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Mylo Schaaf, MD MPH DTMH

Assistant Clinical Professor

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Department: 
Medicine

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Global Health Pathway Co-Director
Pathways Explore Global Health Advisor, UCSF
Internist, Marin Community Clinic
Vice Chairperson, Board of Directors, Bay Area Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
Medical Coordinator, Puentes de Amistad

Mylo Schaaf is currently serving as a global health advisor to help UCSF students who are not currently committed to the Global Health Pathway. She assists students in finding international clinical and research opportunities, as well as advising them on health and safety issues.

Mylo has worked in global health delivery in The Gambia, India, Mexico, El Salvador, Bolivia, Liberia, Haiti, and Honduras. Two years ago in Haiti, and last spring in Honduras, she spent a month precepting UCSF students in mobile clinics and in public health & education work. Previously she coordinated the development of clinical protocols and training materials for the chronic disease initiative through Tiyatien Health, an NGO working in Zwedru, Liberia. In Zwedru, Mylo trained health workers to implement a program to care for patients with epilepsy. Over the last ten years, through two NGOs (Puentes De Amistad and Epilogos), she has delivered primary care and education services in Mexico, El Salvador, and Bolivia.  More recently she has worked with medical students through Global Brigades. Her primary interests are in facilitating high standards of global medical care by training local providers to use simple and efficient protocols, by promoting the use of inexpensive but effective technology, and by helping to involve medical trainees in sustainable teams of healthcare workers from resource-poor and resource-rich partners.

Mylo worked in journalism and editing before entering Harvard Medical School. She obtained Internal Medicine training and Certification through the UCSF Primary Care Residency, as well as an MPH from the School of Public Health at Berkeley. Her career has focused on medically underserved populations: at the San Francisco General Emergency Room and TB Clinic, in substance abuse and chronic pain management at Kaiser-Permanente Medical Group, at Marin Community Clinic serving indigent patients, and in global health (education and health care delivery). In 2009, she completed the Diploma Course in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.