- 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 1st, 2017Location:The Anlyan Center for Medical Research and Education
Time: 9am - 4:30pm
Symposium Registration: https://yalesurvey.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3gQYNC9N8Kv3OK1
*Registration is FREE, however we ask that you please register to assist with logistical and catering planning.
We are excited to gather both guest speakers and the Yale community to highlight work done in different surgical sections, departments, and schools (Anesthesia, General Surgery, Otolaryngology, Orthopedics, Transplant Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, Anesthesia, Public Health) to provide an educational forum for challenges and solutions in global surgery, and to share experiences and build additional collaborations.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. John TarpleyDr. Tarpley completed his undergraduate education at Vanderbilt University and attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine before training in surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. After residency he committed himself to working with underserved populations and spent 15 years in Nigeria directing house-office training and helping establish a nursing school. He then took a faculty position at the Loch Raven VA in Baltimore on the Johns Hopkins faculty and then joined the faculty at Vanderbilt in 1993. He went on to become the program director of the General Surgery Program at Vanderbilt from 1995-2014. In 2016 he retired from his position at Vanderbilt and returned to Africa where he is currently working in Kenya and Rwanda. He is affiliated faculty in the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and a member of the American College of Surgeons, the West African College of Surgeons, and the American Surgical Association among others.
|Elisa Baring||Director of Special Projects, The Ending Neglected Diseases (END) Fund|
|David Cunningham||Chief Executive Officer, The ARCHIE Foundation|
|Dr. Faye Evans||Senior Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School|
|Dr. Mahmoud Hariri||General and Trauma Surgeon, Aleppo, Syria|
|Dr. Unni Karunakara||Former International President of Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs Senior Fellow|
|Dr. Thomas McIntyre||Assistant Professor of Surgery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center|
|Dr. Sten Vermund||Dean and Professor of Public Health, Professor of Pediatrics, Yale|
|Dr. Michael Caty||Chair, Department of Surgery, Professor of Surgery (Pediatrics)|
|Dr. James Clune||Assistant Professor in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery|
|Dr. Richard Garvey||General and Pediatric Surgeon, Bridgeport Hospital|
|Dr. Viji Kurup||Associate Professor in Anesthesia|
|Dr. Elias Michaelides||Associate Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)|
|Dr. Somya Mishra||Yale School of Public Health|
|Dr. Doruk Ozgediz||Assistant Professor of Surgery (Pediatrics)|
|Dr. Manuel Rodriguez-Davalos||Associate Professor of Surgery (Transplant)|
|Dr. Sangini Sheth||Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences|
|Dr. Adrienne Socci||Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation|
|Dr. Ralph Stroup||Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology|
|Yale Resident Speakers:|
|Dr. Maija Cheung||General Surgery|
|Dr. Christopher DeHaydu||Obstetrics & Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences|
|Dr. Michael Hall||General Surgery|
|Dr. Zach Porterfield||Infectious Disease|
|Dr. Erin Springer||Anesthesiology|
|Dr. Julia Toman||Otolaryngology|
|Dr. Rob Travieso||Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery|
|Dr. Marc Walker||Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery|