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Kenyan Doctor Achieves His Dream at Hadassah Medical Center

A Kenyan physician, the son of subsistence farmers from one of the poorest districts near the border of Tanzania, achieved his dream of becoming an interventional radiologist through a fellowship at the Hadassah University Medical Center.

Dr. Peter Magabe is one of two interventional radiologists in East Africa for a population of over 100 million people. He began his medical career working for three years in the country’s periphery, in a mission hospital, where he first trained to be a surgeon. He was frustrated, however, by the lack of tools to stop internal bleeding. He knew that in the West, interventional radiology would resolve the crises he regularly encountered and was determined to bring this technology to his people.

Read his story as told to Barbara Sofer in The Jerusalem Post magazine.

Date: 7/12/2012

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