History & Staff

IMP was founded in 1994 in response to an increasing international demand for American medical education, technology, and procedures. Our staff has more than 65 years of combined international experience expertise, and knowledge necessary to operate in today's demanding and challenging global environment. Read more about the members of our dynamic IMP team in the bios listed below.

For more information, please contact:
Office of International Medicine Programs
The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences
2600 Virginia Ave NW, Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20037

Office Hours: Monday - Friday; 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Phone: (202) 994-2796

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Huda M. Ayas, MHSA, MBA, EdD
Associate Dean for International Medicine
Executive Director, Office of International Medicine Programs

Shafiah Firoz, MBEE, MS, BS 
Director of Educational Programs

Stanley M. Knoll, MD, FACS
Medical Director

Fernando Vidal-Vanaclocha, MD, PhD
Research Director

Shereen Toubaji, MBA 
Program Manager

Kara P. Woodman, MID
Program Manager

Genevieve McKenna, MPH
Program Manager

Kristin Vail 
Office Manager