Harvard Medical School
United States of America
Gene Bukhman, MD, PhD, is a cardiologist and medical anthropologist who heads the Program on Global Noncommunicable Disease (NCDs) and Social Change at Harvard Medical School. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine. He is also the Senior Health and Policy Advisor on NCDs at Partners In Health (PIH) where he directs the NCD Synergies project. He is an attending cardiologist in the Cardiovascular Division and the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is Director of the BWH Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease and Global Health Equity. He is the Co-Chair of the Lancet Commission on Reframing NCDs and Injuries for the Poorest Billion. Dr. Bukhman completed his medical training and doctorate in medical anthropology at the University of Arizona in 2001, during which time he studied the politics of tuberculosis control in the Former Soviet Union. He completed his internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2003 and his cardiology fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2007. For the past 15 years, his career has focused on the NCD and injury (NCDI) burden among those living in extreme poverty, with a particular focus on low-income countries. His research explores both the political and historical context of NCDI interventions, as well as the development and implementation of integrated strategies to deliver these interventions. He was the Senior Technical Advisor to the Ministry of Health of Rwanda between 2010 and 2015 and has worked with Health Ministry NCD divisions in many low- and lower-middle income countries. He is frequently invited to speak regarding NCDs, Poverty, and Development. He is lead author and editor of the PIH Guide to Chronic Care Integration for Endemic NCDs (2011). In 2011, the University of Arizona Honors College named him Alumnus of the Year. In 2015, Dr. Bukhman was chosen to be a member of the Financing Working Group of the World Health Organization's Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs.