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Satu Salonen, MD

Faculty physician and refugee clinic assistant director, Family Health Center of Worcester, MA Clinical instructor, UMass

Satu Salonen, MD, MPH is a practicing family medicine physician in Worcester, MA. She has been involved in global health since her undergraduate years and has worked in Australia with the Aboriginal population, and in the Dominican Republic, Ghana, India, and Kenya. Dr. Salonen traveled with a PHR team of physicians to Bangladesh in July 2018 to document injuries sustained by Rohingya refugees at the hands of the Myanmar military.

Dr. Salonen’s current clinical practice focuses on newly-arriving refugees and asylum seekers. She also does formal medical evaluations for asylum seekers. She is actively involved in refugee resettlement in eastern Massachusetts and is the assistant director for a refugee health clinic. She also participates in teaching global health, including issues related to refugees and asylum seekers, to medical students and family medicine residents at the University of Massachusetts.

Dr. Salonen completed her MPH at Drexel University, focusing in epidemiology, and received her MD from American University of the Caribbean. She completed her residency in Reno, NV and most recently completed a global health fellowship at FHCW/UMass.