Who We Are
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 provide training and equipment in a sustainable manner, while also working alongside their peers in other countries.
Steven Rhondeau, MD
Dr. Rhondeau is an Executive Director 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 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 Peru, Kenya, China, Brazil, Haiti, Mexico and Guatemala. An adjunct assistant professor at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine, Dr. Rhondeau is currently working with the University’s Center for Global Surgery to develop guidelines for implementing ultrasound techniques and advanced anesthesia care in developing countries.
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 Medical Director for the Intermountain Healthcare Surgical Specialty Division, an adjunct assistant professor with the Center for Global Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and specializes in robotic surgery for pancreatic diseases. Dr. Richards has extensive international experience and has provided medical care in the Philippines, Peru, Guatemala, and Ghana, and serves on the International Laparoscopic Development Committee with the Society of American Gastrointenstinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
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.