In recognition of all that residents do -- clinical teaching in the OR and didactic lectures in small-group settings -- students award the Department's annual "Resident Award For Excellence In Medical Student Education".
Some members of our attending staff are active in charitable organizations, such as Interplast and Healing the Children. These organizations provide free medical and surgical care to people in developing nations. The attendings who provide anesthesia services during these missions select one resident to join them. . This is an honor and a unique opportunity.
Many faculty and residents within the Department of Anesthesiology participate in international humanitarian missions, providing surgical care to children and adults around the world. Many of our humanitarian missions have been led by Dr. Dorothy Gaal, clinical director of the Pediatric Anesthesia section. In the recent past, we have sent groups to Viet Nam, Paraguay, China, Thailand and the Philippines.
Dr. Will Rosenblatt, professor of Anesthesiology, is the founder and director of Remedy, a program that recycles still-useful but discarded medical supplies for use in underserved locations around the world. Headquartered at Yale, the program sends truckloads of much-needed supplies to hundreds of needy communities throughout the world.