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Minal Ahson Oral History Interview

Minal Ahson is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She completed her undergraduate and medical education from the University of Miami, internship from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, residency from the University of South Florida and a Masters in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is devoted to humanitarian medicine and has traveled to many countries, providing medical aid to marginalized and refugee communities. She also serves on committees and board of directors to continue these efforts from home.

She has received the Healthcare Hero Award from the USF Department of Internal Medicine, Leadership in Healthcare Philanthropy Award from Women 2 Women Forum, and Pakistani American Women Leadership and Community Mobilization Award from American Pakistani Public Affairs Committee. She recently completed a Civic Health Fellowship with Vote-ER to focus on community empowerment and mobilization of underserved communities.

Minal is a born and raised Florida girl, but loves to fill up her passport whenever she gets the chance. She also enjoys British comedies, Peloton, and is probably one of the few people left who still physically writes in a planner. She shares her experience of working on the frontlines in Florida.You can follow her on Twitter @MinalAhson.

In this slideshow, you will see:
Photo of Minal involved with MedGlobal since the beginning of the Rohingya crisis. Her passion for global wellness and health equity has inspired her travels.

In 2020, Minal was set to go on another medical immersion trip to a refugee camp, a passion she has invested in for many years prior to her practice in medicine.

A photo of a Christmas tree. The Holidays looked different on units when PPE was the most vital.

Duration: 00:50:48

Date: February 18, 2022
Subject(s): Minal Ahson
Type: Oral History
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program
Creator: Roshni Shah
Contributor: Minal Ahson
Location: Los Angeles , CA

Collection: Roshni Shah Fellowship Project
Donor: Minal Ahson
Item History: 2022-06-17 (created); 2022-07-12 (modified)

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