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The Satcher Health Leadership Institute
Morehouse School of Medicine
720 Westview Drive, SW
NCPC, Suite 238
Atlanta, Georgia 30310-1495
Dr. VanderEnde is a native of Pandora, Ohio. He has spent his entire medical career serving those in need. As a pre-med student at Wheaton College, he organized special events for fellow students in inner city Chicago before graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. While attending Case Western Reserve Medical School in Cleveland, Ohio, he was named Volunteer of the Year at King- Kennedy Boys and Girls club in 1995 for his work and took the final two months of his medical training to help rural patients the Hospital Bienfaisance in Pignon, Haiti in 1997. Following an internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, he chose to go to Saipan, a federally designated health professional shortage area in the South Pacific’s Mariana Islands in 2002. He then moved to Kijabe, Kenya in 2005.
In Kenya, he directed a training program for Kenyan and international medical students and witnessed the devastating effects of HIV and untreated noncommunicable diseases among the native underserved population and displaced Somali refugees. These experiences and exposure to public health at the London School of Tropical Medicine in 2006 motivated him to commit to sustainably decrease health care disparities. Dr. VanderEnde completed a Master in Public Health at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health in 2011 and is working with the Atlanta-based Clarkston Development Foundations efforts to improve the health of immigrants and refugees. As a Health Policy Leadership Fellow at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Dr. VanderEnde sees patients at Grady Hospital and is gaining skills that will improve his ability to improve the quality of and access to care for underserved and refugee populations.