MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H.
University of California, San Francisco; is a California native who believes that there is a direct correlation between time spent outside and her happiness (as well as her childrens’). She attempted to circumvent her predisposition toward medicine by pursuing her MSPH in Population and International Health at Harvard School of Public Health. This path led to extensive field experience in many countries, most notably with Konbit Sante and Partners in Health in Haiti and with Catholic Relief Services in Chad. Eventually she came back to medicine and California, making her immigrant parents and younger siblings very happy to have her closer to home. She has worked globally in women’s health, refugee health, and monitoring and evaluation. Locally she has worked in homeless healthcare in San Francisco and curriculum development in global health topics at Harvard, MIT and UCSF. When she is not doctoring or practicing public health, she can be found outside with her children biking, walking, hiking or running, or inside cooking and preparing for wine & cheese parties or dinners.
Alumni Year: 2015