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Nicholas Comninellis, MD, MPH, DIMPH
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Nicholas Comninellis is Dean and President of INMED, the Institute for International Medicine. He is also faculty in the Department of Medical Humanities at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine. Over a two year period Dr. Comninellis served inner city citizens at Shanghai Charity Hospital, and over another two years lead a healthcare ministry in the war-besieged nation of Angola in southern Africa. Dr. Comninellis next served for six years in the Kansas City public hospital before launching INMED in 2003. He attended the UMKC School of Medicine, the Saint Louis University School of Public Health, and was a family medicine resident at John Peter Smith Hospital. Dr. Comninellis also earned a professional diploma in tropical medicine from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and is board certified in both public health and family medicine.



Paul Larson, MD, MBA, DTMH


Following formal training in family medicine and tropical diseases, Paul Larson, MD, he practiced for two years at Kapsowar Hospital in Kenya in association with the Africa Inland Church. Returning to the USA, he completed graduate studies in medical education and a fellowship in faculty development. Today Dr. Larson is director of Global Health Education at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency. He also continues to rigorously apply his teaching skills as facility for INMED Courses and by supervising INMED Diploma students in Africa, where by personal example and by instruction he casts a vision for the next generation of globally minded healthcare leaders.