Ambereen is a practicing Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon and an M.S. student in the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. She earned her M.D. and an M.P.H. at George Washington University School of Medicine and did her residency at Louisiana State University-Charity Hospital.
She is an attending surgeon, associate director of the obstetrics/gynecology residency program, and coordinator of the Global Health Elective at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, with global health surgical trips to Eritrea, Kingston in Jamaica, Nicaragua and Port-au-Prince in Haiti.
She has also been involved with the UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) over the last 5 years with projects in Northern Nigeria and Eritrea and is also actively involved in the surgical training of local physicians in Haiti.
She is a lecturer at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in the area of global health, co-chairs the school’s Global Health Interest Group and is on the executive board of the International Society of Obstetric Fistula Surgeons.
She joined Medicine In Action in Jamaica in February 2008 and is currently co-leading the March Jamaica mission with Dr. Lise Rehwaldt.