Rwanda

Robert Harris, MD

Program Manager of RAD-AID Rwanda

Robert Harris is a Clinical Professor of Abdominal Radiology at USC-LAC medical centers, and has a long standing interest in global radiology and ultrasound. Most of his career was at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in NH (28 years) but more recently at the U. of Iowa and U. of Washington (Seattle) Medical Centers. He began doing short term radiology and ultrasound outreach in 2006 in Nicaragua, and then fashioned a life- long interest in donating portable ultrasound units and teaching the health care providers in low resource settings about the basics of scanning, US guided procedures, US artifacts, etc. He has done this work in Haiti, Serbia, Vietnam, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Togo, Congo-Brazzaville, and most recently Rwanda. He spent a year in Rwanda 2015-16 as the Human Resources Grant physician in charge of starting a radiology residency in Rwanda. He has been back for shorter missions in 2017 and 2018, and trained both Rwanda and U.S. residents in global radiology. Dr. Harris looks forward to getting more involved with all of the resources of RAD-AID as they develop programs for radiology and PACS in Rwanda alongside the leadership of David Rosman, MD, a radiologist at MGH-Harvard, who has a long standing interest, devotion, and commitment to Rwanda radiology.