Dr. Rick Hodes at Stanford
April 5-6th the JSA will be bringing Dr. Rick Hodes to Stanford to speak to the undergraduate and community at large as well as the medical community. Dr. Hodes is a physician that has been living in Ethiopia for 20 years working for the Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and Mother Teresa's Catholic mission in Ethiopia. There is currently a short HBO film about Dr. Hodes as well as a novel. He has worked in Rwanda, Zaire, Tanzania, Somalia, and Albania as well. His patients mainly have heart disease, spine disease (TB and scoliosis), and cancer. In addition to this work, Dr. Hodes has a large group of children living in his home. Though he is an Orthodox Jew, the children each practice their own religions- Christians, Muslims, and Jews living together and helping one another with medical issues and hardships.