Karen Gordon-Boyle MD, MPH, DrPH-Deputy Chief Medical Officer

Dr Karen Gordon-Boyle graduated from the Bishops High School in 1983 as a Guyana Scholar. She graduated from medical school in Moscow in 1990 then served as a general practitioner at the Georgetown Public Hospital. From 1998 to 2002 she served as the director of the National Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinic where patients with HIV and STIs were cared for and treated. It was whilst serving at that clinic that she decided to specialize in Public Health as she realized that her training as a physician was inadequate to deal with the social determinants of health.

She received her Masters in Public Health from Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health in 2005 after which she served many donor funded HIV projects. In 2015 she received her Doctorate in Public Health from the University of the West Indies Mona, Jamaica. Dr Gordon-Boyle has served in senior technical and management positions on multiple international donor funded projects.

Her contribution to Public Health in Guyana was recognized in 2016 when she received the prestigious PAHO/WHO Public Health Achievement award. She is also an entrepreneur, philanthropist and active member of her church.

In June 2016 Dr Gordon-Boyle joined the Ministry of Public Health as the Deputy Chief Medical Officer where she works with a team of bright health professionals and serves at a policy and technical oversight level.

Dr Boyle is married and has three children: Mark- 30 a marketing officer at Facebook, Andrew- 27 a Psychologist living in Florida and Keziah Renee 21 - an old student of BHS who is now in her 3rd year of Pre- med at the University of Central Florida.

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