Wednesday, December 14, 2016

MPA Kesler honored for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Katherine Cairns, MN-ACP Executive Director

December 13, 2016 The American College of Physicians-MN Chapter Community Volunteer Award honors an Internal Medicine physician and member of MN-ACP who exhibits a high degree of both personal and professional integrity. The recipient has demonstrated an active commitment to community service.

The American College of Physicians- Minnesota Chapter (MN-ACP) presented the 2016 Community Service award to Sarah Kesler, MD at its annual scientific session in Minneapolis on October 28, 2016. Dr. Kesler is an internal medicine physician at the University of Minnesota.

For nearly six years (2005-11), Dr. Sarah Kesler worked regularly for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Chad and the Philippines. She is being honored for her international health community service.

Dr. Kesler attended St. Olaf College. She subsequently worked as a teacher in Namibia and returned to Minnesota for medical school. She completed both a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Critical Care at Hennepin County Medical Center.

Currently, Dr. Kesler is Assistant Professor in the UMN Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine department, and Critical Care Physician specializing in internal and critical care medicine. She is an MPA student at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and director of the University of Minnesota International Humanitarian Crisis Simulation, which includes a Humphrey School of Public Affairs-School of Public Health course as part of a multidisciplinary project offered by four academic units at the U of M.

The American College of Physicians- MN Chapter acknowledged Dr. Kesler’s achievements and her award at its annual scientific session held at the Minneapolis Convention Center with over 380 internists in attendance.

Dr. Kesler pictured here with Sherry Gray of the Humphrey School, who introduced her for the presentation.

Katherine Cairns, Executive Director
Minnesota Chapter of the American College of Physicians
1043 Grand Ave. #215 St. Paul, MN 55105
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