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! 2nd Annual Yale Global Surgery Symposium, April 28th, 2018Location: The Anlyan Center for Medical Research and Education
300 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT
Time: 9am - 4:30pm
Please click on this link to register. It is free but space is limited.
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 LakhooProfessor Kokila Lakhoo is a consultant paediatric surgeon at the Children’s Hospital in Oxford and the University of Oxford. Besides general paediatric surgery and ambulatory surgery her special interests are: global health, fetal counselling, neonatal surgery, paediatric tumour surgery, paediatric thoracic surgery and specialist gastrointestinal surgery. She is chair of the international forum for the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS) and is personally developing paediatric surgery through a link in Tanzania, Malawi and South Africa. She is the co-director of Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery (GICS) that has followed on from the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. She is editor of 4 books including a recent joint venture with her African colleague as editor to the textbook "Paediatric Surgery: a comprehensive text for Africa"(Global HELP). She has to date contributed to 68 chapters to paediatric surgical text books and has 291 peer reviewed publications.
|Dr. David Spiegel||Orthopedic Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia|
|Dr. Sudha Jayaraman||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. Kevin Pei||Assistant Professor of General Surgery/Trauma Surgery|
|Dr. James Clune||Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery|
|Dr. Christopher Teng||Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science|
|Dr. Gabriella Grisotti||General Surgery Resident|
|Ms. Sherri Witkins||YNHH Perioperative Nursing|
|Ms. Ingrid Crocco||YNHH Perioperative Nursing|
|Dr. Adrienne Socci||Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation|
|Dr. Julia Cron||Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences|
|Dr. Robert Rohrbaugh||Director, Office of International Medical Student Education|
|Ms. Anne Kellett||Director, Office of International Medical Student Education|
|Mr. Michael Skonieczny||Deputy Director, Yale Institute for Global Health|
|Dr. Michael O'Brien||General Surgeon|
|Dr. Ravi Parikh||Ophthalmology Surgeon|
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - DUE APRIL 1, 2018
Abstracts for poster presentations at the Yale Global Surgery Symposium must be submitted by April 1, 2018 to be reviewed and accepted. All abstracts relevant to the field of global surgery are eligible for review. Previously presented posters are also eligible for consideration.
Guidelines for the abstract are listed below:
- Maximum number of authors: 10 (including the lead author)
- Structure: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusions
- Word limit: 350 words for entire abstract (does not include the title)
- Table or figure criteria: Maximum one table or figure per abstract
- All co-authors must disclose financial relationships
Posters may be presented by students, residents, or faculty. The posters should be posted by 8:30AM on the day of the symposium and the poster session will be held in the lobby of The Anylan Center (TAC) during the lunch break from approximately 12-1pm during which time presenters are expected to be at their poster. The first-named author is presumed to be the presenter (changes must be sent to the e-mail listed below).
Please consider the opportunity to share your new work in global surgery. Direct all abstract submissions to email@example.com.
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.