Grace Deukmedjian

Grace Deukmedjian received her B.S. degree in Neuroscience from the University of California, Irvine, followed by her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine. She then completed her pediatric residency training at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and continued at UCLA as a pediatric hospitalist for three years. Her clinical and academic interests have included evidence-­based pediatric hospital medicine, global health and humanities in medicine. She has spent time caring for Tibetan refugees in the Trans-­Himalayan region of Northern India, worked in a pediatric hospital in Armenia, and spent one year in Haiti working on potable water and malnutrition as well as disaster relief. Most recently, she taught midwives and traditional birth attendants NRP in Ghana. She is excited to build on her previous experience, and work towards refining traditional global health practices with her new HEAL family. Grace was a fellow who served at Tséhootsooí Medical Center in Fort Defiance, Arizona and at Possible in Nepal.