Mary Ann Hopkins, MD, MPhil, FACS, is an Associate Professor of Surgery at New York University School of Medicine and the Director of Education of the Clinical Sciences. She received both her undergraduate and medical degrees at Harvard University and also received a Master of Philosophy Degree from Kings College, Cambridge University, in the History and Philosophy of Medicine. She has a longstanding interest in surgical education and is currently the resident of the Association of Surgical Education, the largest international society devoted purely to surgical education, and co-editor of WISE-MD, an interactive multi-media web based teaching tool for medical students to use in the clerkship years.
In addition to her academic career, Dr. Hopkins has had a long-standing interest in public health and humanitarian outreach in the developing world, beginning in college when she worked in India and Somalia. She began working with Doctors Without Borders in 1996. She has volunteered as a surgeon in Sri Lanka, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Chad, providing much needed care in these conflict ridden areas. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the US section of Doctors Without Borders from 2007 to 2011. In addition, she was a member of the NYU Medical Center’s HEART team to Haiti in January 2010, which was rapidly deployed to provide emergency medical care to victims in the first weeks after the earthquake. She has been instrumental in developing the Global Health Concentration and the Global Health Selective programs, both part of the C21 initiatives.