Visited Locations (2)
Countries: Honduras, Nicaragua
Months of Travel: March
Year Initiated: 2005
Total Yearly Outreach Participants: 20-25
Matriculants per class: 100
Medical School Involvement: M1, M2, M3, M4
Other participating professional schools:
Faculty and staffing:
Surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, pediatrician, hand therapist, and support staff all recruited from local, regional, and national medical community. Medical students recruited from Yale Medical School class. Other volunteers are encouraged to participate.
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
We provide volunteer surgical expeditions to developing nations to perform hand surgery for people who otherwise may not be helped. Patients are screened for surgery, and then surgery is performed over 5 days. All equipment and supplies are brought to the host hospital. Quality assurance is performed through outcomes measures.
Major support is through Lowell General Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Other support is through team member donations and individual fundraising.
Faculty time allotted:
- Otake LR; Thomson JG; Persing JA; Merrell RC. Telemedicine: low-bandwidth applications for intermittent health services in remote areas. JAMA. 280(15):1305-6, 1998 Oct 21.
- Kashyap K. Tadisina, Karan Chopra, John Tangredi, J. Grant Thomson, and Devinder P. Singh. Helping Hands: A Cost-Effectiveness Study of a Humanitarian Hand Surgery Mission Plastic Surgery International Print. 2014:921625, 2014. Other papers in preparation
- Grant Thomson, MD Login for contact info
NGO/In Country Partners
Hand Help, Inc