his work at Muhimbili, while still a medical student, he identified a need and devised systems for hand hygiene and a cell phone-based paging system (Open Cell Pager), both of which have since been implemented on a pilot basis at the hospital. Narath’s goal is to expand the Open Cell Pager tool to hospitals across Africa where currently no systems exist, and to continue to help improve quality in healthcare using cost-effective, agile technology solutions.