Meet Our Residents & Fellows

A Program in Partnership With Duke Global Health Institute

Elizabeth Krebs, MD, MSc-GH

GHP Graduate

Emergency Medicine

Department of Surgery


Dr. Elizabeth Krebs graduated from the Global Health-Emergency Medicine Fellowship Pathway in 2014. She was also a Master of Science in Global Health candidate, 2014.

For her research, Improving Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Outcomes in Rwanda Through Development of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), Dr. Krebs was awarded a Fogarty Global Health Fellowship.  She speaks more about her work in the video below. 



During completion of her MD at Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Krebs was fortunate to spend time studying public health in Costa Rica and gained experience in grassroots development work in Rwanda. Dr. Krebs then completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at St. Luke’s University Health Network.
During her time in residency, she founded the Physicians Ultrasound in Rwanda Education initiative (PURE) to address a need for point-of-care ultrasound education for her physician colleagues in Rwanda.  PURE is now a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with over 130 members from 10 different countries, and has partnered with the Rwandan Ministry of Health and Faculty of Medicine to assure that we are designing an education schema that best addresses the needs of Rwandese physicians and patients. 
Dr. Krebs is currently in an Ultrasound Fellowship in the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Representative publications:

Everton KL, Mazal J, Mollura DJ; RAD-AID Conference Writing Group. White paper report of the 2011 RAD-AID Conference on International Radiology for Developing Countries: integrating multidisciplinary strategies for imaging services in the developing world. J Am Coll Radiol. 2012 Jul;9(7):488-94.

Krebs E. The Physicians Ultrasound in Rwanda Education Initiative (PURE).  What’s Up in Emergency Medicine electronic publication. EMRA. March 2011.

Krebs E, Goldfarb N. Literature Review – Emergency Department Crowding. American Journal of Medical Quality January/February 2011 26: 75-76.

Leventhal D, Krebs E, Rosen MR. Flexible Laser Bronchoscopy for Subglottic Stenosis in the Awake Patient. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. May 2009;135(5):467-471.

E Rosenbaum, E Krebs, M Cohen, A Tiliakos, and CT Derk. The spectrum of clinical manifestations, outcome and treatment of pericardial tamponade in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a retrospective study and literature review. Lupus, June 2009; 18: 608 – 612.