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Prakash Ganesh MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Center for Community Health Integration (CHI): Research & Development for Community Health & Integrated, Personalized Care
  • Associate Director, Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Residency Program, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
  • Global Health Track Director, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
  • Medical Director, Cuyahoga County Board of Health
  • Staff Physician, Neighborhood Family Practice
  • Fellow, Primary Care Champions

 

Prakash Ganesh was born in Mission, British Columbia, Canada and raised in California. He has earned four academic degrees including his MD from Ben Gurion University – Medical School for International Health in collaboration with Columbia University in Be’er Sheva, Israel, and his Master of Public Health from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Ganesh completed a combined residency in Family Medicine and Public Health and General Preventive Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio and is board certified in both specialties.

Following residency, he moved to Malawi from 2015-2019, where he worked in a large refugee camp, provided inpatient care at a tertiary hospital and worked for the Lighthouse Trust through the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) at the University of Washington. While at the Lighthouse Trust, Dr. Ganesh supervised clinicians in providing HIV and tuberculosis (TB) care, provided direct clinical support for the National Tuberculosis Program and also participated in various task forces for the National HIV Program and the National TB Program. In addition, he worked as a clinical instructor and lecturer at the Malawi College of Medicine.

Dr. Ganesh is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and in the Center for Community Health Integration at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the latter of which promotes research and development for community health and integrated personalized care.

He is also the Preventive Medicine Residency Associate Program Director at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center for the categorical and combined Family Medicine/Preventive Medicine residencies, teaching medical students and residents.

Dr. Ganesh is currently practicing at Neighborhood Family Practice, a Federally Qualified Health Center located on Cleveland’s west side. Among his focus areas are HIV, Hepatitis C, refugees and global health. Certified as an American Academy of HIV Medicine Specialist. Dr. Ganesh is also a Multi-Drug Resistant TB Clinical Consultant for the Stop TB Partnership and United Nations Office for Project Services.

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