Dr. Toni Eyssallenne
Toni Eyssallenne received her MD and PhD in Pathology in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY in 2006 and 2004, respectively. She graduated from the combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency program at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida in 2010 as chief resident. Immediately upon graduation, Dr. Eyssallenne was recruited to be the Chief Medical Officer of a 50-bed trauma/critical care hospital in Port au Prince, Haiti in partnership with the non-governmental organization Project Medishare (PM). In 2011, she was hired as faculty for both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics departments at University of Miami, and was appointed associate program director of the combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program where she also started and directed their Global Health Track. In July 2012, she published a perspective article in NEJM focused on critical care medicine in a resource poor setting. In the fall of 2013, she started a pediatric residency program in Haiti, focused on evidence-based and critical care medicine and continues to produce qualified pediatricians to add to the workforce. In Spring 2014 she stepped down as CMO and became PM’s medical education consultant in order to focus on capacity building through medical education in Haiti. She received an appointment as adjunct professor in the school of public health at UM teaching global health and advised MPH and MD/MPH candidates. She was the director of the Intensive Care Unit for Partners in Health in Mirebalais, Haiti from August 2014-January 2017. She was promoted to be the Program Director of the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida and Capstone advisor for MD/MPH and MPH students at the University of Miami School of Public Health Sciences from 2014-2019. She started the Miami Chapter of the Campaign Against Racism in 2018 where the focus was to reframe academic lectures and call attention to structural racism in medicine. In August 2019 she embarked on a new career as the medical director of a start up health technology company in New York called Cityblock, where the focus is to get to the roots of the social barriers that influence inadequate care in historically marginalized communities.