Albuquerque, NM – October 3, 2013
A specialist in liver diseases, Dr. Sanjeev Arora, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at UNM’s Health Sciences Center, has been involved in the management of viral hepatitis for over 15 years, and led the development and implementation of the Hepatitis C Disease Management Program at UNMHSC. In 2003, he developed the Project ECHO® model, whose mission is to develop the capacity to safely and effectively treat chronic, common, and complex diseases in rural and underserved areas and to monitor outcomes of this treatment. Project ECHO is a disruptive innovation that dramatically improves both capacity and access to specialty care for rural and underserved populations. As Director of Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), Dr. Arora is working to change how medicine is delivered around the world. His work, under the name Project Echo, provides local community doctors with the knowledge they need to treat these difficult diseases, and that methodology is spreading quickly around the globe. To hear his fascinating and inspiring TED Talk, click on the presentation below.
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Andrea Bradford, MSc