Physicians & Staff
DeVon C. Hale, MD
DeVon C. Hale is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Pathology who is Board Certified in Infectious Diseases with a specialized practice and background in travel medicine and tropical diseases. He is the Medical Director for the International Travel Clinic at University Hospital and has successfully completed the Certificate of Knowledge Exam in Tropical Diseases and Travelers Health sponsored by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and holds a certificate in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine.
Dr. Hale graduated from the University of Utah in 1969 and completed an internship at Ohio State University Hospitals in 1970 with a residency at Kern County Medical Center, California, in 1974. He went on to complete a fellowship in Infectious Diseases in 1975 at Irvine Medical Center, California, with an additional fellowship in Clinical Microbiology at the University of Utah in 1979.
As Assistant Dean of International Medical Education, Dr. Hale directs and participates in medical projects in Ghana and Kenya, Africa. He has visited over 40 countries to evaluate health risks and medical care and is a Co-Director of an early warning system, called GeoSentinel, sponsored by the International Society of Travel Medicine and funded by the Center for Disease Control.
Rahul Anand is a faculty member in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine, Co-director of the International Travel Clinic, Co-director of the GeoSentinel (post-travel) surveillance network and member of TravEpi (pre-travel) Network and Emerging Infections Network; along with being an expert consultant in Tropical Medicine, and Co-Director of the Immunocompromised and Transplant Infectious Diseases Service at the University of Utah.
Dr. Anand completed his Internship at Chicago Medical School and affiliated Mt. Sinai Medical Center and North Chicago Veteran Affairs Medical Center, and residency in Internal Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia and affiliated Fox Chase Cancer Center. He pursued his fellowship in Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia and affiliated Lankenau Hospital and Philadelphia Tuberculosis and STD Clinic. Dr. Anand is board certified in Internal Medicine (both India and USA), and ABIM certified in the specialty of Infectious Diseases. In additional, he holds multiple additional certifications: Certificate in Travel Health® issued by the International Society of Travel Medicine, the Certificate in Tropical Medicine and Travelers Health by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, American Academy of HIV Medicine certified HIV Specialist, and is an expert in Immunocompromised and Transplant related infections.
Dr. Anand was born and raised in Delhi, India and spent part of his childhood in Uganda, Africa prior to coming to the US where he has lived in various states playing leading roles in distinguished institutions. He worked as Registrar in Medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, and was a faculty member in Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine at the North Bronx Healthcare Network, Health and Hospitals Corporation, New York City serving the uninsured and underinsured minorities of the Bronx prior to coming to the University of Utah. He is interested in helping to share the art and science of Medicine across the world, in particular Infectious Diseases related knowledge, skills and education. He is a member of the U’s Global health initiative, and also directs the International Medicine course at the University of Utah.
Christie is a transplant from Idaho, coming down to go to the "U" and never leaving. She has worked for many years in the clinic setting, doing everything from Family practice to Orthopedics, before finally settling down with the Travel Clinic. She holds a Certificate in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine and loves to hear back from travelers that they had a great trip with no issues!! Her travel goal is to cruise around the world with National Geographic.
Before beginning with the University of Utah, Nora Ann lived in the Bay Area working with the VA Hospital and with Mills-Peninsula Hospital. Nora Ann has now been a nurse at the University of Utah for 19 years. She has enjoyed working in the Resource Nursing Department visiting nursing units such as orthopedics, neurology, the burn unit, and telemetry. Nora spent 11 years working in Internal Medicine at the University’s Madsen Health Center, and loves the challenge and excitement of working in travel medicine.
Nora’s personal interests include concerts, the ballet and symphony. Nora and her husband enjoy traveling and volunteering their time to make dinners for the families at the Ronald McDonald House.
Melanie is the Travel Clinic's Outpatient Services Specialist. Her responsibilities include all of the Travel Clinic's scheduling, website administration, and billing tasks. She loves working with patients, and looks forward to helping you meet your pre or post travel needs.
Originally from Antioch, California, Melanie moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young University, where she earned a degree in Geography: Travel and Tourism Studies with a minor in International Development. She loves to travel and study languages, and has had the opportunity to live in Italy, Denmark, and Belgium.
Melanie has lived in Utah since 2002, and has worked at the University of Utah Hospital since 2009. Her personal interests include photography, hiking, and going to comedy shows with her husband.