Khady Diouf, Li Po Chun Hong Kong 1994-1996
" I started my secondary education at the Ecole Mariama Ba Goree in 1989 and 1994, I was selected for the World College Kingdom Li Po Chun in Hong Kong. The academic rigor of college learning community work as well as the multicultural aspect was a real contribution to my education.
After the international school, I was accepted at Smith College, an American University in Massachusetts, an hour from Boston. I studied pre-medicine with a concentration in biochemistry and economics and I got my degree with honors (cum laude) in 1999.
I spent two years (1999-2001) with a research fellowship at the Harvard Public Health School where I studied HIV-2 in the laboratory of Phyllis Kanki, who worked in collaboration with Professor Souleymane Mboup of Hospital Le Dantec in Dakar. After the publication of a manuscript, I was accepted at the Faculty of Medicine at Columbia in New York where I spent the next 4 years and got my medical degree in 2005. I then continued my internship in gynecology -obstétrique Harvard (Brigham and Women's Hospital / Massachusetts General Hospital) and got my obstetrician-gynecologist license in 2009.
I am currently at the University Hospital of the University of California at San Francisco, where I practice obstetrics and gynecology and where I take care of women with HIV during pregnancy. Next to the practice of medicine, I do research on the prevention of mother to child transmission of AIDS with a collaborative team in Kenya. "