Dr. Benjamin La Brot
Medical Affairs Leader, Infection & Immunity (HIV & HXV)
Dr. Benjamin LaBrot is the Global Medical Affairs Lead for Infection and immunity for Roche Molecular Systems, working with assays and sample types for HIV and Hepatitis with a focus on LMICs. Dr. LaBrot attended the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, and worked as a hospitalist in Ireland before combining his love of the sea and medicine, founding the Floating Doctors medical organization in 2009 to deliver medical care and sustainable capacity-building to remote, underserved communities accessible by water. After working in Haiti and Honduras, the Floating Doctors team established and currently operates a permanent rural health care system serving a large indigenous population spread across 10,000 square miles of jungle and mangrove mazes in Panama, where Floating Doctors has so far conducted over 120,000 patient consults in remote jungle mobile clinics as well as education, training, and local capacity development projects. Dr. LaBrot is also the founder of RemoteCare Education (a CME organization training clinicians how to practice humanitarian aid medicine), an advisory board member for the Faculty of Remote and Rural Healthcare at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, and Executive Board Member for the Global Coalition for Hepatitis Elimination and a professor of Global Medicine teaching malaria, palliative care in resource-limited settings, and the nuts and bolts of humanitarian aid medical practice at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.