Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Rachel W. Davis 14' Receives 2023 Humanitarian Award

Tiffany Harston

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Rachel W. Davis, M.D.

 Rachel W. Davis, M.D., assistant professor of Surgery and director for the Center for Global Surgery, has won the 2023 Humanitarian Award from Baylor College of Medicine. The Humanitarian Award is presented to alumni for outstanding service to mankind including humanitarian, public and/or government service.

As a resident, Dr. Davis created and developed the global surgery track of the general surgery residency program, which is the first integrated, longitudinal global surgery training program and the only global surgery program in the NRMP match. Additionally, she is the director of strategic planning in the Division of Global Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital. Since 2014, she has worked to build educational opportunities for trainees and professionals, including development of the Global Trauma Collaboration, which provides biweekly virtual trauma education for war zones. Dr. Davis has worked toward expansion of surgical access in Ecuador, Guatemala, Malawi, Mongolia, Nepal, Myanmar and Tanzania. She is also a current member of the Houston Global Health Collaborative Board of Directors, Baylor Global Health Scholar and nonresident Fellow of the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.     

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