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! 3rd Annual Yale Global Surgery Symposium, May 4th, 2019
We are delighted 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, share experience, and build collaborations.
300 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
The speaker lineup features surgeons, physicians, and entrepreneurs from around the world, including Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania. Programming features a luncheon poster session and dedicated time for networking and discussion.
All are welcome to attend. Registration is strongly encouraged. The event is free.
Tahmina Banu MD, Chittagong Medical College & Hospital
Professor Banu is a Pediatric Surgeon at Chittagong Medical College & Hospital in Bangladesh. She is currently working as Director, Chittagong Research Institute for Children Surgery and is fellow of Royal College of Surgeons and Rowan Nicks fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. She has worked extensively to improve children’s surgical care within Bangladesh and globally, pioneering an a surgical outreach program to bring services to rural regions and has developed low-cost techniques to treat common surgical conditions such as stoma care using betel leaves and using a bananagram in place of distal cologram. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery.
Luc Malemo MD, HEAL Africa
Dr. Luc Malemo is a general surgeon from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is one of the first international surgeons selected for the McGill University Jean-Martin Laberge Fellowship in Global Pediatric Surgery, and is currently working towards a PhD in Experimental Surgery at McGill. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, he served as as Chief Surgeon and Hospital Director HEAL Africa, which operates a tertiary care hospital and develops training and community-based health care programs. In 2015, Malemo became the director of the first surgical residency program in the North Kivu accredited by the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa.
- Zaitun Bokhary MD, Pediatric Surgeon, Muhimbili National Hospital, Tanzania
- Garreth Wood, Founder, KIDS OR, Scotland
- Ambereen Sleemi MD, Executive Director, International Medical Response
- Michelle Telfer DNP, Assistant Professor, Nurse Midwifery, Yale Melanie Sion MD, Trauma and Emergency Surgery, Yale
- Egide Abahuje MD, Simulation Education Fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Lecturer of Surgery, University of Rwanda
- Robert Brady MD, Founder and Director, Straight Caribbean Spine Foundation
- Moses Galukande MD PhD, Chair, Department of Surgery, Makerere College of Health Sciences
- Janat Tumukunde MD, Lecturer in Anesthesia, Makerere College of Health Sciences, Uganda
- Viji Kurup MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Yale
- Julia Cron, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale
- Ravia Parikh MD MPH, Fellow in Ophthalmology