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Rachel W. Davis, M.D. 

Rachel Davis, M.D. ’14, Res. ’21, is an academic global surgeon at Baylor College of Medicine, where she is director of the Baylor Center for Global Surgery. As a resident, she created and developed the Global Surgery Track of the General Surgery residency program, which is the first integrated, longitudinal global surgery training program and the only global surgery program in the NRMP match. Additionally, she is the director of strategic planning in the Division of Global Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital. Since 2014, she has worked to build educational opportunities for trainees and professionals, including development of the Global Trauma Collaboration, which provides biweekly virtual trauma education for war zones, the Baylor Global Surgery Advocacy & Policy Fellowship in collaboration with Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, and the Diploma Course in Tropical Surgery, Obstetrics, and Gynecology in conjunction with the National School of Tropical Medicine. Dr. Davis has worked toward expansion of surgical access in Ecuador, Guatemala, Malawi, Mongolia, Nepal, Myanmar and Tanzania. She is a current member of the Houston Global Health Collaborative Board of Directors, Baylor Global Health Scholar and nonresident Fellow of the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.  

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