Gene Bukhman, M.D., Ph.D.

Cardiologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Medical Anthropologist

Gene Bukhman, M.D., Ph.D., is a cardiologist and a medical anthropologist. He has worked with Partners In Health for more than 15 years and is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he directs the Program in Global Noncommunicable Disease and Social Change.

As a senior technical adviser on noncommunicable disease to the Rwanda Ministry of Health, Dr. Bukhman is working closely with colleagues in the Rwandan government who are integrating services for the long tail of endemic noncommunicable diseases, such as rheumatic heart disease, epilepsy, cervical cancer and Burkitt's lymphoma, into the process of health-system strengthening.

As part of that effort, Dr. Bukhman is also helping develop a strategic-planning framework with more general applications for countries engaged in similar efforts.

Additionally, Dr. Bukhman is an adviser to the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries.