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Surgical Volunteerism

Dr. A. Thomas Pezzella considers many of the challenges involved in providing cardiothoracic surgery treatment in developing countries and emerging economies.
November 28, 2017
This video was filmed on a cardiac surgery mission to Enugu Nigeria, led by Emily Farkas and sponsored by CardioStart and the VOOM Foundation.
October 16, 2017
This article gives a brief overview of the evolution of cardiac programs and voluntary cardiac surgery activities in Vietnam.
December 2, 2016
Jeff Jacobs, Vinay Badhwar, Ivan Crosby, and Thomas Daniel share their stories of surgical volunteerism and how they have assisted cardiothoracic surgical programs abroad.
February 26, 2016
A CT surgery trainee recounts his experience conducting congenital cardiac surgery humanitarian work, and considers challenges to becoming involved in surgical volunteerism.
December 17, 2015
Massimo Caputo relates the story of a how charitable project to establish a congenital heart surgery program in Homs, Syria, was destroyed by the civil war in that country.
September 25, 2015
Kathleen Fenton shares her experiences with cardiothoracic surgery medical missions.