RX3: Amy Lehman, MD, Founder, Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic

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Not every medical entrepreneur builds the same thing; some build apps, some build groundbreaking devices, some build alternative care methods. This week’s guest built a floating hospital in the Congo. Her name is Dr. Amy Lehman and she’s the Founder of the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic, a revolutionary health clinic that is saving lives in Africa. Amy talks about how she transitioned from practicing medicine in Chicago to building a clinic in the Congo and what she’s doing to change the lives of people in eastern Africa.

To find out more about Amy and to support the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic go to floatingclinic.org.

About Amy Lehman:
Amy is the founder of the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic and Iroko Health. She is recognized and sought after as a key expert, adviser and partner to actors as diverse as regional governments and local tribes, and to donor governments, philanthropists, non-profit organizations and multinational corporations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the African Great Lakes more broadly.

She received both an MD and MBA from the University of Chicago, and additionally trained in General Surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center and was a Senior Fellow with the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Dr. Lehman received the 2014 Distinguished Young Alumni Award from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, as well as was one of the 2014 Chicagoans of the Year.

She has been honored by Newsweek as one of the “150 Women Who Shake the World,” and by a number of other publications for her work.