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These doctors both learned first-hand that sometimes doctors must step out of their role as a physician to learn about culture and how to handle medical or ethical issues in low-resource international settings.
Dr. Mehta, a pediatric oncologist, lived in Botswana before moving back to Texas to serve as the Chair for the International Program—Oncology at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers.
Dr. Slone is primarily based at the Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana, where he provides clinical care to hematology and oncology patients. He continues to research the disparities in outcomes seen in children residing in developing countries.
About Dr. Parth Mehta, Pediatric Oncologist
I served as the Director of the Haemophilia and Oncology Clinic of Botswana at the Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana. Before relocating back to the United States, I lived in Africa from 2007 to 2011. My clinical special interests include neuroblastoma, disorders of coagulation, international oncology, and HIV-related hematological and oncological problems.