Gene Bukhman, MD, PhD
Dr. Bukhman received his MD and his PhD in medical anthropology at the University of Arizona in 2001. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2004. He completed his fellowship in cardiology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2007. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology with special competence in echocardiography. Dr. Bukhman is an assistant professor of Medicine and an assistant professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bukhman is an attending physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the VA Boston Healthcare System. He is the Cardiology Director for Partners In Health. Dr. Bukhman is the Director of the Program in Global Non-communicable Disease and Social Change at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Bukhman teaches in the Introduction to Social Medicine (Course 750) in the DGHSM at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Bukhman is an expert on strategic planning for non-communicable disease control in populations fighting against extreme poverty. His research focuses on the political and historical context of interventions in this area, as well the evaluation of programmatic outcomes.
Dr. Bukhman is the Senior Technical Advisor on Non-communicable Disease for the Ministry of Health of Rwanda. In this capacity, he is working closely with colleagues in the Rwandan government to integrate services for the long tail of endemic non-communicable diseases (such as rheumatic heart disease, epilepsy, cervical cancer, and Burkitt’s lymphoma) into the process of health system strengthening. As part of this effort, Dr. Bukhman is developing a strategic planning framework with more general application in countries engaging in similar efforts. Dr. Bukhman is also an advisor to the Global Taskforce on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries.
- Bukhman G and Kidder A. Global Health Equity and Cardiovascular Disease: Lessons from Tuberculosis Control Then and Now. American Journal of Public Health. 2008: 44-54.
- Bukhman G, Ziegler J, Parry E (2008) Endomyocardial Fibrosis: Still a Mystery after 60 Years. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2(2): e97. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000097.
- Shah S, Noble VE, Umusila I, Dushimiyimana JMV, Bukhman G, Mukerjee J, Rich M, Epino H. Development of an ultrasound training curriculum in a limited-resource international setting. Int J Emergency Med. 2008; 1: 193-196.
- Shah S, Epino H, Bukhman G, Umulisa I, Dushimiymana J, Reichman A, Noble V. Impact of the introduction of ultrasound services in a limited resource setting: Rural Rwanda 2008. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009; 9: 4.
- Shah S, Price D, Bukhman G, Shah S, Wroe E. Manual of Ultrasound for Resource-Limited Settings. Partners In Health, Boston, MA, 2011.
- Field MG, Kotz DM, Bukhman G. Neoliberal Economic Policy, “State Desertion,” and the Russian Health Crisis. In: Kim JY, Millen JV, Irwin A, Gershman J, editors. Dying for Growth: Global Inequality and the Health of the Poor. Monroe: Common Courage Press; 2000.
- Bukhman G. Reform and Resistance in Post-Soviet Tuberculosis Control [doctoral dissertation]. Tucson (AZ): Univer. of Arizona; 2001.