Updated: Jan 22, 2020
Ann has always known that she didn't become a doctor to work in a medical office. She was Board Certified in Family Medicine in 1993, and for many years has balanced busy family life with her medical career and a wide range of volunteer medical work. In 2005, she was the head volunteer physician in the Austin relief effort for Katrina, and that amazing experience inspired her passion for medical relief work. Since then, Dr. Messer has traveled worldwide to provide medical care for people who live under challenging circumstances.
Learning how to actually do good “charity work” while practicing the most effective medicine in difficult settings has been a fascinating intellectual and ethical exploration for Ann. A lifelong student, she strives for excellence in all her encounters and welcomes the involvement and expertise of others.