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Global Health Initiative

Meet the Staff

After seeing patients unable to get basic health care services, partners Ms. Karla Ivankovich and Dr. Daniel Ivankovich decided to lead the charge and change the landscape of healthcare by co-founding OnePatient Global Health Initiative, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization designed to establish sustainable programs of outreach, prevention and patient education at multiple locations throughout the disparate areas of Chicago as well as Haiti. With community and faith based based initiatives they strive to improve health outcomes in some of the poorest communities by removing barriers to access and implementing healthcare services OnePatient at a time.

Dr. Karla Ivankovich, PhD, LCPC

President and co-founder of OnePatient Global Health Initiative, Dr. Karla Ivankovich is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, who has earned advanced degrees in both Human Development Counseling and INO-Disability Studies from the University of Illinois Springfield campus, where she also teaches undergraduate Psychology. In addition, Karla has completed post-graduate work in Educational Leadership and earned a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Psychology with special emphasis on the Biopsychosocial Aspects of Health, from Northcentral University. As co-founder and President, Karla’s primary role is to provide oversight for OnePatient Global Health Initiative. She is responsible for outreach programming, mental health assessment, overall strategic planning, financial and organizational development, program operations and clinical compliance.
Daniel Ivankovich, MD

Co-founder and Consultant at OnePatient Global Health Initiative, Dr. Daniel Ivankovich is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine’s Honors program. A fellowship-trained orthopedic trauma surgeon and spine specialist Dr. Ivankovich attended top post-grad fellowship programs at RUSH (Adult Joint Reconstruction), Northwestern (Adult Spine Trauma) and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (Spinal Cord Injury). As co-founder and consultant, Dr. Ivankovich’s primary role is to provide medical and clinical oversight to the Medical Services division of OnePatient Global Health Initiative. He's seen over 100,000 patients and performed over 5,000 surgeries in some of the most disparate areas within the country. He is responsible for clinical compliance, musculoskeletal health and wellness, as well as healthcare policy creation and implementation.

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