Dr. Guiles’ interests lie in improving health systems through educational and research partnerships. He currently serves as the Pediatric Team Leader for the Academic Model for Promoting Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) consortium in Kenya. His responsibilities include working closely with Kenyan pediatric faculty, residents and students at Moi University, providing supervision and training for visiting North American residents and students, as well as other research and administrative duties within the consortium.
Dr. Guiles completed his medical school and residency training in Med-Peds at Indiana University. Following residency, he spent two years as a primary care internist and pediatrician for Spanish speaking patients at Federally Qualified Health Center in Indianapolis. He then moved to New Orleans to pursue a master’s degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University.
Dr. Guiles subsequently worked as the Uganda Site Director for the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Global Medicine Program in Mbarara, Uganda. His responsibilities included onsite supervision of visiting MGH internal medicine residents and medical students. He also served as a visiting lecturer in Internal Medicine at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, which involved clinical and classroom-based teaching for Ugandan medical students and residents. He also served as the Site Director for the Bugoye Community Health Collaboration, a public health program that seeks to improve access to health care for women and children in rural Uganda.
He returned to IU in 2020 following a stint at Vanderbilt University. While at Vanderbilt he was co-director for both the Medical Student Integrated Science Course in Global Health, and the Internal Medicine Global Health Pathway. He is based in Kenya full-time.