Thursday, April 7, 2016

Welcoming Dr. Chaim Trachtman to the GPM Advisory Board

We are excited to welcome Dr. Chaim Trachtman, to the GPM advisory board.

Dr. Trachtman is the Director of Pediatric Nephrology at New York University Langone Medical Center and a Professor of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine.  His professional memberships include the American Society of Nephrology and the Society for Pediatric Research and he serves as an ad hoc reviewer for many professional journals.  He is the recipient of research grant awards, the principal investigator in numerous NIDDK- and industry-sponsored clinical studies and the author of multiple articles, chapters and abstracts.  Dr. Trachtman serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation serving Greater New York and is a Fellow of the National Kidney Foundation.

Dr. Trachtman and his wife Mrs. Audrey Axelrod Trachtman, a former Vice President of Finance and Strategic Planning for Philip Morris and General Foods Latin America and current treasurer of AMIT children, visited Mumbai in February and participated in the volunteer work with the children. Dr. Trachtman contributed his medical expertise to the Shravan Health Clinic. Mrs. Trachtman worked with the women's economic cooperative and is now helping GPM prepare a cookbook of women's food, culture and life stories.

Dr Trachtman treating a child with her mother

Chaim and Audrey Trachtman with one of the classes

Doctors discussing medical issues

Doctors Trachtman and Gill discussing the Shravan Health Center

At the Shravan Health Center with a patient

Audery Trachtman and women from the GPM Nutrition Program