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Dr. Sarah Alfano

Director of Clinical Information & Telemedicine

Dr. Sarah Alfano earned her medical degree from American University of Integrative Sciences School of Medicine after graduating from Boston University with a B.S. in Psychology. She will complete her Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Master in Public Health (MPH) dual degree at Benedictine University in Spring 2020.


Dr. Alfano joined S.C.A.R.F. in 2016 and quickly developed the S.T.A.Y. C.A.L.M. initiative dedicated to community education regarding sudden cardiac arrest and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). 


Through the S.T.A.Y. C.A.L.M. initiative, technology is developing to map out public access defibrillators and provide real-time guidance for their use as needed. Her strong commitment to community education and technology has allowed her to play a vital role within the S.C.A.R.F. program. She plans to continue her work with the S.T.A.Y. C.A.L.M. initiative while frequently developing new programs to educate the community in regards to sudden cardiac arrest.


Her own experience transitioning from high school to undergraduate studies to medical school and now returning for her dual MBA-MPH degree provides a valuable resource for our S.C.A.R.F. interns and ambassadors.


Dr. Alfano plays a critical role in our career guidance and mentorship program during the summer and her availability to our students year-round is greatly appreciated. Her goal is to mentor, motivate, and support future physicians in our community by instilling within them the values of critical thinking, teamwork, and higher education.