Yale Global Surgery Division

Doruk Ozgediz (Pediatric Surgery) and Maija Cheung (General Surgery Resident) working at Naguru Hospital in Kampala, Uganda

Welcome! The Yale Global Surgery Division of the Section of Surgical Education was formed to facilitate resident and faculty engagement in global surgery. Through clinical, educational, and research opportunities in low-resource settings both domestically and internationally Yale residents help address and increase awareness of the worldwide surgical disease burden.

Mission Statement

We will address the rising worldwide surgical disease burden in low-resource settings both domestically and internationally by mobilizing a community of surgical leaders to engage in international partnerships, implement quality improvement and training protocols, increase awareness, and establish the role of Yale Surgery in the global surgical landscape.

Specific aims:
  • 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.
Residents are exposed to a broad range of congenital diseases and solid tumors in the operating room, learn to diagnose and treat pathologies in limited resource environments, and assist in developing innovative solutions to local issues outside the operating room.

Additional global surgery opportunities:

  • General Surgery - Haiti
  • Plastic Surgery - Vietnam
  • ENT - South Africa
  • Urology - Kenya
  • Trauma and Acute Care Surgery - Uganda

Useful Global Surgery Resources

Books:

Surgical Care at the District Hospital, WHO 2003
http://192.168.1.1:8181/http://www.who.int/surgery/publications/en/SCDH.pdf

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)
http://192.168.1.1:8181/http://www.practicalplasticsurgery.org/docs/PPS_complete.pdf

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)
http://192.168.1.1:8181/http://www.global-help.org/publications/books/help_pedsurgeryafricavolume01.pdf

Academic Global Surgery (Mamta Swaroop, Sanjay Krishnaswami 2016)

Online Resources:

Operation Giving Back – American College of Surgeons
http://www.operationgivingback.facs.org


Global Partners in Anesthesia and Surgery (GPAS)
http://www.globalsurgery.org

GPAS research/publications:
http://www.globalsurgery.org/projects/research/publications/

GPAS funding opportunities:
http://www.globalsurgery.org/resources/#funding

Global Pediatric Surgery Network (GPSN)
http://globalpaediatricsurgery.org

Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery (GICS)
http://www.globalchildrenssurgery.org

World Health Organization 
http://www.who.int/surgery/en/

Lancet Commission on Global Surgery
http://www.lancetglobalsurgery.org

College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa
www.cosecsa.org

G4 Alliance
www.theg4alliance.org

DCP3 – Disease Control Priorities, World Bank
http://dcp-3.org
Yale Global Health Symposium 2018 Banner

Save the Date! April 28th, 2018

Location: 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:

Headshot for Dr. Kokila Lakhoo

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kokila Lakhoo

Dr. 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.

Guest Speakers:

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

Yale Speakers:

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

Sponsors:

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 marc.adelberg@yale.edu.