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Thursday, March 23, 2006
Professor Of Medicine


Born in Guyana, South America, Dr. Compton Gift was a mathematics teacher in Guyana prior to attending the University of Connecticut from 1963 - 1966. In recent years he has returned to Guyana as part of a medical team to provide free medical services and medications.

Henry Compton Gift, MD, is the Medical Director of the Saint Mary’s Family Health Center in Waterbury, Connecticut, and is the Associate Program Director for the residency program in charge of ambulatory education.

Born in Guyana, South America, Dr. Gift was a mathematics teacher in Guyana prior to attending the University of Connecticut from 1963 - 1966.

He delayed his studies to serve in the United States Army as Section Chief Of Microbiology And Parasitology at the United States Army Hospital in Heidelberg, West Germany, for two years.

Following an honorable discharge from the Army, Dr. Gift graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a bachelor's degree in Biology. He then earned an M.P.H. degree in Epidemiology and Environmental Health from Yale University School of Public Health and his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Dr. Gift completed an Internal Medicine residency and chief residency at Saint Mary’s Hospital.

Dr. Gift has a private practice in Waterbury. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor Of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale University School of Medicine.

In recent years he has returned to Guyana as part of a medical team to provide free medical services and medications.

From St. Mary's Hospital