Travel Clinic Staff- 2013

Travel Nurse:

Eileen Grady, R.N.

Eileen Grady has been a nurse for 30 years. She received her BSN from University of Kansas in 1980 and a Master's in Maternal-Child/Women's Health Nursing in 1984. She worked as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner until 2007 when she joined the Department of Internal Medicine. She finds travel nursing interesting and challenging and especially enjoys learning about interesting places to visit during her own vacations.

Travel Nurse:

Chelsea Patete RN

Chelsea is a 2007 graduate of Lourdes University with a BSN, also obtained a second bachelor’s degree in forensic science from Wayne State University 2010. She has emergency nursing background with most recent internal medicine (including infections disease, HIV and travel experience). Chelsea, loves to travel when she can and enjoys learning about new destinations through her patients!

Clinic Director:

N. Cary Engleberg, M.D., D.T.M. & H.

Dr. Engleberg is a Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology. He is a board-certified subpecialist in Infectious Diseases, and has been a member of the Infectious Diseases Division at the University Hospital since 1986. His training and experience in geographic and travel medicine include a diploma from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a 2-year appointment in the Epidemic Intelligence Service with the Centers for Disease Control and the Indian Health Service, 2-1/2 years as a Peace Corps Medical Officer in Chad and Cameroun, extended research activities in rural Bangladesh and Indonesia, and a recent one-year medical education sabbatical in Ghana.

Dr. Engleberg is always available to assist the Travel Nurses with any difficult or unique travel issues. In addition, he reviews and signs the records of every patient that is seen in the clinic within 48 hours of their visit.

Medical Assistant Specialist:

Heather Simkiss

Heather graduated from Ross Medical School 2010, externship completed at University of Michigan Health System, Internal Medicine division. Hired in September of 2010 in Infectious Disease department, she started working in the Overseas Travel Clinic in August of 2011. She advanced to Specialist position in June of 2012. Previous work as a Certified Nurses Aid for 5 years. In my spare time I love to travel; hiking and camping are some of my favorite activities, and I have completed 60 miles of the Appalachian Trail, and I am looking forward to completing it someday.