Our Global Surgery Fellows
Dr. Kelly Shine
2017 Graduate Global Surgery Fellow
Dr. Kelly Shine graduated from Yale University School of Medicine in 1995 and completed her residency training at University of New Mexico Health Sciences. She has been a practicing surgeon in Frederick, Maryland for 15 years. She is Creighton University's first Global Surgery fellow and her fellowship international rotation was in Tanzania. She is back in private practice in the United States and Dr. Shine looks forward to operating and teaching internationally again in the future.
Dr. Megan Straughan
2018-2020 Global Surgery Fellow
Dr. Megan Straughan graduated summa cum laude from Grinnell College, in Grinnell Iowa. Upon receiving her medical degree from the Medical School for International Health in Be'er Sheva, Israel, Dr. Straughan completed her General Surgery Residency with the Greenville Health System in Greenville, South Carolina. Dr. Straughan has volunteered in developing countries yearly since high school and had performed surgery in Kenya on multiple occasions. Her fellowship international rotation was at the Butaro Rwanda district hospital. Dr. Straughan will returns every spring to teach residents and students.
Dr. Dena Steiner-Fergusen
2021-2023 Global Surgery Fellow
Dena Steiner, MD joined our fellowship with surgical experience in the Congo. A 2016 graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University she completed her general surgical residency in Youngstown Ohio. Between high school and undergraduate school she spent 7 months learning French at Strasbourg University in Alsace-Lorraine France. She completed her international rotations in Rwanda, Republic of Congo, and Togo. Dr. Steiner-Fergusen, is now employed at Hospital of Hope in Togo, accompanied by her husband and daughter.