Medical Expert Dr. Mahadevan Joins CoviDB Advisory Board
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TeachAids is proud to welcome the Director of Global Affairs and Strategy for Stanford Medicine, Dr. Mahadevan, to the CoviDB Advisory Team. Dr. Mahadevan’s deep expertise as a leader, professor, and global health authority is invaluable as we build a platform to organize resources relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
After his initial medical training at UCLA in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Mahadevan went on to have a profound impact on the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford, where he has worked for over twenty years. In 2000, he was appointed as the Stanford Emergency Department Medical Director and Associate Chief.
Dr. Mahadevan founded Stanford Emergency Medicine International (SEMI) in 2000 with the mission of bringing emergency medicine to underserved areas of the world. With SEMI, Dr. Mahadevan has contributed to numerous international health projects in countries across the world including Egypt, China, Iraq, Uganda, and Cambodia. He has also led over a decade of work in India expanding access to emergency care by developing paramedic training and ambulance services. In addition to this powerful community health work, Dr. Mahadevan has helped create an online emergency medicine course that is accessible in more than 125 countries.
Dr. Mahadevan was awarded the first annual S.V. Mahadevan Emergency Medicine Faculty Leadership Award by the Stanford University School of Medicine in 2017. Named in his honor, the award recognizes Dr. Mahadevan as a pioneer in global health and education.
Most recently, Dr. Mahadevan has worked in collaboration with Stanford Emergency Medicine International to create COVID-19 training resources for healthcare professionals. Available in 12 languages and adaptable to varying environmental contexts, the online course includes guidelines for COVID-19 prevention and management.
TeachAids is incredibly grateful for Dr. Mahadevan’s dedication to global health both throughout his career and at this moment of health crisis. We are proud to welcome him to the CoviDB Advisory Board.