Global Health Efforts in South America
Outreach Clinics - Gait and Human Motion Analysis (Cali, Colombia)
Dr. Harris is the faculty lead for this activity which to date, that has set up 3 outreach labs that are being actively maintained to: a) support better orthopaedic and rehabilitative care of children with orthopaedic disabilities and b) to provide support for collaborative clinical research. Labs have been established at the Club Noel Children's Hospital in Cali, Colombia, Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in Manila, and Shriners Hospital for Children in Mexico City. Each lab has a 3D motion analysis system that has been designed and validated for assessment of lower extremity kinematics during gait. This data is used for surgical and rehabilitative planning and follow up. Support for the labs is provided by the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Engineering Center (OREC) which is part of the new Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering (MU/MCW) and a long standing collaboration with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at MCW.
Dr. Cross, of the Sports Medicine Laboratory, and the National School of Sport in Cali, Colombia are partnering to build the National School of Sport's new lab and to advance the field of sports science. Recent activities include the Director of Research in Cali visiting MCW's lab in December 2015, and Dr. Cross visiting their school complex and laboratory in April 2016.
Dr. Sanger leads the annual combined Department of Plastic Surgery and Milwaukee Medical Mission exchange Bucaramanga, Colombia with the Plastic Surgery Service of the Universitad de Santander de Industrial medical school. Approximately 250 consultations and 100 -120 surgical procedures will be done. This is the 30th anniversary of the Milwaukee Medical Mission involvement in Colombia. Colombian plastic surgery resident formally rotated at the Medical College of Wisconsin and both Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospitals hospitals this year as part of an exchange program. Residents and fellows in plastic surgery, hand and microsurgery and medical students from MCW will participate in the 2017 trip.
University of Santander-MCW Institutional Affiliation Agreement
Dr. Sanger is the faculty lead for the institutional affiliation agreement between MCW and the Universidad Industrial de Santander in Bucaramanga, Colombia. Signed in 2013, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities and research partnerships between faculty, residents, and students from both institutions. MCW's Department of Plastic Surgery has hosted 2 Colombian plastic surgery residents for formal rotations at MCW and MCW residents will rotate at the Universidad Industrial de Santander in the future. There are ongoing clinical research projects between the two institutions as well.M4 Elective in Colombia
Drs. Matloub and Sanger lead this M4 elective in partnership with the Milwaukee Medical Mission. It offers experiences in reconstructive plastic surgery, anesthesia, and basic science of burn healing and the clinical management of wounds.
Decreasing the Epilepsy Treatment Gap in the Developing World: The Epilepsy Medical Mission to the
Dr. Fee provides neurologic care, primarily related to epilepsy, in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest.
Providing Cardiac Critical Care Support for Kids
Dr. Liedel's current project participation with the International Children's Heart Foundation includes providing cardiac critical care support for children undergoing cardiac surgery in Ecuador.
La Corporación Medica Monte Sinaí-MCW Affiliation Agreement Agreement
Dr. Dua provides advanced endoscopy training and clinical advising in Cuenca, Ecuador and trains their physicians, provides case discussions and lectures. He is the faculty lead for the affiliation agreement between MCW and La Corporación Medica Monte Sinaí in Cuenca, Ecuador. Signed in 2012, this agreement currently lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities between faculty, residents, and fellows of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; it may be extended to students in the future.
Dr. Suster is a consultant for problem or difficult cases in pathology for the departments of pathology at the National Cancer Institute in Guayaquil, the National Cancer Institute in Quito, the Luis Vernaza Municipal General Hospital in Guayaquil, and the Eugenio Espejo Government Hospital in Quito. Luis Vernaza and Eugenio Espejo are the two largest general hospitals in Ecuador.
Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil-MCW Affiliation Agreement
Dr. Suster is the faculty lead for the institutional affiliation agreement between MCW and the Universidad Católica de Sanitago de Guayaquil in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Signed in 2015, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities and research partnerships between faculty, residents, and students from both institutions.
M4 Elective in Ecuador
Dr. Gaus leads this M4 elective in partnership with the Andean Health and Development organization. It is a rural clinical experience in providing primary medical care to local Ecuadorians, giving lectures to family practice residents, and making rounds.
Andean Health and Development-MCW Affiliation Agreement
Dr. Hargarten is the faculty lead for the affiliation agreement between MCW and Andean Health and Development in Pedro Vicente Maldonado, Ecuador. Signed in 2011, this agreement lays the groundwork for observations through the rural hospitals clinical wards.
Clinical Care in Peru
Dr. Klehm has been working with the Alto Cayma community in Arequipa, Peru, a city of 1 million people in Southern Peru. Coordinated through Father Alex of the and local support, his efforts include providing routine health care, maternity health and well-women care to a very underserved population. Situated in extreme poverty, this area has a large need for increased access to basic health services.
Pediatric Surgical Humanitarian Mission
Dr. Densmore provides elective Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology interventions in Yantalo, Peru.
Dr. Otterson performs outpatient surgery on groin and inguinal hernias and lipomas.
International Pediatric Surgery Symposium in Peru
Dr. Oldham leads a Pediatric Surgery team on their visit to Peru to provide an educational symposium in Lima and to provide free surgical care to the underserved population in Yantalo, Peru which is located in northern Peru's western Amazon jungle. This is done in collaboration with the University of Michigan Pediatric Surgery group, the Yantalo Foundation, and the Peruvian pediatric surgeons.
Advancing physician capacity
Dr. Thakar works with Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) and is working 2 BMT programs in Lima, Peru.
Yantalo Foundation-MCW Institutional Affiliation Agreement
Dr. North is the faculty lead for the institutional affiliation agreement between MCW and the Yanatalo Foundation in Yantalo, Peru. Signed in 2012, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities and research partnerships between faculty, residents, and students from both institutions. Dr. North is also the faculty lead for the institutional affiliation with the Instituto Nacional de Salud in Lima, Peru.
Instituto Nacional de Salud-MCW Institutional Affiliation Agreement
Dr. North is the faculty lead for the institutional affiliation agreement between MCW and the Instituto Nacional de Salud in Lima, Peru. Signed in 2013, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities and research partnerships between faculty, residents, and students from both institutions in the areas of tropical disease and microbiological and pathological diagnostics. Dr. North is also the faculty lead for the institutional affiliation with the Yanatalo Foundation in Yantalo, Peru.
Pediatric Surgery and Anesthesia in Rural Peru
Dr. Ellinas is part of a team of faculty from Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and faculty from Lima, Peru and Lyon, France that collaborate during a one week annual trip to Moyobamba, Peru to evaluate and perform general/urological surgeries.
Facial Cleft lip and Palate Surgery
Dr. Loveland Baptist is part of a time providing comprehensive cleft lip and palate repair and revision to a profoundly underserved population. Over the course of 6 operative days approximately 50 children underwent a range of surgical procedures from infants receiving primary repair of cleft lip to adolescents undergoing complex revision of lip, palate and nose with bone grafting. Highly specialized surgeons, anesthesiologists, speech therapists and nurses from all over the US combine efforts to take exceptional care of these patients with significant support from the local Lioness Club in Lambayeque, Peru and the Medical School in Chiclayo, Peru.