The Alliance for International Medicine came together based upon the shared observations and experiences of Drs. Richards and Rhondeau that providing medical care to underserved communities would be most effective if they were able to work alongside with and provide training and equipment in a sustainable manner to their peers in other countries.


 Dr. Steven Rhondeau with patient aboard the USN Comfort off the coast of Haiti

 Dr. Steven Rhondeau with patient aboard the USN Comfort off the coast of Haiti

Steven Rhondeau, MD

Dr. Rhondeau is President and co-founder of the Alliance for International Medicine.  A graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine, he trained at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Utah in anesthesiology.   In addition to his general practice, he is also the founder and former director of the Intermountain Healthcare Anesthesia Acute Pain and Palliative Care Service, and currently directs the department education in surface echocardiography and lung ultrasound.  Dr. Rhondeau has broad experience in all areas of his profession, including cardiac, trauma, transplant and regional anesthesia.  He has practiced medicine all over the world having worked in Kenya, China, Brazil, Haiti, Mexico and Guatemala.  Dr. Rhondeau is a member of the World Health Organization’s Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care. 


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Nathan Richards, MD

Dr. Richards is Executive Director and co-founder of the Alliance for International Medicine.  He graduated from Columbia University and completed his medical degree at the University of Utah School of Medicine. After completing a general surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson Medical Center in Philadelphia, Dr. Richards completed an advanced laparoscopic surgery fellowship at George Washington Medical Center.   He is currently the _______________________ and specializes in robotic surgery for pancreatic diseases.  Dr. Richards has extensive international experience and has provided medical care in the Philippines, Guatemala, and Uganda.  Dr. Richards is a member of the World Health Organization’s Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care.


Matthew Richards, Esq

Mr. Richards is a magna cum laude graduate of the Brigham Young University Law School.  He is a member of Kirton McConkie's First Amendment & Religious Organizations, and Litigation sections. In addition to litigating cases, he provides general counsel services to clients, advising them on such diverse matters as regulatory compliance, electronic discovery and records management, historical preservation, and contract management. Mr. Richards has an extensive background in appeals and complex litigation in both federal and state courts. He has particular expertise in domestic and international religious liberty issues and has published articles and presented at international conferences on these topics.

Mr. Richards is recognized as one of Utah's Legal Elite for corporate law and a Mountain States Super Lawyer for business litigation.