Doruk Ozgediz (Pediatric Surgery) and Maija Cheung (General Surgery Resident) working at Naguru Hospital in Kampala, Uganda
- Facilitate educational opportunities to enrich the surgical residency program as a whole and support individual resident career interests related to surgery in resource-poor settings.
- Embrace a philosophy of active problem solving and partnership designed to build sustainable progress through the development of reciprocal exchanges between Yale and it’s international partnership sites.
- Contribute to our own education and the discipline as a whole through multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research focusing not only on the pathophysiology of disease, but also on health outcomes, health disparities, and access to healthcare both internationally and locally.
- Use our medical skills and educational resources to develop innovative solutions to both local and international issues that are both desired by the populations whom we seek to serve as well as of benefit to the health system as a whole.
- Implement a formal international clinical rotation for Yale Surgery Residents.
- Develop and host a yearly Yale Multidisciplinary Global Surgery Conference dedicated to exchange of ideas regarding global surgery.
- Host monthly meetings for interest group members and journal clubs focused on discussing relevant literature related to global health surgical issues.
Global Clinical Opportunities
ACGME-approved international rotation:Yale offers residents a formal, ACGME-approved International Surgery rotation consisting of 2-4 weeks of Pediatric Surgery at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. This rotation is completed during the PGY3 or PGY4 year.
Additional global surgery opportunities:
- General Surgery - Haiti
- Plastic Surgery - Vietnam
- ENT - South Africa
- Urology - Kenya
- Trauma and Acute Care Surgery - Uganda
Mulago Hospital, Uganda
Richard Garvey (General Surgery) and Michael Hall (General Surgery Resident) performing surgical outreach in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Doruk Ozgediz (Pediatric Surgery) and Maija Cheung (General Surgery Resident) working with local trainees in Kampala, Uganda
Richard Garvey (General Surgery) and Mark Maxfield (Graduated General Surgery Resident) performing surgical outreach in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Reading x-rays at a clinic in Haiti; picture taken by Christopher de Hadyu (Former Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellow, Current Resident in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Services)
Ralph Stroup (Urology) working in the Central Highlands of Kenya through his non-profit, Kenyan Health Care Initiatives building primary heal care clinics, developing improved health infrastructure, clean water initiatives, health education, and gender equality programs.
James Clune (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) working with Operation Smile.
Dr. Kevin Pei (Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Critical Care) and Michael DeWane (General Surgery Resident) teaching operative trauma to second year surgical residents in a cadaver lab at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda.
Dr. Kevin Pei (Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Critical Care), Michael DeWane (General Surgery Resident), Dr. Jackie Mabweijano, and Maija Cheung (General Surgery Resident) teaching and learning together at the first Operative Trauma and Resuscitation Course at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda.
Tobias Carling (Endocrine Surgery) and Christine Deyholos (General Surgery Resident) with faculty surgeons, trainees, and nurses at Makerere University after a long day of an endocrine outreach project in Nebbi, Uganda.
Ugandan and Yale trainees listening to a morning didactic session on parathyroid glands in Nebbi, Uganda.
Useful Global Surgery Resources
Books:Surgical Care at the District Hospital, WHO 2003
Global Surgery and Anesthesia Manual: Providing Care in Resource-Limited Settings (John Meara 2015)
Primary Surgery (Maurice King, Peter Bewes 1987)
Practical Plastic Surgery for Nonsurgeons (Nadine Semer 2001)
Global Orthopedics: Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings (Richard Gosselin, David Spiegel, Michelle Foltz 2014) Pediatric Surgery: A Comprehensive Text for Africa (Global HELP 2011)
Academic Global Surgery (Mamta Swaroop, Sanjay Krishnaswami 2016)
Online Resources:Operation Giving Back – American College of Surgeons
Global Partners in Anesthesia and Surgery (GPAS)
GPAS funding opportunities:
Global Pediatric Surgery Network (GPSN)
Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery (GICS)
World Health Organization
Lancet Commission on Global Surgery
College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa
DCP3 – Disease Control Priorities, World Bank
Save the Date! April 28th, 2018Location: The Anlyan Center for Medical Research and Education
300 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT
Time: 9am - 4:30pm
This year’s conference theme is “Partnerships and Action for Global Surgery.
We are excited to gather both guest speakers and the Yale community to highlight work in a wide variety of surgical disciplines to provide an educational forum for challenges and solutions in global surgery, and to share experiences and build additional collaborations.
The list of speakers and agenda is still being finalized but the current list includes:
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kokila LakhooDr. Lakhoo is a consultant paediatric surgeon for 20 years and presently working at the Children’s Hospital in Oxford. She is the clinical lead for paediatric surgery in Oxford and an honorary senior lecturer in paediatric surgery at the University of Oxford. Dr. Lakhoo specializes in newborn and children’s surgery. After training in adult general surgery and paediatrics, Dr. Lakhoo further trained in paediatric surgery at Baragwanath hospital in Johannesburg (South Africa), Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town (South Africa) and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London (UK). Besides general paediatric surgery and ambulatory surgery her special interests are; fetal counselling, neonatal surgery, paediatric tumour surgery, paediatric thoracic surgery and specialist gastrointestinal surgery. She is the chair of the international forum for the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons and is personally developing paediatric surgery through a link in Tanzania.
|Dr. David Spiegel||Orthopedic Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia|
|Dr. Sudha Javaraman||Trauma Surgeon, Virginia Commonwealth University|
|Dr. James Martone||Opthalmologist, former Medical Director, ORBIS International|
|Mr. David Cunningham||CEO, Kids OR (United Kingdom)|
|Dr. Bill Magee||Founder, Operation Smile|
|Dr. Lena Dohlman||Anesthesiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Health Volunteers Overseas|
|Dr. Mahmoud Hariri||General and Trauma Surgery, Syria|
|Dr. Grant Thomson||Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery|
|Dr. Tobias Carling||Section Chief of Endocrine Surgery|
|Dr. Adrienne Socci||Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation|
|Dr. Julia Cron||Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences|
|Dr. Christopher Teng||Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science|
|Dr. Gabriella Grisotti||General Surgery Resident|
Thank you to the Yale Department of Surgery and the Yale Office of International Medical Student Education for making this unique and exciting opportunity possible!
Official registration information to follow soon, space may be limited.
For any inquiries please contact Marc Adelberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.