María Fernanda Navarro

Maria Fernanda is a medical surgeon from Pontificia Javeriana University with a Master in Public Health, Health Management and Policy from Harvard University. She has more than 20 years of executive experience in high complexity hospital services including the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and international organizations such as City Cancer Challenge. She has advised multiple hospital institutions in different parts of the world in areas of process improvement, quality and patient safety. Currently, she leads the initiative of City Cancer Challenge in Latin America, an organization that supports cities around the world to improve access to equitable, quality cancer care. Currently there are 5 cities in the region (Cali, Colombia; Asunción, Paraguay: Porto Alegre, Brazil, León, Mexico and Arequipa, Peru). In this position, she has a vision of the region's health systems and a particular interest in implementation research. She’s a member of several boards of directors and enjoys mentoring students interested in studying abroad.