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Global Surgery Highlights

Through our global surgery programs, we have had vibrant opportunities for VCU trainees and our partners to work together.  The stories below illustrate the incredible diversity of experiences that our faculty and institution have to offer.  We hope you enjoy reading about the rich, thoughtful and bilateral exchanges that are routinely part of our global surgical work at VCU.

photo of VCU Program for Global Surgery: rural surgery in Ecuador

Ecuador | Rural surgery
Traveling in the Ecuadorian Amazon, research resident Ben Rothstein, MD experiences challenges associated with an OR that travels to the patient.

LEARN MORE: Critical Care with Cinterandes' Mobile Surgery Unit

Maryanne Martinovic, plastic surgery resident posing with patient during global surgeryy trip

St. Vincent and the Grenadines | Pediatric plastic surgery
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Resident Maryann Martinovic, MD, traveled with VCU Surgery Associate Professor Jennifer Rhodes, MD and VCU alumna Nadia Blanchet, MD on a volunteer mission to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

LEARN MORE: World Pediatric Project and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

photo of a fleet of ambulances in Kigali, Rwanda

Rwanda | Prehospital trauma care
Emergency Medicine Fellow Stephanie Louka, MD, blogs about her experience traveling with Dr. Jayaraman to Kigali, Rwanda and describes each day's work to develop and build a formal EMS system for the country.

LEARN MORE: Williamsburg Rotary and EMS


Jamaica | 2017
General Surgery Research Resident Nina Wickramaratne, MD, and Valerie Plant, MD, PGY-4, travel to Jamaica to deliver a Pediatric Trauma and FAST course with pediatric surgeons at Cornwall Regional Hospital.

LEARN MORE: Teaching Peds Trauma, FAST


Ecuador | 2017
William Rothstein, MD, General Surgery Research Resident PGY-3, describes the challenges while experincing a mobile surgery mission with Dr. Rodas and Cinterandes.

LEARN MORE: Mobile Surgery

St. Vincent and the Grenadines | 2017
Jon DeAntonio, MD, General Surgery Research Resident, describes working VCU Pediatric Surgeon David Lanning, MD and the World Pediatric Project.

LEARN MORE: Pediatric Surgery


Rwanda | 2017
M.D. Candidate Helen Noble traveled to Rwanda in July 2017 on a School of Medicine Dean's Summer Grant to experience for herself the rewards of working toward global health for everyone.

LEARN MORE: Global Health and SAMU

Ecuador | 2017
General Surgery Research Resident Nina Wickramaratne, MD, reports on her experience in Ecuador and working with acute care surgeon Dr. Rodas and the Cinterandes Foundation.

LEARN MORE: Rural Surgery











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