Access to anesthesia care in underserved regions
Location(s): Viet Nam; Haiti
The nature of my interests and work within the global health arena include, mainly, the provision of anesthesia care abroad. Through my work with the Facing Futures Foundation for Pediatric Facial Disorders and the About Face Foundation, I was able to serve those in need while on a medical mission trip to Hoi An, Vietnam. With Project Medishare for Haiti - Hospital Bernard Mevs, I was able to work in post-earthquake ravaged Port-au-Prince to provide anesthesia for children. Surgery is an essential component to healthcare, especially in underserved regions of the world. I hope to be able to provide these services and educate future anesthesiologists about the provision of anesthesia services in the global arena.