Jon Fielder, MD
Jon Fielder grew up in Spring, Texas before attending Williams College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with highest honors in chemistry. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine in 1999, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha with honor. Dr. Fielder completed his training in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was named Most Oslerian, the highest award given to a Hopkins intern. Sensing the call of God, Jon moved to Kenya, where he served with World Medical Mission and Africa Inland Mission at Kijabe Hospital. His work focused on the care of HIV and the training of Kenyan healthcare providers. Dr. Fielder is the author of Tuberculosis in the Era of HIV, a manual for front-line health providers.
After a furlough in Texas during which Jon was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in 2009 the Fielders moved to Malawi, Southern Africa to work at Partners in Hope under SIM. While in Malawi, in 2010, Jon and his college friend Mark Gerson, a businessman and philanthropist, founded African Mission Healthcare (AMH), a non-profit strengthening mission hospitals to serve people in greatest need.
In 2014, the Fielders returned to Kenya so that Jon could better lead the growing efforts of AMH. In addition to his role as Chief Executive of AMH, Dr. Fielder is a consultant physician at Maua Methodist Hospital and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine with University of Texas Medical Branch. He lives with his family at Rift Valley Academy in Kijabe, Kenya, where his wife is the school counselor and his three children attend school.