Meet Honora Englander
Honora Englander, MD. Faculty Hospital Medicine and OHSU Medical Liaison for Underserved Care
Honora’s interest in global health is rooted in a desire to promote health equity through partnerships in medical education. As a medical student, Honora spent a year in Ecuador where she learned Spanish and worked alongside local providers doing public health outreach in rural communities.
In 2007 she travelled to Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya, as part of the ASANTE consortium. It was then, through collaboration with Kenyan medical students, that she started “The Art of Medicine in East Africa,” a curriculum aimed at exploring the complex personal aspects of doctoring in East Africa, improving peer-support amongst East African medical students, and unearthing the root causes of HIV stigma within the healthcare community.
Currently, Honora is an Honorary Lecturer at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Mbarara, Uganda. She travels to Uganda annually to attend on the Medicine wards and further develop the Art of Medicine in East Africa. Locally, she is an attending on the internal medicine wards at OHSU and she sees patients at the Old Town Clinic in downtown Portland. In addition, she is the university’s Medical Liaison for Underserved Care, and is currently working on a project to improve care transitions from hospital to community care for the underserved.