Volunteer Work

SEPTEMBER 2016
OPEN HEART FOUNDATION, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM.

OPEN HEART FOUNDATION, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
OPEN HEART FOUNDATION, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

My most memorable patient is this girl with nasal deformity.

Once again joined the team of oral surgeons with Open Heart Foundation who has been providing free oral surgery and cleft lip/palate care in HCM City. Collaborated with the local oral surgeons in HCM City, who provided pre and post operative care. Surgeries were performed with the local surgeons and anesthesiologists working along with the team members.

MARCH 2016
PROJECT VIETNAM, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM.

PROJECT VIETNAM, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
PROJECT VIETNAM, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM2

Returned to participate in the volunteer project in HCM City with Project Vietnam providing free medical/surgical care to underprivileged children in Vietnam, including primary care and screening, dental care, ophthalmologic care, and plastic surgery. Current projects include plastic surgery (cleft care), training for pediatric emergencies, primary care in a remote province.

Surgical team consisted of plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, OR and recovery nurses, and volunteer medical students, totaling 40 members. This year we had 6 plastic surgeons!! Patients are brought to Ho Chi Minh City from the remote provinces to undergo surgical repair. The hospital used is Army Hospital 175, which is one of the largest and most well equipped hospital in Vietnam. Over 5 days, we performed over 80 cleft lip and palate repairs.

OCTOBER 2015
OPEN HEART FOUNDATION, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM.

OPEN HEART FOUNDATION, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
OPEN HEART FOUNDATION, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

For the first time, I joined the team of oral surgeons with Open Heart Foundation who has been providing free oral surgery and cleft lip/palate care in HCM City. Collaborated with the local oral surgeons in HCM City, who provided pre and post operative care. Surgeries were performed with the local surgeons and anesthesiologists working along with the team members.

MARCH 2015
PROJECT VIETNAM, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM.

PROJECT VIETNAM, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
PROJECT VIETNAM, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
PROJECT VIETNAM, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
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Returned to participate in the volunteer project in HCM City with Project Vietnam providing free medical/surgical care to underprivileged children in Vietnam, including primary care and screening, dental care, ophthalmologic care, and plastic surgery. Current project includes plastic surgery (cleft care), training for pediatric emergencies, primary care in a remote province.

This is the first time I came to HCM city, where we performed over 80 surgeries. Surgical team consisted of plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, OR and recovery nurses, and volunteer medical students. Patients are brought to Ho Chi Minh City from the remote provinces to undergo surgical repair. The hospital used is Army Hospital 175, which is one of the largest and most well equipped hospital in Vietnam.

MAY 2014
ETHIOPIA HEALTHAID, ADAMA, ETHIOPIA.

ETHIOPIA HEALTHAID, ADAMA, ETHIOPIA
ETHIOPIA HEALTHAID, ADAMA, ETHIOPIA
ETHIOPIA HEALTHAID, ADAMA, ETHIOPIA

The third mission trip to Adama, Ethiopia, included the reconstructive procedures at Adama General Hospital. The team consisted of general surgeons, plastic surgeon, gynecologist, and primary care physicians.

Major reconstructive procedures included the resection of large lip hemangioma, and nasal reconstruction.

JANUARY 2013
PROJECT FELIZ SONRISA, MOYOBAMBA, PERU.

PROJECT FELIZ SONRISA, MOYOBAMBA, PERU

The third mission trip to Adama, Ethiopia, included the reconstructive procedures at Adama General Hospital. The team consisted of general surgeons, plastic surgeon, gynecologist, and primary care physicians.

Major reconstructive procedures included the resection of large lip hemangioma, and nasal reconstruction.

MARCH AND AUGUST 2012
ETHIOPIA HEALTHAID, ADAMA, ETHIOPIA.

ETHIOPIA HEALTHAID, ADAMA, ETHIOPIA

The Ethiopia HealthAid was founded by Dr Gudata Hinika, a trauma surgeon in Los Angeles, who emigrated to the US as a young boy from Ethiopia, and its mission includes developing sustainable medical community in rural Ethiopia.

Adama General Hospital in Adama, Ethiopia, is a new hospital founded by the local philanthropist, and is in need of clinical expertise.

Travelled to Adama Hospital and performed 20+ procedures including the ear reconstruction. The procedures and the project was featured in the Ethiopian media.

Participated in the project to build a high school in Gode in a rural Ethiopian community, and donated materials for the school including computers and books.

Performed the first stage procedure for an ear reconstruction during the first trip in March, and returned to Ethiopia in August to perform the second stage procedure to complete the reconstruction.