Pediatrician and Public Health Consultant
As a pediatrician with more than 14 years experience, Dr. Mikal Finkelstein began her career providing outpatient and inpatient pediatrics in busy urban settings. After taking a break from her private practice, in 2010, she filled a tremendous need for physicians following the earthquake in Haiti. Since then, Mikal has continued to traveled to Haiti and Nicaragua to serve as a volunteer physician to care for patients in rural areas and teach medical students.
Those experiences gave her the opportunity to experience aspects of health in the less developed world in a practical context, and this passion led to her current involvement with UNICEF in West and Central Africa. Volunteer work, combined with a Masters in Global Public Health at New York University, has allowed Mikal to launch a new career and direction and build an expertise in public health and international development.