Dr. Claude Moncorgé
Claude Moncorgé was born May 10, 1954 in Paris. He attended high school in Paris. He went to Medical school in Paris, with an externship and then boarded the Hospitals of Paris, in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care. Claude Moncorgé extended his residency by 18 months at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA (Children’s Hospital) to complete his training in Pediatric Resuscitation.
Then, he performed an assistantship in Surgical Intensive Care Unit (Hospital Bichat Paris).
After 19 years of practice in the hospital sector, he exercised the profession of Anesthesiologist-resuscitator in private practice for 10 years.
In 1988, parallel to his clinical work, he joined the NGO Médecins du Monde (Doctors of the World), where he participated in the working group “Anesthesia and Emergency Medecine” and monitored programs in several countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In 1994, he was part of the teams in charge of humanitarian operations in Rwanda, Burundi, and Eastern Zaire.
In 1994, Claude Moncorgé was elected to the Board of Doctors of the World.
In 1995, Claude Moncorgé expands its training with complementary competence in Public Health. (University of Havana, Cuba)
In 1996, he became Vice President of MDM and in 2000 he was elected President of Doctors of the World up to 2004.
Today, Claude Moncorgé is the Executive Director of OPALS (Pan African Organization for Health).