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Paul D Sonenthal, M.D.

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Williams College, Williamstown, MABAPhilosophy and Physics
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NCMD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PAInternal Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAPulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Florence Chandler Class of 1945 Fellowship
International Clinical Research Fellowship
William Anlyan Scholarship
Fellowship Mentoring Award
Soma Weiss Award
Global Health Travel Grant
Community Service Grant

I am a Pulmonary and Critical Care physician at Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School and the Director of Inpatient Medicine and Critical Care at the global health and social justice organization, Partners In Health (PIH). My clinical areas of focus are critical care and procedural medicine. My work for PIH is directed towards improving access to high quality inpatient and critical care services for poor and marginalized communities worldwide.

I received a BA in Philosophy and Physics from Williams College in 2005 and an MD from Duke University School of Medicine in 2012. I completed internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 and subsequently joined the Harvard/BWH Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program in 2016 after working for a year with PIH in Rwanda.

My current research efforts include critical care health systems evaluation in low-income countries. My work has identified key gaps in the provision of services and informed national- and global-level policies.

I am also active in the response to the global oxygen crisis and COVID-19. I am a managing editor of the on-line peer-reviewed COVID-19 clinical guide, COVIDprotocols.org and serve as an external expert advisor to organizations including the United States Agency for International Development and Ministries of Health in multiple countries.

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  1. Nandan A, Wang D, Bosinski C, Tahir P, Wang S, Sonenthal PD, Shafiq M. Characteristics and impact of bedside procedure services in the United States: A systematic review. J Hosp Med. 2022 08; 17(8):644-652. PMID: 35662415.
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  2. Sonenthal PD, Kachimanga C, Komba D, Bangura M, Ludmer N, Lado M, Patino M, Gerrard RB, Vandy MJ, Marsh RH, Mukherjee J, Rouhani SA. Applying the WHO-ICRC BEC course to train emergency and inpatient healthcare workers in Sierra Leone early in the COVID-19 outbreak. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Feb 14; 22(1):197. PMID: 35164753; PMCID: PMC8842917.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  3. Sonenthal PD, Nyirenda M, Kasomekera N, Marsh RH, Wroe EB, Scott KW, Bukhman A, Connolly E, Minyaliwa T, Katete M, Banda-Katha G, Mukherjee JS, Rouhani SA. The Malawi emergency and critical care survey: A cross-sectional national facility assessment. EClinicalMedicine. 2022 Feb; 44:101245. PMID: 35072017; PMCID: PMC8762065.
  4. Schell CO, Khalid K, Wharton-Smith A, Oliwa J, Sawe HR, Roy N, Sanga A, Marshall JC, Rylance J, Hanson C, Kayambankadzanja RK, Wallis LA, Jirwe M, Baker T. Essential Emergency and Critical Care: a consensus among global clinical experts. BMJ Glob Health. 2021 09; 6(9). PMID: 34548380; PMCID: PMC8458367.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  5. Lim AG, Kivlehan S, Losonczy LI, Murthy S, Dippenaar E, Lowsby R, Yang MLCLC, Jaung MS, Stephens PA, Benzoni N, Sefa N, Bartlett ES, Chaffay BA, Haridasa N, Velasco BP, Yi S, Contag CA, Rashed AL, McCarville P, Sonenthal PD, Shukur N, Bellou A, Mickman C, Ghatak-Roy A, Ferreira A, Adhikari NK, Reynolds T. Critical care service delivery across healthcare systems in low-income and low-middle-income countries: protocol for a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2021 08 30; 11(8):e048423. PMID: 34462281; PMCID: PMC8407204.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Cohen CL, Walker KH, Hsiang M, Sonenthal PD, Riviello ED, Rouhani SA, Lipnick MS, Merriam LT, Kim EY. Combating information chaos: a case for collaborative clinical guidelines in a pandemic. Cell Rep Med. 2021 08 17; 2(8):100375. PMID: 34337553; PMCID: PMC8313756.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  7. Sonenthal PD, Masiye J, Kasomekera N, Marsh RH, Wroe EB, Scott KW, Li R, Murray MB, Bukhman A, Connolly E, Minyaliwa T, Katete M, Banda G, Nyirenda M, Rouhani SA. COVID-19 preparedness in Malawi: a national facility-based critical care assessment. Lancet Glob Health. 2020 07; 8(7):e890-e892. PMID: 32464111.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  8. Sonenthal PD, Ratshaa B, Chimbengo G, Rantleru T, Ngoni T, Barenbaum S, Platoff R, Steenhoff AP, Gross R. Baseline predictors of efavirenz-containing antiretroviral regimen adverse experiences. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2014 Jul; 23(7):773-7. PMID: 24664872.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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