History

Founded in 2004, as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, medical humanitarian organization, Doctors Outreach Clinics provides on-the-ground medical attention to populations worldwide amid disasters and devastating circumstances. Our specific focus is Oral Rehydration Therapy, a simple, effective and inexpensive means of saving the lives of babies and young children, which has been heralded by the World Health Organization as “one of the most important medical advances in the 20th century.”


Tax Status

Doctors Outreach Clinics is a 501(c) 3 corporation.

Federal EIN (Tax ID number): 20-2348380


Leadership team

Eduardo P. Dolhun, MD, Founder and CEO
Eduardo has been volunteering in the US and across the world since his university days at Marquette University. Eduardo earned his medical degree at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN in 1996 and completed residency in Family Medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Jacksonville, FL. He also completed three fellowships: UCSF Primary Care Research FellowshipNorthern California Faculty Development Fellowship, and Stanford University affiliated Family Practice Obstetrics Fellowship at Santa Clara County Hospital

Dr. Dolhun founded Drip Drop ORS in 2008, a patented, third-generation oral rehydration solution that has been used in relief efforts globally. He is the founder of Dolhun Clinic, a high touch private practice in San Francisco that provides integrative and personalized patient care. Dr. Dolhun is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University Medical School, where he has been co-director of Ethnicity and Medicine since 2000. He is a member of the Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness Society.  Dr. Dolhun has been published in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals.

Jonathan Jacobs, MD, Co-Founder and President
Jonathan Jacobs, MD, has been a strong advocate universal health care access. He is founder and chair of Mid America Physicians for a National Health Program. In 2004 Jonathan joined Eduardo in the initial selection and evaluation of the first site and has been fundamental in the development of DOCS. Jonathan received his bachelor degree from Columbia University and obtained his medical degree from Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN. He completed a dual residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic. Jonathan is in private practice in Kansas City, MO. and serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Kansas Medical School and is Co-Medical Director of St. Lukes Hospice.
Awarded for Volunteerism and Community Services in the ACP Laureate Awards in 2006

John (Jeb) Hallett Jr., MD, FACS
Dr. Hallett is a vascular surgeon and the Medical Director of the Roper St. Francis Heart & Vascular Center.  Dr. Hallett is board certified in Vascular Surgery and is listed in Best Doctors in America for his expertise in abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease and peripheral vascular disease including renal vascular hypertension.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Hallett is also co-author of the textbook, Comprehensive Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, and also original author of the Handbook of Patient Care in Vascular Diseases. Dr. Hallett speaks frequently in the LowCountry on the topic, “What’s New in Heart and Vascular Health.” A native of Wheeling, West Virginia, Dr. Hallett graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and Duke University Medical School. After completing his vascular surgery training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, he served as Chief of Vascular Surgery at Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center. In 1984, he joined the faculty at Mayo Clinic where he was a founding member of the Mayo Vascular Center and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs. In 2001, he was recruited to Eastern Maine Health Care to establish the Vascular Care of Maine Center.

John Cranshaw, MD
Dr. Cranshaw is a board-certified Internal Medicine doctor who earned his medical degree at Harvard University, where he completed his residency as well. 

Matthew Hawe, Treasurer
Matthew Hawe holds an MBA degree from UC Berkeley and has worked with the Peace Corps in Jordan for two years. He is enthusiastic to continue promoting cultural understanding through DOCS by uniting his skills in business and international relations with his desire to improve the delivery of health to rural communities worldwide.

James Avery, MD
Dr. James Avery is head of the Cardiac Transplant Division of California Pacific Medical Center. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City and a Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

Nora Tleel, DDS
Dr. Nora Tleel, DDS, MSD, is a board certified pediatric dentist that earned her dental degree at Marquett University and completed her residency and speciality training at IUPUI and Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Tleel practiced pediatric dentisty in her own practice, Toothland clinic, in Amman Jordan for many years and recently moved to reside in the USA. She is the founding member of the Jordanian Pediatric Dental Association and an examiner for the speciality, also a founding member of the International Women's forum the Jordanian chapter. Dr. Nora relocated to San Diego, CA, where she was the associate program director with UCLA for the pediatric residency progam and currently practices as an associate at Childens Primary Dental Clinic and is a consultant for the American board of pediatric Dentistry. She is a member of the ADA, CDA, AAPD, SDDS and few other organizations.

Daniel McAuliffe, Logistics and Operations
Dan has been assisting in preparation and logistics since 2010.  Since the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Dan has made sure the team is properly supplied and departs to disaster areas in an efficient and timely fashion. 

Andrew Antes, Clinical Intern and Research Assistant
Andrew Antes grew up in the Bay Area and developed an early interest in science and community work on his path to becoming a doctor. He graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelors’ in Biology, and has been working as an intern at the Dolhun Clinic since August of 2015. He joined DOCS because he believes the mission embodies his ideals of direct engagement with medical issues both local and international.

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