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Meet Our Co-Founders

learn more about the co-founders of gw doctors international

Doctors International launched its first mission to Guyana, South America. Led by Drs. Vaziri and Dangerfield, a 21-member-team of surgeons, surgical residents, anesthesiologists, nurses, surgical techs and a public health specialist. Beginning with just an idea, co-founders Dr. Paul Dangerfield and Dr. K. Vaziri began the mission of providing the same high quality multidisciplinary healthcare from Washington, D.C., to the under served and indigent population internationally.

Dr. K. VaziriDr. Khashayar Vaziri George Washington University

Khashayar Vaziri, MD is board-certified in General Surgery and specializes in advanced laparoscopic and gastrointestinal surgery. He also serves as the Program Director for the Residency in General Surgery, co-founder of Doctors International and an professor of surgery at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. K. Vaziri was also the former Director of Surgical Clerkship. His areas of interest include laparoscopic surgery for gastroesophageal reflux, achalasia, hiatal hernias, and laparoscopic surgery for the stomach, and spleen. Learn more about Dr. Vaziri here.


Dr. Paul Dangerfieldpaul dangerfield md george washington university

Paul Dangerfield, MD is a board-certified in Anesthesiology and director of Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia at The GW Medical Faculty Associates. He is also an assistant professor of Anesthesiology at the GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences and a co-founder of Doctors International. His areas of interest include care of the acutely injured patient, acute pain management and regional anesthesia. In 2012, Dr. Paul Dangerfield learned about the medical needs and opportunity in Guyana from a friend. Shortly after, Dr. Dangerfield began the exciting journey of starting GW Doctors International along with his colleagues at the GW Medical Faculty Associates and GW Hospital. Learn more about Dr. Dangerfield here.

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