Megan Rybarczyk, MD, MPH


  •  Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
  •  Pakistan | Bangladesh
  •   Development | Education | Emergency Care Systems

Languages: English (native proficiency); Spanish (limited working proficiency); French (elementary proficiency)


Dr. Megan Rybarczyk, MD, MPH is working to develop Global Emergency Medicine programming for residents, fellows, and faculty within the Department of Emergency Medicine at Penn Medicine, where she is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine. Throughout her career, her work in Global Emergency Medicine has involved research, education, clinical care, and/or disaster response in countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Egypt, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, India, Pakistan, South Africa, and Uganda. Her work is focused primarily on education and training as well as emergency care systems development.


Dr. Rybarczyk has worked with partners within the Indus Health Network in Karachi, Pakistan to develop, implement, and make sustainable a one-year training program for physicians who serve the population of the fifth most populous city in the world. The program, the Certification Program in Emergency Medicine (CPEM) seeks to assist in the advancement of the specialty of Emergency Medicine and to help improve the quality of emergency care provided throughout the city ( She currently serves as the Academic Faculty Lead for the program.
Dr. Rybarczyk has served as a reviewer for several years, and is now an editor, of the Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review, an initiative which seeks to identify, organize, and disseminate high-quality research in the field of Global Emergency Medicine on an annual basis (


1. Rybarczyk M, Tosha M, Mbika B, Bulonza P, Ramazani P, Zahiga I, Safari O, Bachunguye R, Safari C, Iragi A, and Glass N. Evaluation of medical supplies essential for the care of survivors of sex- and gender-based violence in post-conflict Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Med, Confl Surviv 2011;27(2):91-110.
2. Carlson LC, Rogers TT, Kamara TB, Rybarczyk MM, Leow JJ, Kirsch TD, Kushner AL. Petroleum pipeline explosion in sub-Saharan Africa: A comprehensive systematic review of the academic and lay literature. Burns 2015;41(3):497-501.
3. Rybarczyk MM, Schafer JM, Elm CM, Sarvepalli S, Vaswani PA, Balhara KS, Carlson LC, Jacquet GA. Prevention of burn injuries in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. Burns 2016;42(6):1183-92.
4. Jacquet GA, Schneider JI, Rybarczyk M, Hudspeth J, Sugarman RA, Miller C, Tupesis JP. A centralized structure and process for approving and monitoring GME Global Health electives at a large academic institution. J Grad Med Educ 2017;9(4):547-8.
5. Rybarczyk MM, Schafer JM, Elm CM, Sarvepalli S, Vaswani PA, Balhara KS, Carlson LC, Jacquet GA. A systematic review of burn injuries in low- and middle-income countries: epidemiology in the WHO-defined African Region. Afr J Emerg Med 2017;7(1):30-7.



Last Updated: 27 January 2022