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Assistant Professor of Global Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr Annie Sparrow is Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health and Deputy Director of the human rights programme.

She followed her Masters in Public Health at Harvard (2004) by field work in Haiti, health education and training of community leaders in northern Afghanistan, clinical work in Darfur and surveillance in infectious disease following Hurricane Katrina with other volunteers from HHI for the ARC.

She spent a year as director of UNICEF’s malaria program in Somalia for the Global Fund against Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Since moving to NYC in 2011, in addition to relicensing as a pediatrician she teaches humanitarian aid in complex emergencies and is engaged in research of proximal and distal health outcomes of refugees.

She is one of the signatories of an open letter published by 55 medical professionals urgently demanding that medical colleagues in Syria be allowed to treat patients.


  • 2011–present
    Assistant Professor , Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • 2012–present
    Deputy Director of Human Rights, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


  • 2004 
    Harvard School of Public Health, MPH
  • 2003 
    Royal Australasian College of Physicians, FRACP
  • 1997 
    Royal College of Physicians London, MRCP
  • 1994 
    University of Western Australia, MBBS


  • 2013
    Open letter: let us treat patients in Syria, The Lancet