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Sarah T. Menacho, M.D.

Languages spoken: English, French

Academic Information

Departments: Neurosurgery - Assistant Professor

Divisions: Adult Neurosurgery

Academic Office Information

sarah.menacho@hsc.utah.edu

Board Certification

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery (Sub: Surgical Critical Care)

Research Interests

  • Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Primary Brain Tumors

Education History

Fellowship MD Anderson Cancer Center
Neurosurgical Oncology
Fellow
Fellowship University of Utah
Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Fellow
Residency University of Utah
Neurosurgery
Resident
Professional Medical University of Vermont College of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Chicago
Religion and the Humanities
B.A.

Global Impact

Service

Date Role Description Country
01/01/2002 Health Volunteer Burkina Faso, West Africa Assisted with baby deliveries, vaccinations, family planning, and prenatal consultations at rural village clinic. Conducted health talks at clinic and village schools on priority concerns such as HIV/AIDS, STDs, guinea worm, malaria, malnutrition, hygiene, and genital excision. Assisted with countrywide effort to eradicate the Guinea worm disease by traveling to endemic villages, documenting the number of new cases, explaining the disease, distributing filters, and demonstrating water filtration techniques. Obtained non-governmental organization grant to construct new building at local village clinic to be used as a laboratory and to refrigerate medications. Started “Girls Club” at village school, which met once weekly with 25 teenage girls to discuss contraception, STDs, safety, and female reproductive issues. Coordinated “Guinea Worm Week 2003: Burkina Faso,” including the distribution of 3500 free water filters in six endemic villages throughout Burkina Faso and conducted door-to-door demonstrations on how to avoid the Guinea worm disease by using proper water filtration techniques.   Western Africa
01/01/2004 Volunteer Leader Burkina Faso, West AfricaChosen by country administrator and fellow volunteers to provide supervision, technical administration, and peer support for the country’s 45 volunteers in addition to health volunteer duties. Western Africa